Town in News

Post Date:10/03/2019 2:02 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: Concept Plans, Rights On Reds (WCHL)

Town Council member Allen Buansi discusses last night’s council meeting – including the future of University Place and a ban on right turns on red lights. Read more:


Chapel Hill will end right turns at these red lights in November (The Herald Sun)

Turning right on a red light became commonplace in the 1970s when oil and energy crises forced the nation to save gas, but a push to make pedestrians safer could now end it at some Chapel Hill intersections. Read more:


Chapel Hill boards find University Place mall plans ‘exciting’ but not bold enough (The News & Observer)

Ideas for transforming a 1970s-era mall got a warm welcome Wednesday night and a few suggestions for fostering walkability and riding the bus. Read more:


Chapel Hill commission ‘underwhelmed’ by University Place concept plans heading to Town Council (WCHL)

The ownership group of the University Place mall recently received its first feedback from the Town of Chapel Hill regarding concept plans submitted for renovations to the mall. Read more:


Pedestrian, bicycle improvements being made in east Chapel Hill (CBS17)

There’s an effort underway to improve pedestrian-bicycle transportation in eastern Chapel Hill. Read more:


Arrest made after woman sexually assaulted in Chapel Hill parking deck (CBS17)

Chapel Hill police say they made an arrest Monday in a rape and attack on a woman earlier this month near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read more:


Chapel Hill Police Make Arrest in Sexual Assault Case (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Police arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with a sexual assault that occurred earlier this month in the parking deck of an apartment complex. Read more:


Man charged in rape in Chapel Hill parking deck (ABC11)

Chapel Hill police arrested and charged a man Monday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a person off West Rosemary Street on Sept. 13. Read more:


Chapel Hill police make arrest in rape near UNC campus (WRAL)

A Chapel Hill man was charged Monday in a recent sexual assault in a parking deck near the University of North Carolina campus. Read more:


Man arrested and charged for Sept. 13 sexual assault at Shortbread parking deck (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill Police arrested and charged Vernon Lamont Reed in connection with the sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 13 at the Shortbread Lofts parking deck, according to a statement the Town of Chapel Hill released Monday. Read more:


Police charge man with rape in Chapel Hill parking deck (The Herald Sun)

Chapel Hill police charged a Raleigh man with rape Monday after the sexual assault was reported in the parking deck of Shortbread Lofts earlier this month. Read more:


Chapel Hill Targets 100% Renewable Energy By 2050 (Solar Industry)

The town council of Chapel Hill, N.C., has unanimously passed a resolution establishing a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050. Read more:


Hill Town Council Considers Right on Red Light Ordinance (WCHL)

Before its meeting on September 11, the Chapel Hill Town Council had a driving ordinance in the consent agenda that would prohibit turning right during a red light at certain intersections, mainly downtown. Read more:


Franklin Street reopens after gas leak (CBS17)

A gas leak closed a portion of East Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill Monday morning, according to town officials. Read more:


Chapel Hill Town Council brainstorms for UNC Master Plan at last week's meeting (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Town Council held a meeting on Sept. 25 to discuss many ongoing projects, including the UNC Master Plan. Read more:


Reported Gas Leak Closes Traffic in Downtown Chapel Hill (WCHL)

Emergency crews are on the scene of a reported gas leak in downtown Chapel Hill Monday morning. Read more:


Motorcyclist dies in crash along Franklin Street in Chapel Hill (CBS17)

A motorcyclist died in a crash in Chapel Hill on Sunday afternoon, police say. Read more:


Motorcyclist killed during Sunday afternoon crash in Chapel Hill (WRAL)

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday after they collided with another vehicle, prompting authorities to shut a stretch of Franklin Street while police investigated the fiery wreck. Read more:


Fatal motorcycle crash in Chapel Hill (ABC11)

A motorcyclist is dead after a Sunday afternoon crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV in Chapel Hill. Read more:


Motorcycle rider killed, 2 injured in crash with SUV in downtown Chapel Hill (The News & Observer)

Police are investigating a traffic collision that killed a motorcycle rider in downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday afternoon. Read more:


Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Involving SUV in Chapel Hill (WCHL)

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving an SUV Sunday afternoon in downtown Chapel Hill. Read more:


One dead, two injured in Franklin Street crash (The Daily Tar Heel)

A fatal, two-motor-vehicle collision occurred on Franklin Street on Sunday afternoon. Read more:


'It’s a duty that we owe to survivors': Rebuilding campus safety after spike in crime (The Daily Tar Heel)

The recent string of crimes at UNC and the surrounding Chapel Hill community has ignited unease and fear among students and residents. Read more:


Chapel Hill: Porthole Alley, Climate Change (WCHL)

Town Council member Karen Stegman discusses this week’s council meeting, including an update on downtown development and Chapel Hill’s plan to reach 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Read more:

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