CITY & COUNTY


4/8/2018 7:49pm

Beer Month

Warmer weather signals the start of NC Beer Month

 Steel String Brewery Co-owner Andrew Scharfenberg said the brewery focuses most on holding beer tastings during April, which can drive future sales by exposing customers to new beers. Steel String recently unveiled “Up On the Hill,” a new IPA that Scharfenberg said will be in six packs later this year.  


4/5/2018 8:28pm

Chapel Hill honors and celebrates culture in Sunday's international festival

International flags line Franklin Street in preparation for the upcoming Near and Far Festival in Chapel Hill this weekend, which will honor and celebrate the town's global community.  The festival will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at 140 West Franklin St. Plaza and will feature performances from Pline Mounzeo to Prema Natya Vidyalaya Dance School. The event will also have interactive exhibits such as UNC Global, the Chapel Hill Chinese School and a tasting tent. 


4/3/2018 8:12pm

Many Chapel Hill officials, such as Town Council member Karen Stegman, work other jobs in addition to their town roles.

Mayors, council members often hold additional full or part-time jobs

Many members of Chapel Hill Town Council and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen — as well as both the Chapel Hill and Carrboro Mayors — hold full or part-time jobs on top of their duties as elected officials. Although their duties often slow down during the summer months and towards the end of December, municipal election season tends to be a very busy time, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said. She said she wants to improve the community by removing barriers to full participation in the council and opening opportunity for greater representation.


4/2/2018 8:17pm

Intersection of Longview St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.

New traffic signal on MLK aims to reduce traffic, increase pedestrian safety

In an effort to keep drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists safe, the town of Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) began installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Longview Street last week. If construction remains on schedule, the traffic signal will be functional by April 20.