“Cutting funds devoted to transit is taking us in exactly the wrong direction."
For some students, off-campus living is a rite of passage. For others, it's the next step in the natural progression of college life. But for local residents, it can be burden.
Local citizens introduced a petition to the Chapel Hill town council that seeks 100 percent clean and renewable energy by the year 2050.
“We can blame Duke today, but I think our problems started back three years ago."
With homelessness, housing costs and inaccessible assisted living resources on upward trends, the Town of Chapel Hill is beginning to combat these issues with funding for new housing projects.
Short-term rentals are a growing industry throughout the nation, and Orange County is no exception. With almost 300 active Airbnbs and HomeAways in Chapel Hill, Town officials discuss the consequences of the increasing presence of short-term rentals. Legislators discuss the possibility of putting a cap on the number of short-term rentals in an area and requiring permits for these homeowners. They also talk about adding regulations on the number of renters, noise ordinance, partying, parking, insurance requirements and health and safety.
Officers plan to check video footage from the businesses and others in the surrounding area to continue the investigation.
CHALT advocates for causes like the environment and affordable housing. It also supports local representatives that match their beliefs.
The Chapel Hill Cooperative Preschool is in the process of building a new school combining its two locations.
This five-week program, run by the Town of Chapel Hill, hopes to increase engagement between citizens and town government.
Grubb Properties, the owning company of Glen Lennox, a planned community in Chapel Hill, requested an incentive of $2.2 million from the Town to add affordable housing units and office space in the community.
Community Home Trust, a non-profit organization that acquired a Carrboro low-income rental development in 2017, requested $80,000 from the Board of Orange County Commissioners.
Outside seating in the town of Chapel Hill will now be more spacious for your outdoor dining desires.
Planning will now commence for the relocation of the Kidzu Children's Museum after a unanimous vote by the Chapel Hill Town Council.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro firefighters will be visiting the homes of Meals on Wheels recipients to complete safety checks of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
“I think if we’re not going be managing the content, then I think we want to make sure that we’re not putting on things that could be offensive or derisive to different groups."
The Town of Chapel Hill is searching for diverse perspectives on its advisory boards. Apply to be on one of the 18 boards covering everything from social justice to community design.
The North Carolina Poetry Society is hosting a workshop that aims to help people begin the process of putting together a manuscript.