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Sunday September 26th

Amanda Wilson


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Chapel Hill Night Life Gets a New Element

Between columns of stainless steel and under the glint of disco balls, the walls of the old Ram Triple Theatre soon will echo with the sounds of Club NV. The high-end club located in the former theater on West Rosemary Street, will hold its grand opening Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., bringing the first club of its kind to the area. Angela Connor, front house manager for the club, said the owner named the club "NV," or envy, after one of the seven deadly sins in the movie "Seven."

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Chapel Hill, UNC Officials Eager To Start New Era

Officials from UNC and the town of Chapel Hill say they are looking forward to a new era of town-gown relations, ushered in by the Town Council's nearly unanimous approval of UNC's Development Plan on Wednesday. The Development Plan proposes 41 new buildings during the course of eight years -- the first installment of UNC's Master Plan.

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Community Mourns Over U.S. Tragedy

At 8:50 a.m. Friday, almost exactly three days after the first shocking terrorist attack occurred, more than 175 Chapel Hill residents gathered solemnly in front of the town post office. The town of Chapel Hill organized Friday's vigil in response to President Bush's declaration that Friday would be a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for victims of the attacks.

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Orange County Schools Try to Explain Tragedy

In the aftermath of Tuesday's tragedies, area school teachers and administrators are grappling to help local children cope. Kim Hoke, spokeswoman for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, said teachers braced for counseling on Tuesday morning when terrorist attacks took place at three sites along the East Coast. Crisis teams of six to eight teachers or administrators at every school in the district met Tuesday morning to map out the school's plan to discuss the crisis.

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Growth Still Worries Pine Street

The tables have been cleared and the street reopened to local traffic -- now, residents of Pine Street are looking to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen for help with problems associated with neighborhood growth. About 50 residents, landowners and officials gathered Friday for the first ever Pine Street Block Party, which was created to address tension that arose on Pine Street this summer. During the summer, residents vocalized concerns to the aldermen about growing traffic, parking problems and noise levels associated with students renting in the area.

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Commissioners Agree To Bond Referendum

The Orange County Board of Commissioners officially decided with little discussion Tuesday night to place a $75 million bond proposal on the ballot. Most of the meeting's debate centered on an amendment that would require more specific wording of a $2 million resolution designed to assist Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools with financing the planning of a new high school. The amendment, which was eventual shot down, would have required that commissioners explicitly promise to fund a new high school. The resolution's wording now allocates the $2 million to ease high school overcrowdi

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Commissioners Renew Deal With Dental Students

For the 12th straight year, Orange County officials unanimously renewed funding Tuesday night for a program that provides dental services for residents. At its regular business meeting, the Orange County Board of Commissioners opted to renew an agreement that places UNC School of Dentistry students in Carrboro, Hillsborough and Chapel Hill health departments. The county annually contracts with the dental school to help staff the clinics at a cost of $42,585, which comes out of the Orange County Health Department's annual budget. Instead of directly benefiting the dental school, par

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Alderman Grant Emergency Funding for Nonprofit

A local nonprofit can keep on cooking thanks to a recent allotment of funds by the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. The board granted $2,500 to Community Cuisine on Tuesday night, tapping into the $15,000 Carrboro contingency budget that is set aside for emergencies. Community Cuisine is a Chapel Hill-based nonprofit organization that aims to help youth and adults achieve self-sufficiency through development in the culinary field, said Sydney Sherrod, co-executive director. "(The $1,200 grant) made a very positive impact on our organization," she said.

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Aldermen to Vote on Party For Pine Street

Pine Street resident Megan Bahr says she hopes the party will allow student tenants and residents to put tensions behind them. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen will vote tonight on whether to allow a Carrboro street to close for a block party proposed by the Pine Street Homeowner's Committee. The Pine Street block party, which is expected to be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 7, is aimed at rebuilding relationships among long-term homeowners, renters and landlords, said Megan Bahr, a resident and coordinator of the party.

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Officials Investigating Electrocution Death

For the first time in 60 years, a local electricity company is dealing with the aftermath of a recent worker fatality in Orange County. Larry Oakley, a Piedmont Electric employee of 14 years, died Thursday in a work-related accident while repairing electrical lines in Dogwood Acres. Oakley, a lineman for the company, lived in Hillsborough and is survived by his wife and twin sons.

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