Daniel Schere



Orange County approves Rogers Road funding

On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Commissioners took one more step toward giving the residents of the Rogers Road community what they’ve asked for since 1972. At its meeting, the board unanimously voted to set aside a $500,000 capital fund for the construction of a community center for the Rogers Road neighborhood — which has housed the county’s landfill for 40 years.

County Commissioner Candidates share views with Carrboro

Primary elections are less than a month away, and candidates for the Orange County Commissioners District 1 seats are gearing up. Candidates Penny Rich, Pam Hemminger and Mark Dorosin met Wednesday night at Carrboro Town Hall to answer questions from citizens about their positions on issues.

Franklin Street Pizza and Pasta to leave, favorite dishes to stay

When Franklin Street Pizza & Pasta reopens in August as Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria, it will still offer old favorites such as the pink basil penne pasta and garlic knots. When longtime Franklin Street Pizza and Pasta owner Craig Samuels sold his business to Tomato Jake’s owner Glen Gordon in February, many longtime customers expressed concern and sadness about the change.

Chapel Hill again defers cell phone ban

Chapel Hill Town Council members just can’t decide what to do about cell phone use on town roads. The council could have voted Monday on a measure that would have banned residents older than 18 from talking on cell phones while driving. The measure, which would punish violators with fines, has graced town agendas starting in early 2010.

Aldermen discuss downtown ordinances

Two land use ordinance amendments, if passed, would increase the number of mixed-use facilities in Downtown Carrboro as well as widen North Greensboro Street to two lanes. The Board of Aldermen discussed the amendments at their Tuesday night meeting and heard comments from the public on the issue.