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Disparities in Orange County housing a local disgrace – Ellie Kinnaird

An article in the Real Estate section on Aug. 7 provided a dramatic example of our own local income disparity and how it is reflected in our community housing. It featured a super-mansion in the style of a French chateau located on 35 acres in rural Orange County and selling for $2.25 million. Ironically, it was next to a column by Robert Dowling, executive director of the Community Home Trust, about the severe shortage of low-income housing in Orange County.

Chapel Hill: Opinion

Feed the hungry, but why are they hungry? – Crayton and De Marco

This summer, thanks to Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, the InterFaith Council for Social Service, No Kid Hungry NC, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and with funding from UNC’s Food for All, our community launched an effort to provide lunches to as many of the 30 percent of children who qualify for free and reduced meals during the school year as possible.

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UPS workers, NAACP rally for a better workplace, fair treatment

Robert Campbell, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, says a lawsuit is next if workers and UPS can't settle.
Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
UPS workers, NAACP rally for a better workplace, fair treatment 0:28

UPS workers, NAACP rally for a better workplace, fair treatment

Cedar Ridge head coach Scott Loosemore on his team's 60-0 season opening win 1:52

Cedar Ridge head coach Scott Loosemore on his team's 60-0 season opening win

Three and out with Northwood head coach Brian Harrington 2:50

Three and out with Northwood head coach Brian Harrington

Moser plans to retire as Orange head coach 2:36

Moser plans to retire as Orange head coach