Gov. Bev Perdue approached the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce last month about opportunities for Chinese industries to invest in the area.
Community members will gather tonight for a ground breaking banquet to celebrate the future of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Village in Chapel Hill. The church will relocate from 101 South Merritt Mill Road to 20.4 acres between Rogers Road and Purefoy Drive.
Election advertisements are popping up along highways and roadsides in Chapel Hill. Those hallmarks of election season are the product of fundraising — which most of those running engage in. But candidates debate how donations should be raised and how important they are to local elections.
UNC students know their social media — and Chapel Hill leaders are putting their blogging and communication skills to good use.
County officials voted Tuesday to move forward with an on-campus ambulance substation in an effort to improve response times. The Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved authorizing a UNC- based ambulance that will serve students, faculty, visitors and the community. The University first suggested the station in 2009 because inebriated students create a demand for an on-campus ambulance, said Christopher Payne, associate vice chancellor for student affairs.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce met Thursday night to welcome more than 350 new members despite a still sluggish economy. According to numbers from the Chapel Hill Economic Development Office, there are 6,360 businesses in Chapel Hill, 775 of which started in 2010.
When Chapel Hill officials adopted a comprehensive plan to guide town growth in 2000, they relied on professional opinions more than community voices.
After county residents voted against a quarter-cent sales tax increase last year, county officials are turning to advertising to increase support for the re-proposed tax on this year’s ballot.
For candidates in this year’s Chapel Hill municipal elections, affordable housing will once again be a major issue.
Local residents and community organizers spent Saturday night dancing for their very own branch of the Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club of Eastern Piedmont, which aims to expand throughout Orange and Western Chatham counties, held a fundraising event called Dancing with the Stars of Carolina at the Carolina Inn.
Fewer voters than expected had cast their ballot at the Battle Park precinct’s polls as of 3:00 p.m., officials said. Lynn Knauff, vice chair of the Battle Park precinct said she was not disappointed with the turnout.
New state rules that will increase regulation of local stormwater programs and perhaps force Carrboro to pay for missing water quality standards formed the focus of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting.