Government

What a New Parking Deck Will Mean for Chapel Hill

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.

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Town Launches Campaign Encouraging Use of Masks

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.


Chapel Hill is Lighting Up

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.


Are we really ‘allinthistogether’?

#allinthistogether. Kinda. The hashtag trending on Twitter and Instagram evokes solidarity among the healthy and the sick, the employed and the paycheck-less, in the chaos wrought by COVID-19.


Hanging Tough in Hard Times

COVID-19 has touched us all, in ways big and small. I think first about those who are sick, and those who live in fear of becoming infected. I worry about those who are laid off, furloughed or working fewer hours, and struggling to provide for themselves and their families.



Why Filling Out the 2020 Census is Important

Most of us know that the 2020 Census count began in January, since we’re getting reminders what feels like every other day. I will confess: I used to roll my eyes every time I got another flyer in the mail, or saw a commercial on television or online. 


The Town Wants Your Opinion

Should the Town of Chapel Hill offer an incentive for property owners to upgrade their own buildings and make them more energy efficient?




Solid Waste Making Changes

Chapel Hill’s Solid Waste Services is making adjustments to its operations because of the coronavirus pandemic.



Orange County Issues Stay-at-Home Order

Orange County issued a stay-at-home directive to all residents Thursday morning in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The order will take effect Friday at 6 p.m. and will remain in effect until April 30 at 5 p.m.


Town Facilities Closed to the Public

The Town of Chapel Hill has closed town facilities to the public effective to further promote the idea of social distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Orange County Identifies First Cases of COVID-19

Orange County, North Carolina persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The tests, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, are positive. The people are doing well and are in isolation at home.






Large Estes Drive Proposal Comes Under Review

Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission has reviewed a concept plan for a development that would bring hundreds of residential units plus retail and office space to the corner of Estes Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.




Judicial Candidates Questionnaire

POLITICS TLR is publishing the responses of all the candidates who submitted answers to our questionnaires. Judicial Candidates Question 1: In order to render a decision, the Judge must determine…


The Census: It’s Time to be Counted

You count, and need to be counted, for the sake of all of us in North Carolina. The 2020 Census focuses on April 1, and it’s no April Fool’s joke.


Report Finds Two Systems of Justice

There are, in practice, two systems of justice in Orange County — one for the poor and one for those who are not poor, according to a new report.




Town Council Member Announces Future Plans

Council Member Rachel Jones Schaevitz, Ph.D., has announced her pending resignation from the Chapel Hill Town Council to relocate with her husband David and two young children to Auckland, New Zealand.




Town Council Race Goes to a Recount

ELECTION 2019 TLR Staff Report The Orange County Board of Elections will conduct a recount of the Chapel Hill Town Council race November 21 to determine who won the last…