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Saturday April 1st

Gina Christenson


Aldermen Examine Pine Street Parking

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen shifted their focus to parking regulations in the Pine Street neighborhood as a way to address resident concerns at its regular business meeting Tuesday night. The board's discussion emphasized limiting parking at private residences, but Mayor Mike Nelson said he wanted to see more models from other University towns before making any new ordinances in Carrboro. Residents who spoke at the meeting said the expansion of rental properties on Pine Street poses safety issues in an area with heavy pedestrian traffic.

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Northside Residents Ask for More Protection

The Chapel Hill Town Council and mayor are calling on local officials to bolster enforcement for Northside Chapel Hill -- an area residents say faces a drug problem. Vernell Jones, representing the residents of Northside, asked town officials Monday night to step up law enforcement efforts in the area, which is located north of Rosemary Street near the Carrboro border. "Our community is not safe for our children or the residents," Jones said, adding that the neighborhood is a center for drug activities.

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Local Vendors Prosper Even Without Game

Local businesses reported normal sales last weekend, despite the cancellation of UNC's first home football game and the onset of what some officials say is a slump in the economy. Carolina Family Weekend kept local businesses hopping, and Robert Humphreys, executive director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Commission, said a few business owners mentioned they were pleased with Saturday's sales. "There wasn't a lot going on in the morning, which was probably related to the game, but after lunch things really picked up," Humphreys said.

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