Stories tagged: "Chapel Hill"


Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled in Aug. 2018 by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (File photo by AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
From Silent Sam to the US Capitol: Why We Should Have Seen the Violence Coming

The white supremacists who overtook the US Capitol got their start in places like Chapel Hill, where UNC authorities failed to recognize the dangers sparked by Silent Sam.

LGBTQ leaders in Orange County are leading the push for local nondiscrimination ordinances now that HB2 is dead and gone. From L to R, Hillsborough Commissioner Matt Hughes, Chapel Hill Council Member Karen Stegman, Carrboro Council Member Damon Seils, and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
HB2’s Dead. Here Are the Towns Passing LGBTQ Protections ASAP.

In a post-HB2 world, Orange County, long a progressive bastion of NC, will lead the way for LGBTQ protections.

The Halley family, Gabby with son Charlie, 11-months, and Taylor with daughter, Lucas, when they voted in this election. (Photo courtesy of Gabby Halley)
This NC Mom and Her Family Lost Health Insurance During COVID-19

Many lost health insurance in NC in recent months, as the US Supreme Court hears a case Tuesday that could upend the way the Affordable Care Act works.

Nida Allam (center) became the first Muslim woman elected to office in North Carolina. (Image via Facebook)
‘A Really Powerful Witness’: How Nida Allam Became NC’s First Muslim Woman in Elected Office

From tragedy to advocacy to the 2020 election, behind her rise to becoming a trailblazer in NC politics with big goals.

Karen (Burmese) youth people people created an online forum to talk about how and why to vote in 2020. (Screenshot via Facebook.)
She Came to NC as a Child Refugee. Now She’s Helping Her Community Vote

A young Chapel Hill woman wanted to empower her Burmese refugee community, so she launched a grassroots effort with friends to get out the vote for the 2020 election.