Michelle Zayed


AUIYB - Owners Antonio McBroom (left) and Eric Taylor prepare for Ben and Jerry's Grand Re-Opening as well as Auntie Anne's addition Wednesday, January 11.

All up in your business

Ben and Jerry’s will reopen the doors of its Chapel Hill scoop shop — its first in North Carolina — Jan. 11, adding a new look and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

	The massing diagram of the plans for 123 West Franklin includes apartments, an underground parking garage and extra office space.

123 West Franklin holds public meeting

University Square on Franklin Street could be replaced with a development that would include apartments, an underground parking garage and extra office space. Developers for the project, called 123 West Franklin, shared plans for the first phase of development and received feedback at a public information meeting Thursday, a required step in the town’s application process.

Rev. Robert Campbell, President of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, spoke Sunday afternoon at the Peace and Justice Celebration.

Chapel Hill honors peace and justice leaders

Civil rights activists who dedicated their lives to promoting individual freedom in Chapel Hill were remembered and honored Sunday. The town added the names of Yonni Chapman, Rebecca Clark, Rev. Charles Jones and Dan Pollitt, to a granite plate in front of the post office at the Peace and Justice Plaza.

Local officials talk potential library locations

On Thursday night the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen held their first ever joint meeting. At the meeting, commissioners presented the proposed new criteria for the new location of the Southwest branch county public library.

Obama discusses unity, innovation in his State of the Union address

t was all about innovation, unity and progress at the State of the Union speech Tuesday night. President Obama discussed the creation of new innovative economy, a better educated workforce and improving the nation’s infrastructure along with controversial issues such as health care reform, the repeal of “Dont ask, Don’t tell” and immigration reform.

European nations interested in American elections

While elections are exceedingly important to Americans, three European journalists who attended a UNC Young Democrats election-results party, said many European nations also have an interest in American politics. Matija Babic, a reporter of Croatia, said that many Europeans view American politicians as arrogant, but find Democratic views more appealing. Most Europeans are pro-Obama, he said. “Almost everyone from Croatia would be Democrats if they were to move here” Babic said.

Student gets paid to stay off of Facebook

Facebook — the blessing and the curse. Most college students check their profile on a daily basis getting excited about new notifications or just checking out what their friends are up to through their status updates. But one University of South Carolina student insists her Facebook days are over.