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Tuesday February 7th

City & County

Chapel Hill will celebrate Arbor Day, the celebration of the planting of trees, on Friday, Nov. 18. Each year the Town of Chapel Hill plants one or more trees at a Town-owned facility, like the ones pictured here on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

Town plants trees, holds events to celebrate Arbor Day in Chapel Hill

On Friday, Nov. 18, the Town of Chapel Hill will celebrate Arbor Day at the North Columbia Public Housing Community.  Arbor Day is a holiday that celebrates and encourages the planting of trees. In Chapel Hill, the day will feature a tree installation, during which six trees will be planted: two Red Maples, two White Oaks, and two Red Buds.  “Arbor Day is recognized by many cities and towns in North Carolina, and it really does encourage people to think about trees, to replace trees and to add trees to their own private properties,” Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said. 

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Chapel Hill Town Hall stands on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. The Town of Chapel Hill announced on Aug.18 that they will be releasing $7.8 million to help fund affordable housing projects.

Chapel Hill Town Council to vote on resolution regarding Operation Readi-Rock

During the Nov. 16 town council meeting, the Chapel Hill Town Council is set to approve a resolution that will acknowledge harm caused by the Graham Street raid of 1990, also known as Operation Readi-Rock, and issue a formal apology to those impacted. The meeting will be on the 32nd anniversary of the raid, which was an execution of a search warrant on a full block of Graham Street that disproportionately affected Chapel Hill’s Black community.

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