Tag: homicides

Surge in violence demands attention

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – While North Carolina continues to outperform the rest of the country on a range of economic and social indicators, its leaders can’t afford to overlook a flashing red light on the state’s dashboard: violent…

Most popular Chatham Journal stories of August 2020

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Pittsboro, NC – Here are the most popular stories we ran during the month of August 2020: 1 COVID-19 cases identified at recent memorial service and funeral in Chatham County 2 Discharge of 8,400 gallons of untreated wastewater took place…

Homicides spiking in North Carolina cities

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates are spiking in many North Carolina communities. Through the end of July, 32 people…