Chapel Hill Celebrates Arbor Day Nov. 17
The Town of Chapel Hill’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in the parking lot on the corner of Columbia and Stevens streets.
Suzie Roth’s third grade class from Northside Elementary School will participate and do a presentation of The Giving Tree.
Town In News 6/8/17
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Consultants Hired to Conduct Review of Orange County Water Crisis (Chapelboro.com)
A third-party consultant has been hired by county executives to study the water crisis that brought life in Chapel Hill and Carrboro to an inconvenient crawl over four months ago. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/consultants-hired-conduct-review-orange-county-water-crisis
Weigh in on revised plan for Chapel Hill Wegmans, traffic circle (The Chapel Hill News)
Wegmans Food Markets won’t return to the Town Council until fall, but you can can tell a developer Thursday what you think about plans for the grocery and a traffic circle on Old Durham Road. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article154686234.html
Orange County invests $2.5M of bond money in 52 affordable homes (The Herald-Sun)
Orange County will use $2.5 million in bond money to help individuals and families move into 52 affordable homes in the next three years. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article154772444.html
Downtown Chapel Hill Loses Large Tree to Strong Weekend Storm (Chapelboro.com)
A large tree in downtown Chapel Hill has fallen victim to a strong storm that passed through the area on Sunday. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/downtown-chapel-hill-loses-large-tree-strong-weekend-storm
Triangle cities using data to improve efficiency, quality of life (The News & Observer)
When thousands of UNC-Chapel Hill students flooded Franklin Street after the men’s basketball national championship game in April, Chapel Hill town staff were watching. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article154673504.html
Summer Meal Program Feeds K-12 Students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro (Chapelboro.com)
School is nearly out for the summer in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, but cafeteria workers are ready to remain in service for students of the local district that rely on federal lunches. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/summer-meal-program-feeds-k-12-students-chapel-hill-carrboro
More Than 150 Residents Complain of OWASA Water Taste, Odor (Chapelboro.com)
For the second time in two weeks, Orange Water and Sewer Authority has issued a statement reassuring residents in southern Orange County that the water is safe. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/health/150-residents-complain-owasa-water-taste-odor
Durham, Chapel Hill mayors commit to Paris agreement (The Herald-Sun)
Mayors from Durham, Chapel Hill and Charlotte are among 82 city and town leaders committing to upholding the Paris climate accord following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw U.S. participation. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article154016249.html
Algae imparts ‘funny’ taste to Orange County water, but it’s safe to drink, officials insist (The Herald-Sun)
Orange County’s water tastes “funny,” but it’s completely safe to drink, OWASA official Kenneth Loflin says. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article153954069.html