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for Independent Weekly Vol. 28 Issue 38, Sept 2011
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Carrboro adopted a plan to give low interest loans to local businesses but recent developments demand a re-evaluation of the program. The town's Economic Sustainability Commission wants new protocols to assess applicants when applying and also new guidelines for determining a local business' contribution to the community.
Inside/Out is a youth led group supports LGBT, questioning, and straight students affiliated with Queer/Straight Alliances at local high schools. The group's objective is to offer a safe environment for teenagers to discuss LGBT issues, especially May's vote on the Defense of Marriage Amendment.
Post-Hurricane Irene coverage failed to report the aftermath felt by residents on northern Hatteras Island. On September 10, the area opened up to nonresident homeowners for the first time since the storm hit. Along N.C. 12 debris from ruined homes lined the road with estimates as high as 100 homes lost.