John Fowler and Lee Voncanon take their pack of Basset Hounds out for a walk after hurricane Florence rips through their Wilmington, NC neighborhood on Friday, September 14th. “I can’t believe this hurricane brought down so many large trees, said Voncanon.” Princess Place Ave. in Wilmington was made impassable for cars due to numerous downed trees and power lines. Much of the roads across Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina are closed due to downed trees, downed power lines, and flooding. Wilmington officials have informed the public, that in some cases, it could take weeks to restore power to the area.

Operations in Chapel Hill are officially back to normal... mostly

After several days of rain during Hurricane Florence, Chapel Hill is finally back to nearly normal.


Chapel Hill Transit

Chapel Hill Transit aims to provide safe, convenient, affordable, reliable and responsive public transportation services to the Chapel Hill area as well as UNC communities. There are many different types of public transportation offered, including fixed-bus services. EZ rider service is available for the mobility challenged. Tar Heel Express is a park and ride shuttle service for special events. Chapel Hill Transit also oversees the taxi franchise approval and renewals according to town code.

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David Donovan and Ashley Donovan have part of their maternity photo shoot, in 2016, on a Chapel Hill bus where they first met. Photo courtesy of David Donovan.

Free bus fare is not just good for the town, it's good for love too

The free bus system serving the Chapel Hill area doesn't just save foot traffic for exhausted students. It also fosters love at first sight.  The Chapel Hill Transit system provides over seven million rides annually and is the second largest transit system in North Carolina, but for one couple, this commodity did so much more. 


The P2P system is ramping up for changes in the coming school year.

P2P system integral to the first-year experience

There's rain streaking the windows of the bus as it rumbles along Stadium Drive, stopping behind a Carolina Livery bus for several minutes and then finally swerving around it once the driver has checked to see that the path is clear.


Student hit by bus on South Campus

On Thursday afternoon, a student in a wheelchair was hit by a bus at the intersection of Skipper Bowles Road and Manning Drive, by Craige residence hall on South Campus.  Randy Young, spokesman for Department of Public Safety, confirmed the student was struck by a bus and was taken to UNC hospitals.  Young said the student was alert and conscious.