The Meat House to open in Chapel Hill

Will sell gourmet meat, groceries

Local foodies will soon have a choice in where they buy their specialty meats. Chapel Hill will get a gourmet-style butcher when the nationally-franchised The Meat House opens in April.

Carrboro

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Carrboro names BB&T official town bank

As complications with a federal financial regulations agency thicken, Carrboro will turn to the “next most local” bank as its official depository. After receiving an “Order to Cease and Desist” from the Office of Thrift Supervision on Nov. 23, Chapel Hill-based Harrington Bank likely won’t have the approval from the agency it needs to be chosen as Carrboro’s official town bank by its Dec. 31 deadline.


PORCH collects food donations from local neighborhoods

Chapel Hill-Carrboro residents are stepping up to help their neighbors in need this holiday season. People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes (PORCH) is a local charity organization that collects food donations from neighborhoods in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.


Fundraising underway for community garden in Carrboro's Baldwin Park

Though Carrboro maintenance projects have delayed construction on a new community garden, fundraising for the project is already well on its way. Carrboro Alderman Lydia Lavelle said that the board will not directly back the Baldwin Park garden financially and that funding will be left to the Carrboro Parks Project.


Board of Aldermen approve land development on Old N.C. 86

Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday evening changes to a proposed development that will increase population density. The Raleigh developer, M/I Homes, requested the zoning classification of the proposed 25.79-acre site at 8110 Old N.C. 86 be changed so that more homes could be placed on the property.


'La Voz' program provides translation services for Carrboro police

In an area with a growing Latino population, it’s becoming apparent that some local police officers don’t know their Spanish. To combat the language barrier, senior Ahna Hendrix is creating La Voz Translation Services, a volunteer-based program working to provide local police departments with face-to-face language translation. With only a few bilingual officers, translation efforts between police and non-English speakers are poor at best, said Carrboro police Capt.


Board of Aldermen discuss Weaver Street construction

Carrboro officials discussed Weaver Street road improvements that could hurt businesses or force them to temporarily shut down at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Aldermen accepted a construction report but were concerned street closures would limit accessibility to businesses.


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Aldermen side with Rogers Road

11:20 p.m. Dec. 8 - Due to a reporting error, this story incorrectly stated that county commissioners were considering a second site off Millhouse Road for a waste transfer station. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.