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‘Wouldn’t trade the experience for anything’

The Fridays in their home. Photo by Ava BarlowEditor’s Note: Longtime UNC System President William Friday passed away in his sleep early today (Friday). This story originally ran on June 4, 2009.
October 12, 2012 | Posted in: Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Town talks Johnny’s mediation

Having received both complaints about and statements of support for Johnny’s, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to look into using mediation to resolve the ongoing conflict between some neighbors of the property and the business.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Alabama Ave. property rezoned

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to rezone three parcels of land at the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Jones Ferry Road.
September 27, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Charterwood approved

The Chapel Hill Town Council on Monday voted 5-4 to approve the Charterwood project.
September 27, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Carrboro to share Rogers Road costs

The Carrboro BoA voted unanimously to share costs for both the community center and the installation of sewer service for the Rogers Road neighborhood.
September 20, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Charterwood vote returns

A decision on Charterwood has still not been made, and the Chapel Hill Town Council is set to take a third vote on the project.
September 20, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Group calls for ads’ removal

Residents both in support of and against the controversial bus ads’ removal packed the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting last week.
September 20, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

A campus mourns again

Crowds gather with lit candles to mourn Faith Hedgepeth while the Stoney Creek Drum Group performs at the UNC campus Monday. PHOTO BY DUNCAN HOGENearly a week after the murder of 19-year-old UNC student Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, police have yet to announce a cause of death.
September 13, 2012 | Posted in: Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

BOA seeks Transit stop

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to ask Triangle Transit to extend service with a stop in downtown Carrboro.
September 13, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Carrboro BOA tackles Fannie Mae

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen took on an issue that is preventing some local homeowners from refinancing their mortgages or selling their homes.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Controversial ads back on buses

The original ad, paid for by the Church of Reconciliation, was taken off Chapel Hill Transit buses. The church added its contact information, and the ads are back up.  IMAGE COURTESY OF THE CHURCH OF RECONCILIATIONA little more than a week after their removal, a group of controversial ads is back up on Chapel Hill Transit buses.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Town to appeal ruling on cell phone, towing laws

Earlier this month, a judge struck down Chapel Hill’s towing and cell phone ordinances, but the town council is standing behind both laws and will appeal the rulings.
August 30, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Dome makes journey to Burning Man

Carrboro resident John Quick deconstructs the geodesic dome he and a few friends constructed to transport out to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for Burning Man, where it will serve as a temporary venue of sorts. PHOTO BY JAMIE DEGRAWHeading out Hillsborough Road near McDougle School earlier this month, you may have noticed an odd structure but almost as soon as the dome appeared, it was gone.
August 23, 2012 | Posted in: Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Health dept. awaits next steps

Officials say certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can enhance the quality of life for all people in Orange County.
August 23, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Beloved crossing guard dies

Longtime McDougle School crossing guard James Burnette greets students crossing Hillsborough Road in 2008. Burnette, who died last week at UNC Hospitals, will be sorely missed by the community.  Photo by Kirk RossMembers of the McDougle School community will head back to class, but a familiar face won’t be there to greet them on their way to school.
August 23, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »