Town in News

Post Date:05/17/2019 9:12 AM

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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Chapel Hill police will make sure your doors are locked while you're on vacation (CBS17)

What would you do if you were out of town and suddenly realized you left your front door unlocked? Read more:


Vacant Downtown Chapel Hill Space Turning into Rotating Art Studio for Summer (WCHL)

The empty storefront on 109 East Franklin Street just hosted a pop-up art exhibit for local painter Marie Rossettie last weekend, but this summer it will become an open studio for Orange County artists to show off their work. Read more:


This is Tourism: Chapel Hill Restaurant Group (WCHL)

This week on “This is Tourism,” it’s all about finding good eats around town. Read more:


15 family-friendly activities for weekend of May 17 to May 19 (WRAL)

Happy weekend! Here’s what’s happening on the family fun front. Read more:


Everyday Hero: Cops and Deputies Invited for Coffee (Spectrum)

Three times a week, Leon Todd, 95, and his friends gather at Cafe Carolina for a cup of coffee. Read more:


32 Reasons to Love Chapel Hill and Orange County, NC (Visit Chapel Hill)

We could easily list 3,000 reasons why we love life here, but we’ll start with 32. Read more:


Chapel Hill Police Locate 2 Missing Teen Girls (WCHL)

Police said the two teenagers were located and are safe. Read more:


Chapel Hill Police Seek Help Finding Missing Teen (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Police are looking for a missing teenager for the second time this month. Read more:


Durham-Orange light rail is dead, but these transit projects will keep going next year (The Herald Sun)

Revised transit plans don’t include any new big-ticket projects to replace the now-defunct Durham-Orange light-rail line, but rural and urban residents could see more bus services and upgraded stops in the next year. Read more:


Former Chapel Hill Town Council Member Lee Pavao Dies (WCHL)

Former Chapel Hill Town Council member Lee Pavao has died, according to his family. Read more:


Chapel Hill NC debates solar power on all new construction (PV Magazine)

An environmental board has suggested to the Town Council of Chapel Hill that all new construction install roof-mounted solar energy systems over at least 80% of the unshaded roof areas, which could make Chapel Hill the latest town to go this route. Read more:


Chapel Hill Looks to Maintain Stormwater Rules in Blue Hill District (WCHL)

Thanks to recent state legislation, the town of Chapel Hill has less ability to enforce stormwater requirements in some development projects. Read more:


Chapel Hill Advisory Board Petitions to Require Solar on New Construction (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council recently heard a petition from the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board which would require all new building construction and renovations in Chapel Hill which require a rezoning with a Special Use Permit to install roof-mounted solar energy systems. Read more:



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