Winter Storm Inga Update
Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped nearly a foot of snow on the town. High-traffic roads have been cleared, but icy spots remain.
Town facilities are open Friday. Chapel Hill Transit service is operating on a modified schedule.
Residential solid waste collection will resume normal schedules next week. Commercial solid waste collection will be made up Saturday. Yard waste collection, including leaf collection, is canceled this week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday curbside recycling routes—collected by Orange County Solid Waste—will be collected Friday and Saturday.
Town in News
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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Newcomers were big election night winners in Orange County’s town, school board races (The Herald Sun)
Voters gave Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger two more years in office and ousted two incumbent Chapel Hill Town Council members Tuesday in favor of four challengers. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article183512276.html
Want Young People to Vote? Maybe Throw Them a Literal Party (Vice)
Could voting "festivals" encourage normally apathetic millennials to come to the polls during local elections? Read more: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne34bx/want-young-people-to-vote-maybe-throw-them-a-literal-party
Writer speaks about inspiration for her work at NC Botanical Gardens (The Daily Tar Heel)
Seeds are often overlooked, but on Sunday at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, they were the star of the show. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/11/botanical-lecture-1105
Fitness course for all ages opens in Chapel Hill (WRAL)
Chapel Hill has a new fitness course thanks to a collaboration between the town and Southern Village. Read more: http://www.wral.com/fitness-course-for-all-ages-opens-in-chapel-hill/17085523/
Iconic UNC campus Davie Poplar has survived 300 years — and now a fire (The Herald Sun)
The iconic tree near the Old Well was damaged Thursday after it was set on fire by a former student. But the Davie Poplar will survive. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article182562686.html
Iconic UNC campus Davie Poplar has survived 300 years -- and now a fire (Winston-Salem Journal)
The Davie Poplar has stood tall in McCorkle Place on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in the face of hurricanes, lightning strikes and now fire. Read more: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/iconic-unc-campus-davie-poplar-has-survived-years--/article_d729f861-9c7e-57da-acb8-12e7adf5bed5.html
Former Student Sets Fire to 300-Year-Old Tree at NC University (Firehouse.com)
The Davie Poplar has stood tall in McCorkle Place on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in the face of hurricanes, lightning strikes and now fire. Read more: http://www.firehouse.com/news/12379074/uncs-davie-poplar-historic-tree-set-fire-firefighter-news
Local construction brings AC Marriott Hotel, Carrboro Town Commons renovations (The Daily Tar Heel)
The AC Marriott Hotel on West Rosemary Street is set to finish construction some time in the next two weeks and is slated to open on Dec. 1. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/11/construction-roundup-1102
Chapel Hill supports group joining brief in Colorado LGBT wedding cake case (The Herald Sun)
Mayor Pam Hemminger and the Chapel Hill Town Council have joined more than 150 mayors from across the country in support of an amicus brief filed by Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article182340156.html
Chapel Hill Joins LGBT Cake Shop Discrimination Supreme Court Brief (WCHL)
Chapel Hill leadership has joined an amicus brief filed in a case before the United States Supreme Court over LGBTQ discrimination by a Colorado bake shop. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/national/chapel-hill-joins-lgbt-cake-shop-discrimination-supreme-court-brief
UNC Chapel Hill: 'Device' detonated on campus (Winston-Salem Journal)
One man was arrested and a professor was injured Thursday afternoon after an explosion scorched a famous tree on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Read more: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/unc-chapel-hill-device-detonated-on-campus-video/article_38df6d0a-f617-557e-a7a0-b49e35daea38.html
Chapel Hill Approves Plans for New Wegmans (WCHL)
The Town of Chapel Hill approved the plans for the construction of a new Wegmans grocery store last Wednesday. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/development/chapel-hill-approves-plans-for-new-wegmans
Town of Chapel Hill debates limit on number of unrelated housing occupants in a college town (The Daily Tar Heel)
The Town of Chapel Hill’s housing code puts an occupancy limit of no more than four unrelated people that may reside in the same dwelling unit. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/11/housing-1101