Lara Carson


Franklin Hotel relocates parking to public lot

Chapel Hill drivers last week lost 40 free public parking spots to guests of The Franklin Hotel. While the hotel’s garage is closed for repairs, guest parking has been relocated to the previously metered lot behind Chipotle on Franklin Street.

Town council says Chapel Hill debt is manageable

Bond referendums, facility planning and employee surveys were discussed at Wednesday’s Town Council work session. Business management director Kenneth C. Pennoyer presented the results of the recent bond referendum. All five bond orders were approved and the next step in the issuing process is certification of the referendum on Nov. 23.

New holiday and apartment complex stem from town meeting

Monday night’s town council business meeting covered a broad spectrum of topics including new holidays and public safety hazards. The town of Chapel Hill will now recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October in lieu of Columbus Day, a federal holiday honoring the Italian explorer who preceded the Spanish expedition that resulted in the exploitation of native inhabitants.