Town in News

Post Date:04/05/2018 5:06 PM

Town in News April 5

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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New affordable housing development comes to Carrboro, Chapel Hill (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill and Carrboro are teaming up with the non-profit CASA to build an affordable housing development on South Merritt Mill Road. Read more:


Looking for a short cut? Porthole Alley reopens to pedestrians (The Daily Tar Heel)

Porthole Alley reopened on March 29 after undergoing a renovation project aiming to improve safety and appearance. Read more:


Community members commemorate legacy of Martin Luther King, discuss Silent Sam (The Daily Tar Heel)

The distant sound of the UNC bell toll rang through the Peace and Justice plaza Wednesday as students and community members shared a moment of silence in the minutes before the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death at 6:05 p.m. on April 4, 1968. Read more:


Mayors, council members often hold additional full or part-time jobs (The Daily Tar Heel)

The positions of mayor, town council member and board of aldermen member are part-time in both Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Read more:


Chapel Hill combating ‘rumors’ during HUD visit (WCHL)

Officials from the United States Department on Housing and Urban Development are scheduled to visit Chapel Hill on Wednesday. Read more:            


Prescribed burn set for Chapel Hill’s Pritchard Park Monday (WCHL)

A prescribed fire is scheduled for Pritchard Park at the Chapel Hill Public Library on Monday evening. Read more:


Martin Luther King Jr. and Chapel Hill’s Jim Crow past (The News & Observer)

Martin Luther King Jr. walked out the door after his final speech of his trip to town and stood on the building’s front steps. Read more:


Breaking Homicide probes unsolved murders on ID (Den of Geek)

Kris and Derrick visit the famous college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina to investigate the tragic murder of nineteen-year-old college student Faith Hedgepeth. Read more:


Chapel Hill missing teenager found safe (WCHL)

Police said Monday afternoon that Hamlett has returned home and is safe. Read more:


The USA's 13 Coolest College Towns (JetSetter)

Chapel Hill might have the strongest foodie cred of any college town in the country. Read more:


Chapel Hill bus stops will become more accessible for people with disabilities (The Daily Tar Heel)

Many of Chapel Hill’s bus stops are over thirty years old, but the town is in the process of giving them an upgrade to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more:


New traffic signal on MLK aims to reduce traffic, increase pedestrian safety (The Daily Tar Heel)

Taking a left turn onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard can be frustrating. Read more:


UNC students, Parkland survivors rally against gun violence (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger was one of the elected officials who spoke at Thursday’s rally. Read more:





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