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Refugees help U.S. (and North Carolina) communities thrive

Like most of the rest of the United States, North Carolina has a history of being a good global neighbor as a site for refugee resettlement. In 2015, 69,920 refugees arrived in our country seeking better opportunities. Though small in number (0.022 percent of the total U.S. population), they and their predecessors have helped enrich communities and revive local economies. They arrive to this country fleeing natural disasters, war zones, and repressive governments.

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UNC fans go crazy after Maye sinks game-winner

UNC fans at Sup Dogs bar in Chapel Hill react as Luke Maye hits the game-winning shot to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats.
Bret Oliverio Sup Dogs
UNC fans go crazy after Maye sinks game-winner 0:16

UNC fans go crazy after Maye sinks game-winner

Canes' Faulk: 'The game is one thing, but there are some things that are more important.' 2:36

Canes' Faulk: 'The game is one thing, but there are some things that are more important.'

Canes' Eddie Lack hurt on final play of overtime game with Detroit 1:19

Canes' Eddie Lack hurt on final play of overtime game with Detroit

100 mile run? No problem for this couple in their seventies. 2:23

100 mile run? No problem for this couple in their seventies.