Citizens of Chapel Hill gather to discuss the topic of the coal plant implementation in town and its effect on UNC. "Don't let UNC drag it's feet," coming from the words of John Wagner speaking on the issue at Chapel Hill's Town Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2019. 

Here's what you missed at Wednesday's Chapel Hill Town Council meeting

Since the 2002 Greene Tract resolution was adopted, several different land-use needs have been suggested, but no development has started on the lot.


Chapel Hill Fire Department

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is known for its distinct Carolina blue fire trucks. The department operates five fire stations across Chapel Hill and employs 93 people. It responds to over 4,000 incidents every year and has an operation budget of about $7 million.

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A home in Windsor airs out along with all its contents after it was hit in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew. 

Fayetteville issues mandatory evacuations amid flooding risk

Town, state and national officials weigh in and offer guidance for the upcoming Hurricane Florence. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency and requested federal resources ahead of the Category 4 storm, including generators, food, water, shelter supplies and multiple means of evacuation and medical assistance.  The Town of Chapel Hill said they are preparing vehicles and keeping an eye on areas that are prone to flooding. Orange County also has a list of available resources during severe weather.


The Chapel Hill Fire Department has five stations, one of which is on Hamilton Road.

Stop, drop and roll out of dorm rooms for fire drills

Students living on campus have all experienced the dreaded fire alarm in the middle of the night. Instead of exiting their buildings, some people have started waiting out fire alarms in their rooms. Experts want everyone to know that this is not the right thing to do — always evacuate.