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    Wegmans coming soon to Chapel Hill

    Wegmans, a well known grocery store in the North, is now moving its way down to Chapel Hill. The New York-based company began its expansion in early 2016, looking at several different locations in Chapel Hill. The new location has been narrowed down to a soon-to-be vacant Performance AutoMall dealership site, 13 acres large. It is right off of Wake Forest Road, near Interstate 440. It plans to be 130,000 square feet with over 700 parking spaces. Wegmans, currently has 92 stores in six states, making North Carolina the seventh to open in. The Orange County Board of County Commissioners and the Chapel Hill Town Council gave Wegmans a $4…

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    Light rail to improve America’s declining infrastructure

    Due to the U.S.’s vast size, in which there’s sometimes no city for 100s of miles, it admittedly doesn’t make sense for there to be high speed trains. In America, as opposed to the rest of the world, it’s more convenient for citizens to take a plane instead of a train. In Europe, taking a train for a daily commute or vacation in another European country is convenient because of the high volume of train stations. However, in the U.S., many cities and towns do not have enough stations or density to make trains advantageous. Furthermore, the speed of many American trains, or lack thereof, further dissuade people from choosing…

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    Protesters march in Raleigh for progressive causes

    By Kayla Miron People from across the country walked, danced and chanted through the streets of Raleigh on Saturday, Feb 8 to collectively “speak truth to power.” They gathered in the eighth annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street People’s Assembly march, or HKonJ. This year the NC NAACP and Moral Movement organizers helped HKonJ coordinators to plan the non-partisan protest that began in 2007 to lobby for progressive causes. Between 80,000 and 100,000 people attended the march in the largest peaceful demonstration in the South since the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. Outfitted in pink beanies supplied by Planned Parenthood of Central NC, the protesters represented over 160 NAACP…

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    GOP-led reforms in NC cause national controversy

    The N.C. General Assembly was at the center of local and national attention this summer. After their election in November of 2012, a Republican majority in both houses and Republican governor Pat McCrory took office and instituted a tide of conservative change in North Carolina. Reforms that include voter ID laws, abortion restrictions and budget cuts raised controversy that spread all the way to the national news. The GOP supermajority came into power with a historic mandate for change. Holding both branches of the legislature and the governor’s office for the first time since 1898, Republicans did not hesitate to enact legislation to advance a conservative agenda. Their success, according…