Zac Lowell


La Residence will reopen in December following electrical fire

According to the official Chapel Hill Fire Department report, a Chapel Hill police officer on patrol reported fire and smoke coming from the site at approximately 6 a.m. Responders managed to put out the fire within 40 minutes. The fire damaged half of the kitchen, and smoke damage to the rest of the site was extensive.

Chapel Hill sees decrease in break-ins over winter break

Thinking of decking out your house or apartment with some high-price items, but worried about theft? Good news — the Chapel Hill Police Department noted a significant decrease in break-ins over winter break this year thanks to extra patrols and student responsiveness.

Old Town Hall to stay on as kitchen

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, a Carrboro-based social work organization, is planning the construction of a new building in Carrboro called FoodFirst to consolidate their services.

Chapel Hill sees changes to town signage

A set of ordinances that helps Chapel Hill keep its small town charm is getting major updates. As it stands, downtown Chapel Hill businesses face a complicated set of procedures for setting up signage. The regulations are mostly text-based and difficult to understand; business owners and even sign companies find themselves unaware of what they can and can’t do when designing exterior space.