GREENVILLE — At the Young and College Democrats of North Carolina convention this weekend, the message was clear — the Democratic Party wants to retake control of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion by 2016.
Prioritization of N.C. transportation projects for the new Strategic Transportation Investments law is well underway, according to state officials at the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee on Friday.
After Sandy Hook Elementary School faced tragedy when a gunman killed 20 students and six adults, North Carolina took action to promote school safety.
A UNC animal research facility has had a troubled history of environmental violations — and on Wednesday, a state environmental review committee discussed recent improvements.
Braving a tornado warning and a 30-mile walk, about 50 people marched for eight hours from Chapel Hill to Raleigh Saturday to urge N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper to give a legal opinion on whether students without documentation can receive in-state tuition.
On Saturday, immigrant students and activists will embark on a 20-mile trek from Chapel Hill to Raleigh to urge N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper to provide a legal opinion on whether students in the U.S. without documentation qualify for in-state tuition.
The United States should have more global participation in order to create more jobs at home, influential North Carolina leaders said Monday.
Due to rising fuel efficiency standards, the North Carolina and federal governments will have to find alternative revenues to fund transportation as the biggest source of revenue — the motor fuels tax — continues to decline.
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stressed the importance of government compromise to solve the nation’s problems when he spoke at the UNC School of Government on Thursday. LaHood, who served as transportation secretary from 2009 to 2013, gave the 2013 Deil S.
Although graduate student Courtney Beck said the recycling bins all around Carrboro are already an efficient service that make Carrboro eco-friendly, she also said bus routes could provide more direct routes to Carrboro. “They should change the bus routes so that the J goes from Smith Level into Carroboro,” she said. “Or put a sidewalk on Greensboro.”
Graduate student Ian Winklestern said he thinks that Carrboro is already very eco-friendly. “They have a pretty cool bike bath,” he said. “I’m totally cool with that community garden idea.”
Part one of the North Carolina Health Care Media Summit: how do journalists cover health care? What are the problems with their coverage?
With the Senate campaign beginning, candidates are staking their pressing issues in North Carolina. After the North Carolina General Assembly passed a controversial budget, Sen.
The Carrboro Board of Alderman want their town to get physical. During their meeting Tuesday night, the alderman approved 3 temporary street closing permits for events in March and April that stress fitness. On April 13, Carrboro will hold the Carrboro Open Streets event coordinated by The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition.
During their Tuesday night meeting, the Carrboro Board of Alderman moved forward with an initiative to provide Internet to communities — but the board is weary of the possible legal implications of the move. The Gig.U initiative is a nationwide effort to provide high-speed Internet access to universities and their surrounding communities. “This is an opportunity to build an infrastructure that is needed in a digital knowledge-based economy,” Kristen Smith, Director of Public Policy and Member Engagement at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, said. She said it would also help to recruit the employers that the area desires.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed new ways to entice developers to build more affordable housing in the town at its meeting on Tuesday. On June 26, the board formed the Affordable Housing Task Force, a committee consisting of Aldermen Dan Coleman, Sammy Slade and Michelle Johnson.
At Monday’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, council members brainstormed ways to encourage more food trucks to set up shop in Chapel Hill. Baguettaboutit is the only food truck in Chapel Hill with vendor permits.
Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said he was enjoying lunch at The Carolina Brewery when he had a big idea. “I said to my friends ‘You know what, I’m going to take advantage of this,’” he said.
Dozens of residents spoke out against a new development plan that could put a big-box retail store in the town Wednesday night. At the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, Scott Murray Land Planning, Inc. presented a concept plan for the Obey Creek development — which would be located off U.S. 15-501 across from Southern Village.
Orange County Commissioners talked wells at a Monday night meeting. After David Weekley Homes applied for a permit from the county for a 26-lot residential development, nearby residents were concerned with the well system currently in place. The residential development would be located on 68.5 acres of land just east of the intersection of Mt. Sinai Road and N.C. Hwy. 86 in Chapel Hill.
Some Carrboro residents want to keep Carrboro how it is, even for the town’s animals. On Tuesday, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen passed annexation and rezoning permits for the Claremont South development, which has sparked opposition from many Carrboro residents.