Winter 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.
Town In News 8/24/17
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Launch Chapel Hill Levels Up With Exits, Expansions & New Space (ExitEvent.com)
Six are women, one a high school senior and three are professors at UNC-Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.exitevent.com/2017/08/inside-launch-chapel-hills-new-office/
Ephesus-Fordham District Renamed (Chapelboro.com)
Chapel Hill’s Ephesus-Fordham District is being renamed the Blue Hill District. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/development/ephesus-fordham-district-renamed
Chapel Hill Mayor to UNC: Move Silent Sam (Chapelboro.com)
Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger is formally asking UNC Chancellor Carol Folt to begin the process of appealing to remove Silent Sam from the UNC campus. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/unc/chapel-hill-mayor-unc-move-silent-sam
UNC study shows that 41 percent of N.C. towns have declining populations (The Chronicle)
The demise of “Small Town USA” may be imminent, suggests a recent North Carolina demographics survey. Read more: http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2017/08/unc-study-shows-that-41-percent-of-n-c-towns-have-declining-populations
Chapel Hill mayor asks UNC to remove Silent Sam (The Daily Tar Heel)
Chapel Hill mayor Pam Hemminger sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt asking UNC to take down Silent Sam — a monument to Confederate soldiers on UNC's campus. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/08/hemminger-announcement-0818
Group warns of early drinking (ABC 11)
Heading back to school for a new year means new books, new clothes and new lessons for your children. One of the lessons the Campus and Community Coalition wants to help them learn is the danger of starting to drink too early in life. Read more: http://abc11.com/education/group-warns-of-early-drinking/2319486/