Town in News
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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Does Chapel Hill have room for another downtown hotel? A developer is considering it. (The Herald Sun)
A developer is floating the idea of a 140-room hotel that would wrap around the Historic Town Hall building at the corner of West Rosemary and North Columbia streets. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article234218302.html
Road work ahead? What you need to know about the road construction on Franklin Street (The Daily Tar Heel)
Residents going between Chapel Hill and Carrboro will notice major construction for several weeks on a main route linking the towns. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/08/franklin-construction-0823
2018 Domestic Visitor Spending in Orange County, NC at $208 Million (Visit Chapel Hill)
Visit North Carolina announced recently that domestic visitors to and within Orange County, NC spent $208 million in 2018, a 5.1% increase from 2017. Read more: https://www.visitchapelhill.org/articles/post/2018-domestic-visitor-spending-in-orange-county-nc-at-208-million/
Chapel Hill startup lands rights to drug offering hope to cystic fibrosis patients (WRAL)
Path BioAnalytics (PBA), a precision medicine startup with ties to UNC Chapel Hill, has scored the rights to a new drug therapy offering hope to cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with rare mutations. Read more: https://www.wraltechwire.com/2019/08/21/chapel-hill-startup-land-rights-to-drug-offering-hope-to-cystic-fibrosis-patients/
How a salamander species shaped development of Orange County's Greene Tract (The Daily Tar Heel)
While the Greene Tract has remained undeveloped, these salamanders have historically called it their home. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/08/greene-tract-salamanders-0822
With New Funds, Chapel Hill Library Plans on Local Music Programming, New Kiosk (WCHL)
The State Library of North Carolina announced a grant award of almost $150,000 in federal funding for two new projects at Chapel Hill’s public Library. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/with-new-funds-chapel-hill-library-plans-on-local-music-programming-new-kiosk
All Up in Your Business: old and new favorites join food scene in Chapel Hill (The Daily Tar Heel)
Residents in Chapel Hill can be on the lookout for two new eateries opening soon. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/08/auiyb-deli-cafe-0822
All Up In Your Business: How Franklin Street changed while you were away this summer (The Daily Tar Heel)
As many people already know, Hops Burger Bar closed its doors earlier in July, breaking the hearts of everyone who came to love its parmesan truffle oil fries. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/08/auiyb-franklin-street-summer-0820
Chapel Hill Fire Chief Retiring (WCHL)
Chapel Hill Fire Chief Matt Sullivan is retiring at the end of January. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/fire/chapel-hill-fire-chief-retiring
Hometown Hero: Maurice Jones (WCHL)
This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Chapel Hill town manager Maurice Jones. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/town-square/hometown-heroes/hometown-hero-maurice-jones