WINTER WEATHER ALERT. Please note that staff resources may be limited today and conditions will likely require early closures.

Trash collection will not occur today, but we plan to reschedule Monday's makeup day for Friday, weather permitting. All yard waste collection this week will be CANCELLED with no make-up day. Transit service suspended until further notice; Library and Parks & Recreation facilities closed Wednesday. The Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday night has been cancelled.

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Town In News 3/16/17

Post Date:03/16/2017 3:32 PM


Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools wins Town Council nod for new campus on South Merritt Mill Road (The Herald-Sun)

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools this week agreed to conditions aimed at resolving traffic concerns and won Town Council approval for its pre-K and high school campus on South Merritt Mill Road. Read more:


Report shares ideas from Chapel Hill light-rail station workshops (The Chapel Hill News)

Light-rail stations offer more than transportation, a consultant said Monday, from planning for regional population growth and economic development to building on Chapel Hill’s affordable housing foundation. Read more:


Chapel Hill panel explores future in tourism for Old Town Hall (The Chapel Hill News)

An advisory group is considering how a part of the town’s past could become part of its future. Read more:


Council approves Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s first combined preschool (The Chapel Hill News)

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools agreed Monday to conditions aimed at resolving traffic concerns and won Town Council approval for its pre-K and high school campus on South Merritt Mill Road. Read more:


OWASA to Add Fluoride Back to Water Supply (

The Board of Directors for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority voted to continue the policy of adding fluoride to the drinking water. Read more:


Two Triangle cities ranked the best for college basketball fans (The Chapel Hill News)

March Madness is in full effect and college hoops fans are rushing to complete their NCAA brackets. Turns out two Triangle towns might be the best places for college basketball fans. Read more:


Chapel Hill’s Homestead pool under repair, expected to open soon (The Chapel Hill News)

A contractor is repairing the Homestead Aquatic Center pool after a seven-week search for the source of a leak. Read more:


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