By Aaron Keck
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    CH May Hike Prop Taxes This Year; OC And Carrboro May Not

    April 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Officials in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County are gearing up for another round of difficult budget talks—and although the economy may be on the rebound, County Manager Frank Clifton says local governments still have no more money to work with than they did five years ago. “We’re at 2008 levels–and actually the county’s budget […]

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    OC Economic Officials Say Development Key To Social Justice

    April 26, 2013 at 1:41 am

    CHAPEL HILL – Orange County is by many measures the most affluent county in North Carolina, but its poverty rate is also well above the state average—a striking statistic that’s troubling for residents who say they’re committed to progressive values like social and economic justice. It’s a reality that’s existed for years, and there’s no […]

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    “They’re Just Bleating Sheep”: CH Leaders Assail State UNC Cuts

    April 26, 2013 at 1:27 am

    CHAPEL HILL – UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp is stepping down from his post in June after five years on the job—leaving incoming Chancellor Carol Folt with the unenviable task of guiding the university through a time of continued challenges, sparked primarily by ongoing state-level cuts. As the Chapel Hill community prepares for the transition, local […]

  • The Neverending Rush To Judgment

    April 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    We all like to think ourselves superior, but at the end of the day we’re the same rabble who believed that Richard Jewell was guilty.

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    U.S. Labor Sec’y: Funds Needed For Unemployed Vets

    April 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The nationwide unemployment rate is slowly dropping but still high, a trend that also applies to specific demographic groups, including America’s veterans. Now, with budget season already upon us, Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris says the Obama administration is calling for more than $350 million in additional federal funding for veterans’ […]

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    News Around Town: Great Art! Great Food! Sidewalk Construction!

    April 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – In downtown Chapel Hill, construction began on Friday, April 12, to put in a new sidewalk on the east side of Henderson Street between Franklin and Rosemary. Traffic won’t be affected and businesses will remain open, but pedestrian access will be unavailable during construction. The $57,000 project will run about three weeks; […]

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    Chapel Hill, Carrboro To Merge In Historic Vote

    April 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    ORANGE COUNTY – The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro have been separate entities for more than a century, but that’s all going to change this week—as the Town Council and the Board of Aldermen will officially vote to merge the two towns into one.”It’s been about just over a century coming,” says Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton, “and Mayor […]

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    No. 1 Tar Heels Split Two With Clemson

    April 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team split a doubleheader with Clemson on Monday, losing 5-4 in 11 innings in the nightcap after clinching the three-game series with a 6-2 afternoon win. It was a busy Easter Monday for the Tar Heels and Tigers, who played for nearly seven straight hours to wrap up the […]

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    Heels Hoping Nova Doesn’t Go

    March 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    KANSAS CITY – The NCAA Tournament begins for Carolina on Friday night, when the eighth-seeded Tar Heels take on ninth-seeded Villanova at 7:20 in Kansas City. Many Carolina fans are already looking ahead to the round of 32—when the Heels would likely take on Kansas—but Andrew Jones of FoxSportsCarolinas.com says the Wildcats present a major challenge of […]

  • Photo by Todd Melet

    Heels Hoping Nova Doesn’t Go

    March 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    KANSAS CITY – The NCAA Tournament begins for Carolina on Friday night, when the eighth-seeded Tar Heels take on ninth-seeded Villanova at 7:20 in Kansas City. Many Carolina fans are already looking ahead to the round of 32—when the Heels would likely take on Kansas—but Andrew Jones of FoxSportsCarolinas.com says the Wildcats present a major challenge of […]