Mohammad Abu-Salha recounted the tragic murder of three of his family members, the autopsy, the victims' humanitarian work and the violence targeted at the Muslim community to the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week.
Short-term rentals are a growing industry throughout the nation, and Orange County is no exception. With almost 300 active Airbnbs and HomeAways in Chapel Hill, Town officials discuss the consequences of the increasing presence of short-term rentals. Legislators discuss the possibility of putting a cap on the number of short-term rentals in an area and requiring permits for these homeowners. They also talk about adding regulations on the number of renters, noise ordinance, partying, parking, insurance requirements and health and safety.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, read the stories of four influential women entrepreneurs in the Chapel Hill and Durham communities. From furniture to boba tea, art to African cuisine, these women are running the local business scene. And with women entrepreneurs in the U.S. having increased by 114 percent in the last 20 years, totaling about 40 percent of businesses overall, it's no big surprise.
Read about what has caused some Franklin Street businesses to see one of their worst years yet.
Cat lovers celebrated Valentine's Day with coffee and kittens at the opening of the Cat Tales Cat Café, a foster shelter and lounge on Franklin Street.
As of 2018, the average teacher salary in the state is about $50,861, but the average salary for teachers in the United States is $60,483, according to the National Education Association. The NEA reported that North Carolina ranks 39th in the U.S. in average teacher pay in 2017.
With homelessness in Chapel Hill on the rise, here is what local organizations are doing to help.
Kadiatu Kamara's new boutique, Vivid Emporium, not only provides stylish fashion choices, but also gives back to her native country of Sierra Leone and helps promising young designers.
Though the practice has fallen in and out of popularity in the U.S. as medicine has become increasingly professionalized, midwives today deliver about 15 percent of births at UNC Hospitals. “There’s a lot more interest today in women to have more say in their healthcare and more involvement in their labor and pregnancy,” said Kathy Higgins, the division director of midwifery services in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “For midwives, that is their basic philosophy, in providing education and supporting them in their desires for their pregnancy and birthing experience.”
Fred Swaniker wanted to transform educational systems in Africa and create a world-class academic institution, where young students were eager to make an impact. He set his mind to the idea and collaborated with his partner, Chris Bradford. In 2008, the ALA doors opened in Johannesburg, South Africa.