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Town In News 9/21/17

Post Date:09/21/2017 10:00 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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Chapel Hill Holds Public Hearing on Future Grocery Store Wegmans (

The Town of Chapel Hill held a lengthy public hearing last Wednesday night regarding plans for a new grocery store coming to the area. Read more:


Chapel Hill says leave the drone at home this Halloween (The Herald-Sun)

You could get an unexpected visit from the police if you fly your drone over the town’s Halloween celebration on Franklin Street next month. Read more:


Police say armed robber hit two places Monday night in Chapel Hill (The Herald-Sun)

An armed man robbed a store and a hotel across town in less than 30 minutes Monday night, police reported. Read more:


Will a free ride get you on the bus? (The Herald-Sun)

Four of the Triangle’s public bus systems want to get more people to try their services, so on Thursday they’re offering free samples. Read more:


Town of Chapel Hill Accepts Initial Purchase Offer for Rosemary Street Parking Lot (

The Chapel Hill Town Council authorized at a meeting earlier this month the town manager to sell a parking lot located on 127 West Rosemary Street for $300,000. Read more:


Chapel Hill Town Council approves 'Brunch Bill' and Health Care Expansion (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill Town Council met to discuss Special Use Permits for Alpha Phi sorority, Wegmans grocery store and Signature Health Care Expansion on Wednesday. They also approved alcohol sales on Sunday after 10 a.m. Read more:


Solution to traffic puzzle stands between Chapel Hill and future Wegmans Food Market (The Herald-Sun)

Traffic may be the biggest speed bump that a developer could face in bringing a Wegmans Food Market to the U.S. 15-501 corridor. Read more:


Twenty Chapel Hill Public Housing Residents Take Home Free Desktop Computers (

Twenty residents were met with applause at the Chapel Hill Public Library on Tuesday, presented with a certificate and congratulated by Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Council Member Michael Parker. Read more:


Chapel Hill Extends Hours of Retail Sale of Alcohol (

An ordinance allowing the sale of beer and wine at 10 A.M. on Sundays by businesses licensed for off-premises sales passed unanimously at last week’s Town of Chapel Hill Council meeting. Read more:


Campaigning at a cost in Chapel Hill, Carrboro (Daily Tar Heel)

In the 2015 Chapel Hill mayoral race, the two front runners, Pam Hemminger and Mark Kleinschmidt,  spent a combined total of $53,603.58 on their campaigns. Read more:



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