Town In News 5/4/17

Post Date:05/04/2017 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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Northside Festival Celebrates Community, Honors Chapel Hill Freedom Fighters (

On Saturday afternoon, it was hot and humid. But that didn’t stop some people from dancing in the blocked-off portion of the road between Roberson Street and Graham Street. Read more:


Orange County Commissioners Review Recommended Budget for New Fiscal Year (

The current fiscal year will not conclude until October, but officials in Orange County are already preparing to approve a new budget with provisions for school districts and government employees. Read more:


Chapel Hill Employee Lauded for Aiding Investigators in Murder Case (

Nearly three years ago on a Wednesday in late July, Dr. Feng Liu, a late professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, went for a brief walk off campus during his lunch break. Read more:


Orange County Tax Rate Down After Property Revaluation in Recommended Budget (

The budgeting process for Orange County is underway. The tax rate in the county is going down under the proposed budget put forward by county manager Bonnie Hammersley presented to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday night. Read more:


Partnership to End Homelessness Continues Work in Orange County (

The dire effects of unsheltered living on impoverished people are often ignored, but the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness is paying attention and taking action. Read more:


New monument honors Chapel Hill’s Freedom Fighters, civil-rights history (The Chapel Hill News)

Hundreds of people attended the 2017 Northside Festival celebrating the past, present and future of Chapel Hill’s historic Northside neighborhoods. Read more:


Orange County’s rising commercial tax values worry some business owners (The Herald-Sun)

Jamil Kadoura paid $55,759 in property taxes last year on Mediterranean Deli and four other parcels, including two undeveloped lots on West Rosemary Street. Read more:


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