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Post Date:11/01/2018 8:00 AM
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Veterans Day Ceremonies - Tree Harvesting near Seawell School Road - Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries - With Us Comes the Parallax Exhibition Reception – TOWNweek - Affordable Housing Bond Referendum - Council Highlights - Alcohol Enforcement Operations Nov. 3 - Recap: Halloween on Franklin Street - Leaf Collection Schedule - Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina vs. Mount Olive Basketball Game - Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Football Game - Transit Routes Detoured During Manning Drive Closure - Open House: I-40/NC 86 Interchange - Town in News

 

 

VETERANS DAY 2018 

Veterans Day Ceremonies

Town of Chapel Hill employees who are veterans or who have family members in active duty will be recognized for their service and sacrifice by the Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council in advance of Veterans Day. This special recognition will take place at the beginning of the Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  

A Veterans Day ceremony for the community will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Orange County Veterans Memorial site located near Seymour Center/Southern Human Services at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill. The Veterans Memorial Committee is currently working to raise $25,000 for the next phase of the Veterans Memorial -- a permanent flagpole, rock and landscaping surrounding the flagpole. More at http://www.orangecountyveteransmemorial.com/

Veterans Day is marked each year on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice (cease-fire) that ended that war. The armistice was signed in 1918 and President Woodrow Wilson first began the tradition of it as a day of American national remembrance in November 1919. In 1938 it became an official national holiday. In 1954, it became known as Veterans Day instead of Armistice Day.

 

 

 

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Tree Harvesting near Seawell School Road

Joint News Release from the Town of Chapel Hill and Town of Carrboro

A property owner with state-authorized timber rights has begun installing an access road in preparation for the clear cutting of trees within a 70-acre property located in Chapel Hill and Carrboro off Seawell School Road near the railroad tracks.

Plans to timber the site were outlined years ago through the owner’s participation in the state-authorized voluntary Present-Use Value program that established a forest management plan for the property. Prior to the timber sale going forward, Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle worked diligently on behalf of the Board of Aldermen to negotiate a different outcome for the property but, ultimately, the property owner chose to proceed with timbering operations.

Timeline:

In response to the property owner’s request, the Town of Chapel Hill issued a timber harvesting permit https://bit.ly/2OmO7l6 in compliance with Town standards for a site at 9901 Seawell School Road. About 65 acres are located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the Town of Carrboro where these forestry activities are not subject to permitting or local land use regulations.   

The permit allows clearing of 1.6 acres of the 3.9-acre property in Chapel Hill, leaving a buffer of trees along the stream that runs through the property. The owner is required to replant the site by March 2020 if natural regeneration is not successful. Within the Carrboro ETJ, 34.5 acres will be cut, leaving buffers along streams and along Seawell School Road. The plan calls for replanting in pine, with some areas possibly left to regenerate in hardwoods.

The project is expected to be completed in the next several weeks during which Town and state staff will be inspecting the site before and during the timber harvesting process to make sure it complies with the requirements of its timber permit.

Tree Harvesting in Chapel Hill

Last spring, a different property owner clear-cut trees at another location in Chapel Hill at the northeast corner of Estes Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. This property owner who also has timber rights received a forestry permit https://www.townofchapelhill.org/home/showdocument?id=39774 for 14.8 acres. A copy of the forestry plan can be found at https://www.townofchapelhill.org/home/showdocument?id=39800

The plan calls for the replanting of Loblolly pines where natural regeneration is not successful. This replanting is required prior to December 2019.

Near this tree harvesting site, trees were removed during construction of the Chapel Hill Retirement Residence at 700 N. Estes Drive. This will be a three- to four-story 152-suite facility for seniors at the northeast corner of N. Estes and Somerset drives.

Property tax records indicate that the parcels on Estes Drive and Seawell School Road are the only two in Chapel Hill that are currently enrolled in the county’s use value program for forestry, where periodic timber harvesting is planned.

NC Forestry Information:

The practice of forestry as defined by NC General Statute 105-277.2-.7 is permitted only after an applicant submits a plan for harvesting and replanting consistent with the most current Forest Practices Guidelines Related to Water Quality published by the NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, or its successor agency.

Logging in North Carolina http://www.ncforestservice.gov/Managing_your_forest/logging_faq.htm

NC State Law on Regulation of Forestry Activities https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/Senate/PDF/S681v6.pdf

Practicing Forestry under Local Regulations (pdf) http://ncforestry.info/ncces/woodland_owner_notes/41/won41.pdf

Forest Practice Guidelines Related to Water Quality http://www.ncforestservice.gov/publications/Forestry%20Leaflets/WQ01.pdf

Local Information:

Chapel Hill’s Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO) regulates property owners to harvest timber from their land, if this work is done in a manner consistent with provisions for the practice of forestry as defined by NC General Statutes and Forest Practices Guidelines published by the state. 

Chapel Hill Tree Ordinance - https://library.municode.com/nc/chapel_hill/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CO_APXALAUSMA_ART5DEDEST_5.7TRPR

For more information about the portion of the property that lies in Chapel Hill, please contact Judy Johnson at jjohnson@townofchapelhill.org or (919) 969-5078. 

The Town of Carrboro regulates silviculture as a land use within town limits.  For more information about property in Carrboro, please contact Marty Roupe at mroupe@townofcarrboro.org or 919-918-7333.

 

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Daylight saving time ends Sunday.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.  The Chapel Hill Fire Department reminds all residents to take the time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors when you change your clocks.

“Your safety may depend on how quickly you’re able to escape your home in the event of an emergency,” Fire Marshal Tommy Gregory said. “A fire could leave you as little as three minutes to escape safely. Having working smoke and CO detectors may give you the time needed to get out unharmed.”

Smoke alarms are powered by either a battery or hardwired into your home’s electrical system.  Choosing an annual date, such as time change, is a great way to remember to test your smoke alarm.  Check the manufacturer’s expiration date on the label, replace the batteries if they are more than one year old, and clean dust away from the slots so smoke can be properly detected.

In addition to having properly-working alarms, make sure you and your family have a well-established escape plan with two ways out. A home escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced is essential to your chances of survival.

If you have questions or need assistance ensuring that your home is properly protected with working smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, please contact the Chapel Hill Fire Department at 919-968-2781 or fire@townofchapelhill.org.

 

 

WITH US COMES THE PARALLAX 

With Us Comes the Parallax Exhibition Reception

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8

Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture & History / 150 South Rd Chapel Hill (919) 962-9001

With Us Comes the Parallax is the Stone Center’s first-ever retrospective exhibition. This show features 14 award-winning past Stone Center Visiting Artists in an effort to commemorate our 30 years of service to the campus and community. Since its opening in 2004, the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum in the Stone Center has hosted 30 exhibitions and featured 71 artists. The event will include talks by some of the participating artists as well as a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Stone Center’s Gift Fund, which supports programming and events. This event is free and open to the public; reception to follow. stonecenter.unc.edu/

 

 

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Affordable Housing Bond Referendum

This fall, Chapel Hill voters will decide on proposed $10 million in general obligation bonds to build and preserve housing for persons of low and moderate income.

Early voting in Orange County continues through Nov. 3. Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6) and will close at 7:30 p.m.

One of the Town's priorities is to make Chapel Hill a Place for Everyone. In order to achieve the Town's priority, housing for low and moderate income households is needed. Currently, 75 percent of existing housing in Chapel Hill is not affordable to households making below 80 percent of the Area Median Income ($64,500 for a family of four).

Eligible uses of the proposed bond funds are construction of new affordable housing, preservation of existing affordable housing and acquisition of property to be used for affordable housing. 

Payment on the bonds is expected to require an estimated tax increase of a penny per $100 of property value.

For more information on the bond referendum, visit chapelhillaffordablehousing.org/bondinfo

For more information on voting, visit http://www.orangecountync.gov/1720/Elections (Orange County) or https://bit.ly/2dGmWkN (Durham County). 

 

 

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Council Highlights

The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. The full agenda and video access available at https://bit.ly/2GfEFNq

View Council meetings live at the link above – and on Chapel Hill Gov-TV (townofchapelhill.org/GovTV). Council meeting summaries are issued from the Communications and Public Affairs Department. To sign up to receive these by email, please send a request to info@townofchapelhill.org.

Public attendance is welcome. Parking is available at Town Hall lots and the lot at Stephens Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Additional parking is available in several public lots on Rosemary Street (parkonthehill.com). Town Hall is served by NS and T routes of Chapel Hill Transit (chtransit.org).

Veteran Day Ceremony

Town of Chapel Hill employees who are veterans or who have family members in active duty will be recognized for their service and sacrifice by the Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council. The ceremony is held in advance of Veterans Day due to the Council’s meeting schedule.

Connected Community Strategic Goal Prototype

The Council will provide feedback on a proposed prototype to address the priorities of traffic and transportation. This will include the Connected Community strategic goal, work plan and metrics for the multi-modal areas of bike and pedestrian, parking, transit, and streets and traffic.

Chapel Hill Nine Commemorative Marker

The Council will consider a recommendation from the Chapel Hill Nine Subcommittee for a physical marker commemorating Chapel Hill’s first sit-in and the Chapel Hill Nine. The Chapel Hill Nine refers to the nine high school students responsible for Chapel Hill’s first sit-in, sparking a years-long struggle for civil rights in Chapel Hill. The first sit-in occurred on Feb. 28, 1960, at Colonial Drug Co. on West Franklin Street. The Chapel Hill Nine are Harold Foster (18), William Cureton (18), John Farrington (17), Earl Geer (16), David Mason Jr. (17), Clarence Merritt Jr. (17), James Merritt (16), Douglas Perry (17), and Albert Williams (16).

2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant Funds

The Council will hold a public forum to receive comments on housing and community development needs for the Town and the use of 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds. The Town receives an annual allocation of these funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address community development and affordable housing needs. The HUD allocation for this year was $418,344. HUD requires communities that receive these federal funds to hold two public forums during the development of a plan for use of the funds. The Council will hold a second public forum in March 2019.

Employee Housing Incentive Pilot Program

The Council will consider a proposal to provide assistance to Town employees who would like to live in Chapel Hill. The Council will receive an overview of a proposed pilot program, which was developed based on significant input from employees, national best practices of similar programs, input from potential partners, and staff's knowledge of local resources. The proposed budget for the pilot program implementation is $49,050, which would aid an estimated five Town employees with homebuyer assistance and seven employees with rental assistance.  Staff recommend using resources available through the Town’s Affordable Housing Fund for this purpose. 

NCDOT Improvement Project

The Council will consider support and provide feedback on the NC Department of Transportation improvement project at the intersection of W. Franklin Street/E. Main Street/Merritt Mill Road/Brewer Lane. Town staff and MPO Board representatives have worked closely with NCDOT to finalize the design of the intersection. The bicycle and pedestrian project funded by the NCDOT is estimated to cost more than $250,000. It will include sidewalks, pedestrian crosswalks and signals at all intersections, a median on W. Franklin Street, improved directional signage, bike loop detectors and minor lane reconfigurations to improve traffic flow.

Launch Accelerator and Co-Working Support Renewal

The Council will consider renewing and increasing funding for the Launch accelerator, which is reestablishing as a stand-alone non-profit. The non-profit will allow for broader programming to meet the needs of clientele and help in bringing in private dollars for financial support.

The Town of Chapel Hill, Orange County and UNC-Chapel Hill jointly agreed to establish and fund the Launch Accelerator in 2012 to provide co-working space and resources for start-up businesses in Orange County. This item would renew the Town’s funding commitment and authorize an agreement to fund the new organization, Launch Inc.

 

 

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Alcohol Enforcement Operations Nov. 3

The Chapel Hill Police Department’s Alcohol Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) will be performing street-level underage compliance checks at downtown businesses and in neighborhoods Saturday, Nov. 3. 

Officers will be out between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. checking for alcohol violations.

What you need to do

  • Businesses: please check for valid IDs
  • Under 21: please don’t make one of our local businesses turn you away. You’ve almost made it to 21—just a little while longer.
  • Be a good friend: If you see someone that shouldn’t be driving or needs help getting home, don’t be afraid to take their keys away and put them in a cab or ride-sharing service (just make sure you give those keys back when they’ve sobered up.

 

 

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Recap: Halloween on Franklin Street

An estimated crowd of 16,000 people attended Halloween on Franklin Street this year.

“We want to say thank you to everyone for keeping this a safe night,” said Chapel Hill Police Chief and Executive Director for Community Safety Chris Blue. “Halloween in Chapel Hill is a tradition, and it’s important to us that everyone can get home safely at the end of the night.”

Orange County Emergency Services responded to four alcohol-related medical calls within the closed area.

Streets were closed at 8 p.m.; all streets were reopened to normal traffic at 11 p.m.

 

 

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Leaf Collection Schedule

Place loose leaves/pine straw, free of limbs and debris, behind the curb or drainage ditch for collection. Keep leaves out of streets, gutters and ditches to prevent flooding and bike and car accidents. Do not block sidewalks, fire hydrants, mailboxes, storm drains or water meters or interfere with sight distances at intersections.

Call 919-969-5100 or visit www.townofchapelhill.org/leaves for updates on the collection schedule in your neighborhood.

 

Week of Nov. 5-9

Section III - Caswell Road, Granville Road, Burlage Circle, Meadowbrook Drive, Mount Bolus Road, Bolinwood Drive, Mill Race, North Street, Cobb Terrace, Boundary Street, Tenney Circle, Battle Lane, Elizabeth Street, Glendale Drive, Roosevelt Drive, Gimghoul Road, Greenwood Road area

Section IV - Laurel Hill Road, Purefoy Road, Whitehead Circle, Morgan Creek Road, Kings Mill Road, Highland Woods, Finley Forest, Little John Road, Meadowmont area

 

 

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Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina vs. Mount Olive Basketball Game

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, for the North Carolina basketball game against Mount Olive, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Dean E. Smith Center.

Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 6 p.m. from the park and rides located at Friday Center, Southern Village, Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) and Jones Ferry. Shuttles will also be available from the Carolina Coffee Shop located at 138 E. Franklin St. (no parking provided).

The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and the Dean E. Smith Center. The shuttles will operate for approximately forty-five (45) minutes following the game.

Shuttles drop off and pick up on Bowles Drive in front of the Dean E. Smith Center. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip.

Park and ride permits are not required during Tar Heel Express events.

For additional information on Tar Heel Express, please visit Chapel Hill Transit's website at chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org, or call a customer service representative at 919-485-7433.

 

 

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Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Football Game

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, November 3, 2018, for the North Carolina football game against Georgia Tech, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. Shuttles will begin at 9:15 a.m. from the Friday Center and Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) park and rides, and 10:45 a.m. from the Southern Village and Jones Ferry Road park and rides.

Shuttles drop off and pick up on South Road at Carmichael Auditorium and Woolen gym. The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and Kenan Stadium. The shuttles will operate for forty-five (45) minutes following the game. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip. 

Park and ride permits are not required during Tar Heel Express events.

 

 

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Transit Routes Detoured During Manning Drive Closure

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12

Chapel Hill Transit will detour the following routes beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, due to the closure of Manning Drive between South Columbia and East Drive: D, FCX, G, HU, NS, NU, RU, Saturday V and weekend NU/U.

The routes will be detoured as follows:

D Route:
To Culbreth Road - From Pittsboro Street, (R) S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospital Deck
Alternate stops: Pittsboro Street at Credit Union, S. Columbia Street at Westwood

To Eastowne - From S. Columbia at Mason Farm Road, Stay straight on S. Columbia Street to continue normal route at Health Sciences Library.
Missed stops: Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle, Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate Stops: S. Columbia Street at Mason Farm Road, S. Columbia Street at Health Sciences Library

 

FCX Route: From Manning Drive, (L) East Drive, (R) S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate stops: Manning Drive at Gravely Drive, S. Columbia Street at Health Sciences Library

 

G Route: From Pittsboro Street, (L) S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle, Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate stops: S. Columbia Street at Health Sciences Library

 

HU Route: From Fordham Boulevard, continue straight on Fordham Boulevard to S. Columbia Street exit, (R) S. Columbia Street, (R) Mason Farm Road to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate stops: Manning Drive at Gravely Drive, Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle

 

NS Route: To Eubanks Park and Ride -  From S. Columbia Street at NC 54/ Fordham Boulevard, stay straight on S. Columbia Street to Health Sciences Library to continue normal route
Missed stops: Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle, Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate Stops: S. Columbia Street at Mason Farm Road, S. Columbia Street at Health Sciences Library

To Southern Village Park and Ride - From Pittsboro Street, (R) on S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospital Parking Deck, East Drive at Jackson Deck, Mason Farm Road at ACC
Alternate Stops: S. Columbia Street at Westwood, Pittsboro Street at State Employees Credit Union

 

NU Route:  From Manning Drive at East Drive, (L) East Drive, (R) S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate stops: Manning Drive at Gravely Drive, Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle

 

RU Route: From Pittsboro Street, (R) S. Columbia Street, (L) Mason Farm Road, (R) Manning Drive to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospital Deck
Alternate stops: East Drive at Jackson Circle

 

Saturday V Route:
To Southern Village - From Pittsboro Street, (R) S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospital Deck, East Drive at Jackson Deck, Mason Farm Road at ACC
Alternate stops: Pittsboro Street at Credit Union, S. Columbia Street at Westwood

To Meadowmont - From S. Columbia Street at NC 54/ Fordham Boulevard, stay straight on S. Columbia Street to Health Sciences Library to continue normal route
Missed stops: Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle, Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate Stops: S. Columbia Street at Mason Farm Road, S. Columbia Street at Health Sciences Library

 

Weekend NU Route: From Manning Drive at East Drive, (L) East Drive, (R) S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate stops: Manning Drive at Gravely Drive, Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle

 

Weekend U Route:  From Manning Drive at East Drive, (L) East Drive, (R) S. Columbia Street to continue normal route
Missed stops: Manning Drive at UNC Hospitals
Alternate stops: Manning Drive at Gravely Drive, Mason Farm Road at ACC, East Drive at Jackson Circle

 

 

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Open House: I-40/NC 86 Interchange

NCDOT is hosting a public meeting at the Southern Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, November 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. regarding the proposed I-40/NC 86 interchange improvements and widening of I-40 from I-85 to the Durham County Line. The primary purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and relieve peak hour congestion. The proposed interchange improvements, as currently shown, may have significant impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods and street network.

The opportunity to submit comments will be provided at the meeting, or can be done via phone, email or mail no later than November 19th, 2018.

What: I-40/NC 86 interchange improvements and I-40 widening

When: November 5, 2018

When: 4-7 p.m. public meeting, open house

Where: Southern Human Services Center (2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill)

For additional information, please contact Gene Tarascio with NCDOT at gtarascio@ncdot.gov.

Public Meeting notice: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/I-3306A_Public_Notice.pdf

Public Meeting webpage: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Pages/I-3306A-2018-11-05.aspx

Public Meeting Map 1: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/I-3306A_rdy_phm_sheet_1_20181022.pdf

Public Meeting Map 2: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/I-3306A_rdy_phm_sheet_2_20181022.pdf

Public Meeting Map 3: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/I-3306A_rdy_phm_sheet_3_20181022.pdf

Public Meeting Map 4: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/I-3306A_rdy_phm_sheet_4_20181022.pdf

Public Meeting Map 5: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/I-3306A_rdy_phm_sheet_5_20181022.pdf

Public Meeting Map 6: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/I-3306A_rdy_phm_sheet_6_20181022.pdf

 

 

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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.

Links access online stories that are posted for a limited time. Some media organizations require registration or a subscription.

For information, contact us at info@townofchapelhill.org.

 

 

NCDOT plans to widen the last four-lane stretch of I-40 in the Triangle (The News & Observer)

Anyone who has ever sat in traffic on westbound Interstate 40 near U.S. 15-501 in the evenings has probably wondered why the highway narrows from three lanes to two at the Orange County line. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/article220890315.html

 

Franklin Street hosts Halloween in Chapel Hill (WNCN)

Every Halloween, thousands of people of all ages come out to Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/orange-county-news/franklin-street-hosts-halloween-in-chapel-hill/1565660008

 

Chapel Hill Halloween fosters costume creativity (WRAL)

When it comes to Halloween in Chapel Hill, Franklin Street is the place to be creative. Read more: https://www.wral.com/chapel-hill-halloween-fosters-costume-creativity/17961163/

 

Chapel Hill Interfaith Vigil Remembers Victims of Synagogue Shooting (WCHL)

It was a quiet, cold night outside the Kehillah Synagogue on Tuesday as community members filed into seats, packed the aisles and lined the walls for a vigil remembering the victims of the shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue last week. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/national/chapel-hill-interfaith-vigil-remembers-victims-of-synagogue-shooting

 

16,000 Celebrate Halloween in Chapel Hill (WCHL)

Roughly 16,000 revelers poured onto Franklin Street to celebrate Halloween in Chapel Hill Wednesday night. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/16000-celebrate-halloween-in-chapel-hill

 

Spooky season: Take a look into Halloween night on Franklin Street (The Daily Tar Heel)

Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/11/halloween-night-franklin-street-photos

 

Organizers rename, scale down Halloween party on Franklin Street (WRAL)

The annual Halloween party on Franklin Street attracts thousands every year, but with enormous crowds comes a strong need for safety. Read more: https://www.wral.com/organizers-rename-scale-down-halloween-party-on-franklin-street/17959383/

 

Chapel Hill Prepares for 2018 Halloween on Franklin Street (WCHL)

It’s Halloween in Chapel Hill, and tonight Franklin Street might be the best place in the state for people watching. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/chapel-hill-prepares-for-2018-halloween-on-franklin-street

 

New CBD shop to occupy old Smoothie King space on Franklin Street (The Daily Tar Heel)

Franklin Street's newest retailer is hoping to be a trailblazer for its industry. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/10/new-hemp-store-1028

 

Chapel Hill police searching for runaway teen (WRAL)

Police in Chapel Hill are searching for a missing teenager. Read more: https://www.wral.com/chapel-hill-police-searching-for-runaway-teen/17958928/

 

Chapel Hill Police Searching for Runaway Teen (WCHL)

UPDATE: Chapel Hill Police said in an update early Thursday morning that Mirelses was found “unharmed and safe.” Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/chapel-hill-police-searching-for-runaway-teen

 

The Town has ideas for Varsity Theatre, but do they have the owners' support? (The Daily Tar Heel)

If the Town of Chapel Hill gets its way, you may soon see changes at the Varsity Theatre. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/10/varsity-theater-1029

 

License Plate Agency Moving from Chapel Hill to Carrboro (WCHL)

The License Plate Agency located on East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is moving to Carrboro. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/license-plate-agency-moving-from-chapel-hill-to-carrboro

 

Nobody actually knows who owns the Jefferson Davis marker on Franklin Street (The Daily Tar Heel)

State and local officials are pointing fingers over the mysterious memorial road marker in Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/10/town-unc-north-carolina-governments-disagree-on-who-has-right-of-way-over-jefferson-davis-road-marker-in-chapel-hill

 

UNC Surgical Tower Construction Prompts Road Closures (WCHL)

Work getting underway on the new surgical tower at UNC Hospitals is causing road closures over the weekend around the hospital campus. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/unc/unc-surgical-tower-construction-prompts-road-closures

 

Chapel Hill’s latest Homestead Road plan could bring senior housing but also problems (The News & Observer)

A Chapel Hill developer will have to look again at traffic, parking and recreational amenities for an apartment project for older adults on Homestead Road. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article220551095.html

 

Sugarland's closure causes cakeless customers (The Daily Tar Heel)

Looking for a cupcake on Franklin Street? Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/10/sugarland-closure

 

 

 

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