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Tuesday August 3rd

Crystal Yu


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Chapel Hill Public Library announces it will no longer charge late fines

Chapel Hill Public Library will no longer charge users overdue fines for late items. Under the new policy, users will receive a series of reminders to return the materials before receiving a bill for replacement costs and losing their ability to check out other items. Their ability will be restored once the items are returned or paid for. Town leaders said late fines had a disproportionate impact on “low-income and traditionally marginalized populations.” 

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Volunteers help with food distribution at Chapel Hill Public Library on Friday, May 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of Tom Simon.
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Chapel Hill's drive-thru food distribution adapts in the wake of COVID-19

For the past five years, the Town of Chapel Hill has worked with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to distribute food to families in the Town's public housing facilities.   However, as the pandemic has caused food demand to increase significantly, the traditional walk-up distribution didn't seem safe anymore, said Public Housing Director Faith Brodie. To continue to serve the local community through the pandemic, the Town and the Food Bank have collaborated with PORCH, a hunger relief organization in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area that is familiar with large-scale distribution and volunteer recruitment. 

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peace and justice plaza.jpg

Protestors gather outside the Peace and Justice Plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020 to protest against police brutality after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans.

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glenwood zoning

Patrick Abele, assistant superintendent of CHCCS, talks about the proposed and current assignment zones of Glenwood Elementary during the family input session on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

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chapel hill town council

The Chapel Hill Town Council looks at the overview of technology use in areas like security, construction and digital transformation. The council met for a work session on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.

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Light Rail meeting

Jay Heikes, Transit-Oriented Development planner at GoTriangle, explains the concept of TOD during a meeting held on Wednesday by Carolina Urbanists, a student organization that aims to help students learn about city and regional planning and to raise awareness of urban issues.

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Light Rail Meeting

Jay Heikes, Transit-Oriented Development planner at GoTriangle, explains the concept of TOD during a meeting held on Wednesday by Carolina Urbanists, a student organization that aims to help students learn about city and regional planning and to raise awareness of urban issues.

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