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BRMA has positive effects, report says

UNC School of Education faculty and graduate students evaluated the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (BRMA) program and recently released a report saying the program has positive effects on students involved.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Schools | Comments closed | Full Story »

CHS grad named Bonner Leader

Carrboro High School graduate James Smith has been named a Bonner Leader at UNC.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Schools | Comments closed | Full Story »

What’s a newspaper worth?

As you might imagine, this question has been on my mind a great deal lately.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: What’s in a name?

The jurisdictional issues are killing us.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Constitutional issues implicated

The Chapel Hill Town Council recently heard extensive public comment regarding the bus advertisements sponsored by the Church of Reconciliation.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Town, volunteers made music festival possible

I’d like to send out my personal thanks to all who contributed to Carrboro’s always-special day – especially the rain gods who allowed us a glorious one-day window without rain.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Morals take backseat to money

The Republican candidates in our current election drama have emphasized their stalwart stance on religious and moral issues.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

The Citizen bids adieu

Our efforts to find a successor to take on this newspaper have not borne fruit, so this will be the last issue of The Carrboro Citizen.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

County commissioners adopt transit plans

After months of lengthy discussion, the Orange County Board of Commissioners adopted both the Transit Interlocal Implementation Agreement and the Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plan at its meeting Tuesday night.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Bingham Facility draws concern

The UNC Bingham Facility has been the subject of concern and criticism from advocacy organization Preserve Rural Orange and surrounding neighbors for a number of years, and the university’s recent property acquisition around the facility has only added to the organization’s discontent.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Board to consider school name

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School’s 11th elementary school will open its doors in fall 2013; thus far, the school board has established a redistricting process for its newest students and named Cheryl Carnahan as principal.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News, Schools | Comments closed | Full Story »

Buses to Festifall

Chapel Hill Transit will reroute the NU on Sunday along West Rosemary Street to provide service to Festifall.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Hargrove to chair chancellor search

Wade Hargrove, chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, has been named the chair of the search committee to recommend a successor to Chancellor Holden Thorp, who will step down on June 30, 2013.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Input sought on smoking rule

The Orange County Board of Health is seeking input from those who live and work in Orange County about the proposed smoke-free rule.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Public forum on bus ad policy

The Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a public forum to receive comment on Chapel Hill Transit’s bus advertising policy.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »