By Elizabeth Friend
  • Police Line

    Crash Downs Lines on Franklin St.

    May 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Traffic patterns returned to normal just before 11:00 p.m. Friday once Pike Electric completed the installation of a new telephone pole.

  • Books

    County Commissioners Call Library Plan Too Vague

    May 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Orange County Commissioners received the first draft of the Orange County Library’s three-year strategic plan on Tuesday, and although the project involved 800 contributors and took nearly a year to complete, some on the board said it’s not what the county needs to move forward. “When are there going to be specific action […]

  • OC Library’s Strategic Plan Gets Attention Tuesday Night

    May 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

    County Commissioners will review a strategic plan for the future of Orange County’s library system when the board meets Tuesday.

  • Carrboro Town Hall

    Aldermen Take Their Turn At Budget Talks Tuesday

    May 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Carrboro Aldermen will hash out the details of next year’s budget when the board meets Tuesday.

  • food truck

    Chapel Hill Chops Food Truck Fees

    May 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- The town council on Monday speedily approved a measure to reduce food truck regulatory fees from $600 down to $200. In the year since the council voted to allow more food trucks in town, only one vendor has signed up for the privilege. Many food truck operators complained that the regulatory and permitting […]

  • Money Dollar Bills

    CH Manager: Two-Cent Property Tax Rate Increase

    May 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    The Council got its first look at next year’s budget proposal, which includes a tax increase to help fund the library and transit system.

  • Renovation of the Whitted Building is one of many projects on the county's to-do list.

    Plans Stall for a Cultural Center at Hillsborough’s Whitted Building

    May 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    HILLSBOROUGH- Supporters of the Orange County Cultural Center say Hillsborough’s historic Whitted Building is the perfect place to host art events and performances, but neighbors say they’re not so sure. Andrea Riley is chair of the OCCC’s Board of Directors. She says her group has been looking for a location for nearly 10 years. “For […]

  • Franklin Street

    Parking Rates Could Rise in Downtown Chapel Hill

    May 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-The Chapel Hill Town Council is poised to increase some parking fees to make sure the town’s parking fund stays solvent. According to the town’s business management director, the parking fund assets have declined since the closure of Lot 5, which has been subsequently redeveloped into 140 West. The town borrowed $7.2 million dollars […]

  • school crossing

    OC Commissioners Commit to Culbreth Labs, But Other Projects Face Delays

    May 10, 2013 at 1:43 am

    CHAPEL HILL- Orange County Commissioners on Thursday re-prioritized the five-year capital spending plan in order to kick-start construction on a nearly $5 million dollar science wing for Culbreth Middle School. “In terms of it being the right thing to do, these labs have been needed for a long, long time,” said Commissioner Alice Gordon, who […]

  • OC Commissioners To Discuss Budget Priorities

    May 9, 2013 at 7:00 am

    County commissioners invite the public to a budget-priorities work session Thursday.