Letters to the Editor: Moving Toward Renewable Sources of Energy

I applaud the decision by the Chatham County Board of Commissioners to extend the moratorium on oil and gas development in the county and the possibility of banning fracking altogether, as explained in the article “Chatham County Extends Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development.” This temporary prohibition speaks to the ability of this state that I know and love to look beyond the appeal of money and instead work toward a healthy and prosperous future.  It is imperative that we move away from oil and gas to move toward renewable sources of energy if we hope to fully protect...

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News Around Town: July 9

News Around Town is a collection of local events and news stories around town that are highlighted on the radio. Check back next week for more! Have an event you wanted submitted? Submit it to the event calendar! Orange County Animal Services is holding another low-cost rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 21, from 10 am to noon at Schley Grange Hall. Bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. Get more info at the Animal Services page on Saturday, July 14, the Town of Chapel Hill will be holding a dedication ceremony to mark the opening...

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Hometown Hero: Flicka Bateman

This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Flicka Bateman from the Refugee Support Center in Carrboro! Flicka is the Director of the Refugee Support Center and spoke to WCHL’s Ron Stutts about the ongoing refugee crisis not only in regards to the southern border of the United States, but around the world. “It’s a terrible crisis, it’s a preventable crisis. These folks have been vetted, these folks have been through horrible, horrible, horrible things and deserve a chance. They’re wonderful folks. They make good workers, they make good neighbors, they make good students, and they deserve a...

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