Town in News

Post Date:11/08/2019 10:54 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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Chapel Hill Town Council Reviews Putt-Putt Center Concept Plans (WCHL)

Developers presented updated concept plans for a putt-putt and go-kart facility off Eubanks Road to the Chapel Hill Town Council last week. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/development/chapel-hill-putt-putt-center-concept-plans

 

Here's how Chapel Hill is working to preserve affordable housing (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Town Council was presented with a new affordable housing framework that focuses on preserving and sustaining affordable housing. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/11/chtc-affordable-housing-1107

 

Chapel Hill graduate student denied from town transportation advisory board (The Daily Tar Heel)

This election season, many community members in Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas have been thinking about ways to increase representation in the town government, especially among UNC students and racial minorities. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/11/josh-mayo-transportation-board-1107

 

Organ donations provider to move to Chapel Hill’s new research, industrial district (The News & Observer)

A plan now under review by town staff will bring the headquarters for the state’s largest organ and tissue donation organization and roughly 70 employees to Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article236995779.html

 

Chapel Hill to hold meeting on study focusing on safety along 5-mile stretch of NC-54 (CBS17)

The Town of Chapel Hill will host another public meeting on the N.C. Highway 54 Safety Study. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/orange-county-news/chapel-hill-to-hold-meeting-on-study-focusing-on-safety-along-5-mile-stretch-of-nc-54/

 

Moody's assigns Aaa to Town of Chapel Hill's (NC) General Obligation Bonds (Moody’s Investors Service)

Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aaa rating to the Town of Chapel Hill, NC's $9.6 million General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2019. Read more: https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-assigns-Aaa-to-Town-of-Chapel-Hills-NC-General--PR_906162921

 

2019 Early Voting in Orange County Falls Short of 2017 Numbers (WCHL)

Early voting totals were down in Orange County this year compared to 2017. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/2019-election/2019-early-voting-in-orange-county-falls-short-of-2017-numbers

 

Books, chocolate, and beer: Inside Epilogue's opening on Franklin Street (The Daily Tar Heel)

Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews had its soft opening last Friday, marking the opening of the newest coffee shop on Franklin Street. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/11/epilogue-opening-1105

 

Chapel Hill planning department discusses changes to zoning ordinance (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Town Council will soon consider changes to its Land Use Management Ordinance, including making it easier to zone for multi-family developments. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/11/land-use-ordiances-1103

 

Firefighters hold 'bash' in Chapel Hill for one of their own battling cancer (ABC11)

Firefighters from all over Orange County came together Friday night to support one of their own who is battling a rare form of cancer. Read more: https://abc11.com/community-events/firefighters-hold-bash-in-chapel-hill-for-one-of-their-own-battling-cancer/5665655/

 

‘Opportunity squandered’? Developers scale back downtown Chapel Hill project (The News & Observer)

Two years after starting negotiations with the town and Northside neighbors, the developers behind Amity Station have replaced their multistory mixed-use proposal with plans for five smaller buildings along West Rosemary Street. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article236899888.html

 

Chapel Hill Library officials want to close book on overdue fines (Douglas Digital Daily)

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

 

Flavor of the Week: Peño Grill (WCHL)

Good music and good food makes for a good atmosphere and Shad Kirley wants to bring this to Franklin Street. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/town-square/1893-brand-studio/flavor-of-the-week-peno-grill

 

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/

 

UNC student holds 24-vote edge in race for Chapel Hill council seat (WRAL)

A 22-year-old university student is on the verge of an election upset in Chapel HillRead more: https://www.wral.com/unc-student-holds-24-vote-edge-in-race-for-chapel-hill-council-seat/18748988/

 

UNC Student Leads Incumbent in Chapel Hill Council Race (Spectrum)

The outstanding ballots are still being counted for UNC Student Tai Huynh and Incumbent Nancy Oates for the fourth seat on the Chapel Hill town councilRead more: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2019/11/06/unc-student-leads-incumbent-in-chapel-hill-council-race

 

Recount Possible in Chapel Hill Town Council Race (WCHL)

A recount could be coming following the close Chapel Hill Town Council race on Tuesday night. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/election/recount-possible-in-chapel-hill-town-council-race

 

Orange County elections are over, except for this Chapel Hill Town Council seat (The Herald Sun)

Only 24 votes for UNC senior Tai Huynh kept Nancy Oates from a victory Tuesday night in her bid to serve another term on the Town Council. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/politics-government/election/article237065834.html

 

Who won in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro local elections? (The Daily Tar Heel)

Tuesday's local election saw little changes in some areas of Chapel Hill and Carrboro but major potential upsets in others. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/11/chapel-hill-carrboro-results-1104

 

2019 Orange County Election Results (WCHL)

Tuesday marks Election Day in Orange County and across North Carolina. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/2019-election/2019-orange-county-election-results-chapel-hill-carrboro-hillsborough-mayor

 

Chapel Hill Town Council race still far from over (The Daily Tar Heel)

The race for Chapel Hill Town Council is almost too close to call. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/11/town-council-results-1104

 

Here are the winners of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and school board races (The Herald Sun)

Chapel Hill and Carrboro voters returned almost all the incumbents to their town boards Tuesday night, along with a couple of newcomers. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article237020404.html

 

Extremely Tight Race Leaves Chapel Hill Town Council Race in Question (WCHL)

Chapel Hill residents re-elected Mayor Pam Hemminger Tuesday night, while there is still some uncertainty surrounding the final seat on the Chapel Hill Town Council. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/2019-election/extremely-tight-race-leave-chapel-hill-town-council-race-in-question

 

Follow Along With the INDY’s Election Night Live Blog! (Indy Week)

Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough residents, meanwhile, will have chosen their local governments, as well. Read more: https://indyweek.com/news/durham/indy-election-night-live-blog-durham-chapel-hill-november-2019/

 

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