1/17/2018 9:25pm

Chapel Hill, Carrboro responds to structure fire

The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 500 N. Columbia St. at 11:52 a.m. on Wednesday. Reports say the fire began in Unit B which was a vacant unit of the North Columbia Street public housing community. 

1/15/2018 7:55pm

UNC senior Rubi Franco Quiroz speaks on Sept. 18 at the DACA in Crisis event, a panel discussion comprised of lawyers, activists and students about how to support the undocumented and DACAmented community.

Trumps' administration's decision to end TPS devastates local Salvadoran families

Joseph Nolasco held a poster reading “TPS” in big blue letters above his head. Despite the wind and near-freezing temperature, the 9 year old stayed focused on the speakers at the podium to his right. He eagerly shouted “Protect TPS!” as he stood with his mother, even though he does not know what that phrase means for him and his family. 

1/15/2018 6:56pm

Jason Bellavance has been a Chapel Hill Police Officer for 15 years.

A day in the life of a Chapel Hill police officer

In my 20 years as a law abiding citizen, I’ve only had two experiences with the police. When I was seven, I misdialed 911 and almost gave myself a heart attack waiting for the police to track me down and show up at my door. The other was during my freshman year when my bike was stolen from the bike rack near my dorm. 

1/11/2018 11:37pm

Town House Apartments, located on Hillsborough Rd, was a popular student apartment complex.

Students unable to lease from Town House Apartments due to redevelopment plans

Residents of Town House Apartments cannot sign leases for the next school year right now because of potential redevelopment. An email, sent on Oct. 19, stated the apartment complex will assess the redevelopment process in February and update residents.  If Town House Apartments redevelops, it will be renamed the Residences at Grove Park, and will increase in tax value by $31.3 million, according to a Chapel Hill 2015 Special Use Permit (SUP) modification application. 

1/9/2018 7:32pm

Students at East Chapel Hill High School spend time outside after school is let out. Both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools are facing a funding crisis due to proposed legislation that would reduce the size of elementary school classes.

Orange County Schools struggle to cap class size for NC legislation

North Carolina school districts are facing a funding crisis. In Orange County, voters approved a $120 million-dollar bond in November 2016 to renovate several school buildings, but additional funding for teachers and new classrooms will be needed to comply with a proposed reduction in class sizes for kindergarten through third grade.

12/5/2017 7:37pm

Though Chapel Hill businesses see a decrease in revenue as students go home for winter break, it is mediated by an increase in patronage by local families.

Winter is coming, but local businesses are ready

As the stress of finals week concludes and UNC students leave town, Chapel Hill businesses will look to permanent residents to fill their shops and restaurants.  Katie Loovis, vice president for external affairs at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, said the total economic impact of winter break is felt most strongly by restaurants and retail but is less extreme than one may think.  Although roughly 30,000 students leave for the break, Loovis said many University faculty, hospital staff and international students stay in town, meaning Chapel Hill shops continue to serve a large customer base.