By Elizabeth Friend
  • Carrboro Town Hall

    Aldermen To Discuss Parking And Construction Tuesday

    June 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Parking and downtown construction top the agenda when the Board of Aldermen meets Tuesday.

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    CHTC Approves Budget With Two-Cent Tax Hike

    June 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- The Chapel Hill Town Council signed off on next year’s budget on Monday night, voting to raise the property tax rate for the first time in four years. The approved $94 million dollar spending plan balances the budget by raising the property tax rate by two cents, to 51.4 cents per $100 of […]

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    CHTC Likely To Approve Budget, Discuss Advisory Boards

    June 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

    The Chapel Hill Town Council will likely sign off on next year’s budget when the council meets Monday.

  • Moral Monday protest in Raleigh

    Protests Grow, Leaders Kick Off Voter Drive

    June 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Organizers want to take the protests to a new level.

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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, […]

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

    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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