CHAPEL HILL


2/28/2018 8:06pm

Long-time Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs pulls out of race

 “I had a gut reaction that it was time to do it,” Barry Jacobs said. “I’m usually a person that operates based on careful thought, so when I had a strong emotional reaction, I was fascinated. I thought maybe I should listen. I enjoy the work, but I want to do some other things while I’m still on as opposed to under the planet.”  


2/12/2018 9:20pm

GoTriangle has designed mock-ups for a light rail between Durham and Chapel Hill paralleling 15-501. Graphic courtesy of GoTriangle.

Light rail funding continues to stay on track

The light rail project in Orange County took a big step forward in late January when Wake County officials helped clear the way for the project to gain state funding. Now, the goal to have reliable, sustainable transportation between Durham and Orange counties seems to be striding closer to reality.

1/25/2018 7:37pm

The concept plans indicate construction will occur in a phase system. The proposed first phase will be centered around building one of the two proposed six-story buildings. Photo Courtesy of the Tom Hughes. 

UNC Health Care proposes new facilities

UNC Health care has proposed a concept plan to the Town of Chapel Hill for the redevelopment of University-owned property along highway 15-501 near I-40 and the entrance of Chapel Hill. 


1/17/2018 9:25pm

Chapel Hill, Carrboro responds to structure fire

The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 500 N. Columbia St. at 11:52 a.m. on Wednesday. Reports say the fire began in Unit B which was a vacant unit of the North Columbia Street public housing community. 


1/15/2018 7:13pm

The Chapel Hill Fire Departnment 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.