Bruce Rosenbloom

Tobacco Control Spending Fizzles in North Carolina

North Carolina is spending $1.1 million on tobacco control programs, but the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit advocacy group, claims that the state may not be doing enough to educate residents on the risks of smoking. The group recently issued a report that hinges on three sets of data: money allocated to states as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, money spent by states on tobacco control programs, and CDC spending recommendations for those programs in each state. John Schachter, the group’s director of state communications, explained that a national gross of “over $26 billion” was...

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Police Seize 58 Grams of Heroin in Chapel Hill

Over 58 grams of heroin were seized by the Chapel Hill Police Department on Monday afternoon from a hotel rendezvous that put the life of a Pittsboro resident in jeopardy. According to police reports, the victim contacted a woman online who agreed to visit him at the Red Roof Inn on Fordham Blvd in Chapel Hill. After arriving at the hotel, he was robbed at knifepoint. The alleged assailant, Devyn Linn Ford, of Martinsburg, WV, was apprehended along with two other suspects: Kylee Dawn Ford, of Chapel Hill, NC, and Davonte Leon Graves, of Durham, NC. Hotel employees aided officers in...

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Food for Fines Program Debuts in Hillsborough

Recipients of parking tickets in Hillsborough have been given a unique opportunity to spread holiday cheer by substituting food for fines. During the month of December, the Hillsborough Police Department will accept payments of five non-perishable food items for any $10 parking fine administered within city limits. The distribution of food items is being coordinated by the Hillsborough Police Department and the Orange Congregations in Mission, a non-profit outreach ministry that has served Orange County since 1981. Patrol officers will inform citizens of the unusual program with any parking tickets issued through the end of 2016. Hillsborough Police Chief...

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Local Tenants Sign Up for South Green in Carrboro

Carrboro residents who appreciate Mexican food and craft beer have two new reasons to celebrate as South Green, a shopping center under construction near the intersection of NC Highway 54 and S Greensboro St, continues to attract new tenants. The Atlas Taco Bar and Gimghoul Brewery have signed leases with Avison Young, a real estate firm providing leasing services for the 45,000-square-foot development, and will open with South Green in 2018. Community-minded residents will be pleased to know that both businesses are the brainchildren of Carrboro locals. Brewers at Gimghoul have crafted their signature ales within city limits since...

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