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    UNC Issues Statement Regarding Landen Gambill, Honor Court Charges

    February 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Chancellor Thorp, University issue statements about Honor Court allegation The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today (Feb. 26) issued comments from Chancellor Holden Thorp and a new statement about an Honor Court allegation: Quote from Chancellor Holden Thorp: “Student well-being is one of the most pressing issues in higher education today. The Carolina […]

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    UNC Health Care Begins Construction On Facility In Former Border’s Building

    February 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-UNC Health Care is preparing for several new endeavors over the course of the coming year—and they’ve just begun construction on the new Comprehensive Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Chapel Hill’s former Border’s building on Fordham Boulevard. Vice President For Facilities Planning and Development Ray Lafrenaye says the facility is slated to be used […]

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    Town and County Officials Clash Over Planning Board Chair’s Role

    January 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich’s written request that Chapel Hill Planning Board Chair Del Snow resign continues to generate local discussion and debate. The letter was penned to town mayor Mark Kleinschmidt. According to her strongly worded letter, what prompted Commissioner Rich to write the mayor to ask Chapel Hill council members to […]

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    News Around Town: Fire, Don’t Fire

    January 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    ORANGE COUNTY – Orange County may create new fire districts this year, in order to improve fire service and fire insurance ratings—to better protect homes and lower property insurance costs for homeowners. County officials are holding an informational meeting on the proposed new districts this Thursday, January 10, from 7-9 p.m. at the Southern Human […]

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    Town Council Talking Budget At Wed Work Session

    January 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill Town Council will identify budget priorities at a work session on Wednesday. Click here for the Council’s Wednesday agenda. In a memo to the council, Town Manager Roger Stancil notes that the economic recovery is not moving fast enough to meet the town’s needs. He says revenues have only […]

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    Longtime Carrboro Police Chief To Step Down This Year

    January 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    CARRBORO – North Carolina’s first openly gay police chief plans to call it quits after nearly three decades working in Carrboro. Since joining the Carrboro Police Department in 1984, Carolyn Hutchison has pretty much done it all: after starting off as a new patrol officer, she then moved to narcotics, became an investigator, then moved […]

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    News Around Town: Foushee, Old Tree

    January 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    ORANGE COUNTY – Newly elected State Representative Valerie Foushee will take her oath of office on Tuesday, January 8, at 4:00 p.m. in the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough. The ceremony is open to the public; District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett will perform the swearing-in. Foushee was elected in November to represent District 50, replacing […]

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    Another Guilty Plea In Bailey Murder; More In Court This Week

    January 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    HILLSBOROUGH – One of the suspects accused of killing a Chapel Hill man in 2008 has reportedly accepted a plea deal. The Chapel Hill News reports that 25-year-old Matt Johnson has pleaded guilty to second degree murder and first degree kidnapping in the murder of 20-year-old Josh Bailey. Johnson’s prison sentence on the murder charge […]

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    Deadline Is 5:00 Today For Prospective CHTC Members

    January 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The clock is ticking, and there’s just a few hours left for Chapel Hill residents to apply to fill a vacant seat on the town council. The seat opened up last month when council member Penny Rich resigned to serve on the Board of County Commissioners. Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt announced the vacancy […]

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    Arrest Made In Connection With Time Out Shooting

    January 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-Chapel Hill Police have made an arrest in connection with the shooting incident outside Time Out Restaurant in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day. Christopher Lane Thompson, 21 years old, turned himself in shortly after 3:00 on Friday afternoon. He’s charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to […]