The Eubanks Road development project has been halted. Duke University acquired the project's land, arguing that the project would interfere with ongoing climate research. Carrboro's mayor says that the Town is looking for alternative methods to get the project back on track.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged two Cedar Ridge High School students for communicating threats of mass violence in the last couple months, and are offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the third person who threatened the school. The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested a student with the same charge in relation to a threat against East Chapel Hill High School. With four threats of mass violence in two local schools since September, law enforcement and school officials are stressing the importance of communication in responding to and preventing these situations.
“Any new Chapel Hill regulations will affect not only those property owners who use the STR system for profit, but also residents like us for whom the system simply makes it possible to plan for the future." Following multiple other cities, including Raleigh, Chapel Hill's Short-Term Rental Task Force will be recommending regulations on short-term rentals, like Airbnb, to the Town Council. Chapel Hill residents have mixed opinions on short-term rentals as some think they are beneficial for the Town and some do not.
The plaintiffs are seeking to represent all current and future people held in DPS custody, and they are suing for declaratory and injunctive relief. If successful, this lawsuit could dramatically change the practices involving solitary confinement in North Carolina.
A lawsuit filed against Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools accused the school system of mishandling allegations of sexual abuse among students. The lawsuit, which started in the state court, has moved to federal court.
Over 20 years later, the Carolina blue fire trucks continue to symbolize the bond between the University and community.
Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and Carrboro joined together with local organizations to fight climate change, resulting in the formation of the Orange County Climate Council.
The Chapel Hill Climate Strike was organized by 16-year-old climate activist Ember Penney to pressure the Chapel Hill Town Council to adopt local climate change policies.