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Town in News

Post Date:12/01/2017 11:13 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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What do you want at the American Legion site? Chapel Hill council weighs the question (The Durham Herald)

A lot of people still want to see neighbors living and playing on the American Legion site, despite a task force report that downplayed the public desire for affordable housing. Read more:

Community Meetings on Possible New Chapel Hill Police Station Begin Thursday (WCHL)

Chapel Hillians will have a chance to provide input on a proposed joint project with the Town of Chapel Hill and UNC on Thursday. Read more:

Here comes Santa Claus. Your guide to holiday parades and festivals in the Triangle. (The News and Obssever)

Raleigh had its Christmas parade before Thanksgiving, but there are still plenty of chances to see parades and tree-lighting ceremonies throughout the Triangle. Read more:

Carolina spots cited as top sports cities (The Daily News)

With the recent success of college and professional sports in North and South Carolina comes popularity. Read more:

Incorrect Road Markers Force Closure of Ephesus Church Road (WCHL)

Construction is coming back to Ephesus Church Road at the intersection with Fordham Boulevard after pavement markings were installed incorrectly during a major redesign of the intersection. Read more:

How tiny homes could solve housing problems in Chapel Hill (WRAL)

Experts say 500,000 residents are spending more than half of their income on rent, making the hunt for affordable housing more difficult. Read more:

Chapel Hill Considering Remedy for Fire Station 2 Cost Overruns (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council has a packed agenda Wednesday for its final meeting before four new council members are sworn in next week following this month’s election. Read more:

Can Chapel Hill handle a 5-story building, more traffic south of UNC? (The Herald Sun)

A multistory building plan for South Columbia Street is raising a lot of questions about how a major road where cars already line up every weekday and on UNC game days could handle more traffic. Read more:

Thousands of acres off limits for urban development in Orange County (The Daily Tar Heel)

Orange County has around 37,000 acres of land that cannot allow urban development due to a joint planning agreement between Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County. Read more:

Orange County Mayors Set Sights on New Development After Re-Election (WCHL)

Mayors Pam Hemminger, Lydia Lavelle and Tom Stevens are turning their focus to the future of their respective towns after re-election, and a large part of that future includes development. Read more:

Chapel Hill and Carrboro Celebrate Small Business Saturday (WCHL)

The town of Chapel Hill is urging citizens to shop local on this year’s Small Business Saturday. Read more:



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