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Town in News

Post Date:03/07/2019 2:40 PM

Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

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It was a rough year for some Franklin Street businesses. Here’s why: (The Daily Tar Heel)

Don Pinney knows everything that’s changed on Franklin Street since 1964. Read more:


Chapel Hill mother was stabbed 74 times, autopsy says. Her son was found dead too. (The Herald Sun)

An 86-year-old woman was stabbed 74 times at Chapel Hill home in 2017, and her son who was found dead lying on top of her died of heart disease, according to autopsy reports released Tuesday. Read more:


Man died of natural causes after apparently stabbing mother 74 times in Chapel Hill home, autopsy says (ABC11)

A Chapel Hill man died of natural causes after apparently stabbing his mother 74 times in their Chapel Hill home back in 2017, according to the newly released autopsy. Read more:


Autopsies: Chapel Hill woman stabbed 74 times, son died of natural causes (WRAL)

A Chapel Hill woman was stabbed at least 74 times in her home, and her adult son, whose body was found on top of her, died of natural causes, according to autopsy reports released Tuesday. Read more:


Trees came down on this Chapel Hill corner last year. See what’s planned now (The News & Observer)

When the trees were felled last year, people wondered what was being built on the previously untouched, 15-acre lot at the corner of Estes Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Read more:


What’s the Best College Town in Each State? (Fan Buzz)

What makes a college town great? Read more:


What we can learn from traffic stop data (CBS)

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Chapel Hill Police take to social media to keep you informed (The Daily Tar Heel)

With technology constantly changing, police work has evolved to meet new expectations, whether it’s a citizen filming an interaction or controversy surrounding body cameras. Read more:


Pi Lambda Phi members charged with violating commercial fire codes (The Daily Tar Heel)

At a university whose history includes a deadly fraternity house fire in 1996, five brothers of UNC’s Pi Lambda Phi fraternity will appear in court after firefighters found cups taped over smoke alarms on the ceiling of their bedrooms on Feb. 14. Read more:


Town dedicates plaque to Chapel Hill Nine (Proconian)

With a ceremony on February 28, the town of Chapel Hill has honored a group of nine Lincoln High School students who 59 years ago followed the lead of the Greensboro Four and staged a sit-in at a drugstore on Franklin Street. Read more:


Chapel Hill 9 History Commemorated on Franklin Street (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Nine were just high school students in 1960 when they staged sit-ins at a Franklin Street drug store that did not serve black customers at its counter. Read more:


Chapel Hill honors 9 men who helped start civil rights demonstrations (CBS17)

Chapel Hill celebrated nine young black men who helped start civil rights demonstrations in the community. Read more:


Refused a place at the counter, Chapel Hill Nine to get marker on Franklin Street (The News & Observer)

On a Sunday in 1960, nine high school students stopped by Colonial Drug Store on Franklin Street for some food. Read more:


Remembering the Chapel Hill 9 (The News & Observer)

The Chapel Hill Nine civil rights demonstrators were refused service at the Colonial Drug Store in Chapel Hill. Read more:


How the Chapel Hill Nine are being remembered nearly 60 years after their sit-in (The Daily Tar Heel)

On Feb. 28, 1960, nine students from the all-Black Lincoln High School held a sit-in at the Colonial Drug Store, which was only open to white customers — an action that would facilitate future civil rights activism in Chapel Hill. Read more:


Surviving members of Chapel Hill Nine return to town on anniversary of sit-in (WRAL)

A special celebration was held Thursday night as the town of Chapel Hill honored the Chapel Hill Nine. Read more:


Historical marker planned for Franklin Street to honor 'Chapel Hill 9' (ABC11)

The Town of Chapel Hill has dedicated a site for a permanent historical marker recognizing the Chapel Hill 9. Read more:


Chapel Hill Nine Honored on Anniversary of Historic Sit-In, Will Get Marker (Spectrum)

Four living members of the Chapel Hill Nine, a group of high school students who staged the first sit-in in the town during segregation, are being honored with a marker in their name on Franklin Street. Read more:


Meet the most wholesome quilting group in North Carolina (The Daily Tar Heel)

Grab a cup of tea and settle in to quilt with the 200 members of the Durham Orange Quilter’s Guild. Read more:


New Mediterranean restaurant is replacing Tama Cafe on Franklin Street (The Daily Tar Heel)

While you may still be nostalgic about the old Tama Cafe, a new Mediterranean place is coming to town. Read more:


The new Wegmans in Chapel Hill has hit a speed bump of sorts (The Daily Tar Heel)

Since receiving approval to open a store in Chapel Hill in late 2016, Wegmans has continuously worked with residents to make sure the store won’t have negative impacts on the community. Read more:


Franklin Eats: Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe (The Daily Tar Heel)

On this edition of Franklin Eats, Brian and his boss Rachel travel to one of Franklin Street's premier breakfast locales, Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe. Read more:


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