By Elizabeth Friend
  • 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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    TTA: OC Transit Plan Off To A Good Start

    May 23, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Transit planners say the roll-out of the Orange County Bus and Rail plan is going smoothly, despite a few early bumps in the road.

  • Money Dollar Bills

    Lack Of County Property Tax Increase Could Change

    May 22, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Orange County’s recommended budget doesn’t include a tax hike, but that might change if county commissioners decide to increase school funding.

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    OC Manager Presents Budget Proposal Tuesday

    May 21, 2013 at 6:23 am

    County Manager Frank Clifton will present next year’s budget proposal when the Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday.

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    Carrboro Aldermen Hear Budget Concerns Tuesday

    May 21, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Carrboro aldermen want to hear your opinions on the 2013-2014 budget plan at Tuesday’s public hearing.

  • Chapel Hill Public LIbrary Sign

    Chapel Hill Town Council Tackles Library Funding

    May 21, 2013 at 1:10 am

    The Town Council faces mounting pressure to increase library funding, but that’s just one of many tough choices this budget season.

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