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Monday December 5th

Leah Cole


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Town Tables Development Plan

Chapel Hill Town Council members delayed a decision on tying future development to the public school systems after heated debate Monday night.The Town Council decided to wait for more information regarding an adequate public school facilities ordinance amendment.The council instead voted to refer the matter to the town staff and lawyer for further comment and revision.

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Town Studies Options for New Land

After a public hearing that attracted no comment from residents, the Chapel Hill Town Council passed a resolution to purchase a tract of land that could soon house the Chapel Hill Public Works Department.The council needs to find a new location for both the Public Works and Transportation departments because of the likelihood that their current University-owned leases will not be renewed."As the council well knows, we face difficulty," Town Manager Cal Horton said.The departments are currently located on the Horace Williams property on Airport Road.The town rents this lan

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Council Set to Petition State for Road Widening

The Chapel Hill Town Council decided not take no for an answer. The Town Council passed a motion Monday, forming a delegation to plead its case to the N.C. secretary of transportation asking that the three-lane expansion of Weaver Dairy Road be allowed to move forward. The N.C. Department of Transportation did not accept the council's recommendation for a three-lane expansion of Weaver Dairy Road.On Jan. 22, the Town Council passed a motion endorsing an expansion of Weaver Dairy Road to a three-lane cross section.

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Sierra Club Broaches Its Concerns With Master Plan

The Orange-Chatham Group of the Sierra Club publicly raised environmental concerns about the University's growth to the Chapel Hill Town Council, hoping to influence the planning process for UNC's Master Plan.Sierra Club members said they would like their 13 environmental and community principles to be incorporated into the Master Plan, a blueprint for campus growth over the next 50 years.

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Land Tract Will Mix Residences, Research

Residents voiced their complaints about the University's revised proposal to develop the Horace Williams property, claiming the community cannot support what is being planned.The proposal, presented at Monday's Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, calls for the development of intermingled institutional/research, residential and retail facilities at the tract, a 970-acre piece of land along Airport Road. The proposal is part of UNC's Master Plan, a blueprint for campus growth over the next 50 years.

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Low Pot Prices Attract Long Lines

HILLSBOROUGH - About 800 people gathered in Hillsborough on Saturday morning to wait in line with numbered stickers on their chests. When 8:30 a.m. arrived, the shoppers filed into the Vietri Warehouse Sale, the culmination of waiting all morning for a chance to buy imported Italian handcrafted pottery at discounted prices. The biannual sale allows Vietri the opportunity to sell one-of-a-kind samples, and discounted, overstocked and slightly flawed pieces to fans. But the sale has not always been so big.

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