Town in News

Post Date:06/21/2019 9:44 AM
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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.

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Chapel Hill Removing Trees Deemed Safety Threat (WCHL)

The Town of Chapel Hill has started the process of removing 10 trees from two locations due to “their health and the harm they pose to people and property near them.” Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/chapel-hill-removing-trees-deemed-safety-threat

 

Crews Working to Restore Power, Open Roads After Storms Hit Chapel Hill (WCHL)

Duke Energy is reporting that fewer than 700 customers are still without power on Friday morning. Power has been restored to traffic lights in the area, but there are some trees still down blocking roadways in the area. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/franklin-street-closed-as-storms-hit-chapel-hill

 

Power outages span across Chapel Hill following a severe thunderstorm (The Daily Tar Heel)

Power outages and downed trees are being reported across Orange County following an afternoon thunderstorm. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/06/power-outages-following-storm

 

Orange County Approves Additional Funding for Chapel Hill Bus Rapid Transit Project (WCHL)

Orange County Commissioners approved an amendment to the Orange County Transit plan Tuesday night focused on increasing funding for the Chapel Hill North South Bus Rapid Transit project. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/orange-county-approves-additional-funding-for-chapel-hill-bus-rapid-transit-project

 

Chapel Hill’s Movies Under the Stars Kicks off This Week with New Location (WCHL)

Chapel Hill’s annual Movies Under the Stars series begins Thursday, which will put on outdoor showings of family-friendly movies throughout the summer. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/entertainment/chapel-hills-movies-under-the-stars-kicks-off-this-week-with-new-location

 

Chapel Hill Beginning Conversation on Regulating Short-Term Rentals (WCHL)

Short-term rentals have been growing in popularity across the country, and Chapel Hill and Orange County are no exception. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-beginning-conversation-on-regulating-short-term-rentals

 

Chapel Hill’s Blue Dogwood food hall nabs new barbecue project and Smitty’s ice cream (The News & Observer)

Roughly one year ago, the Triangle’s great food hall bonanza began in Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/living/article231574713.html

 

Chapel Hill Transit to purchase three electric buses (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill Transit plans to add three electric buses to its 93 bus fleet to lower emissions and improve local air quality. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/06/chapel-hill-transit-electric-buses

 

Taste This: Al's Burger Shack serves best burger in the country (ABC11)

Anthony Wilson visited Al's Burger Shack - home of TripAdvisor's 2018 best burger in the country. Read more: https://abc11.com/food/taste-this-als-burger-shack-serves-best-burger-in-the-country-/5350626/

 

Food for the Summer Bringing Food, Fun to Chapel Hill – Carrboro (WCHL)

Summer vacation can be a difficult time for some kids, especially the nearly 27 percent of Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School students who qualify as food insecure. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/pre-k-12-education/food-for-the-summer-bringing-food-fun-to-chapel-hill-carrboro

 

Chapel Hill church helps 3 once-homeless people get new ‘tiny homes’ (WNCN)

Thanks to an Orange County church, three people, once homeless, now have new tiny homes. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/orange-county-news/chapel-hill-church-helps-3-once-homeless-people-get-new-tiny-homes/

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