Chapel Hill Town Hall was packed Monday to witness a proposal five years in the making.
Sophomore Ashley Harris said she was excited — but scared — to try out her new material for the Sacrificial Poets’ first open mic night of the school year Wednesday.
Sugarland Bakery cupcakes help customers satisfy their sweet tooth — and now those with a charitable streak might also be satisfied. Sugarland is donating a percentage of its August cupcake sales on Wednesday nights to the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Dwight DeBree really wanted a good turkey sandwich. So when he couldn’t find one in Chapel Hill, he opened TRU Deli & Wine.
The ballot includes local, state and federal offices as well as a referendum on Amendment One, the proposed N.C. legislation defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Though Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s days of child labor are long past, the end of McDougle Middle’s school day was signaled Thursday by a factory whistle instead of a school bell.
When Callie Brauel left North Carolina in 2008 to study abroad in Ghana, she didn’t expect to be running an international nonprofit organization two years later.
Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt is hoping to draw national attention to Chapel Hill issues. On his recommendation, the town of Chapel Hill is considering hiring a private lobbying firm to represent them to the federal government.
Chapel Hill’s signature Carolina blue fire trucks do more than just fight fire — and Fire Chief Dan Jones wants to figure out what other services the town wants the department to provide.
Recent Chapel Hill Town Council meetings have kept officials and attendees up past their bedtimes — but officials hope a regulation on public petitions could improve time management.
The last day of spring classes usually brings hoards of students to downtown Chapel Hill for one last night of fun before finals begin, and many local business owners expect tomorrow to be no different. And local businesses are offering deals — check them out before you head out on the town to celebrate.
At a Tuesday night meeting, Board members suggested several topics for the discussion on local legislative priorities, including anti-fracking, proposing a state-wide fertilizer tax and opposing annual rate hikes to finance nuclear power. “For a couple years, I have wanted us to put a surtax on fertilizers and use that to offset what it costs us and what it could cost us to keep it out of Lake Jordan,” said Alderwoman Jacquelyn Gist.
Orange County Commissioners have voted to shut down a landfill located on Rogers Road — but that didn’t put problems with trash in the area to rest. Michael Talbert, assistant county manager, presented information on illegal dumping sites on Rogers Road to Commissioners at a Tuesday night meeting.
Looks don’t really matter — unless you’re building a development in Chapel Hill, that is. Plans to move forward on the Charterwood development were stalled again at Wednesday night’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting after members expressed reservations about the appearance of the project.
At a Wednesday night meeting, the Chapel Hill Town Council received a compliance report and update on Carolina North. Carolina North, a planned research and academic campus two miles from UNC, has been a joint project between the university and the town since June 2009.