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Bills propose sports for home-schoolers

Orange County home-schoolers could get the chance to play on public school sports teams if two bills pass the North Carolina General Assembly. House Bill 253 would allow home-schooled students to participate in the athletic program of the public school they would normally be enrolled in based on residency.

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Bill to block town broadband

New state legislation might leave Chapel Hill unable to provide residents with town-sponsored internet services if passed.House Bill 129, otherwise known as the broadband or level-playing field bill, was filed Feb. 16 and passed through the House of Representatives Monday.

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Carrboro residents voice opinions for proposed library location

Past and present Carrboro residents voiced their opinions on the proposed location of a Orange County Public Library branch at a crowded public hearing Tuesday night.With the bulk of the opposition for the 210 Hillsborough Road site coming from surrounding neighborhood residents, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen requested more information on how a freestanding library could impact local traffic flows before the board makes its decision April 19.

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Class covers the art and trade of composting

Muriel Williman likes to open a can of worms during her compost classes — literally. Williman, the education and outreach coordinator for Orange County’s Solid Waste Department, will hold a class today at 3:30 p.m. at the Carolina Campus Community Garden demonstrating how to build a compost pile.

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Council weighs town's deer population

Although Chapel Hill Town Council members took no action on a petition to reduce the area’s deer population, some say the issue is still one that needs to be addressed. At the council’s Monday meeting, the town sustainability committee presented town officials with a petition to develop a policy to reduce the deer population to about 10 deer per square mile and increase cooperation with UNC in culling the herds.

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Orange County Commissioners discuss improving agenda efficiency

The Orange County Board of Commissioners wrestled with options of how to frame agendas and meetings more efficiently Tuesday night. In other business, County Attorney John Roberts presented the latest draft of an ethics policy that would apply to senior staff members, including department heads and employees that are appointed by the board rather than elected.

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County aims to extend land?ll life until 2016

Orange County is applying to extend the life of its landfill, further delaying a solution for the area’s messiest problem. The Orange County Department of Solid Waste Management is in the process of submitting a permit modification to the state that could extend the Eubanks Road landfill’s life to January 2016 from an earlier 2012 deadline.

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