Town in News

Post Date:10/11/2019 9:43 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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Festifall celebrates 47 years of changing seasons in Chapel Hill (WCHL)

As Chapel Hill celebrates 200 years of local government, Festifall – one of North Carolina’s longest-running festivals – is celebrating its 47th year of properly welcoming autumn to our community. Read more:


'Uniquely Chapel Hill': Festifall will celebrate art and autumn on Franklin Street (The Daily Tar Heel)

On Saturday, October 12, Festifall will take over the west end of Franklin Street. Read more:


Chapel Hill Police’s Guardians of the Hill 5K Race Set for Saturday (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Police Department is preparing to host its annual Guardians of the Hill 5K race. Read more:


Modification to Wegmans special-use permit alleviates some concerns, creates others (The Daily Tar Heel)

Following a summer of community meetings filled with concerns about traffic, the Chapel Hill Town Council is considering modifying a special use permit for the ongoing Wegmans development project on Fordham Boulevard. Read more:


Audit finds vendor overbilled Town of Chapel Hill more than $200,000 (CBS17)

The Town of Chapel Hill was overcharged more than $210,035 by a local auto supply company, according to a state audit. Read more:


Parts Vendor Overcharged Chapel Hill by $210,000 Over 14 Month Stretch (WCHL)

The Town of Chapel Hill was improperly billed for at least $210,035 for vehicle parts from January 2016 to March 2017, according to a report from the state auditor’s office. Read more:


State uncovers $210,035 in double billing, unnecessary parts that Chapel Hill bought (The News & Observer)

The state auditor’s office, acting on a tip, has uncovered $210,035 the town of Chapel Hill paid to a vendor over 15 months for parts that were not needed or didn’t fit the town’s vehicles and equipment. Read more:


Local Update: Bolin Creek Trail Underpass (Carolina Angles)

After over a year of delays, Chapel Hill residents and visitors alike can anticipate another major improvement to the beloved Bolin Creek Trail. Read more:


Chapel Hill’s population growth dropped off in the last decade. Is it a concern? (The Daily Tar Heel)

Although a multitude of construction projects and heavy traffic congestion may make it seem like Chapel Hill is growing rapidly, appearances can be deceiving. Read more:


Top 10 US Cities for Senior Living (Think Advisor)

By 2030, all of the baby boomers will be over age 65 — that will be 19% of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more:


Chapel Hill police investigating fatal crash on Fordham Boulevard (CBS17)

One person is dead following a Tuesday morning crash that shut down a major road in Chapel Hill and police are investigating, according to a news release. Read more:


One person killed in crash on Fordham Boulevard in Chapel Hill (The News & Observer)

Chapel Hill police are investigating a fatal Tuesday morning crash on Fordham Boulevard. Read more:


Person killed in Chapel Hill crash (WRAL)

One person was killed Tuesday morning in a crash, according to Chapel Hill police. Read more:


1 Killed in Tuesday Morning Crash in Chapel Hill (WCHL)

One individual was killed in a crash in Chapel Hill that forced the closure of Fordham Boulevard Tuesday morning. Read more:


Fordham Boulevard Closed After Crash in Chapel Hill (WCHL)

Northbound lanes of Fordham Boulevard have been closed Tuesday morning as Chapel Hill Police are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash. Read more:


Downtown Partnership aims to relieve congestion in Chapel Hill (The Daily Tar Heel)

In an effort to create a safer downtown, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership submitted a petition to the town to ask for small infrastructure changes on West Franklin Street. Read more:


This Mason finally has a home in the town he helped build (Chapel Hill Magazine)

His name is Nathaniel Lee, but everybody calls him “Pee Wee.” Read more:


Trees keep coming down in Chapel Hill: Is this necessarily a bad thing? (The Daily Tar Heel)

If you've noticed Chapel Hill getting a little less leafy, it's not your imagination. Read more:


Town Council votes to ban right turns on red for some Chapel Hill intersections (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Town Council voted to pass an ordinance banning right turns on red signals at 17 intersections across the area at their meeting on Wednesday. Read more:


'I hope it never changes': Blue fire trucks connect UNC to the Town (The Daily Tar Heel)

It was the UNC homecoming game in 1996. Mack Brown was the football coach, and the Tar Heels were 2-0. Read more:


Police searching for man missing out of Chapel Hill since late September (ABC11)

Chapel Hill Police are searching for a 33-year-old man who has been missing since late September. Read more:


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