By Elizabeth Friend
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    Chapel Hill Leaders OK Veterans Memorial Concept Plan

    April 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- The Chapel Hill Town Council endorsed a plan to build a veterans memorial at the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, but council members say they want more details on how the site will be maintained. Rusty Edminster grew up in Chapel Hill and remembers when Chapel Hill High used to be on Franklin Street. […]

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    U.S. Marshals Arrest Carrboro Fugitive

    April 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    CARRBORO- The U.S Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in Carrboro on Friday morning, taking 23 year old Tyrone Keith Riggsbee Jr., into custody. Riggsbee was wanted on a long list of charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault by pointing a gun, and assault on a female, according […]

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    CHTC: New ABC Store Could Spell Traffic Trouble

    April 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- The Chapel Hill Town Council on Monday reviewed a plan to build a new, 5,000 square foot free-standing ABC Store on Perkins Drive, on a 2.7 acre plot across from the Cruizers convenience store and the Chapel Hill North shopping complex. But council member Gene Pease worried it’s likely to make a bad […]

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    CHTC: Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign?

    April 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Last week the Chapel Hill Town Council approved changes to the town’scommercial sign ordinance, expanding the places where large signs can be erected and, in some cases, increasing sign heights. The move re-ignited a debate over how to address the needs of local business owners while preserving Chapel Hill’s village-like charm. Geoffrey Daniel […]

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    CHTC Puts Park And Ride Fee Plan On Hold

    March 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Although no vote was taken on Monday, the Chapel Hill Town Council made it clear: pay-to-park is coming to the park and ride lots. “I certainly have come to the conclusion that we need to implement this, said council member Jim Ward. “It is not something I would choose to do otherwise, but we need […]

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    Recent Ruling Leaves OC Recycling Program In Limbo

    March 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- A recent court case is prompting Orange County to rethink how it recycles, meaning the longtime town and county partnership may be coming to an end. “What a shame,” said Commissioner Penny Rich, speaking at Thursday’s joint meetingbetween the Chapel Hill Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners. “We have an amazing recycling system, we […]

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    Town And County To Look For Smaller Library Sites Downtown

    March 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Orange County Commissioners weren’t favorably impressed with any of the possible library locations they reviewed Tuesday night, and they say they want to rethink the criteria used to select them. “It seems to me that we need to think into the future and not build yesterday’s library,” said Commissioner Penny Rich. “That’s why I’m concerned […]

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    CHTC Outlines Development Agreement Process For Obey Creek

    March 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- The Chapel Hill Town Council approved a plan to explore a new type of planning process for three large projects, including the controversial Obey Creek development. Though they haven’t always agreed in the past, developer Roger Perry and southern Chapel Hill resident Jeanne Brown told the council on Monday that they are ready to […]

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    CHTC To Discuss Development Agreements Vs. Special Use Permits

    March 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Monday, the Chapel Hill Town Council will consider a process for evaluating which long-term projects would benefit from development agreements instead of Special Use Permits. To date, the town has only ever used the development agreement process once, to create long-term guidelines for UNC’s Carolina North Campus. But town staffers say three major projects […]

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    Library Planning, New Tech and EMS Upgrades Top OC Spending Plan

    March 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Orange County Commissioners on Tuesday took a first look at a plan to spend $209 million in capital investment projects over the next five years. County leaders plan to spend $18.7 million in the next fiscal year on a host of projects including a library branch, communications and technology upgrades and improvements to the EMS […]