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Post Date:11/22/2019 1:06 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 Town Council Race Finalized After Recount (WCHL)

UNC senior Tai Huynh held a 24-vote lead over incumbent Nancy Oates in the race for the final Chapel Hill Town Council seat up for election after a recount was conducted in Orange and Durham counties on Thursday. Read more:


Did you know Chapel Hill is a scorpio? Town government celebrates 200th birthday (The Daily Tar Heel)

Two hundred years never looked so good. Read more:


Town of Chapel Hill Celebrates 200 Years of Its Local Government (WCHL)

Chapel Hill is celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of its town government on Wednesday. Read more:


Chapel Hill considering $16M parking deck to keep up with downtown growth (CBS17)

A new parking garage could be coming to downtown Chapel Hill. Read more:


A tale of two towns: The rise of luxury apartments amid affordable housing efforts (The Daily Tar Heel)

Throughout town, new developments peek out from behind familiar stores and shops. Read more:


Well Dot to Locate Operations Complex in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Area Development)

Well Dot, Inc., a fast-growing healthcare technology company, will invest $3 million to locate a new operations center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Read more:


New health tech operations center to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina (Becker’s Hospital Review)

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Nov. 19 that the state is partnering with Well Dot, a healthcare technology company, to build the company's new operations center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Read more:


NC Gov. Cooper joins Chapel Hill to welcome new business Well (The Herald Sun)

Well will bring 400 jobs, $3.1 million investment to Chapel Hill's West Franklin Street business district over eight years. Read more:


Healthcare Startup Announces Chapel Hill Operations Center (Spectrum)

The co-founder of a healthcare startup on Tuesday said he wants his company to be a one-stop shop for all of its customers' healthcare questions. Read more:


Chapel Hill health startup will create 400 high-paying jobs (ABC11)

Healthcare technology company Well will invest $3 million to establish a new corporate and operations center in Chapel Hill that will create 400 high-paying jobs, Gov. Cooper announced Tuesday. Read more:


New Health Tech Company to Create 400 Jobs in Chapel Hill (WCHL)

The town of Chapel Hill and Governor Roy Cooper announced an economic development partnership with the health technology company Well on Tuesday afternoon. Read more:


Health technology firm with 400 jobs to make home on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street (The Herald Sun)

A new company that says good health doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated will make its primary home in downtown Chapel Hill, Gov. Roy Cooper and others announced Tuesday. Read more:


Governor Cooper Announces 400 New Jobs in Chapel Hill for Healthcare Technology Operations Center (NC Commerce)

Well Dot, Inc., (Well) a fast-growing healthcare technology company will locate a new operations center in Chapel Hill, creating 400 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Read more:


Chapel Hill to celebrate 200th birthday by opening time capsule (ABC11)

Chapel Hill, already home to the country's oldest public university, will really show its age Wednesday. Read more:


Recount Requested in Race for Chapel Hill Town Council (WCHL)

A tight race for Chapel Hill Town Council last week got a little bit tighter by the end of Thursday. Read more:


Oates to request recount in Chapel Hill Town Council race (The Daily Tar Heel)

Incumbent candidate Nancy Oates said she plans to request a recount in the Chapel Hill Town Council race, which she lost to UNC senior Tai Huynh by 24 votes. Read more:


Six students displaced after tree falls on house in Chapel Hill (WRAL)

Six students have been displaced after a large tree fell on part of their home in Chapel Hill on Saturday. Read more:


6 UNC students displaced after massive tree falls on Chapel Hill house (CBS17)

A massive tree fell on a home in Chapel Hill on Saturday afternoon. Read more:


Chapel Hill Says It Wants More Diverse Town Boards. Council Member Donna Bell Says Actions Speak Louder Than Words. (Indy Week)

Chapel Hill Town Council member Donna Bell criticized her colleagues for rejecting the nomination of Josh Mayo, a black UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student who focuses on transportation policy issues, to the Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board.  Read more:


First-ever Franklin Street Comedy Festival comes to Chapel Hill (WRAL)

Since opening in 2017, The PIT Chapel Hill has worked to expand the comedy community in the Orange County town. Read more:


University Inn closes after 50-plus years, multiple court cases and a $1.3M payment (The News & Observer)

A million-dollar settlement that closed the doors to the University Inn this week ended years of legal battles between the landowner and the motel’s longtime operators. Read more:



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