Alison Lee


Cathy, six year old Rachel, seven year old Isabella and Cray Gun walk to Carrboro Elementary School from their house on Hillsborough street  on Thursday morning. Their house was picked up and relocated and Mr. and Mrs. Gunn worried about the reduction of privacy if a road for the library  was built adjacent to their house.

Carrboro residents relieved library site rejected

Cray and Kathy Gunn eagerly supported plans for a free-standing library for Carrboro — until they learned the site rezoning would redirect traffic past their home. After they voiced complaints but failed to stop Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen from approving in April the lot’s rezoning, they hired a lawyer to represent their concerns.

Board approves project to construct new elementary school

Already suffering from state budget cuts, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools now have to deal with an overcrowding problem as well. Elementary schools are already overtaxing teachers and high schools in the system could face losing their accreditation if the problem persists, educators say.

Foodie tours spice up Hillsborough

Hillsborough hopes to attract more foodies through a new tour program started this weekend.The Taste Carolina Gourmet Food program held its first tour in Hillsborough Saturday.

Chip Smith, who owns Bonne Soiree with his wife, Tina, talks about their restaurant while preparing for dinner on Saturday.

Chapel Hill restaurateurs to close Bonne Soiree

Bonne Soiree, a primarily French restaurant on West Franklin Street, will close April 30 after more than four years in Chapel Hill.The owners have decided they will move to New York City to continue their culinary careers.