Chatham nonprofits empower impoverished

Seventeen people joined hands, forming a circle in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, May 19, to pray before dinner — a meal some of them might not receive daily.

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Open books, open doors

Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough. That’s the tune several bookstore owners in the area are singing coming from a recently shaky economy.

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Bridging classroom language barriers

Reading was always the most difficult subject for Aracely Perez. Because her parents are from Mexico, it was difficult to stay motivated, let alone achieve literacy. Her mother tried to make sure her kids kept up in school, but her mother’s own fifth grade education made that difficult.

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A happy ending for neglected animals

Katrina Greely was six years old when she saw a lion walking around her neighborhood on her way home from school. Her childhood friend’s family kept the lion as a pet, and occasionally brought it through the community.

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Setting the bar: The Crunkleton

Whoever chose the border between Chapel Hill and Carrboro for this bar was a smart one. The location couldn’t be more fitting because it has both the cool factor of hipster-y Carrboro and the pomp of old school Chapel Hill.

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Rammys

Je m’appelle Provence

Provence of Carrboro, with its red umbrellas, outdoor patio and tables topped with lavender flowers, transports North Carolinians to the French Mediterranean without the cost of airfare.

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Lindsay Moriarty and Husband Rob Gillespie opened Monuts together, based off an idea Moriarty conjured up with friends years earlier. The couple has little free time outside the popular Ninth Street donut shop - they've only had one day off since opening the new location on Ninth Street- but are committed to paying a living wage and providing paid time off and health insurance for their employees.

Grad finds dream job in donuts

It all began with a tricycle. In May 2011, Lindsay Moriarty, co-owner of Monuts Donuts in Durham, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a dual master’s degree in public health and city planning.

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Book

Open books, open doors

Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough. That’s the tune several bookstore owners in the area are singing coming from a recently shaky economy.

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A parent behind bars

The comment came out one day when he was talking to the school counselor about his anger management issues — his father is in prison.

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A happy ending for neglected animals

Katrina Greely was six years old when she saw a lion walking around her neighborhood on her way home from school. Her childhood friend’s family kept the lion as a pet, and occasionally brought it through the community.

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