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A stack of books from the Chapel Hill Public Library on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The Library has since decided that it will not be reopening in Phase One of North Carolina's COVID-19 recovery plan.

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.” 


Chapel Hill Transit U bus driver gives thumbs up signal as he approaches the bus stop outside of the UNC Student Stores

Your guide to fall 2020 Chapel Hill Transit

As incoming students look forward to moving to Chapel Hill, the leaders of the Transit system that keeps them moving also looks to plan for bussing UNC's student body and the Town of Chapel Hill during a pandemic.


Volunteers help with food distribution at Chapel Hill Public Library on Friday, May 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of Tom Simon.

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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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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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.


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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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.


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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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.


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.

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.


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.

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.