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Sunday May 28th


At Monday’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, council members tried to think of ways to encourage more food trucks to set up shop in Chapel Hill. Currently, Baguettaboutit is the only food truck in Chapel Hill with vendor permits.

Hillsborough farm supplies residents with local turkeys this Thanksgiving

Chapel Hill residents in search of locally grown organic produce and for their Thanksgiving feast Thursday are in luck. Coon Rock Farm, located in Hillsborough is a family farm that strives to provide residents of Orange, Durham,and Wake counties with fresh produce, and humanely raised meats year round. Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb started Coon Rock Farm in 2004, the same year they started Zely and Ritz, a local Organic restaurant.

Students celebrate America Recycles Day

More than 200 UNC students took part in a recycling drive Thursday in celebration of America Recycles Day. The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, the Sustainability Office and EcoReps hosted a drive where students could donate their unwanted and recyclable items.

Orange County approves Rogers Road funding

On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Commissioners took one more step toward giving the residents of the Rogers Road community what they’ve asked for since 1972. At its meeting, the board unanimously voted to set aside a $500,000 capital fund for the construction of a community center for the Rogers Road neighborhood — which has housed the county’s landfill for 40 years.

Local officials look forward to Tuesday's debate

With the presidential election right around the corner, presidential and vice-presidential debates have been a hot topic around the country — and they’re also the talk of the town. Some choose to watch the debates at home, follow it on the internet or discuss the issues with a group of friends. The second presidential debate will be held Tuesday, and Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said he plans to watch the debate with some friends.

County Commissioners talk fundraising, kennels

Orange County Commissioners met to discuss a range of issues Tuesday night. While there were only four members of the board present, the meeting continued as scheduled. Bob Marotto, Animal Services Director for Orange County spoke on behalf of the creation for a Community Giving Fund.

Board of Aldermen discusses signage, approves zoning change

Questions over signs marking the Hampton Inn being constructed at 300 E. Main St. dominated the Carrboro Board of Alderman meeting Tuesday evening. Carrboro’s sign ordinance prevents Hampton Inn from constructing signs totaling more than 148 square feet, but the owners of the development requested 502 square feet of space to adequately mark parking.

Chapel Hill a 'super cool community'

Chapel Hill is officially the cool place to live., a website that picks the top destinations to travel or move to, recently listed Chapel Hill as one of its 64 super cool communities.

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.

Franklin Street bars rank as best in country

Recent ratings reveal that UNC students need to look no further than their own backyard for one of the best hangout spots nationwide. In July, Fiesta Frog, a blog featuring popular college parties and bar specials, rated Top of the Hill sixteenth out of its pick of the fifty best college bars and hangouts in the country.