Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work
UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.
Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.
“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”
Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.
Chapel Hill Police Seek Assistance in Bank Robbery
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The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking assistance in the apprehension of a suspect involved in a robbery at the PNC Bank at 101 East Rosemary St. around 4 p.m. Friday.
The suspect is a 5-foot-10-inch black male in his 30s described as having a close-cropped or shaved hair and beard and a thin build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, glasses, a red baseball cap turned inside out and brown work boots.
Witnesses said he left the side exit of the bank on foot and may have entered a dark grey newer model Honda Accord with tinted windows and a Texas license plate. The vehicle was last seen headed north on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
If you see the vehicle or person matching this description, do not attempt to approach; please call 911 immediately.
If anyone has information about this incident, you may also call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest. You can also leave tips for Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers-chcunc.org.