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assistant city desk editor

A historically black and low-income community is hoping a newly completed survey will help them gain access to the Orange County water and sewage system.

The Gillings School of Global Public Health was invited by the Rogers-Eubanks community, where the county landfill is located, to conduct a household survey of water and sewer infrastructure. (read more here)


By Taylor Sisk
Staff Writer

Just weeks after being told their neighborhood wouldn’t qualify for a federal improvement grant, the Rogers-Eubanks community has learned from a new UNC study the extent of its well and septic tank failures. The study indicates that almost half of homes surveyed that have wells had levels of fecal bacteria above federal Safe Drinking Water Act limits and two-thirds of homes with septic tanks show signs of failure. (read more here)

The Rogers Eubanks Neighborhood Association
held their 18th annual “Back to School Bash”
at the
“Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love International Church” at
8005 Rogers Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Back to School Bash

The afternoon’s festivities included:

Camellia McDermott’s
World Famous Face Painting


The Giant Slide, Bouncing House and Inflatable Obstacle Course



There was more than enough delicious food for the kids and parents

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Fish on the grill

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Handmade Popcorn


and tasty homemade Desserts!


For all the school-age children, the community provided

Book Bags and Backpacks stuffed with school supplies.


At the end of the day – a grand time was had by all.

Kudos to Minister Robert Campbell and his team of energetic community volunteers and to Bishop Ila McMillan for her support and use of the church.

And to all of the following supporters who donated their time and money

to make the day a success:

  • Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love Church
    Bishop Ila McMillan
  • Endtime Revival Center
  • Pastor Betty Jenkins
  • Olin T. Brinkley Memorial Baptist Church
  • Minister Peter Carman
  • Tracey Kuhlman
  • Eugene Farrar
  • Jack Sanders
  • McDermott/Lee Family
  • Sugarland Bakery
  • Stan Cheren
  • Bernice Hackney
  • Sim Sitkin
  • Collene Rogers
  • Miriam Thompson
  • Frank Corr
  • Lori Barbier
  • Helena Safron
  • David Rosenthal
  • Minister Michelle Laws
  • Vibian Olkin
  • The Green Family
  • Delores Bailey of Empowerment,Inc.
  • Fred Battle
  • John Yonni Chapman
  • Nancy Tunnessen
  • The Ladies of The Women League for Peace And Justice

See you all next year!