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The 47 families that live along East Alston Road, five miles west of Pittsboro, are about to get a new neighbor--actually about 100 of them. Many of these families, most of them African American, live a few hundred feet from the old county landfill, which has been known to leak contamination into their drinking water. And in two years, these families will be living near the new Chatham County jail.
Since the morning of Saturday, October 15, a group of citizens from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and other towns have encamped at the Peace and Justice Plaza in front of the post office on East Franklin Street. They are Occupy Chapel Hill, the local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
At least a dozen North Carolina cities are opting in to a portion of a new gun law that allows them to ban concealed weapons in some public areas.
Representatives from various organizations met recently in Raleigh to argue restaurant workers should be paid more. A third of these workers live at or below federal poverty level, while there remains a large gap between the tipping wage and minimum wage.