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    CHCCS School Board Calls For SAPFO Review

    May 2, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Each year around this time, school officials sign off on the annual SAPFO report, which analyzes student enrollment and estimates the need for new facilities. And although the school board on Thursday approved this year’s report without hesitation, board members agree that it may be time to review the way student generation rates […]

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    Walk Zones Top CHCCS Thursday Agenda

    May 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools board will discuss walk zones in different parts of the district.

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    Obey Creek Neighbors Fight For Representation

    April 29, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- More than thirty concerned citizens showed up at Monday’s Chapel Hill Town Council work session, an unusual turn-out for the less formal meetings that take place beyond the TV cameras. Even more unusually, the council broke protocol to give them a chance to speak their minds about Obey Creek. “It is hard to […]

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    Obey Creek Planning Focus Of Monday’s Work Session

    April 29, 2013 at 8:14 am

    The Obey Creek development would be the first to use a mixed-use development agreement much like the build-out of Carolina North with a private developer.

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    Maple View Ice Cream Recalled For Allergen Risk

    April 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    HILLSBOROUGH- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture reports that Maple View Farm is voluntarily recalling pint containers of Cookies & Cream, Carolina Crunch and Cookie Dough ice cream because the products contain allergens that were not declared on package labels. Some or all of the products contain wheat, soy, almonds and peanuts, which can cause […]

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    Plant a Tomato, Race For Fitness, Take Down Cancer

    April 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    On Saturday morning, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market is giving tomato seedlings to kids in conjunction with Fifth Season Garden Company. The seedlings come with potting soil and growing advice from local farmers. The giveaway starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Carrboro Town Commons. XXX Head over to McCorkle Place at 9 o’clock on Saturday for […]

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    Carson Killer Resentencing Delayed

    April 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    HILLSBOROUGH- Laurence Lovette Jr. will have to wait until June to learn what sentence awaits him for the killing of UNC Student Body President Eve Carson. Lovette was convicted in 2011 of first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed robbery, and sentenced to life without the possibility for parole, but a recent Supreme Court ruling mandating review […]

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    School Officials Decry General Assembly’s “Bad Ideas”

    April 26, 2013 at 12:35 am

    HILLSBOROUGH- School leaders say next year’s budget crunch is made worse by what they call “bad ideas” coming out of the General Assembly. Officials from both the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school districts told county commissioners on Tuesday that they are deeply worried about the impact state bills will have on local school budgets […]

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    Orange County Leaders Say It’s Time to “Stand Up For Liberal Arts”

    April 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Local officials say a push from state leaders to reform higher education amounts to an attack on Orange County’s values.

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    County Commissioners Look to Towns For Future of Recycling Program

    April 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Orange County Commissioners are seeking a commitment from town leaders before they decide how to continue the popular countywide curbside recycling program. “Reaching out to out other governmental partners is critical,” said Commissioner Mark Dorosin, speaking at Tuesday’s public hearing on the future of solid waste and recycling services. “These options only work, […]