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Thursday January 26th

Vina Senthil


'The need is still there': Emergency pandemic food benefits to end in March

Emergency food benefits for North Carolina families — supplied through the federal Food and Nutrition Services due to the COVID-19 pandemic — are set to end in March 2023. The emergency allotments will cease due to the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (2023) at the federal level in December, which terminates Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program emergency allotments in all states after February.

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Town plants trees, holds events to celebrate Arbor Day in Chapel Hill

On Friday, Nov. 18, the Town of Chapel Hill will celebrate Arbor Day at the North Columbia Public Housing Community.  Arbor Day is a holiday that celebrates and encourages the planting of trees. In Chapel Hill, the day will feature a tree installation, during which six trees will be planted: two Red Maples, two White Oaks, and two Red Buds.  “Arbor Day is recognized by many cities and towns in North Carolina, and it really does encourage people to think about trees, to replace trees and to add trees to their own private properties,” Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said. 

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What's the difference between poll workers and poll observers?

Poll workers, otherwise known as precinct election officials, are comprised of judges and assistants and are appointed by the local board of elections. They serve to check voters in and to assist them in the voting process as needed.  Poll observers, however, are not affiliated with local county boards and are instead registered by their respective parties. They are volunteers who perform different duties depending on if they are inside or outside the polling location.

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