Occupy Chapel Hill will be one of the many voices at the tuition hike rally outside of the General Administration building today.
The Orange County Family Resource Centers has provided after-school programs to local children for 18 years, but now budget cuts have decreased the services the group can offer.
Fifth-grader Bonnie Stolt says she has been reading at least 100 minutes a day since her elementary school began its 14th annual Read-a-thon. She and the rest of the students at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School are aiming to read that much everyday from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3. Their effort is part of a two-week fundraiser that brought local celebrity guest readers to the school for a special event Wednesday night.
Some residents think the eight months the town has set aside to form Chapel Hill 2020, a new plan to guide its future growth, will not be long enough. A group of petitioners plans to ask Town Council to extend the process until 2013. The council started working on the plan this fall and plan to conclude it in June.
With historic amounts of cash pouring into this year’s elections as a result of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Orange County officials are joining in a national effort to oppose the change in campaign finance laws.
As Orange County’s landfill approaches capacity and its Eubanks Road site nears its closing date, local officials continue to debate the best way to deal with the county’s trash.
With more than half of the school board seats up for grabs, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are looking at a year filled with change. Candidates and school officials said the adoption of a new curriculum, working with a newly hired superintendent and dealing with budget cuts will be key issues this election.
As the last few minutes of the voting day ticked away, two voters were still completing their ballots at the new North Carrboro precinct.
Chapel Hill Town Council candidates fielded questions centering on the town’s relationship with the University at a Thursday night forum held at UNC’s Campus Y. Issues near and dear to the University’s heart — like town-gown relationships and food trucks — took center stage at one of the last forums before Tuesday’s election.