According to Orange County's stay-at-home order, play centers, private and public playgrounds, skate parks and recreation centers will all be closed to the public in an attempt to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Greenways and trails will remain open to the public.
Some college students are concerned because they aren't specifically addressed in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the third federal bill addressing the COVID-19 crisis. Most Americans will receive direct checks for $1,200 — or $2,400 for married couples who jointly file tax returns — with an additional $500 for each child aged 17 and under. If a student is still considered a dependent on their parents' taxes, however, they will not receive a direct check themselves.
UNC alum Lex Coelho and her sister Amelie created Chapel Hill Community Post last week to serve as a forum for both needs and offers that community members have as a result of COVID-19.
The Town Council unanimously passed the motion authorizing a memorandum of understanding with Grubb Properties for the East Rosemary Downtown Redevelopment Project. Additionally, the Council also passed a motion to move forward in an incentive agreement with Well Dot, Inc. (Well).
This study could provide insight on how many people park downtown and where they park so that Carrboro can plan for an adequate parking program.
The 15-member council has seats for each elected body, including representatives from the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, Hillsborough Board of Commissioners, Carrboro Town Council and Chapel Hill Town Council. A fifth designated seat goes to a representative from the Orange County Agricultural Preservation Board, whose role is to represent agriculture and farming.
In a recent town meeting, Chapel Hill Community Arts and Culture details how they plan to lead by example, and plan events that are not only more sustainable, but inclusive as well.
North Carolina began discussing the possibility of moving up the election date in 2016. During the 2017-2018 session, the General Assembly passed a bill mandating that primary elections will be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March for all even-numbered election years, starting in 2019.