Town in News 4/27/2017

Post Date:04/27/2017 1:49 PM

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Durham County Commissioners approve revised Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit cost-sharing agreement

Durham County approved a revised cost-sharing agreement for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project on Monday that would shrink both Durham and Orange counties’ share of the $3.3 billion project and push it one step closer to reality. Read more:


Orange County Commissioners Prepare for Light Rail Vote

After years of debate, the Orange County Transit Plan could be approved at Thursday night’s County Commissioners meeting. The main piece of the plan is the much-debated Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit line. The 17.7-mile light rail line has a total projected cost of $3.3 billion, including financing, and has split public opinion. Read more:


Orange County Cost Share of DOLRT Drops After Negotiation But Questions Remain

The first in a series of votes on whether the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail line will move forward is scheduled for Monday night. Some Orange County Commissioners appear to be more comfortable with a renegotiated cost-sharing plan with Durham County regarding the project. Read more:


Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Orange County schools seek $9.7M more in local money

Orange County’s school boards are asking for nearly $10 million more next year in local money to educate children and continue increasing teacher and staff pay. Read more:


Northside Festival will celebrate community this Saturday

From gospel choirs to old-fashioned field games and free food, the Northside Festival will have something for everyone. Read more:


Overflow Parking Established During Porthole Alley Construction

A minor alley on Franklin Street in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill is receiving major attention during a construction project that will continue through June. Read more:


Orange County residents weigh in last time before light rail vote

The $3.3 billion Durham-Orange light-rail financial plan continues to be revised, but Orange County’s share of local costs could be shrinking. Read more:


Approval Process Begins for Chapel Hill High School Expansion

The academic year is winding down at Chapel Hill High School, but town officials are gearing up to consider the demolition and expansion of buildings on its campus. Read more:


House votes to end Orange impact fees

Orange County would no longer have the power to charge development fees to fund school construction under a bill that passed the N.C. House on Tuesday. Tuesday’s 80-40 vote sends the proposal to the Senate. Read more:


Chapel Hill High School proposing renovation plans for school buildings

Chapel Hill High School has proposed plans to remodel with a 163,000 sq. ft. expansion, which would include demolishing current academic buildings and constructing two entirely new buildings. Read more:


Chapel Hill flooding leads to downed trees and power outages across town

Since Sunday afternoon, more than 5.25 inches of rain fell in Chapel Hill, leading to downed trees, power outages and flooding across town. Read more:


3-day deluge leaves Durham drenched, but relatively unscathed

A three-day deluge finally let up shortly before noon Tuesday. Read more:

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