After Hookah Bliss closed in 2010, hookah bars have all but died in Chapel Hill — and this is likely to remain so. The Orange County Smoke-Free Public Places Rule passed in 2012 effectively prohibited smoking in any indoor premises where the public is allowed. The rule came at the heels of a statewide smoking ban in public places that was passed in 2010.
Saarah Khan’s food options in the dining hall are limited. She mostly eats pasta, salad and an occasional veggie burger.
Former UNC student Chandler Kania, 20, visited two Chapel Hill bars early in the morning on July 19, according to law enforcement officers. Officers say he had a fake ID that was checked at the door and had no problem buying drinks.
Seven months after the Chapel Hill shooting, Yousef Abu-Salha, brother of the victims, is busy studying for his first exams at the UNC School of Medicine, keeping up with philanthropic activities inspired by the deceased and awaiting the verdict of the murderer.
Christian Lundberg received an email two weeks ago notifying him of a diagnosed case of whooping cough at The Expedition School in Hillsborough, where his children study.
Angelo Marrone, owner of Italian Pizzeria III, feels relieved that his restaurant is still operating on Franklin Street after the downtown district suffered from a string of closures in recent years.
An awards night complete with red carpets, cocktail receptions and entertainment will celebrate Chapel Hill-Carrboro businesses on May 28, hosted by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.