By Elizabeth Friend
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    BoCC Eyes CHCCS District Tax, Not Property Tax, For School Funding

    June 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Orange County Commissioners signaled on Thursday that they’re looking for more money to fund public schools, but they stopped short of supporting a countywide property tax rate increase. “As much as I believe in a strong school system, raising the taxes, personally I believe we have to really have to take a deep […]

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    Town Council Finds More Money For The CH Library

    June 5, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    The additional funding would keep the library open approximately 64 hours a week, just four shy of the level it operated at before…”

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    BoCC Puts Animal Ordinance Change On Hold

    June 5, 2013 at 1:07 am

    “I won’t be able to support adoption of this because I think the process was wrong…”

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    CHTC Weighs Library and Transit Budget Options

    June 4, 2013 at 12:23 am

    CHAPEL HILL- The Chapel Hill Town Council is considering a two-cent property tax rate increase to balance next year’s budget. Half of that would go to fund transit, which makes up about 20 percent of the town’s expenditures. Many on the council seem to support the plan, but at a budget work session on Monday, […]

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    OC Residents Voice Concern Over County’s Building Plans

    May 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- While many are focused on next year’s school budget, members of Orange County Voice are looking ahead to the county’s long-term building plans. At a public hearing on Thursday, Orange County Voice President Bonnie Hauser asked the board to rethink the list of projects in the county’s $172 million dollar five-year capital investment […]

  • Take Home Treasures To Support Post 6 on Saturday

    May 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Take home some treasures and support a good cause on Saturday when the American Legion veterans  host a yard sale to benefit Chapel Hill’s Legion Post 6. Post Commander Lee Heavlin says there’s something for everyone at the sale. “We’ve got knicks and knacks, a nice high-post bed, bicycles, lawn mulchers, jewelry, collectibles, […]

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    Parents Lobby BoCC For School Funding

    May 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- For the second time in two weeks, parents and teachers raised their voices to ask Orange County Commissioners to raise more money for schools. Nearly a hundred residents turned out for Thursday’s public hearing on next year’s  county budget and the vast majority called for a tax increase to fund both school systems. […]

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    CH Town Council Approves 17-member Compass Committee For Obey Creek

    May 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

    CHAPEL HILL-Neighbors living near the proposed Obey Creek project will play a formal role in evaluating the site for development, now that the Chapel Hill Town Council has approved a 17-member compass committee. In a town where angry neighbors often find themselves pitted against wary developers, it’s rare to see a duo like Jeanne Brown […]

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    Carrboro Aldermen Pan OC Library Plan

    May 27, 2013 at 1:41 am

    CARRBORO- Carrboro Aldermen reviewed the first draft of the Orange County Library Strategic Plan last week, but they made it clear they weren’t impressed. “I don’t see any point in any way rejecting what is stated here in this plan or this needs assessment, but that’s mostly because I don’t see anything at all in […]

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    OC Parents Plead For School Funding: “I’ll Pay More”

    May 24, 2013 at 1:36 am

    HILLSBOROUGH- More than a hundred parents, teachers and children squeezed into Thursday’s public hearing on the county budget, while others spilled out into the hallway at the Department of Social Services, waiting for their chance to beg the board of commissioners to spend more on schools. “We’re not asking you for more advantages for our […]

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