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Post Date:02/22/2019 4:59 PM
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In This Issue

Message from Mayor Hemminger - Higher Traffic Downtown Saturday - Roof Repair Underway at Hargraves Center - Plaques Removed from Franklin Street due to Public Safety Concerns - Parks & Recreation Summer Employment Opportunities - TOWNweek - Aquatic Center Closed for Repairs - Have You Seen these People? - East Franklin Street Plaque Recovered - Residential Structure Fire - Council Success Videos: Affordable Housing and Vibrant & Inclusive Community - Council Video Recap - Council Recap for Wednesday Meeting - LIGHTUP 2019 - Honoring the Chapel Hill Nine - Quilt Sale and Exhibit - Last Call for Leaf Collection! - Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina vs. Florida State and Syracuse Basketball Games - Town in News

 

 

PAM HEMMINGER

Message from Mayor Pam Hemminger

Earlier today, the Town of Chapel Hill removed the Jefferson Davis Highway marker and a recently placed unauthorized marker from the small grassy strip between the street and the sidewalk along Franklin Street.

The presence of both markers has resulted in an ongoing threat to public safety in our downtown as opposing groups – including some from out of town – continue to plan protests and other actions in downtown and on campus.  For this reason, both markers have been removed and will be offered to their rightful owners.

Our Town is committed to our shared values of being a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.  To that end, we will continue to support our community’s ongoing work to identify and commemorate the people, places and events in our  history that have helped shape the community we are today.

In Chapel Hill, we have a long history of supporting peaceful dialogue when grappling with difficult issues.  I encourage everyone to remember that our freedom of expression does not come at the expense of public safety.

Link to News Release: http://bit.ly/2Slyzjk

As a point of clarification, the plaque portion of the unauthorized marker was missing when crews removed both markers this morning.  Both markers will be offered to their rightful owners.

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Higher Traffic Downtown Saturday 

Traffic may be heavier in downtown Chapel Hill Saturday with the UNC-Chapel Hill men’s basketball game against Florida State at 3:45 p.m. and a gathering on Peace and Justice Plaza (179 E. Franklin St., in front of the Old Courthouse) beginning at 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 23. Anyone planning to be downtown should expect delays during this time.

If you are riding the Tar Heel Express shuttle to the basketball game, plan to get there early. Service begins at 2:15 p.m.

Street and Parking Closures
Henderson Street will be closed between East Rosemary and East Franklin streets. Parking will be prohibited within that closure as well as in select spaces along eastbound Franklin Street. Signs on the parking meters will be placed in advance of the closure as well as cones in the spaces. Any vehicle parked in the restricted areas after 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, will be towed at the owner’s expense.

For real-time information from the Town of Chapel Hill, follow @ChapelHillGov, @ChapelHillPD, @ChapelHillFD, and @CHTransit on Twitter. Traffic updates are posted using #CHTraffic.

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LIGHTUP FESTIVAL

 

LIGHTUP 2019: Connect with the Community and the World

140 W Franklin St. Plaza and Carolina Square

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24

You have seen the dragon dance in a movie. Do you want to try one with your family in a dragon dance workshop? How about dazzling your Facebook friends by dressing up as a Chinese Emperor or Empress and taking a photo in the dress-up photo booth?

Come to enjoy a variety of delicious Asian foods and watch a show of folk dances, music ensembles and Peking opera performed by your neighbors next door as well as artists from oversea! Play a game, win a prize, or decorate a lantern with your kids!

If you need some quiet time, join the breakout sessions to try out Chinese calligraphy and traditional paintings, observe the magic of acupuncture, and join a forum discussion on new initiatives around the town, ground-breaking technologies in RTP, and listen to our public school students talk about the Education for the Future!

When the twilight sets in, join your family, neighbors and friends in a thousand-lantern parade to usher in the New Year of the Pig.

http://www.chlightup.org/home

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Roof Repair Underway at Hargraves Center

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department thanks residents for their patience during the roof repair underway at Hargraves Center and its adjoining Northside Gymnasium at 216 N. Roberson St.

The $370,000 project includes roof replacement at the center and gymnasium facilities, and installation of a new HVAC system. During the installation of the HVAC, it is possible that the gymnasium may need to close, depending on temperatures, sometime in mid- to late March. The project is expected to be completed by the end of April. 

Patrons are asked to please be mindful of safety and to stay out of marked-off areas during the construction.

For more information, contact Maintenance Superintendent Kevin Robinson at krobinson@townofchapelhill.org or 919-969-5104.

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Plaques Removed from Franklin Street due to Public Safety Concerns

The Town of Chapel Hill on Friday, Feb. 22, removed the Jefferson Davis Highway memorial marker and the recently placed dedication plaque from the south side of East Franklin Street near Henderson Street.

Both items were removed based on the recommendation of Chapel Hill public safety officials that the plaques were a public nuisance and created a public safety threat, causing dangerous and unsafe conditions, if they remain. Both items will be offered to their rightful owners.

The Town made this decision after conducting a threat assessment leading up to this weekend’s scheduled protests and after receiving clarification from the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office (read the letter) as to whether the Jefferson Davis marker was on Town property or not. The Attorney General’s Office determined the marker was not on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or state property and that according to their research the property “appears” to be owned by the Town of Chapel Hill.

The Town is working closely with UNC-Chapel Hill to prepare for two rallies scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 23, afternoon on University and Town property, with the primary goal of providing a safe environment for all to peacefully assemble and express themselves. Additional information on any road closures or service changes related to the rallies will be provided to the public later today.

Media Contact: Ran Northam, community safety communications specialist, rnortham@townofchapelhill.org | 919-969-4878

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WEGMANS

Community Input Meeting for Traffic Calming around Wegmans

A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, to share and receive input on proposed traffic calming measures on residential streets around the Wegmans property at 1810 Fordham Blvd. The meeting will be held in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

A draft plan is being developed for traffic calming measures including all-way stop control, speed tables, on-street parking and other devices around the adjacent streets near Wegmans Property. The draft plan will be posted on the Development Activity Report webpage (see below) one week prior to the Feb. 25 meeting for review. The draft plan includes public input from a prior meeting held on May 31, 2018.

Deconstruction of the former Performance Auto Mall is underway on U.S. 15-501 in Chapel Hill to prepare for the new 100,000-square-foot Wegmans, a $30 million development with an opening date sometime in 2020. The development application was approved in October 2017.

Find more at the Development Activity Report: townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/planning-and-sustainability/development-activity-report/wegmans-food-market

For more information on the meeting, contact Kumar Neppalli, Traffic Engineering Manager at (919) 969-5093 or email kneppalli@townofchapelhill.org.

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Parks & Recreation Announces Summer Employment Opportunities

Come join a thriving and diverse team committed to excellence and FUN! Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is dedicated to providing cultural and recreational opportunities that enhances individual’s quality of life. People love our facilities and programs in part because we hire energetic, creative people and provide excellent training and guidance to deliver quality experiences. 

We’re currently accepting applications for camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors, camp coordinators, and inclusion counselors. Town of Chapel Hill is certified as a Living Wage Employer by Orange County Living Wage (OCLW), a non-profit organization offering a voluntary certification program for living wage employers in Orange County. Pay rates for our recreation positions range from a 90-day probationary period of $10.00/hour, and once an employee completes 90 days, the Town guarantees that that employee is paid at least OCLW’s living wage up to $17 per hour.

Candidates will learn and develop interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as receive training to improve communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills. 

Join us for a Summer Job Informational Session on Wednesday, February 27th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Homestead Aquatics Center (300 Aquatic Drive). Staff will be available to answer questions, and computers will be available for candidates to complete and submit an online application.

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is recruiting positions at various locations.    

  • Chapel Hill Community Center
  • Hargraves Community Center
  • Frank Porter Graham Summer Camp
  • Homestead Aquatic Center
  • A.D. Clark Outdoor Pool, Hargraves Center
  • The Corner Teen Center 
  • Specialty Camps (various locations)

For more information or to apply online go to www.townofchapelhill.org/jobs.

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Aquatic Center Closed for Repairs

The Homestead Aquatic Center is scheduled to reopen at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, however the women's locker rooms will remain closed to complete repairs.

We recommend women either continue to utilize the alternative sites listed below, or come prepared to swim, and shower at home after your swim at Homestead Aquatic Center. 

During the closure, the Community Center pool will be operating on its regular schedule. In addition, our pass holders will be able to show their CHPR pass/fob to swim at the following pools (according to their individual pool schedules):

 

For more information, contact Anne Nicholson (919) 968-2789 or visit the webpage at https://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/parks-recreation/aquatics.

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Have You Seen These People? 

Previously released: The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying and locating the following five people in regards to an assault investigation. The assault occurred around 5:17 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 6, at 140 W. Franklin St.  A 52-year-old male was struck in the head with a skateboard, and a 70-year-old male was threatened.

If you have information about the incident or can identify the people in the photos, please call the Chapel Hill Police Department between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 919-968-2760 and ask for Investigator Slagle. He can also be reached via email at sslagle@townofchapelhill.org.  At any time of day you can call either 911 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.  Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrest.

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CHAPEL HILL POLICE

East Franklin Street Plaque Recovered

The Chapel Hill Police Department has attempted to contact the designer of the plaque that was removed Friday evening from East Franklin Street near the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway marker. The plaque will be returned to the artist as soon as contact is made.

Chapel Hill Police received word from Orange County Communications (9-1-1) that someone was seen Friday night loading the plaque into the back of a pickup truck and driving away.  A short time later, that vehicle was stopped by an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy seized the property and returned it to the Chapel Hill Police Department. At that time, Chapel Hill Police began the investigation into the plaque’s ownership.

The Town of Chapel Hill is awaiting a response to its inquiry to State Attorney General Josh Stein as to whether the Town or some other public agency or property owner has the authority to remove the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway marker.  The response from the State Attorney General’s office may provide further guidance regarding the plaque’s removal.

Media Contact: Ran Northam, community safety communications specialist, rnortham@townofchapelhill.org, 919-969-4878

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Residential Structure Fire: 111 Parkside Circle

The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the attic of 111 Parkside Circle in Southern Village at 3:04 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17.

The fire was out at 3:38 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Five Chapel Hill Fire Department units and one Carrboro unit responded, and one Orange County EMS unit provided medical and rehabilitation support.

No additional information is available at this time.

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Council Success: Affordable Housing

Voters overwhelmingly supported a referendum that approved $10 million to help the Town achieve its affordable housing goals. The Town supported the development of 99 new affordable housing units which surpassed the Town’s annual goal of 80. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/2T6qxiN

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Council Success: Vibrant & Inclusive Community

Chapel Hill continues to be a vibrant and inclusive community. The Town honored those who were at the forefront of the civil rights movement in Chapel Hill, held our inaugural Peoples Academy, and continued working with UNC on Building Integrated Communities. See the video at http://bit.ly/2IpcY9R

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CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL 

Council Recap for Wednesday Meeting

The Chapel Hill Town Council met at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Chapel Hill Town Hall to consider an agenda that included the following highlights. The full agenda and video access available at http://bit.ly/2GzEaRI.

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.

 

Initial Budget Public Forum

Business Management Director Amy Oland presented an overview of considerations for development of the 2019-20 Town Budget. Through the Town's annual budget process, the Town Council makes decisions on the level and types of services provided to residents with local, state and federal funds. Adoption of a budget determines the level of resources available for Town services over the coming budget year. The budget process is one of the most important functions and responsibilities of the Council. It is also a key opportunity for residents’ participation in Town government. Additional public forums and hearings on the budget will be held at 7 p.m. on March 20 and May 8. The final budget is scheduled for adoption on June 12. 

Update on Building Integrated Communities Action Plan

The Council received an update on the Building Integrated Communities (BIC) initiative and associated action plan. BIC is a multi-year planning process that helps North Carolina local governments successfully engage with immigrant and refugee residents to improve relationships, enhance communication, and promote civic participation and leadership in local government. As a result of working with BIC, local governments and diverse community stakeholders gain tools and build capacity to generate locally relevant strategies for promoting economic development and strengthening educational advancement. The BIC project aligns with the Town's goals of making Chapel Hill a Place for Everyone. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2tvMjOv.

Update on the Rogers Road Zoning

The Council was informed and provided feedback on a project to create new zoning standards for the Historic Rogers Road Area (in partnership with Carrboro). This area of northwest Chapel Hill and northern Carrboro extends from Homestead Road to Eubanks Road. It is a legacy community originating from black-owned family farms and sawmills with settlement dating back to the 1700s. This effort is designed to reflect the interests of residents and implement the recommendations of “Rogers Road: Mapping Our Community’s Future.”

Greene Tract Resolution

The Green Tract is a 164-acre parcel of which 104 acres is jointly owned by Orange County and the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Orange County owns 60 acres of the property that have been designated as the Headwaters Preserve. Over the past two years, mayors from Carrboro and Chapel Hill along with the chair of the Board of Orange County Commissioners have met to consider preservation and development options. The Council agreed to combine the land and solicit input from the public while exploring options for possible future development and preservation.

UNC Health Care Eastowne Development

The Council entered into a Development Agreement process with UNC Health Care regarding its Eastowne Redevelopment project. A four-member subcommittee of Council members will proceed with negotiations. The process will generally follow the schedule proposed by UNC Health Care (http://bit.ly/2XfZMYt) with an opportunity for the full Council to check in between phases two and three to confirm its interest in proceeding with negotiations.

UNC Health Care’s Eastowne Campus is on Highway 15-501 at the eastern gateway to Chapel Hill. Development agreements have generally been used to address large, complex, multi-year projects, and/or projects for which both the developer and the Town make infrastructure improvements and other investments. More at https://bit.ly/2EmNi9T

Update on the Peoples Academy

The Council received an update on the Town’s first resident academy, our inaugural five-week program in which participants learned about Town services and jobs, connected with Town leadership and neighbors, toured Town facilities, and built leadership and communication skills. There were 43 graduates. More at https://www.townofchapelhill.org/residents/chapel-hill-peoples-academy

Percent for Art Program

The Council adopted the 2018-19 Percent for Art Plan. This program provides that one percent of all appropriations for Capital Improvement Projects are directed to the Town’s Percent for Art Program. The purpose is to help define the community’s identity and sense of place, promote social interaction and discourse, bring arts into everyday life, and memorialize the past while expressing shared values for the future. Town staff reviews all capital projects during the annual budget development process and designates projects as eligible or ineligible. The plan is presented to Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission for review and then to Council for approval.

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Honoring the Chapel Hill Nine

On Feb. 28, 1960, nine young men from Chapel Hill's all-black Lincoln High School sat at a booth in the Colonial Drug Store and sought the same service that was given to white customers.

Their courageous step sparked a decade of direct-action civil rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, of this year, the Town of Chapel Hill will begin to honor that action by dedicating a site for a permanent historical marker at 405 West Franklin Street, followed by a community celebration at First Baptist Church, 106 N. Roberson St.

The Town will unveil a rendering of the commemorative marker outside of the West End Wine Bar, which occupies the space where Colonial Drug used to be. The marker itself will be installed in 2020, the 60th anniversary of Chapel Hill’s first Civil Rights Era sit-in.

After the unveiling and dedication, the Lincoln High School Alumni Association will lead a community march to First Baptist for an evening program that organizers are describing as a celebration of the Chapel Hill Nine and the Civil Rights youth movement at Lincoln High School. The purpose of this program is to recognize and inspire the power to change, and to inspire Chapel Hill's local youth.

These programs are being organized by Lincoln High School Alumni Association, Town of Chapel Hill, Historic Civil Rights Commemorative Task Force, Chapel Hill Public Library, and First Baptist Church.

For further information about the permanent historical marker, contact Molly Luby, Special Projects Coordinator at Chapel Hill Public Library. For information about the community celebration at First Baptist, contact Danita Mason-Hogans.

Visit chapelhillhistory.org to learn about the Chapel Hill Nine story.

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Quilt Sale and Exhibit

The Durham Orange Quilters Guild will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Pop-Up Quilt Show and Sale in downtown Chapel Hill on March 8 and 9, followed by a Quilt Exhibit at Chapel Hill Public Library on March 16 and 17. These events will show off the talented artists who comprise the Guild as well as the range and depth of the quilting craft, from traditional techniques to modern methods and folk patterns to abstract art pieces.

The Pop-Up Show & Sale will kick off on Friday, March 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the monthly Second Friday Art Walk, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, and will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Show & Sale will take place at 109 East Franklin Street in the space previously occupied by the Ackland Museum Store. In addition to showing off the art of quilting, this event will add to the vibrancy of the Art Walk by creating an opportunity to engage with the arts and activate a vacant downtown space.

The Quilt Exhibit at Chapel Hill Public Library on March 16 and 17 will feature a display of more than 50 quilts, with a special section of red and white quilts to celebrate the guild’s Ruby anniversary. In addition to celebrating forty years of the Guild, March 17 is National Quilt Day. To accompany the exhibit and perhaps inspire the next generation of quilters, the Guild will lead hands-on demonstrations for all ages. The Guild has hung several quilts in the Library lobby to promote the exhibit and show off their craft.

Guild President Patti Postage says the guild began as a group of six people in a living room and has grown to a group of almost 200 members. “Our guild has an incredible breadth of talent and tastes, so a large variety of quilts will be available to enjoy. We are excited to share our craft with others, and hope the joy we feel as we design and assemble the quilts and fabric art pieces, brings the same happy feeling to each viewer.”

For more information, visit the webpages for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the Durham Orange Quilters Guild, or Chapel Hill Public Library.

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Last Call for Leaf Collection!

Chapel Hill’s final collection of loose leaves for this season will begin on Monday, Feb. 25. Place loose leaves behind the curb for collection. View an interactive map of the collection cycle at http://bit.ly/2N4Hqou.

To dispose of leaves after leaf collection has ended, place them in a yard debris cart or other rigid container for curbside collection with yard waste. Leaves may also be placed in 30 gallon, 50-pound weight limit brown paper bags. Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected. For information about other disposal options, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/leaves or call 919-969-5100.

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Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina vs. Florida State Basketball Game Feb. 23

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, for the North Carolina basketball game against Florida State scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at Dean E. Smith Center.

Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 2:15 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.

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Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina vs. Syracuse Basketball Game Feb. 26

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, for the North Carolina basketball game against Syracuse scheduled for 9:00 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.

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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.

 

Several Sought After 52 Year Old Attacked With Skateboard in Chapel Hill (Spectrum)

Spectrum News has obtained new security footage in the assault of a maintenance worker with a skateboardRead more: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2019/02/20/new-footage-in-skateboard-attack-on-chapel-hill-maintenance-worker-

 

Orange County, Chapel Hill, Carrboro make plans for the 164 acres bought 35 years ago (The Daily Tar Heel)

Just west of Exit 266 on Interstate 40 sits 164 acres of land called the Greene Tract, purchased jointly by the governments of Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro in 1984 for $608,000. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/02/greene-tract-update-0218

 

Chapel Hill Police Looking for 5 After Alleged Assault (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Police are looking for five individuals as part of an assault investigationRead more: https://chapelboro.com/news/crime/chapel-hill-police-looking-for-5-after-alleged-assault

 

Chapel Hill Town Council approves bonds for up to $98 million to fund Rams Club projects (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously approved up to $98 million in bonds Wednesday to fund old and new athletic construction projects on UNC's campus. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/02/town-athletic-bonds-0217

 

Chapel Hill Crews Put Out Southern Village Fire (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Fire crews were on the scene of a fire in Southern Village Sunday afternoon. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/fire/chapel-hill-crews-put-out-southern-village-fire

 

The second dedication plaque that was stolen on Friday has been put back on Franklin (The Daily Tar Heel)

The plaque commemorating the woman referenced in Julian Carr's 1913 Silent Sam dedication speech that was removed last Friday evening was put back in its original location on Franklin Street on Wednesday. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/02/plaque-theft-update-0220

 

Chapel Hill officials say a missing black history plaque has been found. (ABC11)

A plaque that was stolen from East Franklin Street near the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway marker in Chapel Hill will be returned to its owner. Read more: https://abc11.com/plaque-stolen-in-chapel-hill-to-be-returned-to-its-owner/5144422/

 

Chapel Hill police recover missing black history plaque (CBS17)

Chapel Hill officials say a missing black history plaque has been found. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/orange-county-news/chapel-hill-police-recover-missing-black-history-plaque/1792389889

 

Chapel Hill Plaque Honoring ‘Negro Wench’ Recovered (WCHL)

A plaque that was placed in the public right of way on Franklin Street has been recovered after it was removed over the weekend. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/crime/stolen-chapel-hill-plaque-honoring-negro-wench-recovered

 

Second downtown Chapel Hill dedication plaque recovered (The Daily Tar Heel)

The plaque honoring the woman Julian Carr described whipping in his speech at Silent Sam's dedication has been recovered, according to a press release from the Town of Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/02/julian-carr-speech-plaque-at-unc-chapel-hill-on-franklin-street-recovered-by-town-of-chapel-hill-after-stolen-by-confederate-supporters

 

Black History Plaque Taken From Road Near UNC's Campus Prompts Investigation (WFMY)

Chapel Hill Police are trying to figure out who removed a plaque a group of UNC students placed near campus. Read more: https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/black-history-plaque-taken-from-road-near-uncs-campus-prompts-investigation/83-2dad3045-cdc0-45d4-92f0-f1bdab13e209

 

Police Investigating Removal of ‘Negro Wench’ Memorial in Chapel Hill (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Police are investigating the removal of a memorial placed in the public right on way along Franklin Street by anti-Silent Sam activists last week. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/crime/police-investigating-removal-of-negro-wench-memorial-in-chapel-hill

 

Chapel Hill Saves with Energy Efficiency, but Officials Say More Is Needed (WCHL)

Efforts to conserve energy in the Community Center, Town Hall and the Homestead Aquatics Center have reduced the Town of Chapel Hill’s energy bill for the second year in a row, leading to lower costs and a slightly smaller carbon footprint. Read more:https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-saves-with-energy-efficiency-but-officials-say-more-is-needed

 

Chapel Hill and Carrboro mayors speak out against ICE raids in N.C. (The Daily Tar Heel)

This week, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle signed a letter along with other mayors in North Carolina to condemn the recent immigration raids that have happened across the stateRead more:https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/02/increased-ice-raids-nc-0213

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