Town Holiday Jan. 20. Most municipal offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day Wednesday, Jan. 22). Read More

Town in News

Post Date:07/19/2019 12:07 PM

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: Green Tract, an Update on the Bus Rapid Transit Project (WCHL)

97.9 The Hill WCHL news director Blake Hodge spoke with Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger about recent developments with the Green Tract proposal and an update on the Bus Rapid Transit project. Read more:


Habitat for Humanity has new plan for Sunrise Road community in Chapel Hill (The Herald Sun)

Habitat for Humanity is back with a proposed subdivision near East Chapel Hill High School, but this time, the Orange County nonprofit wants to build a neighborhood that serves the very poor and market-rate families. Read more:


Franklin Street property sold for $10.85 million (The Herald Sun)

Courtyard of Chapel Hill, a mixed-use property on Franklin Street, has sold for $10.85 million. Read more:


Inside UNC's long term plan to reinvent campus, the 'Master Plan' (The Daily Tar Heel)

A historic campus Master Plan was formally approved this summer by the Board of Trustees, which for the first time in the history of the University, calls for the demolition and replacement of campus housing. Read more:

Chapel Hill Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested (WCHL)

A Durham man has been arrested after two State Employees’ Credit Unions were robbed in Chapel Hill earlier this month. Read more:


The Ultimate Downtown Checklist (Chapel Hill Magazine)

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Curtain to fall on Chapel Hill’s Lumina Theater in Southern Village this fall (The Herald Sun)

The Lumina Theater, an anchor business in Southern Village, is closing this fall, according to Bryan Properties officials. Read more:


The Lumina Theater in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village Closing in Fall (WCHL)

The Lumina Theater in Southern Village will close this fall. Read more:


Hometown Hero: Bill Blankenship (WCHL)

This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Chapel Hill Fire Department battalion chief Bill Blankenship. Read more:


Chapel Hill sends revised vision for Greene Tract forest back to Orange Co., Carrboro (The Herald Sun)

Over two dozen people from across Orange County talked Monday about how a 164-acre publicly owned forest north of town could be developed or preserved to meet future needs. Read more:


Chapel Hill Approves Revised Greene Tract Proposal (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council approved a resolution on Monday night aimed at moving forward with plans for some development of the Greene Tract, but the move could also mean governing bodies for Carrboro and Orange County will have to hold new votes on the proposal. Read more:


Chapel Hill Town Council diverged on Greene Tract development, adds to a 17 year delay (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill Town Council held a special meeting Monday night to discuss adopting a resolution for how to move forward with the 164-acre Greene Tract property jointly owned by the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and by Orange County. Read more:


Advocate Stresses Housing Need as Chapel Hill Considers Greene Tract Plans (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council will discuss at a special meeting Monday night a resolution that, if passed, would mark a preliminary step forward for development of the 164-acre Greene Tract that adjoins the Rogers Road neighborhood. Read more:


Focus groups examine Chapel Hill Transit's NS route replacement, the NS-BRT project (The Daily Tar Heel)

Community members and leaders gathered at The Franklin Hotel this weekend for open houses and focus groups on Chapel Hill Transit’s North-South Bus Rapid Transit (N-S BRT) project. Read more:


Hops Burger Bar on Franklin Street is closed for good (The Daily Tar Heel)

Hops Burger Bar has closed its Chapel Hill location for good. Read more:


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