By Ran Northam
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    Chatham County Courthouse Returns

    April 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    PITTSBORO – Chatham County Board of Commissioners chair Walter Petty says the three year wait to reopen the historic courthouse was well worth it. “It was a tragic loss,” Petty says. “To see it rebuilt and restored to this magnitude has just been absolutely phenomenal. I’m so proud of the work that went into it and so […]

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    Chapel Hill Home Saved Saturday By Sprinkler System

    April 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

    CHAPEL HILL – A sprinkler system in a Chapel Hill home likely saved multiple homes Saturday when a fire broke out while the homeowners were away. The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to 108 Vintage Drive just after 12:15 p.m. Saturday to find that the automatic fire sprinklers extinguished a fire in the garage. The […]

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    Chapel Hill Library Officially Opens Its Doors Saturday

    April 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Saturday’s re-dedication of the Chapel Hill Public Library nearly brings the ten-year reconstruction process to an end at a time when interim director Mark Bayles says couldn’t have come sooner. “The community had outgrown it,” Bayles says. “We didn’t have enough space for our materials; we didn’t have enough seating for our patrons when […]

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    NC Unemployment Lowest In Four Years

    April 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

    RALEIGH – North Carolina’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point in more than four years in March, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The Labor and Economic Analysis Division announced North Carolina’s smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.2 to 9.2 percent from February to March this year. That’s in line with the national rate that […]

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    No. 1 UNC Baseball Hosts Duke, Game One Moved Up To 3:00 p.m.

    April 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

    CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team continues its home stand Friday with a 3:00 p.m. first pitch against rival Duke. Game time was shifted up due to the threat of inclement weather. There’s a 40-percent chance of thunderstorms beginning at 1:00 p.m., but at 4:00 p.m. the chances increase to 70 percent and […]

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    Reigning National Champion Women’s Soccer Team Releases 2013 Schedule

    April 19, 2013 at 8:00 am

    CHAPEL HILL – The reigning national champion women’s soccer team released its 2013 schedule Thursday with new ACC opponents and 13 conference games. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse join the ACC this summer and are featured on the Carolina women’s soccer schedule for the first time as conference foes. The season kicks off with three Nike-sponsored events at Virginia, […]

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    IFC Set To Prepare For Construction Of Community House

    April 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    CARRBORO – Executive Director for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Chris Moran says a plan 27-years in the making is about to make a small step in the right direction. “We’re going to do what is considered a phase one part of the project where we will clear the land where eventual construction […]

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    Reggie Bullock To Enter 2013 NBA Draft

    April 16, 2013 at 11:59 am

    CHAPEL HILL – Reggie Bullock’s basketball career as a Tar Heel has come to an end. UNC Athletics released a statement on Tuesday officially announcing that this season’s third-leading scorer has decided to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The junior tallied 13.9 points per game in the 2012-2013 season in which North Carolina finished third […]

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    Just Steps Away, Art Chansky Recalls The Bombs At Boston Marathon

    April 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

    CHAPEL HILL – Many people from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County were in Boston yesterday for the 117th Boston Marathon and were greatly affected by the disaster that took place. “It was a tragedy in the sense that people died, but it was more a heartbreak, I think, for a city and so many […]

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    Town Council Holds Public Hearing On Stormwater Management Rules Changes

    April 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

    CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill Town Council is looking for feedback Monday night on changes to the town’s stormwater management rules that could affect up to 150 homes. In response to resident complaints, the council voted last December to loosen the stormwater management controls for new single-family homes. Previously, any project that disturbed more than 5,000 […]

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