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Greenbridge installs solar panels to heat water

By today’s end, Greenbridge will be one step closer to achieving its environmentally friendly claim.Greenbridge, a two-building development property on West Rosemary Street, began the installation of 45 solar panels on the roof of its 10-story East Building.

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Chapel Hill condos attract wealthy sports fans

Tim Cooper is about to close on a condo in Chapel Hill so he can have a place to stay when he comes on the weekends to watch UNC sports.He’s one of many allowing the Greenbridge, 140 West Franklin and East 54 developments to get close to selling out as they attract Rams Club members looking for a place to stay during games.

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Chapel Hill development 140 West sells first condos

As other development projects in Chapel Hill experience delays, one local condominium project is on track to break ground in June.140 West Franklin, a planned condominium development at the intersection of Franklin Street and Church Street in the current location of a town parking lot, has sold 4

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Carrboro Harris Teeter plans still contentious

Though plans for a new Harris Teeter in Carrboro are well underway, local residents remain vigilant in their opposition to a planned entrance for the grocery store.Construction of the Harris Teeter, which will be located in a new shopping center on Jones Ferry Road, began in 2007.

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Greenbridge walls, property vandalized

An already controversial plot of land has taken another shot this weekend — this time from vandals.Damages to the Greenbridge development totaled about $11,000 after it was spray-painted in several areas Saturday night, including 14 concrete columns, 21 walls, five doors and a fork lift, according to Chapel Hill police reports.

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Halloween shrinks to ?t town’s vision

When town leaders said they would restrict Halloween festivities on Franklin Street last year, students didn’t think they could be successful.But when the crowd was downsized by more than half — from 80,000 to 35,000 — and police cleared the street without a hitch at midnight, efforts to limit the celebration were deemed a success.Their plan, called Homegrown Halloween, will be implemented for the second time Saturday, with the support of Student Body President Jasmin Jones, Mayor Kevin Foy and police chief Brian Curran.

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Town offiials reject expansion property

In a search for expansion property, the Chapel Hill police, fire, and recreation departments came up empty-handed this week.Chapel Hill Town Manager Roger Stancil released a memorandum Wednesday declining to purchase Dawson Hall, a site off of Interstate-40 with more office space.“The site was not a perfect fit — it’s incompatible” Assistant Town Manager Bruce Heflin said.

Four Corners Bar reopens this week after it closed in July due to slow business. DTH/Gladys Manzur
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Four Corners bar will get another chance

The reopening of Four Corners bar this week has the potential to revive surrounding bars.Owners of bars on East Franklin Street say if one is crowded, they will reap profits from bar hoppers and improved perception of the area.“Any activity on our end of Franklin Street will add to our business,” said Howard McDonald, owner of East End Oyster and Martini Bar.UNC alumni Steve Woodham and Chris Brewer bought Four Corners at 175 E. Franklin St. in July after it closed due to slow business and a struggling economy.

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