The Daily Tar Heel

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Sunday May 28th


Chapel Hill employees connect through book club

Employees of the Town of Chapel Hill have started a new chapter in their social lives. Employees of the town of Chapel Hill have an opportunity to read books and get to know one another through the Words @ Work book club.

Carrboro Aldermen discuss downtown traffic

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss downtown traffic circulation, specifically intersections with high traffic volume. Jeff Brubaker, Carrboro’s transportation planner, presented information on traffic circulation and changes that could occur after approved developments are built in 2014.

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.

Authors debut book with local flavor

In the spirit of gaining new insights to the best restaurants and bars in Chapel Hill, residents crowded the downtown Frank Gallery for a book launch party on Monday. Customers gathered to buy the 2013 Chapel Hill Food Lover’s Guide with Carrboro and Hillsborough, the latest edition for local foodies.