Council members met Wednesday evening to give feedback on a proposed housing project to be built on undeveloped land in southern Chapel Hill, across 15-501 from Southern Village.Read More
Two of Chapel Hill’s community advisory boards met this week to discuss major redevelopment projects currently making their way through the Town’s review process….
With topics ranging from policing, the Town’s purse and road safety, Wednesday’s town council work session offered Chapel Hill’s elected officials updates from task forces and options for how to spend federal funding….
Wednesday evening’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting featured more discussion than action as council members heard updates regarding local initiatives to adapt to climate change…
The most important issue facing local government administrations in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County during the past year and in the months ahead is certainly the Covid-19 pandemic…
Mayor Lydia Lavelle will host the eighth annual community reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.” The community reading will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4….
Within a week of one another, two local elected officials announced their departure from office. Lydia Lavelle, Carrboro’s mayor since 2013, said on May 26 she would not seek re-election….
Chapel Hill residents are voicing concern over the late-night meeting times of recent public hearings, some of which have lasted until midnight and beyond.
Opinion: On March 10, Chapel Hill Town Council Member Hongbin Gu petitioned the council to consider a zoning change that would restrict the use of certain land, including the mobile home park on 1200 MLK Jr. Blvd…
Chapel Hill Town Council approved the rezoning application for 1200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at its March 10 meeting by a 5-3 vote. The vote tally held the same as at council’s Feb. 24 meeting.
At the March 5 meeting of the Council Committee on Economic Sustainability, town staff presented Town Council with a proposal for a pilot program to regulate short-term rentals conducted through sites like Airbnb and VRBO in Chapel Hill.
Stackhouse Properties told the town of Chapel Hill that if they do not get zoning approval to erect a four-story self-storage facility on the property they own at 1200 and 1204 MLK Jr. Blvd., they will sell the property and have already received an offer from a buyer who likely will evict the 70+ families who live in the Tar Heel Mobile Home Park (MBH) that currently occupies the site.
Chris Atack will be the new chief of the Carrboro Police Department. Atack, a captain who is a 22-year veteran of the department, will begin his new position effective Feb. 15
Chapel Hill became the third North Carolina municipality — and third in Orange County — to enact an LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance Wednesday night.
Orange County governing boards will consider adopting new safeguards against LGBTQ discrimination this month, following the expiration of a three-year state ban blocking those protections.
The new headquarters for the Chapel Hill Police Department may still turn out to be the present headquarters. While reviewing a concept plan this week for a proposed municipal services center on Weaver Dairy Road Extension that would include the headquarters, the Chapel Hill Town Council decided to explore what it would cost to redevelop the current, centrally located site and remediate safety concerns there.
The Chapel Hill Town Council will review the latest concept plan for a municipal services center and new police headquarters Wednesday and once again will be faced with competing interests to balance.
Is the Carrboro Town Council fiddling while the town burns from global warming? This month, council members approved by a 6-1 vote the schematic design of a nearly $26 million library, civic and performance space and parking deck to be built on the town parking lot at 203 South Greensboro Street between Roberson and Carr streets.
Significant reform of Orange County bail practices this year has led to a major reduction in how many people have been detained pretrial, according to a local group monitoring the changes.
“This can’t just be a talking group,” said Delores Bailey, a member of the town of Chapel Hill’s new Re-Imagining Community Safety Task Force. “I feel like my participation [in the task force] will help my community if this group can honestly name three of the policing problems and then solve them … we’ve got to name it and fix it.”
Carrboro moved closer toward reparations for Black residents last week when its town council approved a resolution that lays out next steps along the path to making amends for hundreds of years of injustice.
Over the past 10 months, the Chapel Hill Town Council has been discussing proposed redevelopment along East Rosemary Street that would include construction of a parking deck by the town and development of a new 200,000+ square foot office/research building by Grubb Properties.
The resolution before the Orange County Board of Commissioners at its Sept. 15 meeting called for the support of legalizing marijuana. But that wasn’t clear from the title: “A Resolution Supporting the Decriminalization of Marijuana.”
The agenda item on Carrboro Town Council’s Sept. 2 meeting called for a discussion on tree distribution disparity in historically Black neighborhoods, perhaps as a way to tiptoe in to the topic of reparations. But the council never got to the trees.
Twenty-five years ago, market researcher Diane Bloom conducted focus groups on the then-emerging technology of telemedicine. As a community advocate and Chapel Hill resident, she also spent many evenings at Town Hall, waiting for her turn to speak to the town council.
As the November elections approach against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County officials are preparing for an election like no other.
Juneteenth is now an official holiday in Carrboro. The Town Council has unanimously approved a resolution making June 19 — colloquially known as Juneteenth — a paid town holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
At the Chapel Hill Town Council’s final meeting of the fiscal year, council members approved a heartfelt resolution to improve racial equity and public safety. Most community members who spoke, however, were underwhelmed.
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.
The Chapel Hill Public Library dodged a bullet when a budget amendment proposed by Orange County Commissioner Chair Penny Rich to cut $568,139 in county funding to the library failed by a 2-5 vote.
The town of Chapel Hill is urging everyone over 12 years of age to wear masks or face coverings when indoors in a public place and outdoors when at least six feet of physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
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.