“The challenge right now is that we have significant need for renovations at our elementary school but no place to put students while we do that work,” said Rani Dasi, president of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.
Orange County residents only need a library card to borrow a free Wi-Fi hot spot from their public library, but the number of available hot spots could face cuts.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners is allocating up to $500,000 for a company to bring high-speed broadband to the area.
Carrboro may soon change their property tax rate for the first time in nine years.
Multiple locations in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham offer confidential testing for STIs as well as pregnancy tests.
A background of hip-hop music filled Local 506 as two comedians held a heated debate in front of a few dozen patrons about which was better: soft or crispy bacon.
Two and a half years ago, a night that began with an underage student drinking at parties and bars ended in tragedy; a DWI crash that left three dead.
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.
Orange County has around 37,000 acres of land that cannot allow urban development due to a joint planning agreement between Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County.