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Post Date:01/31/2020 11:51 AM

Downtown_overview_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.

Chapel Hill Police's response to last semester's assault in Shortbread Lofts (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Chapel Hill Police Department has increased its patrols and is reviewing its procedures in response to a sexual assault that occurred in the Shortbread Loft Apartment’s parking garage last fall. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/patrol-increase-0131

Local Governments Discuss Moving Forward, Collaborating Over Greene Tract (WCHL)

Seated around a large, circular conference table, council members and commissioners discussed future plans for the Greene Tract. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/aog-greene-tract

Chapel Hill creates $20,000 criminal justice debt fund (The Herald Sun)

Town Council members Karen Stegman and Allen Buansi raised the idea of a debt fund that could help non-violent offenders living in poverty but trying to make their lives better. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article239748823.html

Court costs or rent? Criminal Justice Debt Fund helps Chapel Hill residents pay both (The News & Observer)

A speeding ticket, for some, is little more than an inconvenience easily resolved by an attorney. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article239600983.html

County governments in consensus on necessity for climate action, begin developing plans (The Daily Tar Heel)

As the world enters the last decade to mitigate the effects of climate change, the governments in Orange County prepare to implement sweeping action to locally combat the escalating crisis. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/oc-government-climate-action

LIGHTUP Festival in Chapel Hill Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill LIGHTUP festival celebrating the Chinese New Year has been postponed due to concerns stemming from the recent spread of a virus. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/lightup-festival-in-chapel-hill-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-concerns

Triangle Chinese New Year celebrations canceled over coronavirus concerns (The News & Observer)

Two Triangle Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations have been canceled or postponed because of concerns about the coronavirus. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/living/article239743828.html

Chapel Hill Chinese New Year Festival organizer speaks out after event postponed (CBS17)

On Monday, organizers of Chapel Hill’s 2020 LightUp Festival announced that they would be postponing the event due to concerns with the recent Coronavirus. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/orange-county-news/chapel-hill-chinese-new-year-festival-organizer-speaks-out-after-event-postponed/

Town of Chapel Hill Provides Bolin Creek Trail Construction Update (WCHL)

The Town of Chapel Hill provided an update to the construction on the Bolin Creek Trail on Friday. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/town-of-chapel-hill-provides-bolin-creek-trail-construction-update

Chapel Hill Town Council Celebrates Retiring Fire Chief Matt Sullivan (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council meeting last Wednesday started out a little differently than usual. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/honoring-matt-sullivan

Events on the NC horizon in March: Our exclusive guide to what’s coming up (WRAL)

Plenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for March, and we suggest you pencil them into your calendar soon. Read more: https://www.wraltechwire.com/2020/01/27/events-on-the-nc-horizon-in-march-our-exclusive-guide-to-whats-coming-up/

Chapel Hill Transit wants community members to weigh in on the future of its services (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill Transit has started to hold listening sessions to discuss proposed changes to its services, the goal being to implement them by August. Read more: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/cht-listening-session-0128

Chapel Hill, UNC Holding Community Input Sessions for Porthole Alley Development (WCHL)

Chapel Hill and UNC community members alike are invited to attend one of several upcoming workshops to discuss the possible redevelopment of buildings surrounding Porthole Alley. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/unc/porthole-alley-community-workshop

Chapel Hill Police: 1 Pedestrian Struck in Motor Vehicle Collision (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Banks Drive Sunday afternoon. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/chapel-hill-police-1-pedestrian-struck-in-motor-vehicle-collision

Police investigating after pedestrian hit, injured by vehicle in Chapel Hill (ABC11)

Chapel Hill police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Sunday afternoon. Read more: https://abc11.com/5880941/

Pedestrian struck in Chapel Hill (WRAL)

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Sunday afternoon, Chapel Hill police said. Read more: https://www.wral.com/pedestrian-struck-in-chapel-hill/18911133/

Flavor of the Week: Big Belly Que (The Daily Tar Heel)

There hasn’t been a lot of barbeque to be found on Franklin Street in recent years – but Garret Fleming is changing that at Big Belly Que. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/town-square/flavor-of-the-week/flavor-of-the-week-big-belly-que-chapel-hill

Posponen festival del Año Nuevo chino en Chapel Hill por alerta de coronavirus (Univision)

El evento que atrae entre 5,000 y 6,000 personas, fue originalmente programado para el 2 de febrero en West Franklin Street. Read more: https://www.univision.com/local/north-carolina-wuvc/posponen-festival-del-ano-nuevo-chino-en-chapel-hill-por-alerta-de-coronavirus

Coronavirus concerns postpone Chapel Hill Chinese festival (ABC11)

The Lightup Chinese new year festival in Chapel Hill will be postponed this year due to coronavirus concerns, organizers said. Read more: https://abc11.com/community-events/coronavirus-concerns-postpone-chapel-hill-chinese-festival/5882158/

Chinese New Year festival in Chapel Hill postponed because of coronavirus concerns (WRAL)

A Chinese New Year festival in Chapel Hill has been postponed over concerns about the spreading coronavirus. Read more: https://www.wral.com/chinese-new-year-festival-in-chapel-hill-postponed-because-of-coronavirus-concerns/18911260/

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