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Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Heavenly Groceries is making a life-changing impact on the Chapel Hill community by providing quality produce and groceries to more than 5,000 people per month. Through this food bank, the ministry of St. Joseph Christian Methodist Church is creating a culture of compassion in the community. Zach Kopkin, the coordinator for organizing and advocacy at The Marian Cheek Jackson Center… Read more →

Community Climate Action Plan aims to half Carrboro's greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

Community Climate Action Plan aims to half Carrboro’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

When people think about Carrboro, a lot of people and places come to mind. Now, the town is working hard to ensure a certain color comes to mind: green. “If there is any place that can adopt the radical changes that climate change calls for today, I think that it’s Carrboro,” said Alderman Sammy Slade. “And we can hopefully be… Read more →

Organizations provide sex education to parents of special needs teens

Organizations provide sex education to parents of special needs teens

Parents of special needs children arrived at Carrboro High School the evening of April 14 for a discussion about sex education and safety. Representatives from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and the Special Needs Advisory Council in Carrboro provided information about teaching the concept of consent to their children during a critical transition period in their lives. “Recently there was… Read more →

During Carrboro's 'Poetry Month,' poet laureate Celisa Steele reflects

During Carrboro’s ‘Poetry Month,’ poet laureate Celisa Steele reflects

Celisa Steele didn’t arrive in Carrboro expecting to become poet laureate. She surprised even herself when she was awarded the position after applying three years ago. Since then, Steele has learned more about who she is and has gotten to know the thriving community of poets in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. “As I approach the end of my term, I know so… Read more →

Carrboro Aldermen pass text amendment as Carrboro’s sense of community is questioned

Carrboro Aldermen pass text amendment as Carrboro’s sense of community is questioned

Compassionate Carrboro. That was one of the buzzwords that residents, both for and against the proposed Inter-Faith Council food pantry in downtown, used to describe Carrboro on Tuesday, March 22, at the Board of Aldermen’s public hearing. The public hearing was held as part of the city’s rezoning process, which if approved would allow social services like IFC to provide… Read more →

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

Matt Neal is no stranger to the restaurant industry. His father, the late Bill Neal, built a legacy for himself in the culinary world. Bill, alongside his wife, Moreton, opened La Residence in 1976, and later left to take over Crook’s Corner, a local favorite for southern inspired cooking. Moreton continued to run La Residence until 1992, when she left… Read more →

LGBTQ community fights HB2

LGBTQ community fights HB2

   North Carolina’s newest legislation—known as HB2—reverses a Charlotte ordinance, which extended rights to people who are gay or transgender. Carrboro’s LGBTQ community plans to fight this bill until laws are changed. On Feb. 22, Charlotte passed a law that granted protection to LGBTQ people in places of public accommodation. In response, on March 23, North Carolina’s General Assembly proposed… Read more →