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Hoteliers around the world have not had a good night’s sleep in months due to the drastic reduction in business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With stay-at-home orders, travel and tourism ground to a halt. Hotels laid off or furloughed all but a skeleton staff, and some hotel brands shuttered venues altogether.
Chapel Hill real estate agents say the coronavirus pandemic has made a tough market tougher for home buyers in the area and a sweet market sweeter for sellers.
New Year’s Eve 2017 will always stand out for Jill McCullough. She got a lot of paperwork done. As revelers gathered at parties large and small across the Triangle, McCullough hunkered down inside her home in the Caldwell community in Orange County and filled out her application to join the Peace Corps.
The Town of Carrboro will host a special online program celebrating Juneteenth on Friday.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen our nation torn apart, and we have also seen it come together. We have seen the institutional racism—the racism that People of Color face every day—erupt into the wider consciousness of our nation.
Thousands of local residents — black and white, old and young — marched up Franklin Street Saturday in a peaceful protest to “honor lives lost to police violence.”
The Chapel Hill Town Council issued a joint statement Wednesday night in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the large-scale national protests that have ensued.
It is highly unlikely that we will be going to concerts or festivals anytime soon. These kinds of events are missed, however, so when Chatham Rabbits showed up in the Glen Lennox neighborhood on a recent Sunday morning it was great fun.
The night light might be bright. Duke Energy is expected to complete a month-long project of replacing 2,000 street lights on major streets in Chapel Hill with more environmentally friendly LED lights by the end of May.
Now that there is a “Shelter in Place” order, our stores will still be open, and you will still be able to shop for groceries. To prepare for this phase, here are some updates and requests:
Thousands of K-12 students in Orange County rely on free and reduced-price school meals. Thanks to groups like TABLE, these students won’t be left hungry while school is out.
As Orange County’s “stay at home” order, issued because of the coronavirus outbreak, begins to take effect, it means more time around spouses and kids. For some families, it may mean college students and young adults returning, living at home with parents again. Roommates are now sharing space with each other almost all the time.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has a plan in place to provide lunch and a snack for children at sites throughout town on weekdays. Additionally, local non-profits are gearing up to provide groceries and other essentials to local families.
To limit the spread of respiratory viruses and safeguard those most at risk of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Town of Chapel Hill is postponing, canceling, or modifying events and programs until further notice.
The second TRIANGLE SONGWRITERS COMPETITION will be held on Sunday, March 15 at Special Treats Chocolate Lounge in Chapel Hill.
The Chapel Hill Historical Society is seeking nominations for its annual Community Treasures awards. These awards recognize long-time residents of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County whose kind hearts and good deeds have made our communities better places for all.
This is the story of neighbors working together to help an animal in need.
Don’t hesitate! Online Ticket Sales for the Chapel Hill Garden Tour, April 25 & 26, 2020, are NOW AVAILABLE at the link below!!
Each year, the Orange County Board of Commissioners is asked to fund a number of important programs that address complex social issues throughout the county.
The following official statement is submitted by Rev. Dr. Michael Cousin and Rev. Dr. Rodney L. Coleman on behalf of their congregations regarding the UNC Settlement with the NC Sons of Confederate Veterans.
What is pickleball? It is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., with approximately 3.3 million people playing. And here in Chapel Hill we have a vibrant, enthusiastic community of about 800 pickleball players.
It was standing room only for the annual Community Carol Sing at the former Manns Chapel Methodist Church.
A young Chapel Hill artist has won national honors for her photography. Alex Rae Hogue, 16, has been named an honorable mention winner in the annual photography competition sponsored by the National YoungArts Foundation.
Now in its 22nd year, the 12 Days of Christmas celebration at the Carolina Inn has become a local holiday tradition.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is encouraging everyone to “Think Safety” around the holidays. Steps are being taken to assist members of the community to remain as safe as possible through the new year.
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SCHOOLS By Jock Lauterer More than 50 years ago in Chapel Hill, there were two high schools — one for black students, one for white. Now there is one alumni…
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COMMUNITY By Staff Reports Perhaps you’ve seen him on campus. Or more likely, heard him. His high piercing whistle mysteriously blending with the songs of the mockingbird, the song sparrow….