Kathryn Trogdon

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	Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke at the UNC School of Government on Thursday, Nov. 11.

State searches for transportation funding

Due to rising fuel efficiency standards, the North Carolina and federal governments will have to find alternative revenues to fund transportation as the biggest source of revenue — the motor fuels tax — continues to decline.


LaHood says compromise is key in Thursday speech

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stressed the importance of government compromise to solve the nation’s problems when he spoke at the UNC School of Government on Thursday. LaHood, who served as transportation secretary from 2009 to 2013, gave the 2013 Deil S.



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	Although graduate student Courtney Beck said the recycling bins all around Carrboro are already an efficient service that make Carrboro eco-friendly, she also said bus routes could provide more direct routes to Carrboro. “They should change the bus routes so that the J goes from Smith Level into Carroboro,” she said. “Or put a sidewalk on Greensboro.”

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Although graduate student Courtney Beck said the recycling bins all around Carrboro are already an efficient service that make Carrboro eco-friendly, she also said bus routes could provide more direct routes to Carrboro. “They should change the bus routes so that the J goes from Smith Level into Carroboro,” she said. “Or put a sidewalk on Greensboro.”


	Graduate student Ian Winklestern said he thinks that Carrboro is already very eco-friendly. “They have a pretty cool bike bath,” he said. “I’m totally cool with that community garden idea.”

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Graduate student Ian Winklestern said he thinks that Carrboro is already very eco-friendly. “They have a pretty cool bike bath,” he said. “I’m totally cool with that community garden idea.”


Carrboro Aldermen focus on fitness

The Carrboro Board of Alderman want their town to get physical. During their meeting Tuesday night, the alderman approved 3 temporary street closing permits for events in March and April that stress fitness. On April 13, Carrboro will hold the Carrboro Open Streets event coordinated by The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition.


Carrboro board approves Gig.U, Johnny's and neighbors in negotiation

During their Tuesday night meeting, the Carrboro Board of Alderman moved forward with an initiative to provide Internet to communities — but the board is weary of the possible legal implications of the move. The Gig.U initiative is a nationwide effort to provide high-speed Internet access to universities and their surrounding communities. “This is an opportunity to build an infrastructure that is needed in a digital knowledge-based economy,” Kristen Smith, Director of Public Policy and Member Engagement at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, said. She said it would also help to recruit the employers that the area desires.


Carrboro Aldermen want to encourage affordable housing

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed new ways to entice developers to build more affordable housing in the town at its meeting on Tuesday. On June 26, the board formed the Affordable Housing Task Force, a committee consisting of Aldermen Dan Coleman, Sammy Slade and Michelle Johnson.


Town Council talks big-box development

Dozens of residents spoke out against a new development plan that could put a big-box retail store in the town Wednesday night. At the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, Scott Murray Land Planning, Inc. presented a concept plan for the Obey Creek development — which would be located off U.S. 15-501 across from Southern Village.


Orange County Commissioners talk water

Orange County Commissioners talked wells at a Monday night meeting. After David Weekley Homes applied for a permit from the county for a 26-lot residential development, nearby residents were concerned with the well system currently in place. The residential development would be located on 68.5 acres of land just east of the intersection of Mt. Sinai Road and N.C. Hwy. 86 in Chapel Hill.


Carrboro residents oppose Claremont South rezoning

Some Carrboro residents want to keep Carrboro how it is, even for the town’s animals. On Tuesday, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen passed annexation and rezoning permits for the Claremont South development, which has sparked opposition from many Carrboro residents.