Effective in 2016 in Orange County, able-bodied adults without dependents will be required to work 20 hours per week in order to receive Food and Nutrition Services.
Chapel Hill drivers last week lost 40 free public parking spots to guests of The Franklin Hotel. While the hotel’s garage is closed for repairs, guest parking has been relocated to the previously metered lot behind Chipotle on Franklin Street.
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is dedicated to racial justice among many other things. The Chapel Hill Public Library hosted authors, Kenneth Janken and Joseph Mosnier Thursday to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of ACLU-NC.
Scott Maitland, owner of TOPO Distillery, sold the first bottle of liquor outside of the ABC Commission system in North Carolina since 1909 on Thursday.
Bond referendums, facility planning and employee surveys were discussed at Wednesday’s Town Council work session. Business management director Kenneth C. Pennoyer presented the results of the recent bond referendum. All five bond orders were approved and the next step in the issuing process is certification of the referendum on Nov. 23.
Monday night’s town council business meeting covered a broad spectrum of topics including new holidays and public safety hazards. The town of Chapel Hill will now recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October in lieu of Columbus Day, a federal holiday honoring the Italian explorer who preceded the Spanish expedition that resulted in the exploitation of native inhabitants.