Walking down Franklin in search of dinner is practically a rite of passage in Chapel Hill. We'll get you started with some basics, but make sure to roam around and find your own favorite spots in time.
Following community feedback leading Orange County Schools leaders to reconsider a proposal to repurpose its elementary school Spanish teachers to other departments, Orange County Schools' Board of Education voted to keep the program at its June 22 meeting.
“Minority businesses are more likely to be small businesses, so supporting these businesses really builds diversity into our local economy, in addition to adding to the overall economic vitality of a community,” Anna Richards, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, said.
The executive director for the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership proposed making temporary modifications to the area during the state's phased reopening, such as using the sidewalk for dining, transforming street lanes into pedestrian lanes and designating spots along streets for curbside pickup. A Chapel Hill resident also created a petition with over 500 signatures to transform Franklin Street's two outermost traffic lanes into a protected pedestrian lane.
According to the Orange County Public Library's website, late fees for books currently out will not be collected, and books should not be returned until June 15. The Chapel Hill Public Library has also posted on its website that no materials are due, and will be operating online until further notice.
Takeout Central, a food delivery service owned by a UNC graduate, has partnered with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to deliver weekly groceries to people struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For nearly two months, there have been no students and no dine-in services for Franklin Street restaurants. Here's how some of downtown Chapel Hill's famous eateries have fared.
At their meeting on April 13, the Chapel Hill Town Council updated citizens on steps being taken to minimize the local fiscal damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In collaboration with many restaurants and local organizations in the area, Feed the Fight Chapel Hill and North Carolina Healthcare Association are helping to serve and the healthcare workers on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Duke Lemur Center saw the birth of two lemurs during January. Terence, a Coquerel’s sifaka lemur, was born Jan. 21 this year. Terence is the nephew of the famed Zoboomafoo, another sifaka lemur. Didius, the grandson of Zoboomafoo, was born one day after him, on Jan. 22.