Ethan Robertson


	Ambulances in the UNC Hospital Ambulance entrance. Ambulance cruising around UNC campus

On-campus ambulance substation to improve response times

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 Chamber of Commerce Expo was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill. New Chamber members as well as returning members showcased their businesses. Kevin Rutledge and Becca Thomas of Moe’s Southwest Grill in Durham share chips and queso with Samantha Handler of Aflac. Both companies were in attendance at the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce Expo.

Chamber welcomes new members

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.