Duke Energy Progress, the Triangle’s Duke Energy affiliate, a new energy saving program known as EnergyWise Home. The project aims to reduce energy usage during peak periods this summer. This and other projects are representative of Duke Energy’s environmental push over the last several years both to save money and to use less power.
“I’m really impressed by how big this ended up being," first-year Will Smith said. "I’ll definitely come back if they end up doing this again.”
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.
“DACA was not perfect, but before the program was put in effect, I would go into court practically every day and see children getting deported. There was nothing for them. That’s what this administration is aiming to go back to.”
The water in Orange County will undergo its annual deep cleaning beginning in March, which may cause water to have slight discoloration. The cleaning is only expected to last one month.
The James Beard Foundation nominated two local restaurant owners last week as semifinalists for its 2018 Restaurant and Chef Awards.
The light rail project in Orange County took a big step forward in late January when Wake County officials helped clear the way for the project to gain state funding. Now, the goal to have reliable, sustainable transportation between Durham and Orange counties seems to be striding closer to reality.
Akai Hana Japanese restaurant and sushi bar has stood quietly at the crook of Main Street in Carrboro for 21 years. The staff serve authentic, handmade sushi that has been praised by locals and critics alike.
It took hanging upside-down with their left foot pointed to the ceiling for Abby Hylton to come to terms with their identity. Three years later, they are giving that same gift to queer and transgender people across the Triangle.
Hibachi is set to open on Franklin St. in early February, Carolina Square gets a new salon and The Varsity Theatre switches to showing first-run movies due to online streaming competition.