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Post Date:01/24/2020 1:13 PM

Downtown_Jan_360Town 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.

For information, contact us at info@townofchapelhill.org.

Can Orange County restart plan for homes, school and a park in a Chapel Hill forest? (The News & Observer)

An effort to develop and preserve parts of a publicly owned, 164-acre forest north of Chapel Hill is moving ahead after a curve ball last summer left two government partners uncertain about its future. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article239483348.html

After decades of delays, plans for the Greene Tract are finally moving forward (The Daily Tar Heel)

After years of extensive meetings and exhaustive debate, the governments of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County passed a resolution to address the future of the Greene Tract project. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/greene-tract-0124

Chapel Hill Transit Plans to Change Services, Holding Public Input Sessions (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Transit will soon be hosting public meetings to discuss proposed changes to its services. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-transit-plans-to-change-services-holding-public-input-sessions

Here's what you missed at Wednesday's Chapel Hill Town Council meeting (The Daily Tar Heel)

On Wednesday, the Chapel Hill Town Council met to discuss the creation of a criminal justice debt fund, the Greene Tract and the process of rewriting the town's main development regulations. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/chapel-hill-town-council-0124

MLK's visit to UNC planted the seed for Black activists of today (The Daily Tar Heel)

In May 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered four speeches in the Town of Chapel Hill calling on students to be at the forefront of social change, and 60 years later, that dream is still alive. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/mlk-1960-visit-0121

Bloomberg picks Chapel Hill as site for campaign office (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill is no stranger to presidential campaigns. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/bloomberg-chapel-hill-0121

Chapel Hill Town Council to Finalize Appointment Plans for Replacing Schaevitz at Retreat (WCHL)

With Chapel Hill Town Council member Rachel Schaevitz announcing she will be stepping down from her position to move to New Zealand, an unexpected council position is soon to be vacant. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-town-council-to-finalize-appointment-plans-for-replacing-schaevitz-at-retreat

Franklin Street welcomes Raleigh brewery, Gizmo Brew Works, in a familiar space (The Daily Tar Heel)

“The Rat” is not back. But the Raleigh-based brewery Gizmo Brew Works has now opened a second location where the historical Ramshead Rathskeller served Chapel Hill residents for over 50 years. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/gizmo-chapel-hill-0121

Southern Season is officially closed after 44 years in Chapel Hill (ABC11)

Southern Season, a popular retail store in Chapel Hill, has officially closed its doors. Read more: https://abc11.com/business/southern-season-in-chapel-hill-is-officially-closed/5867534/

Everyday Hero: Chapel Hill Fire Chief to Retire (Spectrum)

Fire Chief Matt Sullivan says he doesn't think of himself as a hero but, looking at the multiple badges he's collected over his decades of service, we're going to have to politely disagree with him. Read more: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/everyday-hero/2020/01/16/everyday-heroes--chapel-hill-fire-chief-to-retire

Politicians and students gather to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events brought together activists, local leaders and state leaders to reflect on King’s legacy in Chapel Hill and beyond. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/mlk-rally-0121

Chapel Hill Police Promote Safety Following Incident in Meadowmont (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Police Department shared a message with the community Monday following an incident over the weekend in the Meadowmont neighborhood. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/chapel-hill-police-promote-safety-following-incident-in-meadowmont

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