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Friday August 12th

Victoria Stilwell


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Sales tax increase on ballot

The Orange County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to place a referendum for a quarter-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The referendum will allow county residents to vote “yes” or “no” on the tax increase, which was narrowly rejected by voters when the county tried the measure in November 2010. The referendum will appear on the municipal elections ballot later this year rather than the primary elections ballot in 2012 — a plan that caused concern among some residents because voter turnout could be low for the rural residents that opposed the tax in the fall. “I personally would not have confidence in the integrity of the process if it were done during the municipal elections,” said Chapel Hill resident Will Raymond.

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Greenbridge may foreclose

Greenbridge, the 10-story Rosemary Street development that opened last fall, faces the threat of foreclosure by its bank. The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Friday that the Greenbridge development could foreclose after Bank of America refused to pay $1.6 million in invoices on the project in October.

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Chapel Hill police, UNC urge precaution after break-in cases

After five women woke up to strangers in their bedrooms and with no suspect for the incidents in custody, Chapel Hill and University police are ramping up security measures off campus. Officials said these extra steps are meant to supplement safety advice that should be practiced consistently, but they recognized the ease of neglecting these precautions in day-to-day life.

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Police looking for male intruder

Between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. Friday, an unidentified man entered the houses of two groups of students living off campus. Chapel Hill police spokesman Lt. Kevin Gunter said in both cases the man entered through unlocked front doors, after which he entered the bedrooms of three students. He left upon his discovery each time.

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School counselor Kim Kelleher holds up a plastic tub of nectarines, which were handed out to each student at New Hope Elementary School on Wednesday. The school is the first in the county to receive government funds to provide its students with fresh produce daily.

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