6/29/2020 8:21pm

Chapel Hill Transit U bus driver gives thumbs up signal as he approaches the bus stop outside of the UNC Student Stores

Your guide to fall 2020 Chapel Hill Transit

As incoming students look forward to moving to Chapel Hill, the leaders of the Transit system that keeps them moving also looks to plan for bussing UNC's student body and the Town of Chapel Hill during a pandemic.

6/23/2020 8:53pm

Volunteers Lorie Clark and Letitia Davison distributed masks at Carolina Spring Senior Apartments in Carrboro. Photo courtesy of Catherine Lazorko.

Here's where to find free masks across Orange County

Orange County has mandated facial coverings in any public space where a social distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained until at least Aug. 31. Residents in need can receive free masks at several distribution sites throughout the county.

5/25/2020 8:26pm

Volunteers help with food distribution at Chapel Hill Public Library on Friday, May 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of Tom Simon.

Chapel Hill's drive-thru food distribution adapts in the wake of COVID-19

For the past five years, the Town of Chapel Hill has worked with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to distribute food to families in the Town's public housing facilities.   However, as the pandemic has caused food demand to increase significantly, the traditional walk-up distribution didn't seem safe anymore, said Public Housing Director Faith Brodie. To continue to serve the local community through the pandemic, the Town and the Food Bank have collaborated with PORCH, a hunger relief organization in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area that is familiar with large-scale distribution and volunteer recruitment. 

5/14/2020 11:06pm

A stack of books from the Chapel Hill Public Library on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The Library has since decided that it will not be reopening in Phase One of North Carolina's COVID-19 recovery plan.

Bad news for book borrowers: Orange County's libraries to stay closed

According to the Orange County Public Library's website, late fees for books currently out will not be collected, and books should not be returned until June 15. The Chapel Hill Public Library has also posted on its website that no materials are due, and will be operating online until further notice.