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Friday September 30th

Chapel Hill Town Council


Local artist Artie Barksdale works on a mural located on 108 Henderson St. for the upcoming Hip Hop South Festival on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The festival takes place on April 22 and April 23 in venues around Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

'Considering the hip-hop South': Professors bring Southern hip-hop festival to Chapel Hill

Starting April 22, the festival will include two nights of live music at several venues including Cat’s Cradle. In addition, there will be a virtual lecture on sneaker culture, an exhibition of hip-hop scholarship and a public mural. “When you think about chronicling the South, I don’t think you can do that without considering the hip-hop South,” Christopher Massenburg (also known as Dasan Ahanu), an adjunct professor at UNC and one of the festival co-curators, said.

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Bikes are parked along the bike racks outside of Lenoir Dining Hall on Feb. 12, 2022. 

Chapel Hill ups safety enforcement in response to recent pedestrian, bike crashes

In recent weeks, Chapel Hill has seen an increase in bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and many community members have expressed concerns about safety in the Town. At last week's Town Council meeting, staff described different programs and initiatives Chapel Hill is employing to increase biker and pedestrian safety. “The goal that we have is to make the infrastructure and policy changes so that crashes, when they do happen, don't result in serious injury or death," Chapel Hill Transportation Planning Manager Bergen Watterson said.

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UNC graduate Chris Suggs, 21, won a seat on the Kinston City Council on Nov. 2, per unofficial results. This victory made him the youngest elected official in North Carolina.

UNC alumnus becomes one of youngest elected officials in N.C., per unofficial results

UNC graduate 21-year-old Chris Suggs won a seat on the Kinston City Council on Nov. 2, per unofficial results, making him one of the youngest elected officials in North Carolina. When he was 14 years old, Suggs founded a nonprofit called Kinston Teens, an organization which attempts to empower teens through service, leadership and engagement with the community.  Suggs said he will be sworn in early next month and that he is excited to get to work with the Kinston City Council.

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