Connell first came into the public eye in 2014 when, as a teacher at Phoenix Academy, an alternative high school in Chapel Hill, she began raising money online for a field trip to Washington for her 30 mostly low-income students.
Triangle UPS workers, some with more than 20 years on the job, will rally Monday against discrimination, harassment and unfair, unsafe working conditions. They could filed a class-action lawsuit, an NAACP official says.
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.
The Orange County Board of Elections, after hearing from voters who packed a meeting this week, will send two options for early voting to the State Board of Elections. The majority’s plan creates five polling sites and adds roughly 38 hours to the early voting schedule, but no Sundays.
Kellen Hassell, whose son Luc was born with the rare Angelman syndrome, raised over $18,500 this month with his Wheeling for Wings bike ride to support research and raise awareness. The Miami-to-Chapel Hill trek took seven days, ending at UNC’s Comprehensive Angelman Syndrome Clinic.
Judge Allen Baddour denied a defense motion Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court that would have delayed the trial of former UNC student accused of killing three people while driving drunk. Cell phone ruling could come later this week.
On May 16, 2016, a Chicago woman by the name of Bonnie Liltz was convicted of killing her 28-year-old daughter, Courtney The state attorney only asked for probation. The judge gave her a four-year-prison sentence.
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.