Cheney Gardner

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Carrboro Citizen ends publication after 5 years

After five and a half years, The Carrboro Citizen published its last issue on Thursday. Publisher Robert Dickson wrote in a Thursday column, “The Citizen bids adieu,” that he was forced to stop publication after efforts to sell the paper proved unsuccessful.



Chapel Hill Town Council discusses downtown parking

Chapel Hill residents are advocating for equal parking for all. At Tuesday night’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, the council voted to refer a petition from the Community Home Trust regarding parking for affordable housing residents to Town Manager Roger Stancil. The Community Home Trust, a nonprofit organization that sells and preserves affordable homes for lower income families, is asking the town to designate 13 additional parking spots for residents of the affordable housing condos at the 140 West Franklin development. Developers broke ground on the $55 million mixed-use development — located at the corner of West Franklin and Church streets — in January 2011. The project will include 140 condominiums, 26,000 square feet of retail space and 337 parking spaces.


Town Council discusses parking for affordable housing

Chapel Hill residents are advocating for equal parking for all. At Monday night’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, the council voted to refer a petition from the Community Home Trust regarding parking for affordable housing residents to Town Manager Roger Stancil.


Voting is slow at Greenwood

Voter turnout for local elections was expectedly slow at the Greenwood precinct’s poll as of 10 a.m., officials said. Forty-eight residents had voted at the precinct, which includes Chapel Hill Mayor, Chapel Hill Town Council, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education and the quarter-cent sales tax referendum on its ballot.


County Commissioners meet with Mebane to discuss partnership

Economic development was on everyone’s mind Thursday night when the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Mebane City Council met in Hillsborough. Commissioners and council members celebrated the expansion of AKG of America, Inc., into Orange County and within Mebane city limits. The company, which manufactures brazed aluminum heat exchangers, created 40 new jobs and has expanded the area’s tax base, officials said.