CHAPEL HILL


4/3/2018 8:12pm

Many Chapel Hill officials, such as Town Council member Karen Stegman, work other jobs in addition to their town roles.

Being mayor, town council member is only half the job

Many members of Chapel Hill Town Council and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen — as well as both the Chapel Hill and Carrboro Mayors — hold full or part-time jobs on top of their duties as elected officials. Although their duties often slow down during the summer months and towards the end of December, municipal election season tends to be a very busy time, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said. She said she wants to improve the community by removing barriers to full participation in the council and opening opportunity for greater representation.


3/25/2018 7:48pm

David Donovan and Ashley Donovan have part of their maternity photo shoot, in 2016, on a Chapel Hill bus where they first met. Photo courtesy of David Donovan.

Free bus fare is not just good for the town, it's good for love too

The free bus system serving the Chapel Hill area doesn't just save foot traffic for exhausted students. It also fosters love at first sight.  The Chapel Hill Transit system provides over seven million rides annually and is the second largest transit system in North Carolina, but for one couple, this commodity did so much more. 


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.

Durham-Orange light rail plan moves forward

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.