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Town Agrees to Lift Cap, Work Out Plan Details

Chapel Hill officials informed University leaders at a meeting Wednesday that they are willing to help UNC meet its needs for the Master Plan by lifting its square footage cap.Originally, the University had asked that the town remove the cap of about 14 million square feet to make more room for UNC's Master Plan, a blueprint for long-term campus growth.The new cap will be set at 110 percent of what the University submitted as its capital needs for the next 10 years.

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Appeal to NRC Awaits Federal Support

Federal legislators are not sure what their role will be in the latest round of appeals between Orange County representatives and a local power company.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled March 1 to allow Carolina Power & Light Co.'s Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant to open its existing storage pools. The plant plans to open the first pool by this summer and the second one within the next 10 years.The latest appeal, a letter signed by Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange and Rep. Verla Insko, D-Orange, asked the NRC to review the process used to approve the plant's expansion.

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Local Officials Debate Long Term Adult Care

Orange County officials and state representatives gathered Tuesday night to hear concerns about the status of long-term adult care in the county.The Orange County Adult Care Home Advisory Committee and the Orange County Nursing Home Advisory Committees voiced their concerns to the Orange County Board of Commissioners, Orange County's two representatives in the state house, one of its state senators, and a representative of the office of U.S. Rep.

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Grants Help Group Lend `A Helping Hand'

An area nonprofit organization has been awarded two grants totaling $37,400 from groups on both the local and national levels to help expand care of Chapel Hill's elderly and disabled.A Helping Hand has provided care to senior citizens and the disabled since May 1995, when the group was founded. With the grant funds, the organization will have more opportunities for volunteers to get involved.The grants were provided by two groups.

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