Carrboro government officials hope to have a new town manager by the end of the year. Former Carrboro Town Manager Steve Stewart retired Aug. 1 after holding the position for 8 years — prompting the search for a replacement.
Carrboro residents might have a new cafe to hang out in. The Board of Alderman voted to approve a $45,000 loan to Sherry Pate and Jerry Glass to support the opening of Second Wind Juice Bar and Cafe.
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted Monday against a resolution that would have instituted a fee-based library card system for county residents who live outside Chapel Hill’s borders but use the town’s library.
Students can now access the hairstyles and favorite quotations of the students who preceded them with the click of a mouse.University Libraries posted yearbooks from 1890 to 1966 online in February, offering the UNC community a resource to reflect on student life from more than a century ago.
Dating is like looking for a job, economics professor Ralph Byrns says. The money you think you should earn is like the girl you want to date. If you’re expecting too much, then you already limit the possibilities. “The higher the standard you set, the less likely you are going to find somebody to have a relationship with,” Byrns said.
Keeping possessions safe on campus is a major concern for students.In 2008 there were 337 property crimes, a reduction from the 446 that occurred in 2006 and the 448 in 2007.Residence halls have not been a safe haven, with 26 larcenies or burglaries occurring in 2009. Stolen items ranged from money and purses to earrings and electronics.
Before ground has even been broken at Carolina North, the town is already trying to figure out how residents would like to move between main campus and the new satellite research campus. Residents gave their answer at a forum Tuesday. They want to bike safely and conveniently.
Since beginning high school in Cary, Krista Stepney has worked with homeless children and tutored elementary and middle school students.Now a senior, she hopes to continue her efforts to help children at five afterschool centers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro as the University’s Homecoming queen. Her project, Education Toolbox for Kids, seeks to donate items that fulfill four of children’s needs: education, recreation, health and well-being.
As the daughter of a woman who has dedicated her life to introducing performing arts to underprivileged youth, Homecoming queen candidate Rea Davis had an obvious choice for her public service project.Davis’ project, titled Academic Performance, focuses on pairing academic enrichment programs with cultural and performing arts for inner-city youth, providing performing arts training to students who otherwise would not be able to afford it.“My mother is a journalist, and she also owns a nonprofit cultural performing arts school in Charlotte,” she said.
Leah Cook samples Jeff Whitney’s Lexington style barbecue, which was cooked slowly over a hardwood fire all night. It’s sauce was made with vinegar, ketchup, salt, pepper and other spices. They were competing for People’s Choice Award. “It’s my first time here and it’s awesome. It smells like the fair,” Cook said.
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.”
Tim Sookram, who moved to Chapel Hill about a year ago, has entered the race for town mayor.
Laney Dale has filed to run for a Chapel Hill Town Council seat.
Augustus Cho, chairman of the town transportation board, plans to run for Chapel Hill Town Council this year.
Known for always being crowded and full of student organizations advertising themselves, the Pit was lonely today. Rain in the morning deterred students from coming out.