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Post Date:11/30/2018 8:00 AM
CHAPEL HILL ENEWS

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In This Issue

Tonight! Honor Local Civil Rights Heroes - Story Time in the Trees - TOWNweek - Free Parking Downtown on Holidays and every Saturday in December - Council Summary - Pop Up Tree Lot - Seminar on Preserving Our Historic Districts - Books Sandwiched In Meets Dec. 5 - Big Book Sale at Chapel Hill Public Library Dec. 7 - Keep the Wreath Green and Tree Tag Program - Holiday House Checks - Leaf Collection Schedule - Tar Heel Express Service to UNC vs. UNCW Basketball Game - D and Saturday D Detour Near Rams Plaza - Chapel Hill Transit Detours on Saturday, Dec. 8 - Transit Winter Break Schedule - Town in News

 

OPEN OUR FUTURE

Tonight! Honor Local Civil Rights Heroes

On Feb. 28, 1960, nine black students from Lincoln High School sat down at the Colonial Drug Store counter, asking for the same service that whites received. Those young men, now known as the “Chapel Hill Nine,” created the spark for Chapel Hill’s Civil Rights Movement, a struggle that lasted throughout the 1960s. At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, the community is invited to gather at Chapel Hill Public Library to honor the Chapel Hill Nine and celebrate the launch of Opening Our Future, a new traveling exhibit about this period of our community’s history.

The exhibit is one of the outcomes of the Town’s Historic Civil Rights Commemorations Task Force, created by Mayor Pam Hemminger in 2017 and charged with creating a timeline of the people, events, and places that were a part of the local struggle for equality and justice. Comprising history makers, storytellers, educators and Town staff, the task force gathered both familiar and lesser known stories from the civil rights struggle in Chapel Hill.

The Opening Our Future exhibit includes a mobile, large-format timeline, a set of commemorative trading cards, and an interactive website.  After Friday’s unveiling, the exhibit will be available for schools, community groups, and others to borrow and display.

Molly Luby, special projects coordinator at Chapel Hill Public Library, says the project is meant to be flexible and future facing. “Finding and sharing stories that have not been fully told was a major focus of the Task Force. We hope that the community will continue to share stories, contribute content, and be inspired to continue the fight for equality and justice.” 

Dr. Reginald Hildebrand, retired UNC professor and task force member, echoes a similar sentiment in the opening statement of the trading cards, noting “The struggle for freedom and an inclusive community has no beginning and no end. It is fought on many fronts, in many ways, and has many heroes, the names of most of whom we will never know.”

In addition to displaying the timeline and trading cards, the Opening Our Future reception will feature remarks from members of the task force and the living members of the Chapel Hill Nine.

Opening Our Future is supported by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library as well as grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

To learn more, visit chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/history.

 

 

CHRISTMAS TREET 

Story Time in the Trees

Saturday, Dec. 1
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.

Story Time in the Trees: Stories and Holiday Safety Tips from Fire and Police Departments

Hear stories by Chapel Hill Public Library’s Circulator. Chapel Hill Police and Fire Departments will offer holiday safety tips.

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TOWNweek

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Free parking

Free Parking Downtown on Holidays and every Saturday in December

Shop, eat, and enjoy the Chapel Hill-idays downtown this season with free parking! All Town-owned parking lots, decks, and on-street meters will be free on Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, as well as the following holidays:

  • Thursday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving
  • Monday, Dec. 24-Wednesday, Dec. 26 for Winter Holiday
  • Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 for New Year's Day

And remember... public parking is always free on Sundays year-round! Visit www.parkonthehill.com for all parking information.

 

 

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Council Summary

The Chapel Hill Town Council met Wednesday, Nov. 28, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights. The full agenda and online video will be available at https://bit.ly/2GfEFNq or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or publicaffairs@townofchapelhill.org.

Council meeting summaries are issued from the Communications and Public Affairs Department following most business meetings. To sign up to receive these by email, please send a request to info@townofchapelhill.org.

Potential Development Partners for Town-Owned Land at 2200 Homestead Road

The Council authorized the Town Manager to issue a Request for Qualifications and begin negotiations of potential development partners for a mixed-income housing development on Town-owned land at 2200 Homestead Road. Staff plan to return to the Council with a recommendation to approve a selected development partner(s) and terms of the developer agreement. The development would serve a range of income levels and include a variety of housing types.

Set for Dec. 5: Development Applications for Active Adults Housing, 2217 Homestead Road

The Council continued the public hearing to Dec. 5 to consider these development applications. Neighbors and Town staff have met to review various issues including zoning density, roadway connection between the neighborhoods, and access. In turn, the neighbors and Town staff have met with the applicant. In addition, Town staff and the applicant are meeting to discuss details of the payment-in-lieu for affordable housing.

Application for Land Use Management Ordinance Text Amendment -Self-Storage Facility, Conditioned

The Council enacted an amendment to the Land Use Management Ordinance to permit self-storage facilities, conditioned, in the Office/Institutional-2 (OI-2) District as a special use.

Cooperative Agreement with GoTriangle on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project

The Council is considering an agreement between GoTriangle and the Town of Chapel Hill that outlines how the two organizations will work together efficiently during the remaining design and construction of the Durham-Orange Light Rail Line. After receiving public input, the Council requested that the proposed agreement be reformatted for consistency with other public agency agreements, and address issues raised by the public. The proposed agreement may return for further consideration by the Council on Dec. 5. It describes roles, responsibilities, and procedures to minimize impacts on the Town and help ensure that the light rail project is built in a timely and cost-effective manner. GoTriangle is seeking similar agreements with about a dozen organizations and agencies including the City of Durham, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke Energy, as well as right-of-way approvals from the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The Town's legal, planning, and engineering staff are reviewing the agreement and working with GoTriangle on revisions.

Interlocal Agreement for the Provision of Solid Waste and Recycling Programs and Services

The Council approved an interlocal agreement (available at https://bit.ly/2ArYHC3) with Orange County and the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough regarding the provision of services related to the disposition of solid waste and recyclables within Orange County and the portion of Chapel Hill located within Durham County.

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners in 2014 created the Solid Waste Advisory Group (SWAG), a multijurisdictional task force charged with articulating, investigating, and proposing collaborative solutions for solid waste issues. The members of the SWAG include two elected officials from each local government agency: Orange County and the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. In addition, there is one representative from UNC-Chapel Hill and one representative from UNC Healthcare.

 

 

OUTDOOR DECORATED TREE

Pop Up Tree Lot

Get a tree for your holiday celebrations at the pop-up tree lot at the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St., brought to you by TROSA. The tree lot will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Hear holiday stories and get tips on holiday safety at Story Time in the Trees, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1.

Get more information about holiday events in downtown Chapel Hill at http://www.downtownchapelhill.com/holiday2018.

 

 

HDC WORKSHOP

Seminar on Preserving Our Historic Districts

The free and public seminar “Preserving Our Historic Districts” will be hosted by the Town of Chapel Hill Historic District Commission from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The public is invited to learn more about historic preservation and to share issues affecting their properties and neighborhoods in Chapel Hill. The seminar will feature the following presentations:

  • Welcome: Our Commitment to the Community by Robert Epting, chair of the Chapel Hill Historic District Commission
  • Why Old Places Matter by Thompson Mayes, vice president and senior counsel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • An Appreciation of Historic Character in Our Community by Laurie Paolicelli, director of the Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau
  • How Local Historic District Commissions Protect Historic Character by Amber E. Stimpson, local government coordinator of the NC State Historic Preservation Office

Copies of Why Old Places Matter by Thompson M. Mayes will be available for purchase.

Please RSVP (to plan for adequate coffee and refreshments) by Nov. 28 at rsvpCHHDC@gmail.com

The Chapel Hill Historic District Commission holds regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall. Its general responsibilities are to guide physical change within the historic districts of Chapel Hill in such a way as to promote, enhance and preserve the character of the districts.

Learn more about Chapel Hill historic districts at https://bit.ly/2DlkAWO

 

 

LONGITUDE 

Books Sandwiched In Meets Dec. 5

Books Sandwiched In will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Meeting Room C at Chapel Hill Public Library to talk about Longitude: the story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, by Dava Sobel. You are invited to bring a lunch and join the discussion.

Books Sandwiched In, sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, is free and open to the public. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except January and July) in meeting room C at the Library at 100 Library Drive.

Longitude acknowledges the work of John Harrison, a skilled carpenter and self-taught watchmaker in England, who, over a period of forty years, and despite heavy competition from some of the greatest minds of his time, designed and perfected an accurate marine chronometer, and was finally rewarded for his work by King George III. His work has influenced not only marine navigation, but aerial navigation as well.

Longitude plunges us into the 18th century world of international competition, conflict, colonialism, and scientific discoveries that were dependent on the seafaring capabilities and technology of all the major world powers at the time. The problem of establishing latitude had already been mastered, but the problem of establishing a ship's longitude at sea had not been solved, resulting in frequent maritime disasters, and humiliation or death for even the most experienced naval captains and therefore of the nations they served. The works of Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, and other prominent contemporary scientists were not sufficient in resolving this problem.

Several European governments, including France, financed scientific specialists in order to solve the problem of establishing longitude at sea, where rolling ships and bad weather prevented sea captains from using the sun, stars, or existing technology to establish their longitudinal location. In 1714 the British government established a Board of Longitude and a 20,000 pound prize (more than a million dollars in today's currency) for the most accurate chronometer that could determine a ship's longitude. 

Many of Harrison's original time pieces can still be seen at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, Great Britain. 

Books Sandwiched In is sponsored by the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library, who purchase the books read each month. These books are then contributed to the Library's general collection. BSI is also sponsored by Chapel Hill Public Library, with the generous use of its space and facilities.

 

Books Sandwiched In, 2018-19

February 6: Fever, Mary Beth Keane

March 6: West with the Night, Beryl Markham

April 3: Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward

May 1: The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben

The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah

 

 

BIG BOOK SALE 

Big Book Sale at Chapel Hill Public Library Dec. 7

From Dec. 7 to 9, the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library invite you to browse and buy from more than 20,000 books, movies, vinyl, games, art and more. All proceeds benefit the programs, collection and services of Chapel Hill Public Library. You’ll find unbelievable prices and selections all three days. Friday is members-only preview. Memberships are sold at the door and range from $10 for students to $35 for families, or go online now at www.friendschpl.org and click on "Join Us."  On Saturday and Sunday, the sale is free and open to the public.

Something Special Friday Evening – Holiday Sip & Shop

By popular demand we are extending our Friday hours with a bonus for everyone. The sale will close at 5:30 p.m. and reopen at 7 p.m. for Sip & Shop. Join us for a fun Friday night of wine, cheese, desserts, and shopping among fellow book lovers. Two shoppers can sip and shop for just $25, which includes a one year membership in the Friends. If you are already a member, you and a friend can sip and shop for free. This year we also have a selection of art along with the books.

The sale is free and opens to the general public on Saturday from 10 am. to 5:30 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Bag Sale for $5 a bag (bring your own bag).

In addition to a larger than usual selection of the classics, you’ll find all kinds of books for children, young adults and all ages including fiction, mystery, science fiction and romance. There are lots of non-fiction; biographies, cookbooks, gardening, history, hobbies, travel and more. There are also special book sets and art and coffee table books. Prices start at 50 cents for children’s books and mass market paperbacks, with most books priced under $3.

In addition to the big sale in the meeting rooms on the upper level of the Library, the Friends Book Store inside the lower level entrance will have thousands of gift-quality books on sale. Book Store hours during the sale are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Book Store will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 9 and reopen with regular hours at noon on Monday, Dec. 10.

The Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library is a 500+ member non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting Chapel Hill Public Library. Thanks to your support, the Friends are able to supplement the Library’s budget with over $135,000 a year. For more information about the sale and the Friends or to join on line, visit  www.friendschpl.org

 

 

Keep the wreath green 

Keep the Wreath Green and Tree Tag Program

Have you seen the green wreath in front of Fire Station One at 403 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.? Help us keep the light bulbs green!

The Chapel Hill Fire Department annually displays the green wreath during the month of December to remind the community of importance of home fire safety over the holidays. Each time crews respond to a fire, a green bulb will be replaced by a red one to remind people of the dangers posed by fires.

Residents are encouraged to practice fire safety during the holidays with these reminders:

  • Don’t leave lit unattended candles in your home
  • Unplug holiday lights when you are away
  • Allow three feet of clearance around portable heaters
  • Don’t place live Christmas trees near a fireplace (it dries them out)
  • Water live Christmas trees every day
  • Don’t build large fires in your fireplace
  • Don’t use holiday decorations that are not flame retardant
  • Open the damper on your fireplace before use

In conjunction with the Keep the Wreath Green program, the Fire Department has placed tree tags on Christmas trees at local sales lots. The tags provide important safety tips involving Christmas trees and holiday decorations. The design of this program is to put critical life-safety information in the hands of the families using live trees in their homes.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

 

 

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Holiday House Checks

If you’re going to be away from Chapel Hill for an extended period over the holidays, the Chapel Hill Police Department will keep an eye on your property.

Data shows that the holiday months are a particularly vulnerable time of year for our residents. Extra patrol officers are staffed to discourage illegal behavior.

Officers will also perform a house check of residences in Chapel Hill to check that your property is secure. This service is offered year round, and we especially encourage the use of it during the holidays. Officers will not enter a property, unless there is a sign that it has been left unsecured or forcibly entered.

Additionally, there are a few things you can do while you’re away to limit opportunities to be taken advantage of.

  • Store valuables out of sight;
  • Lock all doors and windows (even if they’re on the second floor);
  • Set lights around the house on timers; and
  • Break down identifiable boxes before placing them on the street in front of your home for pickup.

To receive this free service, complete a house check form at least 24 hours before you plan to be away. The form is available at townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/police/house-check-request.

If you have questions, contact Capt. Andrew Smith at asmith@townofchapelhill.org or 919-968-2889.

 

 

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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 Dec. 3-7

Section II - W. Rosemary Street, Cameron Avenue, S. Graham Street, Mallette Street, Wilson Court, Johnson Street, Ransom Street, West University Drive, Westwood Drive, Dogwood Drive, Coolidge Street, Southbridge, Culbreth Park Drive, Cobble Ridge, Southern Village, 100 Oaks, Mallard Court area

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

 

 

TRANSIT BUS GO HEELS

Tar Heel Express Service to UNC vs. UNCW Basketball Game

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, for the North Carolina basketball game against UNCW scheduled for 9 p.m. at Dean E. Smith Center. 

Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 7:30 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 East Franklin Street (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.

 

 

TRANSIT BUS GO HEELS 

D and Saturday D Detour Near Rams Plaza

Chapel Hill Transit will detour the D and Saturday D routes starting Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, due to construction activity near Rams Plaza.

The routes will be detoured along Legion Road, from Ephesus Church Road. During the detour, the routes will not serve stops on the Frontage Road between Rams Plaza (Rams Plaza, Quality Inn and McDonalds) and the Europa Drive at Sheraton (Duck Pond) stop. 

A temporary stop will be located on Legion Road at Clover Drive for customers going to/from Rams Plaza. The Europa Drive at Sheraton (Duck Pond) timepoint will be move to Legion Road at Britthaven bus stop.

For more information on routes and schedules, visit chtransit.org.

 

 

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Chapel Hill Transit Detours on Saturday, Dec. 8

Chapel Hill Transit will implement detours on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, due to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday parade.

The parade will begin on East Franklin Street at the Morehead Planetarium, traveling west and ending at Carrboro Town Hall on Main Street.

The Saturday CW, FG, D, JN, T and V routes will be detoured as follows:

CW route (From 10:07 a.m. to 11:42 a.m.)
Westbound (to Credit Union):
From Hillsborough Road: (L) Main Street, (R) Poplar Avenue, (L) 54 Bypass, (R) S. Greensboro Exit Ramp, (L) S. Greensboro Street, (R) Merritt Mill Road, (R) Cameron Avenue, (R) Pittsboro Street to Credit Union
Eastbound (to Jones Ferry park and ride):
From Credit Union: (L) Columbia Street (L) Cameron Avenue, (L) Merritt Mill Road keep straight to 54 Bypass Exit Ramp to Hwy 54 (R) Poplar Avenue, (L) Main Street to continue regular route

D route (From 9:17 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.)
Westbound (to Greenbridge)
From Franklin Street, (R) Hillsborough Street, (L) Rosemary Street, (R) Mitchell Lane, (L) Roberson Street, (L) Rosemary Street
Eastbound (to Old Sterling)
From Rosemary Street: (R) Hillsborough Street, (L) Franklin Street to continue regular route

FG route (From 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.)
Westbound (to Downtown)
From Raleigh Rd/54 East: (R) Country Club Rd., to Cameron Ave., (L) Pittsboro Street to continue regular route

JN route (From 10:02 a.m. to 11:38 a.m.)
Northbound (to Estes Park Apts.)
From Columbia Street: (R) South Road, (L) Raleigh Street, (R) Country Club, (L) Boundary Street, (L) Rosemary Street, (R) Mitchell Lane to continue regular route
Southbound (to Rock Haven)
From Rosemary Street at Franklin Street: continue on Rosemary Street, (R) Boundary Street, cross Franklin street to continue on Boundary Street, (R) Country Club to Cameron Avenue to continue regular route

T route (From 8:18 a.m. to 11:39 a.m.)
Southbound (to Varsity Theater)
From Hillsborough Street: continue to Raleigh Street, (L) Country Club Rd., (R) South Rd., (R) Raleigh Street to continue regular route

V route (From 8:41 a.m. to 11:47 a.m.)
Eastbound (to Meadowmont)
From S. Columbia Street: (R) South Road to Raleigh Rd./Hwy 54E to continue regular route
Westbound (to Southern Village)
From Raleigh Rd. continue on South Road (R) S. Columbia Street, (L) Cameron Avenue to continue regular route

U route will begin at 11:20 a.m.

While Chapel Hill Transit will attempt to operate normal printed schedules on all routes, delays may occur. Customers should plan to travel earlier than 10 a.m. and after 12 p.m. to avoid parade traffic.

For specific information on the detours, visit townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/transit/active-detours or call (919) 485-7433.

 

 

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Transit Winter Break Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit will make the following service schedule adjustments due to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill winter break schedule:

  • The weekday A-Limited morning trips (7:14–9:44 a.m.) will not operate Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, and will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
  • The weekday NU route will not operate Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, and will resume on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
  • The weekend U and NU routes will not operate beginning Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, and will resume on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
  • The last day of operation for Safe Ride routes is Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Safe Rides will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.

Safe Ride is a service funded by the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Government for the safety of students. For information on routes and schedules: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/transit/safe-ride-program

 

 

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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.

 

Chapel Hill-idays 2018 with Susan Brown and Elinor Landess (WCHL)

Susan Brown from the Chapel Hill Public Library and WCHL host Aaron Keck are joined by Elinor Landess of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership for a preview of “Chapel Hill-idays” downtown! Read more: https://chapelboro.com/wchl/features/talking-books/november-28-2018-chapel-hill-idays

Duke, GoTriangle having ‘constructive’ talks about light-rail concerns, official says (The Durham Herald)

Durham Mayor Steve Schewel said Tuesday local leaders are confident that Duke University and GoTriangle will resolve concerns about the $2.47 billion Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article222236340.html

Chapel Hill's immigrant and refugee residents bring up new issues about the town (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Town of Chapel Hill recently released its Building Integrated Communities project report, which details the Town’s findings from listening sessions with immigrant and refugee residents. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/11/chapel-hill-integrated-communities-1127

Your guide to the Triangle’s tree lightings, Christmas parades and Santa sightings (The News & Observer)

Santa’s calendar is pretty booked up by now. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/entertainment/article221767260.html

Public Meeting Scheduled Ahead of Underground Blasting for Rogers Road Sewer Project (WCHL)

A public meeting is set for Tuesday after officials from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County and Orange Water and Sewer Authority have decided to move forward with “low-intensity underground blasting” to remove rock as part of the Rogers Road Area Sewer Project. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/public-meeting-scheduled-ahead-of-underground-blasting-for-rogers-road-sewer-project

Chapel Hill to Assist Town Employees with Housing Deposits, Down Payments on Homes in Town  (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council has approved a pilot plan to encourage town employees to live in Chapel Hill by providing them with financial assistance. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-to-assist-town-employees-with-housing-deposits-down-payments-on-homes-in-town

Meet the baby goats taking over Chapel Hill this holiday season (The Daily Tar Heel)

If you’ve been paying attention to the goings on around Chapel Hill this year, you may have noticed a lot of events involving goats. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/11/baby-goats-1125

Tree, menorah lightings, and parades in Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro (The Herald Sun)

Towns and cities across the Triangle light Christmas trees for the holidays, but only one illuminates a water tower at an old tobacco factory. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/article222085745.html

This is how Chapel Hill plans to help town employees buy a house, pay the rent (The Herald Sun)

Will paying town employees up to $7,500 to help them buy a home, or 1,850 to help them pay the rent, make workers happier and more invested in the community. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article221425145.html

Construction underway on apartment development in Chapel Hill (North Carolina Construction News)

Grubb Properties is building a new apartment community in Chapel Hill. The developer secured a $34.2 million construction loan from PGIM Real Estate Finance for the project called Link Apartments Linden. Read more: https://www.ncconstructionnews.com/construction-underway-on-apartment-development-in-chapel-hill/

Small Business Saturday Seeks to Boost Downtown Holiday Shopping (WCHL)

With “Small Business Saturday” coming this weekend, Chapel Hill and Carrboro are trying to highlight their uniqueness after what for many was a turbulent year. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/business/small-business-saturday-seeks-to-boost-downtown-holiday-shopping

 

 

 

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