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Online worker center proposed

For years, local advocates for day laborers have envisioned a center where workers could gather, in a safe and supportive setting, to find employment.
August 16, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Towing, cell phone laws struck down

Chapel Hill officials are hoping to schedule a special meeting to craft a towing ordinance that would comply with the judge’s order.
August 9, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Library books vandalized

When the Chapel Hill Public Library moved into its temporary location at University Mall last fall, an unwelcome follower made the move too.
August 9, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

300 East Main moving right along

Construction on 300 East Main is progressing on schedule following the March groundbreaking. The crane will likely remain on the site through September.  Photo by Alicia Stemper300 East Main is back on track and staying on schedule, with completion of the project’s first phase slated for May.
August 2, 2012 | Posted in: Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Carrboro-born business ‘spreads the word’

David Iberkleid believes in the power of information – so much so that he helps bring all sorts of information to 72,000 Spanish-speaking people every day.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: Features | Comments closed | Full Story »

Storm wreaks havoc downtown

A large tree in front of a home on Manor Ridge Drive split during a storm Tuesday afternoon. The storm left 15,000 Orange County homes without power. PHOTO BY DAVID JESSEEA strong storm swept through Orange County on Tuesday afternoon, downing trees and knocking out power for homes across the county.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Family Dollar proposal denied

The Carrboro Board of Adjustment in June voted to deny a variance needed for a Family Dollar store proposed for a one-acre parcel.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Landmark tree struck, monitored

Flowers adorn the willow oak on the east end of the Weaver Street lawn. The tree, which is thought to be about 80 years old, was struck by lightning last Thursday evening. Photo by Duncan HogeA familiar piece of the Carrboro skyline was endangered last Thursday when lightning struck a large willow oak on the Weaver Street lawn.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

ACA decision leaves questions for health centers

A vast number of uninsured Americans should obtain health coverage, one way or another, by 2014.
July 19, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Main St. sewer issue resolved

The sewer issues related to the 100 block of East Main Street have been resolved with grant funding secured by Carrboro officials.
July 12, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Local legislators paint dark picture

Orange County’s elected delegation painted a bleak picture at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce’s annual State Legislative Briefing.
July 12, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

CVS developers present new plans

Plan 1Developers of a CVS project proposed for the corner of North Greensboro and Weaver streets have returned with three revised plans.
July 5, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Charterwood project still in limbo

Charterwood won a majority of approval votes by the Chapel Hill Town Council.
June 28, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Council votes to approve CH2020

The Chapel Hill Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan.
June 28, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

No tax hike for CH

The Chapel Hill Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the town’s 2012-13 budget, with no property-tax increase.
June 28, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »