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TOWN TALK


Live from Franklin Tweet: Oct. 2 — Oct. 9

Tweets related to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9 — keep up with your town leaders and neighbors. Insomnia Cookies plans to open a location on Franklin Street. Residents flocked to the streets for Festifall. Carrboro celebrated Walk to School Day.


Carrboro to be featured in new video game

A video game about Carrboro is in the works. “Carrboro Quest is a community collaborative art project — by, about and for the people of Chapel Hill and Carrboro,” the video game’s creator Stirling Little said. Little graduated from UNC in May, but said he still lives in and cultivates a love for the area — though the game will poke fun at Carrboro and its problems. “If I am elsewhere in the world and I say home, I mean Carrboro,” the Atlanta-native said.


Q&A with UNC alumnus Alissa Stribling

Alissa Stribling is a UNC alumnus who credits her elementary school librarian, Ruth Eddy, for her own creativity, resilience and passion for reading. Eddy died in 2011 at the age of 91. Eddy earned her master’s degree in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill in the 1967 and became the librarian at Estes Hill Elementary School in Chapel Hill soon after.


County delays vote on unified animal ordinance

At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed proposed revisions to the Unified Animal Control Ordinance — but vague wording discouraged a vote. The proposed ordinance will unify the three existing ordinances for Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro — giving those residents more clarity and quicker service.


Council discusses fining for false alarms

Chapel Hill residents and students may have to think twice before dialing 911. Police Chief Chris Blue and Fire Chief Dan Jones came before the Chapel Hill Town Council Monday night to recommend a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to regulate and manage alarm systems throughout Chapel Hill. Blue and Jones both expressed their concern with the consistent number of accidental alarm calls in the town every year.


Carrboro's first hotel celebrates grand opening

When Kelsey Zyvoloski and her fiance Eddie Di Girolamo get married in October, they will tell their out of town guests to say at Carrboro’s first-ever hotel. During a ribbon cutting ceremony for the hotel, Zyvoloski and Di Girolamo said they were impressed with the hotel’s beauty and are happy to see the revitalized community — and they’re glad their wedding guests can stay somewhere nearby.


Live from Franklin Tweet: Aug. 28 - Sept. 4

Keep up with your local leaders and officials and see what happened this week on Twitter. Carrboro swore in a new police chief, Orange County is getting a candy factory, and the Carrboro hotel opened.


Aldermen discuss sewage runoff near homes

Residents of Old Pittsboro Road in Carrboro expressed concern for the high amount of sewage runoff settling and polluting the street’s drainage ditches during a Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night.


Q&A with professional organizer Perri Kersh

Perri Kersh owns and operates Neat-Freak Professional Organizing, LLC in Chapel Hill. She spoke to Assistant City Editor Paige Ladisic about her business and some of her favorite projects, as well as tips for college students moving into their first dorm or apartment. DAILY TAR HEEL: What is Neat-Freak Professional Organizing, and what kinds of projects do you tackle? PERRI KERSH: I primarily work with residential and small business clients, helping them organize their space, their time, and their data.