CHAPEL HILL


9/27/2020 8:46pm

On-Duty Manager, Victor Yax, poses in front of Carolina Coffee Shop.

'It’s all about survival': Long-time Chapel Hill restaurants reflect on past, future

Sutton's Drug Store, Linda's Bar and Grill and Carolina Coffee Shop are three Franklin Street staples looking to survive the pandemic and continue serving Chapel Hill residents. Christopher Carini, owner and operator of Linda's Bar and Grill, said he can't wait to reopen and will do whatever it takes to survive until that can happen. Sutton's Drug Store has been on Franklin Street for 97 years, and owner Don Pinney said he won't let it die.  “It’s all about survival, trying to keep people employed, so they still have an income, making just enough money at the restaurant to take care of your staff,” said Kyle Shea, general manager of Carolina Coffee Shop. 

9/24/2020 8:29pm

Trinity Court public housing community remains vacant due to structural damage on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Trinity Court is set for demolition and rebuilding starting in 2022.

Trinity Court public housing remains vacant after 2019 redevelopment announcement

Though Chapel Hill seeks to expand public housing units, it is not accessible to all. The Trinity Court public housing community is set for redevelopment, and has been vacant since 2018 Chapel Hill is working with community partners to alleviate housing insecurity Elizabeth O'nan, a Chapel Hill resident and disability rights activist, said public housing is not always accessible


9/3/2020 9:55pm

A police car parked on Franklin Street flashes its lights on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Numbers show over-policing in historically Black areas, and history tells more

Historically Black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill have experienced disproportionate policing, but the numbers only tell part of the story. Gentrification over the past decade has changed the demographics of neighborhoods and therefore who commits crimes.  Longtime residents say they've seen a double standard in how the law is enforced, but Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue said the police department works hard to avoid that.   “I’ve seen the positive side of the police department and the negative side of the police department,” Northside resident Delores Bailey said.


8/31/2020 9:46pm

The Pine Knolls Community Center sits on Johnson St in Carrboro on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Empowerment, Inc., a Chapel Hill-based organization, is looking to repurpose the Community Center and use the land for affordable housing.

The need for affordable housing in Orange County rose during the pandemic

Several low-income households struggling to afford rent during the pandemic are facing the threat of eviction as legal protections expire and governmental financial cushions run out. “COVID just intensified the panic if you were already financially worried for your family,” said Delores Bailey, executive director of EmPOWERment Inc. 


8/23/2020 8:49pm

Ann Anderson will replace former Chapel Hill Town Attorney Ralph Karpinos on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Anderson received her undergraduate degree from UNC and later attended the UNC School of Law. Photo courtesy of Ann Anderson.

Meet Ann Anderson, Chapel Hill's new town attorney

After a national search, Chapel Hill introduces Ann Anderson as the new town attorney. Anderson earned her undergraduate degree from UNC and then attended the UNC School of Law. She has been part of the faculty at the UNC School of Government since 2007.