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.Read More
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.
Chapel Hill residents in urgent need of rent relief during the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for a one-time payment of up to $2,000.
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.
Should the Town of Chapel Hill offer an incentive for property owners to upgrade their own buildings and make them more energy efficient?
How has the coronavirus pandemic affected the census count in Orange County? It could be helping.
The Orange County Emergency Operations Center is requesting donations of non-perishable food to support the COVID-19 response.
Chapel Hill’s Solid Waste Services is making adjustments to its operations because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is the final list of Orange County candidate winners.
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.
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.
To minimize the risk of unnecessarily infecting a person in need of services with COVID-19, local law enforcement personnel will be practicing social distancing.
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.
Orange County local government is responding to the spread of the “Coronavirus” or COVID-19 by scaling back operations, urging social distancing and reducing opportunities for social contact.
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.
On Wednesday, Chapel Hill Town Council accepted a gift of $185,000 from the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library.
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.
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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.
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.
The Town of Chapel Hill is starting a pilot program to cover court costs and fees for people unable to afford them.
Town Manager Maurice Jones has announced his appointment of Vencelin Harris as the new fire chief of the Chapel Hill Fire Department effective Feb. 3.
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.
A shagbark hickory tree in the Meadowmont neighborhood has been named Chapel Hill’s first-ever Mayor’s Tree of the Year.
Some Chapel Hill Town Council are concerned about possible changes to a planned development on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Weaver Dairy Road.
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…
A new nonprofit is working to reform cash bail in Orange County. Orange County Bail/Bond Justice, a project of seven local faith communities, is dedicated to changing…
U.S. 15-501, the major road linking Chapel Hill and Durham, is likely to undergo significant change in the years to come. The question now under debate…
Who will be representing you? Results from Election Day show that in the Chapel Hill mayor’s race, incumbent Pam Hemminger will continue in her position…