Town in News

Post Date:03/08/2018 10:36 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 Manager job posting to go live Friday (WCHL)

A draft of the job advertisement for the next town manager for Chapel Hill has been posted after a discussion at the Town Council meeting on Wednesday night. Read more:


The rise of Chapel Hill’s most famous dog was spurred by tragedy (The Herald Sun)

She started crying while talking on the telephone, as she spoke about her dog. Read more:


UNC Health Care submitting scaled back application for Eastowne redevelopment (WCHL)

UNC Health Care submitted a concept plan to the Town of Chapel Hill in late December 2017 that called for a redevelopment of university-owned property along 15-501 at the western intersection of Eastowne Drive near I-40. Read more:


Local Governments voice support for student walk out (WCHL)

Chapel Hill and Carrboro students are joining students, teachers and school administrators across the country in a national school walk-out to protest gun violence in schools on March 14. Read more:


Chapel Hill mayor forced to wear that other shade of blue at Town Council meeting (The Herald Sun)

This time around, it’s Chapel Hill that will have to make good on a friendly wager its mayor made with the mayor of Durham before Saturday’s Duke-UNC basketball showdown, the Battle of the Blues II. Read more:


In Depth: Launch Chapel Hill (Spectrum)

A program in Chapel Hill is helping start-ups take off. It's called Launch Chapel Hill. Read more:


Town launches pedestrian safety campaign in response to fatal accidents on MLK (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Town of Chapel Hill has started a Pedestrian Safety Campaign following the death of two pedestrians on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Read more:


This Town Is the Best in the U.S. for College Basketball Fans (Fortune)

Tar Heel fans, rejoice! Chapel Hill, N.C. is the best place for college hoops, according to WalletHub. Read more:


Beyond Silicon Valley: 5 Up-and-Coming Tech Hotspots (Livability)

This trio of cities has been an innovation center for decades, with the longstanding Research Triangle Park established more than 50 years ago anchored by North Carolina State University, Duke University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Read more:


2018’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans (WalletHub)

Depending on where you live, college basketball may have even more draw than the professional level does. Read more:


Chapel Hill Named Best City for College Basketball Fans (WCHL)

It’s no surprise that Chapel Hill is a top-tier college basketball town. Read more:


Chapel Hill Seeking Public Input on New Town Manager Hire (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council is beginning the public process in its search for a new town manager. Read more:


Tree down across Franklin Street (WCHL)

A large tree fell across Franklin Street on Friday morning causing traffic delays. Read more:


Downed power line lands on Chapel Hill transit bus on East Franklin Street (WRAL)

Chapel Hill officials on Friday said a downed power line landed on a city transit bus on East Franklin Street. Read more:


Chapel Hill police seek help identifying robbery suspect (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at the Food Lion in Timberlyne Shopping Center last week. Read more:


Powerful winds for Triangle today; busy day forecast for power crews (News and Observer)

Winds as high as 60 mph are possible in parts of the Triangle on Friday, threatening to break off tree limbs, topple weak trees and give power company crews a heavy workload. Read more:


Chapel Hill urges 'phone free Fridays' (Spectrum)

With spring officially around the corner, Chapel Hill police want people to be safe on the road. Read more:


Chapel Hill Begins Pedestrian Safety Campaign Friday (WCHL)

The Town of Chapel Hill will hold an educational campaign throughout the month of March focusing on efforts to keep pedestrians safe. Read more:






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