Town in News

Post Date:06/07/2019 9:08 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 July 4 Fireworks Moving to Southern Village (WCHL)

The Town of Chapel Hill will be holding its annual fireworks celebration in Southern Village this year. Read more:


2 Residents Displaced After Fire at Chapel Hill Apartment Complex (WCHL)

A Chapel Hill firefighter was treated for minor injuries and two residents have been displaced after a fire in a unit at Park Apartments in Chapel Hill Wednesday night. Read more:


Chapel Hill Honors "Mama Dip's" Owner, Civil Rights Activist (Spectrum)

Town leaders added two more names to the historical marker at the Peace and Justice Plaza Wednesday. Read more:


Chapel Hill leaders honored at Peace and Justice Plaza ceremony (The Daily Tar Heel)

The names of two Chapel Hill legends were added to the plaque at the Peace and Justice Plaza in Chapel Hill in recognition of their dedication to the Chapel Hill community on Wednesday morning. Read more:


Chapel Hill Honors 2 for Lifelong Commitment to Peace and Justice (WCHL)

Alongside the names of former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith, former Chapel Hill Town Council member Bill Thorpe and a handful of others, two more names engraved into the granite slab at Peace and Justice Plaza were revealed Wednesday. Read more:


A day in the life of a Chapel Hill Transit driver (The Daily Tar Heel)

The grip of Tammy McNair’s leather-gloved hands tightened as she watched the red light turn to green. Her foot eased off the brake as she spun the wide steering wheel, turning the bus onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in one smooth motion. Read more:


Shanghai Dumpling closed until further notice following early-morning fire (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to a fire at the Franklin Street-restaurant Shanghai Dumpling at 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, according to a Town of Chapel Hill press release. Read more:


Fire Damages Downtown Chapel Hill Restaurant (WCHL)

A Chapel Hill Police officer discovered a fire on the back side of 143 East Franklin Street Saturday morning that damaged Shanghai Dumpling. Read more:


After over 40 years, sewer service in the Rogers Road Neighborhood is complete (The Daily Tar Heel)

After nearly 5 decades of championing the implementation of sewer services for the historic Rogers Road Neighborhood, community leaders finally cut the ribbon on 3.5 miles of completed sewer service at a ceremony on Monday, June 3. Read more:


Community Celebrates Completion of Sewer Line Extension to Rogers Road (WCHL)

The Rogers Road Community Center hosted neighborhood residents and local government officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the near-completion of a sewage line connection to the Historic Rogers Road area. Read more:


Southern chef Mama Dip, civil rights leader Harold Foster honored in Chapel Hill (The News & Observer)

Mildred Council opened for breakfast one morning in 1976, a moment that would spark a legacy in Southern food. Over the next four decades, her restaurant Mama Dip’s became a Chapel Hill institution and she a community leader and activist, wielding the power of food to bring people together. Read more:


Chapel Hill students, teachers to escort WWII vets to 75th D-Day anniversary (CBS17)

Six students and two teachers from Chapel Hill will escort two World War II veterans to the 75th D-Day anniversary in Normandy following tireless fundraising. Read more:


For 75th anniversary of D-Day, North Carolina students made veterans' trip to France possible (NBC News)

“It’s important for us to show that we still care. And that we still remember everyone’s sacrifice," a high school sophomore said. Read more:



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