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.
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Orange County’s choice: Gradually higher taxes over 3 years or take a big hit now (The News & Observer)
Orange County property owners can expect to pay higher taxes next year, but how much depends on whether the commissioners levy a bigger hit now to cover county debt or gradually increase the tax rate over a few years. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article229928269.html
Chapel Hill manager recommends tax increase, and a talk about town spending (The Herald Sun)
Property owners could pay higher taxes next year to cover town construction projects, including a new police station, and the debt on a $10 million affordable-housing bond. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/article229885189.html
This is Tourism: Michael Brown & Murals Around Town (WCHL)
On this week’s edition of “This is Tourism,” join WCHL’s Ron Stutts in a conversation with Michael Brown — an artist, community activist and man-about-town beloved by many residents of Orange County for his work on some of the spectacular murals painted on dozens of walls in our community. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/the-ron-stutts-show/this-is-tourism/this-is-tourism-michael-brown-murals-around-town
New apartments, a road and a roundabout are coming to this Chapel Hill neighborhood (The News & Observer)
A couple of hundred affordable but aging apartments will be demolished this summer to make way for over 420 luxury apartments and new roads near Eastgate Crossing shopping center in the town’s Blue Hill District. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article229635829.html
The Park at Chapel Hill Apartments will be redeveloped in 2019 (The Herald Sun)
The Park at Chapel Hill Apartments on Ephesus Church Road is in Chapel Hill's Blue Hill District. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/latest-news/article229905374.html
Chapel Hill Manager Recommending $113 Million Budget, 1.6 Cent Property Tax Increase (WCHL)
The budget that Chapel Hill town manager Maurice Jones is proposing totals more than $113 million and includes a 1.6 cent property tax increase. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-manager-recommending-113-million-budget-1-6-cent-property-tax-increase
Chapel Hill mall’s new owners to turn storefronts inside out. Will it help business? (The News & Observer)
The years-long evolution of University Place on Estes Drive is picking up again, and the new owners hope approved changes will give the public more reasons to hang out. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article229677804.html
Chapel Hill Council Members Want Climate Plan Sooner (WCHL)
The Town of Chapel Hill took more steps toward creating a climate action plan at a meeting earlier this month. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-council-members-want-climate-plan-sooner
Why go to Franklin Street? Chapel Hill talks downtown’s future (The News & Observer)
A chef, a hotelier, an arts director and a real-estate executive got together Friday morning to talk about what makes a downtown great and how Franklin Street could change to remain vibrant into the future. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article229695659.html