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Monday June 5th

John Hamlin


Chapel Hill pushes alternative transportation Fridays

Chapel Hill unveiled its newest program aimed at encouraging alternative methods of transportation at a Friday conference. The “Feeling Great Fridays” program, which is set to begin in January, is the next step in an ongoing effort to discourage people from driving to work alone. The town announced the program to representatives from local businesses at the annual Go Chapel Hill Transportation Management conference.

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Chris Blue to assume police chief role

Chris Blue will never forget the day the day he joined the Chapel Hill Police Department 13 years ago. “I love Chapel Hill, and I’ve been here most of my life,” he said. “The day that I got a job offer to be a police officer here was one of the best days of my life.” Blue, who is currently the assistant chief of police, will become the leader of the police force Dec. 1, Chapel Hill Town Manager Roger Stancil announced Monday. A formal swearing-in ceremony for Blue will come later, Stancil said.

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Fifth World Home Brew Festival a success

More than 250 tasters and a combined 60 home brewers and volunteers turned out for Saturday’s World Home Brews Festival, held at Nightlight. The brewers arrived early to eat, drink, network, share tips and have their beers judged. Proceeds from the festival went to Nourish International and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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The annual Handmade Parade will take place this Saturday afternoon. The puppets in the parade have steadily gotten larger every year. 

Courtesy of the Hillsborough Arts Council.

Hillsborough to host Handmade Parade, featuring puppets

Giant puppets, musicians and dancers will soon take over downtown Hillsborough, gamboling down the town’s main thoroughfare. The third annual Handmade Parade, sponsored by the Hillsborough Arts Council, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and is designed as a hands-on experience for attendees. Organizers said the parade, which will begin at the Old Orange County Courthouse, has already grown to match the giant proportions of its puppets.

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