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:08/30/2019 11:40 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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Safe Systems for Safer Streets (America Walks)

In 2018, we partnered with the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (UNC HSRC) to launch the Safer Systems program with support from the National Safety Council. Read more:


Chapel Hill Announces Temporary Closure of 2 Trails (WCHL)

The Town of Chapel Hill announced on Wednesday two of its trails will be closed for various maintenance. Read more:


August 28, 2019: Chapel Hill 1819 (WCHL)

Susan and Aaron recommend books based on Chapel Hill’s history – ahead of a season-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of the town’s government charter. Read more:


Disgruntled with Chapel Hill parking? So are Franklin Street businesses (The Daily Tar Heel)

Young families and students filled every chair in the Purple Bowl at lunchtime on Thursday. Read more:


Chapel Hill CDC to Discuss Proposed Rosemary Street Hotel Plans (WCHL)

Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission will discuss the first iteration of a proposed hotel on Rosemary Street at its monthly meeting Tuesday. Read more:


Taste Carolina: Things We Loved in Carrboro and Chapel Hill (NC Tripping)

There’s even a bit of true crime lore in the area, thanks to our eventual stop at Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill. Read more:


Hometown Hero: Matt Sullivan (WCHL)

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


2 pedestrians hit by vehicle along Franklin Street in Chapel Hill (CBS17)

Two adults were still hospitalized Sunday night after they were hit by a vehicle along Franklin Street earlier in the evening, police said. Read more:


Chapel Hill fire chief Matt Sullivan to retire after 32 years of service (Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill fire station on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was quiet as it turned 5:20 p.m. on Thursday. Read more:


Chapel Hill Fire Chief Discusses His Decision to Retire (The Daily Tar Heel)

When asked about any plans he has for retirement, Chapel Hill Fire Department chief Matt Sullivan has no shortage of ideas. Read more:


Chapel Hill missing woman located and is safe (CBS17)

Authorities say 62-year-old Jennifer Butchko who was reported missing on Friday has been found and is safe. Read more:


Missing Chapel Hill woman found, police say (WRAL)

A missing Chapel Hill woman who was last seen Friday afternoon has been found alive, police confirmed to WRAL News Saturday morning. Read more:


The best vegetarian and vegan eats in Chapel Hill and Carrboro (The Daily Tar Heel)

Two long-term plant eaters, Emily and Anna, present you with their list of the best vegan and vegetarian eats in Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas (aka Carrboro). Read more:


Man describes 'terrible' and 'amazing' week his wife with dementia went missing, was found alive in Orange County (ABC11)

The husband of a woman who was found alive in Orange County thanked everyone who helped find his wife alive. Read more:



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