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Town In News 9/1/17

Post Date:09/01/2017 10:18 AM

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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Upcoming town elections could improve diversity in local governance
Chapel Hill residents will head to the polls to vote in Town Council and mayoral elections Nov. 7 and choose from one of the most diverse pools of candidates in recent years.


Chapel Hill Public Library hosted panel about confederate statues and free speech
The Chapel Hill Public Library hosted a panel to discuss Silent Sam, the purpose of Confederate monuments and free speech on Wednesday night.


Mixed-use development rebranded as Blue Hill District
The northeastern edge of Chapel Hill, formerly Fordham-Ephesus District, is rebranding itself as Blue Hill District.


Town council member asks community to sponsor hateful comments in #DonateAgainstHate campaign
Chapel Hill town council member Jessica Anderson took to Facebook to express her disdain for Silent Sam after last week's protests at the monument.


Chapel Hill Mayor Participating in DACA Day of Action
Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger took part in the Mayors’ National Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Day of Action on Tuesday.


Chapel Hill Police Investigating Sexual Assault Report
Chapel Hill Police are investigating a reported sexual assault.


Mebane Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge After Chapel Hill Shooting
A suspect has been charged with attempted first-degree murder connected with a shooting in Chapel Hill in May.


Area firefighters en route to Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief. Who’s going?
Firefighters from Durham, Chapel Hill and other North Carolina cities are headed to areas around Houston, Texas, to help with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.


Chapel Hill talks Confederate monuments and free speech
More than a hundred people gathered in Chapel Hill’s Public Library for a forum on confederate monuments, historical memory and free speech.


Countdown to kickoff? UNC cleans up Silent Sam protest



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