Thanksgiving Holiday: Most municipal offices will be closed Nov. 23-24. Yard waste will not be collected this week. Residential trash collection will not be affected. Chapel Hill Transit will not operate on Thursday and will operate on a Saturday schedule on Friday, Nov. 24. Chapel Hill Public Library will be closed. More Information

PHOTO Arbor Day Tree PlantingChapel Hill Celebrates Arbor Day Nov. 17

The Town of Chapel Hill’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in the parking lot on the corner of Columbia and Stevens streets.

Suzie Roth’s third grade class from Northside Elementary School will participate and do a presentation of The Giving Tree.

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UPDATE: Chapel Hill Police Investigate Armed Robbery, Kidnapping

Post Date:09/27/2017 4:52 PM

Update (6:25 p.m., 9/27/17): Upon further discussion with the victim, the suspect is described as an Hispanic male with long, wavy hair.

Previously released: The Chapel Hill Police Department are seeking information about a suspect in an armed robbery and kidnapping that originated in the Wendy’s parking lot at 100 Scarlett Drive, Chapel Hill, at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

The victim described the suspect as a tall and thin, light-skinned black male with blonde or light-colored, shoulder-length dreads. He was reported as wearing black, skinny sweatpants, a black sweat top, a dirty orange shirt, and no shoes. He had a leaf tattoo on his left hand and another tattoo on one of his two middle fingers on his left hand.

The suspect displayed a small, silver handgun and forced the victim to get in the victim’s vehicle and drive him to Raleigh. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim and released the victim unharmed in Raleigh.

If anyone has information about these incidents, please 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


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