Town in News

Post Date:11/01/2019 8:44 AM
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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.

Links access online stories that are posted for a limited time. Some media organizations require registration or a subscription.

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Halloween storms ruin plans, but not enough to cancel party on Franklin Street (CBS17)

Tornado warnings began popping up in central North Carolina around 7:15 p.m. Thursday night, bringing an early end to trick-or-treating in parts of the area. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/tornado-warnings-prematurely-end-halloween-for-parts-of-triangle/

 

Stormy weather puts damper on Halloween activities in Chapel Hill (WRAL)

Despite the storms that moved through the Triangle on Thursday, some people still decided to brave the conditions and attend Halloween on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.wral.com/stormy-weather-puts-damper-on-halloween-activities-in-chapel-hill/18737061/

 

Mellow Mushroom on Franklin Street set to close on Sunday (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill's Mellow Mushroom location will be closing down on Sunday, Nov. 3. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/11/mellow-mushroom-closing

 

Orange County Firefighters to Host Fundraiser for Peer with Cancer (WCHL)

Orange County firefighters are holding an event Friday night to raise funds to support firefighters and their families who are battling cancer. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/fire/orange-county-firefighters-cancer

 

Chapel Hill is debating on the best way to implement bus rapid transit (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill Transit is considering options to build new bus lanes or convert existing traffic lanes ahead of the anticipated North-South Bus Rapid Transit route. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/10/nsbrt-traffic-analysis-1030

 

Halloween Night Safety Tips for Orange County Residents (WCHL)

Halloween night is expected to be busy in Orange County. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/halloween-night-safety-tips-for-orange-county-residents

 

Chapel Hill getting ready for massive Halloween celebration on Franklin Street (CBS17)

Franklin Street will close to regular traffic at 8 p.m. as Chapel Hill hosts its annual Halloween celebration. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/chapel-hill-celebrates-halloween-on-franklin-street/

 

Top 10 US cities to retire after you hang up the white coat (MD Linx)

The one silver lining to aging may be retiring, as, oftentimes, it gives you the luxury of independently choosing your state and city of residence. Read more: https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/article/4852

 

A nonpartisan 'Party at the Polls' seeks to encourage the student vote (The Daily Tar Heel)

Young people are notoriously low-turnout voters. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/10/party-at-the-polls-1030

 

Chapel Hill Commemorates 1619 Anniversary (WCHL)

An art exhibit inviting viewers to reflect on the humanity of enslaved Africans being sold and transported as goods recently opened in Chapel Hill. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/arts/chapel-hill-commemorates-1619-anniversary

 

One month ago he lost his wife to cancer. Now this Chapel Hill firefighter is battling his own rare cancer. (ABC11)

Behind the wheel for the Chapel Hill Fire Department, that's where Jimmy Lambert has spent the last 15 years answering the call, driving toward fires and putting them out, helping people in their time of need; now, it's his time. Read more: https://abc11.com/society/chapel-hill-firefighter-battling-cancer-one-month-after-losing-wife/5656784/

 

No trick or treating here: Your guide to Franklin Street on Halloween Night (The Daily Tar Heel)

Planning to head to Franklin Street on Halloween? Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/10/halloween-weekend-franklin-1029

 

Another Chapel Hill pizza shop will shut down on Franklin Street this Sunday (The Herald Sun)

For the second time this century, Mellow Mushroom will close in Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/living/food-drink/article236736738.html

 

Chapel Hill Prepares for No Right on Red Rule to Go Into Effect at Select Intersections (WCHL)

An ordinance prohibiting turning right on red at several intersections in Chapel Hill will go into effect on October 31. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/traffic/chapel-hill-prepares-for-no-right-on-red-rule-to-go-into-effect-at-select-intersections

 

What you need to know before enjoying Halloween night on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street (The Herald Sun)

The crowds may no longer reach the tens of thousands that thronged Franklin Street a decade ago, but Chapel Hill officials are still putting safety first this Halloween. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article236684578.html

 

Warehouse Apartments sale generates upgrades and rent increases for residents (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Warehouse apartment complex, a popular off-campus housing location for students at UNC, has recently been sold to a new developer. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/10/warehouse-apartments-1028

 

Local Gov This Week: Traffic, Zoning and a Groundbreaking (WCHL)

A lot of attention across Orange County is currently focused on the upcoming municipal elections, but that doesn’t slow down the work of current elected officials across the community. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/local-gov-this-week-traffic-zoning-and-a-groundbreaking-chapel-hill-carrboro-hillsborough-orange-county

 

Your local guide to the 2019 Chapel Hill-Carrboro elections (The Daily Tar Heel)

Local election season is here in Orange County, so we broke down exactly what you need to know about the candidates in each of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro races. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/10/voter-guide-2019-1028

 

Chapel Hill Library officials want to close book on overdue fines (WRAL)

Library officials have asked the Chapel Hill Town Council to abandon the policy of charging people fines for returning books late. Read more: https://www.wral.com/chapel-hill-library-officials-want-to-close-book-on-overdue-fines/18722024/

 

Chapel Hill Sets 100% Renewable Energy Goal (North American Wind Power)

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: https://nawindpower.com/chapel-hill-sets-100-renewable-energy-goal

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