With a new system for provisioning mental health care services now in effect, the question remains of what will happen to smaller providers.
Two Chapel Hill Public Works Department employees who were fired in October have been awarded unemployment benefits by the state Employment Security Commission.
Reiterating his pledge that the failed 2001 reforms of the stateâ€™s mental health care system are â€œdone and over,â€ Secretary of Health and Human Services Lanier Cansler has now implemented the departmentâ€™s long-awaited new model of services provider.
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted last week to eliminate four staff positions, discontinue the countyâ€™s funding of Chapel Hill Transitâ€™s Pittsboro Express bus service and delay a consultantâ€™s update of the countyâ€™s land-use plan.
Chapel Hill Town Manager Roger Stancil issued a memorandum to the Chapel Hill Town Council on Monday regarding the recent firings of Kerry Bigelow and Clyde Clark, former Public Works Department employees.
XDS Inc., a nonprofit agency serving adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in Orange, Person, Chatham, Durham and Alamance counties, is in partnership negotiations with the UNC Department of Psychiatryâ€™s Center for Excellence in Community Public Health, with the objective of providing better and more services throughout the area.
Two Town of Chapel Hill Public Works Department employees who were fired last month have filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a grievance with the town.
OPC Area Program, the local governmental agency that oversees publicly funded mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services, has entered into merger negotiations with the Alamance-Caswell Local Management Entity (LME).
Two Town of Chapel Hill Public Works Department employees who were suspended in September have been fired, according to a statement released by the town on Friday.
The lawyer representing two suspended Town of Chapel Hill workers said that the tactics town administrators are using are â€œright out of an anti-labor playbook.â€
A group of UNC housekeepers was joined by students and others last Wednesday as they marched from the post office on Franklin Street to South Building and presented Chancellor Holden Thorpâ€™s office with a list of workplace grievances.
State NAACP head William Barber traveled to Chapel Hill Tuesday night to help rally support for a march on Washington, D.C. planned for next month.
The distance from Phnom Penh to Saigon has diminished. Actually, you no longer can go from Phnom Penh to Saigon, as there no longer is a Saigon. But the last time Perry Deane Young was in the region, in 1972, the distance from Phnom Penh to whatâ€™s now called Ho Chi Minh City seemed considerable. War has that effect on distances.
The Town of Pittsboro Board of Commissioners has issued an interim interpretation of the townâ€™s noise ordinance that management of The City Tap says will allow the bar to continue to present live music.
The management of The City Tap in Pittsboro will ask the Town of Pittsboro Board of Commissioners to reconsider the townâ€™s noise ordinance to allow the bar to present live music at what it considers to be a reasonable decibel level.