Maurice Jones was appointed as Chapel Hill's newest town manager in July 2017 and began in August. Prior to joining the Town of Chapel Hill staff, he was the town manager of Charlottesville, Va., notably during the protests of August 2017. The Daily Tar Heel sat down with him on Monday for the first time to talk to him about his transition and goals for the town.
Since the purchase, the governments have engaged in little substantive discussion about the land, 104 acres of which are jointly owned and 60 of which belong solely to Orange County.
The resolution, which passed 6-1, asks the representative for Orange County to join other U.S. House Democrats in backing the call of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for a Select Committee on the Green New Deal.
Chapel Hill is facing an affordable and public housing crisis, but a new program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development aims to help the problem.
The federal government shutdown is affecting the progress of the Durham-Orange Light Rail project, which aims to make transportation from Chapel Hill to downtown Durham easier.
“We continue to mourn the lives lost to Hurricane Florence as we face the task of recovery with determination and compassion.”
Chapel Hill is working to improve their bronze rating by The League of American Bicyclists to a gold.
In Chapel Hill, 19,000 people live in food deserts, the majority in areas around Franklin Street. Several nonprofits in and around Chapel Hill are pushing programs to help alleviate the issue.
North Carolina voters cast their ballots Tuesday on six constitutional amendments, deciding on everything from voter identification to income taxes.
Earls previously worked as an attorney and civil rights advocate for 30 years. She founded the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, worked in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton administration and worked on the U.S. Supreme Court case Covington v. North Carolina, in which the Supreme Court decided North Carolina's legislative districts to be unconstitutional gerrymandering.