The series Michelle [Cassell] recently completed [on Carrboro affordable housing] is quite informative and well-written.
At Orange County Living Wage, we’re proud to partner with local employers, employees and community members to fight for living wages in our county.
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.
Not to continue to beat a dead horse — I promise this will be my last comment on the subject of Buc-ee’s — but I write because this happens over and over in Orange County.
A recent N&O reader exulted in the defeat of the Efland Station Buc-ee’s proposal as a victory for Orange County environmental protection. But what was lost should temper the exuberance.
The Chapel Hill Town Council has had a vacant seat for nearly a year. It is the council’s duty to appoint another council member.
July marked the retirement of Ed Kerwin as executive director of OWASA, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.
The Paul Green Foundation, which makes grants to diverse organizations working in the arts and human rights, stands with those who peacefully protest the brutality inflicted on our citizens of color by police and other authorities.
As our nation passes through the labor pains of birthing a new age of “liberty and justice for all,” I echo the century-old words of a Nobel laureate-poet, which serve as both path and prayer to “let my country awake”:
I have been invited to present on Orange County’s innovative responses to climate change along with representatives for three other municipalities around the country.
I volunteer with a Chapel Hill non-profit called A Lotta Love. Last week, the manager at the Southpoint World Market, Jason McCreary, contacted our founder, Lotta Sjoelin, and said he’d like to donate their Easter goods to us so we could distribute them to local homeless shelters.
One of my neighbors organized a delivery night from Luna in Carrboro restaurant last week…
In an effort to further reduce trips to the grocery store and support shut-ins, people at risk, and those quarantined, a few bright and
angelic members of the Ridgefield Park / Briarcliff neighborhood in Chapel Hill began offering to provide consolidated shopping.
A special thank-you to the Orange County Sanitation Dept. and Waste Industries for the special service they provide to seniors who are unable to bring their recycling to the curb.
I have been reading the Local Reporter ever since it was launched last year by Friends of Local Journalism. Friends promised a community-oriented fact-based newspaper, and you have delivered exactly that.
Some Black Friday shoppers were able to begin a day early, thus changing ther rest and remembrance to cosumerism.
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