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You might not realize it, but it's already illegal to wear a mask in public in this state, with a few exceptions: for a seasonal holiday, for a theatrical production (including Mardi Gras and masquerade balls), for work, for government-registered secret societies, and for health and safety reasons

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After coming up empty in his first four plate appearances, Vance Honeycutt came through when it mattered most.
About six hours after Estes Hills Elementary and Phillips Middle School families did their final school pick-up of the year on Wednesday, Chapel Hill public works crews began removing some of the ‘Road Closed’ and ‘Detour’ signs that have sat along North Estes Drive for months.
Another Davis could be joining the UNC men’s basketball program.
After months of consideration by school board members – and even more months of research by the district’s administration – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is moving to a new class schedule for all of its high schools.
After receiving a dam assessment for the pond on town-owned property off Legion Road, Chapel Hill says it plans to convert the area into a constructed wetland.
For the 12th time in program history, the Diamond Heels are headed to Omaha.
The school infrastructure bond referendum planned for the fall took its latest step on Tuesday night. The Orange County Board of Commissioners officially set the framework for how the money would be divided between Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools and how the major projects would receive funding.
The Town of Chapel Hill broke ground on a new affordable housing community Monday.
UNC’s academic year wrapped up with several weeks of contentious demonstrations against the war in Gaza, culminating (but not ending) with a tent encampment that drew a forceful response from campus police.

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The 5:00 News – Estes Drive Open, Pittsboro Budget, Diamond Heels in Omaha

97.9 The Hill's Andrew Stuckey presents the afternoon news. Included in this edition of the news, we hear a story on local author Joanna Pearson. We also hear from Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp on Pittsboro's budget. We hear from Town Manager Chris Blue on the opening of Estes Drive westbound, and more. In sports, we hear from head coach Scott Forbes on UNC's first College World Series opponent, Virginia. Several Tar Heel athletes receive individual honors, and more.

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