Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 50, December 2008
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The Anathoth Community Garden is a symbol of peace-building among the diverse populations who live in Cedar Grove, NC. Founded after respected community member Bill King was murdered, the garden works to address the economic injustices that lay behind racial tensions. The garden serves many of the communities poorest residents through the donation of its produce and encourages community building among its members.
The effect an ongoing strike at the Moncure Plywood plant in Chatham County is having on employees is detailed. Employees decided to strike after their union’s contract ran out with the company and the company decided to increase mandatory work hours to 60 hours per week. The strike has gone on for 6 months and the union workers have been replaced. This has placed a strain on the employees and their families, but they are committed to fighting for better working conditions.
Durham Police Department’s Eye in the Sky criminal surveillance system in northeast-central Durham is barely functioning. The system was set up to monitor a high-crime area in the city, but many of the cameras do not work or only work occasionally. The circumstances of why the cameras are not working and why the program is not as effective as it should be are detailed.