CITY & COUNTY


1/13/2019 8:20pm

A pair of pedestrians wait to cross the street on the intersection between Franklin Street and Columbia Street on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, The Chapel Hill Town Council discussed Charting Our Future, a project to rewrite the town's land use management ordinance during a meeting on Jan. 9, 2019.

The way Chapel Hill looks will change in 2020

Town Council is working with residents to change Chapel Hill's landscape by updating the Land Use Management Ordinance to add apartment complexes, commercial offices and improve public transit pathways. A map that reflects how land will be used is supposed to be completed by the end of the year.


11/19/2018 11:55pm

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Buckmire.

Aiding the Chapel Hill-Carrboro food desert

In Chapel Hill, 19,000 people live in food deserts, the majority in areas around Franklin Street. Several nonprofits in and around Chapel Hill are pushing programs to help alleviate the issue. 


11/14/2018 8:09pm

What's next for Chapel Hill's affordable housing bond?

After the vote to pass Chapel Hill's affordable housing bond, the Town has begun putting efforts into increasing more affordable housing. The Town is looking to transition people from shelters to new housing  as soon as possible, while also using funds for other related projects. 


10/29/2018 11:59pm

The marker honoring the president of the Confederate States of America is located at the intersection of Henderson and Franklin streets, a few feet away from McCorkle Place.

Nobody actually knows who owns the Jefferson Davis marker on Franklin Street

The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted on Oct. 16 to repeal a 1959 resolution to name U.S. Highway 15 as Jefferson Davis Highway after several residents began questioning the name. But does the BOC have the jurisdiction to change the name, or does that fall under the University, the Town of Chapel Hill or the North Carolina Department of Transportation? And who put up the marker just outside McCorkle Place?