Town in News

Post Date:06/28/2019 8:51 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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Should Chapel Hill buy the Varsity Theatre? A town task force says probably not. (The Herald Sun)

It could cost at least $5 million to turn the historic Varsity Theatre into a modern, community-owned performing arts center, but that still might not bring more people and money to Franklin Street, a town task force says. Read more:


All up in your business: Ice Cream, barbeque and biscuits (The Daily Tar Heel)

Blue Dogwood Public Market, an indoor year-round market that promotes small businesses, plans to add an ice cream shop and a barbecue place to their list of vendors this SummerRead more:


Traffic concerns residents living near Chapel Hill Wegmans (WRAL)

Many grocery shoppers are excited about the addition of several Wegmans stores to the Triangle -- but others are concerned the store will affect traffic. Read more:


Chapel Hill could move Police Department to mall after UNC deal falls through (The Herald Sun)

The town could now move the Chapel Hill Police Department to the University Place mall, after a pending deal with UNC fell apart. Read more:


Your ultimate guide to July 4th fireworks and festivities in the Triangle (The News & Observer)

The good news for fireworks fans in the Triangle is that you don’t have to wait until July Fourth. Read more:


Hometown Hero: Florentine “Flo” Miller (WCHL)

This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Chapel Hill deputy town manager Flo Miller. Read more:


Historically Black Community In Orange County Waits More Than 40 Years For Promise Of Water, Sewer (WUNC)

A 40-year old environmental justice situation that involved racial discrimination, broken promises and mistrust has finally been put to rest now that last sewer lines have been laid for the historically black Rogers Road neighborhood. Read more:


Chapel Hill Looks to Reinforce Airbnb Regulations (Spectrum)

There are more than 300 Airbnbs and short-term rentals listed in Chapel Hill. Read more:


End of Durham-Orange light rail could help Chapel Hill bus-rapid transit line (The Durham Herald)

The end of the planned Durham-Orange light-rail line will give Chapel Hill’s bus-rapid transit project the boost it needs to continue seeking $112 million in federal dollars. Read more:


Owners Hope to Reopen Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in ‘Couple of Weeks’ After Fire (WCHL)

The owners of the iconic Chapel Hill breakfast restaurant Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen say they are hoping to reopen the restaurant after a fire last Friday. Read more:


The Hemp Store sees summer success, continues efforts for community involvement (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Hemp Store joined the bustling environment of Franklin Street in February, finding success in a relatively new market. Read more:


Chapel Hill Town Council to proceed with coal ash clean-up proposal (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously voted to proceed with the updated proposal for beginning to address the clean-up of coal ash at the police station property at its meeting on Wednesday, June 12. Read more:


Chapel Hill Could Vote to Move Forward on Greene Tract Proposal at Special Meeting (WCHL)

The Greene Tract is currently a plot of undeveloped land that is owned by Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro near the Rogers Road neighborhood. Read more:




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