WINTER WEATHER ALERT. The Town’s public-facing facilities are closed on Thursday. Trash collection canceled while crews work on storm clean-up. Transit service suspended until further notice. Call-in available at 919-969-5005 btw 9 am and 7 pm Thursday for non-emergency issues related to storm. 

Power outage? Contact Duke Energy at 1-800-419-6356 or or text OUT to 57801.

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SNOWPLOWWinter Storm Inga Update

Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped more than 6 inches of snow on the town. Public Works crews are focusing on clearing Town-maintained streets, bridges, overpasses and trouble spots. The NC Department of Transportation is focusing on the five major roads through Chapel Hill (Franklin Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Columbia Street, Fordham Boulevard, Manning Drive, and South Road/NC Highway 54).

Meeting cancelations: Wednesday's Chapel Hill Town Council regular business meeting is canceled. Wednesday's Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission meeting is canceled. The Meet the Author Tea scheduled for Thursday has been canceled and may be rescheduled for a later date.

Town facilities will be closed on Thursday. This includes Parks and Recreation facilities (including the Aquatics Center on Homestead Road), the Chapel Hill Public Library and other public-facing facilities.

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Town In News 6/29/17

Post Date:06/29/2017 4:30 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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Second Annual “Food for the Summer” Program Underway (

Food for the Summer is well into its second year of providing lunches for children in need in the community and according to new program coordinator Emma Jenkins-Sullivan, the program has seen growth in outreach and involvement. Read more:


AC Hotel Construction Closing Portion of Downtown Street (

Utility work is periodically closing a portion of a downtown Chapel Hill street through the end of next week. Read more:


Two Firefighters Treated for Heat Exposure After Carol Woods Fire (

Two firefighters – one from Chapel Hill and one from Carrboro – had to be treated for heat exposure after fighting a three-alarm fire on Tuesday, according to an update provided by Chapel Hill officials. Read more:


What should Chapel Hill do with the property it doesn’t need anymore? (The Herald-Sun)

In a few years, you might drop off the kids at the Kidzu Children’s Museum or the skate park on a Saturday morning, shop for fresh, local vegetables, and join a quick pickleball game – all without leaving the American Legion campus. Read more:


Three-Alarm Fire at Carol Woods (

No residents were injured when what fire officials described to WCHL as a three-alarm fire broke out at the fitness center at the Carol Woods Retirement Community Tuesday afternoon. Read more:


Town of Chapel Hill to host Fourth of July celebration at Kenan Stadium (UNC News)

The Town of Chapel Hill will host its annual fireworks celebration at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium on Fourth of July. Read more:


Chapel Hill Officials Consider Plans for a Mixed-use Center on North Estes Drive (

A planned community may be coming to Chapel Hill, but not before its prospective developer revises a concept plan to which town officials recently objected. Read more:


Roads Reopened After Gas Leak Reported in Downtown Chapel Hill (

Officials said that the leak had been stopped as of 12:35 and that the roadways that were closed will be reopening. Read more:


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