Chessa DeCain


Plans for 'The Rat' move forward

After closing its doors nearly five years ago, a Chapel Hill landmark might finally get its second wind. Diane Fountain, a future owner of “The Rat,” said she expects to announce the new location any day now — and the restaurant could open before the end of football season.

Residents dissatified with comprehensive plan process

The effort of Chapel Hill 2020 to engage the public in the development process may not be going far enough, residents say. At a Monday night Town Council meeting, sixteen speakers criticized the process Chapel Hill 2020 has gone through with public.