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The Daily Tar Heel for May 17, 2012

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
Thursday, May 17, 2012Volume 120, Issue 41
dailytarheel.com
Te t wd ae te bet, ad te d wd bet f a.
WinsTon churchill
 weekly summer issue
SBI wi k i AFAM pam
By Elizabeth Johnson
Editor-in-Chief 
Investigations into the Africanand Afro-American StudiesDepartment at UNC are now outof the University’s control. A report released by theUniversity earlier this monthcites issues with record keepingand teaching practices withinthe department and could causelong-term problems for UNC.“The implications for theUniversity are very great,” saidJane Shaw, president of the John William Pope Center for HigherEducation Policy — a conservativethink tank based in Raleigh.“It certainly will tarnish the rep-utation of UNC, which has alwaysheld academic quality to be very high,” Shaw said. “It appears thatthis department was neglected andthat there was very little oversight.”Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said hemet with members of the StateBureau of Investigation Monday and asked them to do a probeinto the department.“The starting point I gavethem was to look into academicand financial fraud, computerfraud or misuse, forgery, or con-spiracy or attempt to conceal any of those crimes,” Woodall said.Noelle Talley, public infor-mation officer for the N.C.Department of Justice, said inan email the SBI has accepted Woodall’s request to open a crimi-nal investigation into matters atUNC.Talley said she could not com-ment on how long an investiga-tion of this kind might take.Chancellor Holden Thorp wrote in a statement that theUniversity has pledged to cooper-ate fully with the SBI.The University began its owninvestigation into the departmentin September following the rev-elation that former defensive endMichael McAdoo had plagiarizeda paper for a class in the depart-
UNC began looking intothe department’s issuesin September.
 Julius Nyang’oro
Formr dpar-mn chair of African and Afro-Amrican SudisDparmn aUNC
‘back at thebosh’
UNC seniors will play theirfnal home series againstVirginia Tech this week-end.
Page 9.
Lost coLoNY
UNC’s Brett Lane helpeddiscover a hidden orton a 425-year-old maprom the oldest Englishcolony, believed to havebeen the intended statecapital.
Page 3.
FoR DeLIVeRY
A UNC study ound thatalmost hal o minorswho order alcohol onlinewere successul
.
Butdon’t expect it to be soeasy in the uture.
Page 6.
Inside
MAY 17, 1995
 The General Assemblyrepealed the Speaker BanLaw — 27 years ater it wasdeclared unconstitutional.
ti dy iniry
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ment, and the plagiarism hadgone undetected.The University’s report detail-ing the findings was written by Jonathan Hartlyn, the seniorassociate dean for social sciencesand global programs, and William Andrews, the senior associate deanfor fine arts and humanities.In the report, Hartlyn and Andrews wrote that irregularities within the department includedimproper teaching practicesoccurring primarily in summerschool courses taught between2007 until 2009 and listed for-mer department chair JuliusNyang’oro as the professor forthe majority of those courses.Nyang’oro stepped down asdepartment chair in August buthas stayed at the University as a professor. Nyang’oro will retirefrom UNC effective July 1.Thorp wrote in a statement thathe has asked the SBI to look intopossible issues with Nyang’oro’ssalary from the University.“After consulting withPresident Ross on Friday, Idirected our public safety depart-
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A group of seniors spells ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ with colorful letters at the class of 2012 Commencement in Kenan Stadium on Sunday.
By Matthew Cox
University Editor
The class of 2012 took almost 30 minutesto fill, and then overfill, the Kenan Stadiumstudent section. With them they carrieditems ranging from a bright pink umbrella to a small planted tree.Chancellor Holden Thorp presided overthe ceremony and started by addressing theseniors.“This is your day, and all of us join you
A Mother’s Day commencementceremony for the class of 2012drew a crowd of 32,000.
Cs iky ci ff amm
 
TIMELINE OF INVESTIGATION
SOURCES: UNC NEWS & DTH ARCHIVESDTH/SUSIE MANN
August 2011:
AFAM Department Chair JuliusNyang'oro resigns as department chair.
September 2011:
The
 
Dean of the Collegeof Arts and Sciences launches an investigationin to the department.
 January 1, 2012:
Eunice Sahle replacesNyang'oro and begins her ve-year term asAFAM Department Chair.
May 4, 2012:
Hartlyn and Andrews' reportnds evidence of nine aberrant classes fromsummer ‘07 to summer ’09 and 43 additonalclasses that were taught irregualrly. Theinvestigation also found nine instances wherefaculty signatures appear to have been forged.
Monday:
Jim Woodall, district attorney forOrange and Chatham counties, asks SBI toinvestigate academic and nancial fraud in
 
the department.
The impact of Amendment One on families andbusinesses is still uncertain, experts say.
tw ams wi iac
By Kaitlyn Knepp
Staff Writer
Despite an injunction thatinvalidates it, the Chapel HillTown Council chose to amenda towing ordinance Monday toavoid conflict with the town’scellphone ordinance.The council’s change comesnearly a week after SuperiorCourt Judge Orlando Hudsonpassed an injunction to block  both ordinances.The changes to the towingordinance allow tow-truck operators to comply with thecellphone ordinance, whichprohibits the use of both hand-held and hands-free devices while operating a motor vehi-cle.The council voted 7-2 in favorof changing a part of the towingordinance that deals with how tow-truck operators respond tocalls from people whose vehicleshave been towed.The ordinance now providesa 15-minute period during which tow-truck operatorscan return a message left ontheir voice mail or answeringmachine.Matthew Sullivan, staff legal adviser for the ChapelHill Police Department, saideven with the new changes, theinjunction will continue to bein effect.“We are still prohibited fromenforcing the current tow ordi-nance until after we resolve theinjunction and the court actionthat we currently have pendingin court,” he said.Council members MattCzajkowski and LaurinEasthom voted against the ordi-nance change.Czajkowski said the councilshould not be debating the issue just because it was hit with aninjunction.“I’m not voting to amend anordinance to fix a problem with
After an injunction, theTown Council changedtrucks’ cellphone rules.
By Vinayak Balasubramanian
State & National Editor
 After North Carolinians voted to amend the state con-stitution to define marriage between a man and a womanas the only union recognized by the state, there continues to be widespread disagreementover the effects the amendmentmight have on state businessesand families.Many experts and oppo-nents of Amendment Onehave expressed concerns thatthe amendment creates uncer-tainty for unmarried couples,since state courts have not yet ruled on how to apply theamendment to existing laws.Potential court interpreta-tion could range from busi-ness regulation in the state tolaws concerning the financesof adoption, domestic violenceand custody arrangements of unmarried couples — bothsame-sex and opposite-sex— said Maxine Eichner, law professor at the UNC Schoolof Law.Boone Turchi, an economicsprofessor at UNC, said many large corporations are lookingfor a diverse workforce, andmany highly-educated workersare looking for a diverse envi-ronment to work in.Turchi said it is very likely that businesses may view thisamendment as an obstacle tothe creation of such an environ-ment. He said this might leadhighly-educated workers andsome corporations to chooseother states for their business.“A passage of an amend-ment like this could have a significant impact on jobs inthe state and on companiesthat would choose to relocateto North Carolina,” said RyanButler, president of LGBTDemocrats of North Carolina.Turchi said private busi-nesses will likely be able tocontinue offering benefits tosame-sex couples, but thereis less certainty surrounding whether public institutions will be able to do the same.Many public institutionshave sought legal advice toevaluate the impact of theamendment on their policies.Joni Worthington, spokes-
“A passage of anamendment like thiscould have a signifi-cant impact on jobs.” 
Ryan Butler,
Prsidn of lGBt Dmocras of N.C.
 woman for the UNC system, saidthe system’s attorney is looking atthe possible implications of theamendment on UNC policies.Julia Vail, spokesperson forthe N.C. Department of StateTreasurer, wrote in an email thatthe state does not anticipate any impact on health or retirement benefits for state employees, butthat her department is awaitingfurther legal interpretation of theamendment.Supporters of the amendmenthave argued that similar lawshave been passed in other states without any economic harm.Sen. Jerry Tillman,R-Montgomery, said the amend-ment will have no effect onrecruitment or job benefits offeredto unmarried couples by privateand public institutions, althoughhe said that the courts could inter-pret this differently.The disagreement over econom-ic impact between the two sides isalso mirrored in legal matters con-cerning unmarried couples.Many family law experts areconcerned that ambiguities in theamendment may cause courts toreconsider legal doctrines thathave been applied in similar mat-ters.Eichner said it is conceivable,though not likely, that a courtcould rule the domestic violencestatute unconstitutional whenapplied to unmarried couples.She said in Ohio, where a simi-lar constitutional amendment waspassed in 2004, a lower-court rul-ing led to the dismissal of indict-ments and overturning of convic-tions in at least 27 cases of domes-tic violence involving unmarriedcouples before the state supremecourt intervened.Eichner said courts mightmodify policies on granting cus-tody of children if they concludethat unmarried relationships arenot in the child’s best interests.
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AMENDMENT ONE,
PAGe 5
“All of us in Chapel Hill arrived on the back of others. We hope you will come back, and come back often.” 
Wade Hargrove,
Chairman of UNC Board of truss
in a celebration of your academic achieve-ment,” Thorp said.There were an estimated 32,000 in atten-dance, which Thorp compared to the smallceremony for UNC’s first seven graduatesin 1798.Speaker Michael Bloomberg began hiscommencement address with several TarHeel cheers, and said innovation will makegraduating seniors successful.“Light and liberty; that is the motto of  your university,” Bloomberg said. “And that,I believe, will be the defining spirit of the21st century.”Bloomberg said last week’s passage of  Amendment One in North Carolina — anamendment to the state constitution identify-ing marriage between a man and a woman asthe only form of recognized union in the state— is an example of a restriction of liberty.
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NOTED.
 A 67-year-old man died at a stripclub after receiving multiple lap dances in a row.The manager of the club said when it cametime for him to pay, the man was unrespon-sive. He was later declared dead from naturalcauses.Dying is one way to get out of paying.
QUOTED.
“The next thing I know, I got a boaton top of my leg.”— Tyler Travis, a high school senior fromCamas, Wash., who was hit by a flying boat.The boat was flying at about 30 mph andcame 25 feet into the shore. Another man, who was in the water at the time, was hit inthe head by the boat.
 A 
pparently in Australia, it’s not a big deal for chocolate in the shapeof breasts, penises and humping couples to be a part of routineMother’s Day events at school. That is, until the chocolates acci-dentally get handed out to the students.“I had to do a double take,” said Cassandra Lacey, a mother of two studentsat the school. “Every single chocolate was to do with sex.”That’s what all mothers really want as a gift on Mother’s Day: a lot of choco-late, with a little bit of sex. But maybe keep the chocolate to normal shapesand throw in a copy of “50 Shades of Grey.”Those kids were probably so excited to about eating candy that they weren’teven paying attention to what the chocolate looked like.
A sk M’s Da 
Fm saf ad w ps
DAILY DOSE
 
Someone attempted to shop-lift beer and was trespassed fromthe Wilco store at 1213 MartinLuther King Jr Blvd., at 11:14 p.m.Monday, according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.
 
Someone stole an SUV froma church parking lot at 110 N.Elliot Road between 6:00 p.m.Saturday and 12:15 a.m. Sunday,according to Chapel Hill policereports.
 
Someone stole a cellphonefrom a city bench at 144 E.Franklin St. at 3:15 a.m. Sunday,according to Chapel Hill policereports.The cellphone was a Blackberry  valued at $300, reports state.
 
Someone stole a license platefrom a truck at 1915 North PointeDrive in Durham Sunday between6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.The license plate was valued at$5, reports state.
 
Protestors yelled at PlannedParenthood patients at 1765Dobbins Drive Saturday between9:30 a.m. and 9:49 a.m., accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.
 
Police possibly located a sto-len street sign which was takenthree years ago at 216 Colombia Place West at 4:44 p.m. Friday.The sign was last secure at11:00 p.m. March 17, 2009,according to Chapel Hill policereports.
 
Someone possibly took a phone from somebody’s back pocket at 136 E. Rosemary St.Sunday between 12:30 p.m. and1:49 p.m., according to ChapelHill police reports.The phone was an AppleiPhone 4 valued at $200, reportsstate.
 
Someone walked in the road- way while intoxicated at EastFrankin and Deming Road May 10 at 7:10 p.m., according toChapel Hill police reports.
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unior Logan Corey hugs his nephew SpencerNichols, 5, following his final UNC lacrosse gameof the year. The team’s last game of the year was thefirst round of the NCAA tournament against Denver onSaturday night at Fetzer Field.
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 t AkadA Msm w f a ass  4--8-a-ds ab q mak.Papas w  mak a q aKdz cd’s Msm. tm: 4 p.m.la: 101 S. cmba S. cap h.
FriDAY
Go cpe h – coo spngro rde:
Bk sass wa a  Waa Paza  msad d. t d w b a 6:45p.m. tm: 5:30 p.m.la: 150 e. rsma S.
con song nd Dne con-t Dne:
 t caa S adDa Assa w f ssswd b a a  pa a da. tm: 7:30 p.m.la: t c c a 100n. gsb S.  cab.
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auto boo sgnng Event:
AJa tmps Pa w b aa-ab  s ps   bk ‘trd-hadd A Dss csa Sa’. tm: 4:30 p.m.la: 221 W. Bad S.  S. Pas.
WeDnesDAY
“Up coe & Peon” Openngreepton:
As Ja-r Wa wps  aba a saa- “up cs & Psa” mad bss a  Sm c. tm: 3 p.m.la: t Pa ras hds.
thUrsDAY
Gene aun aoton cvw see:
 t gAA w ps“Fda Ds ad Sss” as pa s  c Wa Ss. tm: 7 p.m.la: Am c  caph.
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News
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Daily Tar Heel
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Campus Briefs
Kellogg Foundation Awards Fundingto Gillings School of Public Health
The University’s Gillings School of GlobalPublic Health has been awarded a three- year, $900,000 grant by the W.K. KelloggFoundation.The funding will support research throughthe Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute todevelop an environment in which more womencan decide to breastfeed and achieve their breastfeeding goals.
City Briefs
New budget for Chapel Hill to be con-sidered by Town Council
Chapel Hill Town Council voted to considerthe recommended budget by town managerRoger Stancil for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.The budget includes plans for the new ChapelHill Public Library and the Rogers Road landfill. A 1 percent tax increase for transit to coverrising fuel costs is also included in the budget.
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By Chessa DeCain
City Editor
The smell of about 3,500pounds of smoking pork willfill the air in River Park inHillsborough this weekend.Hog Day, a widely-attendedlocal barbecue festival organized by the Hillsborough/OrangeCounty Chamber of Commerce, will kick off Friday at 6 p.m. Thefestival will run from 9 a.m. until6 p.m. on Saturday.Hog Day will feature live music,a beer garden, an antique car show and several kids’ activities.Margaret Cannell, executivedirector of the chamber, said thefamily friendly atmosphere isone of the reasons for the event’spopularity.She said Hog Day is a great way to eat good barbecue andspend time with family.Thirty teams are expected to work through the night Friday tosmoke the thousands of poundsof meat that are expected to besold on Saturday.Each team will also send a plate of its pork and barbecuesauce to a judges’ tent, to com-pete for cash prizes and a trophy.“The cookers come in, they cook their meat overnight, chopit up and sauce a small portion,”Cannell said. “And the judgesselect five contenders.Judges will announce the win-ners of the competition Saturday morning. The first place winner will receive $750, Cannell said.David Burch, owner of Smokey Dave’s BBQ and winner of last year’s People’s Choice award for best barbecue, said he regrettednot being able to compete this year.“The notoriety I’ve gotten fromHog Day has been tremendous,he said. “It’s kept me so busy Ican’t keep up with it.”Erik Myers, owner of Mystery Brewing Company, said he washoping to increase the popularity of his brewery through Hog Day.“It’s a really good opportunity for us,” he said. “Lets us get infront of a lot of people who may not be the craft beer crowd.”The brewery, which openedin February and is located inHillsborough, will be sellingfour of its own brews in the beergarden, in addition to a new beermade specially for the festival.“It’s a really light, easy drinkingkolsch-style beer that’s basically foreveryone who’s going,” Myers said. A Mayan, end of the worldtheme will help celebrate the30th anniversary of the festival.“The 30th year is tradition-ally the pearl anniversary, but wecouldn’t really come up with any-thing clever to do with a pearl,Cannell said.“We know this is going to bethe best Hog Day ever, but whoknows if it will be the last HogDay ever,” she said. Admission to Hog Day is free.
Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.
By Claire Williams
Staff Writer
Brent Lane, executive director for the UNCCenter for Competitive Economies, helped discov-er a hidden fort on a 425-year-old map of NorthCarolina that some archaeologists believe could bethe site of the Lost Colony’s planned capital.Lane was interested in analyzing the mapdrawn by the members of the first Englishcolony in America. In the process, he realized thesignificance of the map’s patches, which are piec-es of parchment covering sections of the map.The British Museum and First Colony Foundation, which Lane is a board memberfor, detailed Lane’s discovery at UNC on May 3.Excavation of the fort site — which spans from themodern-day Chesapeake Bay region in Virginia toCape Lookout — is expected to begin in the fall.
Daily Tar Heel:
Why would mapmakers coverthe fort symbol with a patch?
Brent Lane:
The patch that everyone is inter-ested in was there to hide a dramatic fort symbolthat was marking the spot to build a capital city for Sir Walter Raleigh. One explanation was thatthe mapmakers hid it because they changed theirplans about the location to build the capital city. Another explanation is that they covered it up sothat spies from Spain in the English court wouldnot know where to find and destroy their capital.On top of the patch there is a faint image similar tothe fort symbol underneath, drawn in invisible ink.
DTH:
What is the significance of this discovery?
BL:
This colony is the one that has meantsomething special to people for the last centu-ries. The search for it is a burden for every gen-eration. It is within our grasp now.
DTH:
Will you continue work on the project?
BL:
My value at this point is to understand how this search can help the school and the economy.There is no gold or money buried with the LostColony. The real treasure is the lessons learnedin the search. I am interested in how students inUNC and in high schools can participate.
DTH:
What does renewed interest in the LostColony mean for economic development?
BL:
What I expect is that tourism will increasein parts of the state associated with the LostColony. In the long term, people are attracted tocommunities with character, which often comesfrom history. The more they learn, the moreattractive North Carolina will be to tourists, new residents and businesses.
Contact the State & National Editor at state@dailytarheel.com.
By Alex Dixon
Arts Editor
In rehearsal for
“ 
 Who Do You Think You Are
,” 
 a work-in-progress by SITI theatre company, J.Ed Araiza demonstrated how two fists can serveas a diagram for the brain. Araiza plays the character Jorge, a victim of  violence who becomes intrigued by neuroscience.
 
“Who Do You Think You Are” explores thecomplexities and breakthroughs in neuroscienceand its impact on human interaction. Anne Bogart, who wrote the work, said itis crucial for people to show interest in these breakthroughs. She said people can improvetheir lives through the study of brain science.SITI will perform “Who Do You Think You Are” tomorrow night in Frey Rehearsal Hall atUNC’s Center for Dramatic Art.New York-based SITI is the second partici-pant in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s three- year residency program, which was created by a $200,000 grant from the Andrew W. MellonFoundation.Jeffrey Meanza, associate artistic director forPlayMakers, said the program gives participantsaccess to PlayMakers’ resources and pays for hous-ing as theater companies develop their works.SITI began working on “Who Do You Think  You Are” five years ago, but Bogart said theresources provided by the residency program willlikely allow her to complete the complex work.“The program gives us the time and space todo the work that needs to be done,” Bogart said.Founded in 1992 by Japanese director TadashiSuzuki and Bogart, SITI has won more than 20performance awards.“I started SITI after I realized that all greatperformances I had seen were put on by theatrecompanies,” Bogart said.The performers in
“ 
 Who Do You Think You Are
 
have been members of SITI since its creation.Bogart said SITI establishes relationships between members and draws from a variety of influences to enhance its performances.Before each rehearsal, SITI members engagein a rigorous physical exercises developed by Suzuki to sharpen performers’ concentration.Bogart also developed a style of improvisationfor SITI performers drawn from post-moderndance, called “Viewpoints.”SITI’s performance will take place Friday at7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Toreserve seats, email PRCresidencies@gmail.com. Attendees are encouraged to stay after theperformance to discuss the work with the SITImembers.
Contact the Arts Editor at arts@dailytarheel.com.
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By Chessa DeCain
City Editor
Penny Rich, a Chapel Hill TownCouncil member and Mark Dorosin,a managing attorney at the UNCCenter for Civil Rights, both wonthe Democratic primary May 8for the Orange County Board of Commissioners in District 1.Renee Price re-won her seat inDistrict 2 by receiving nearly 67 per-cent of the votes in the primary.No Republican candidates ran forthe seats, so Rich, who won 33 percentof the vote, and Dorosin, who wonnearly 36 percent, will run unopposedin the November general election.
Penny Rich
Rich said her campaign began totake form after several people askedher to run for county commissioner.
The barbecue festivalwill feature live musicand a beer garden.
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Leah Cook samples Jeff Whitney’s barbecue at the 2011 Hog Day. Cook said about the event, “It’s my first time here and it’s awesome.”
Penny Rich and MarkDorosin will run unopposedin the November election.Brent Lane discovered a hiddenfort image on a 425-year-old map.
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Mark Dorosin
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SITI Company members Ellen Lauren, playing the character Marie, and Stephen Webber, playing Bruno, practice for the play
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Who Do You Think You Are.”
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“When a lot of people start calling you and saying you should run, yougive it a second thought,” she said.Her top priority if elected would be to re-establish communication between the board and local coun-cils, including the Chapel Hill TownCouncil.“I just didn’t feel like we had strong enough voice,” she said. “Ithink we had a breakdown in commu-nications, and I don’t think the county even realizes it.”“As governmental elected bodies, we are not independent of each other,even though we think we are,” shesaid.Rich said she also wanted to lessenthe divide between rural and urbanresidents in Orange County and would work to find an agreement between the county and Chapel Hillon solid waste management.“We absolutely have to stop put-ting a wedge between the rural folksand the city folks,” Rich said. “We alllive in the same county, we all benefitfrom each other.”Rich said she will resign from herseat on town council in November, if elected.
Mark Dorosin
Dorosin said he decided to run fora commissioner’s seat after workingfor years with local civil rights activ-ists.“For all the work that the com-munity advocates have been doing onthe activist side of the table, it would be potentially incredibly powerful tohave a voice on the policy side,” hesaid.Dorosin said he wanted to take the values he holds as a civil rights lawyerand the values of Orange County andimplement them directly into thepolicy making process.“Let’s be talking about things at theforefront when we’re making policy,”he said. “Rather than as an after-thought.”One of Dorosin’s first priorities if elected will be to ensure that residentsof the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhoodreceive reparations for health andother issues linked to living near thecounty’s landfill.He said he also wants the county to focus on bringing in new business.One of his ideas is to begin a county fair, celebrating local agriculture, arti-sans, music and food.He said a fair would show others inthe state what makes Orange County so special.“I’ve had a lot of people both in thecampaign and since say they’re really excited about it.” 
Contact the City Editor at city@dailytarheel.com.— From staff and wire reports

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