In June 2014, we wrote in this forum to draw attention to what was then a burgeoning conversation on the need to reform Chapel Hill’s public housing admissions policy to provide community members with criminal records access to, in the words of HUD Secretary Sean Donovan, “one of the most fundamental building blocks of a stable life: a place to live.”
I’ve had the privilege of living in this community my entire life. And no matter how far I travel, I know I’ll always look forward to coming home to the rolling farmland past Calvander, the caffeinated conversations in Open Eye Café, and the potent history of Chapel Hill and UNC. The stories of this community are my foundation.
The Episcopal Church made a historic choice by electing its first African-American presiding bishop. Michael Curry, 62, of the Diocese of North Carolina was elected by a landslide at the Episcopal General Convention in Salt Lake City.
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