By Ran Northam
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    Parking Deck Construction Likely To Cause Traffic Delays In Carrboro

    February 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    CARRBORO – Construction of a parking deck at 300 East Main Street in Carrboro will likely cause delays to traffic in the immediate area during business hours beginning Monday. Once an hour, trucks will deliver premade portions of the parking deck that will be hoisted in place by a crane. The trucks will have to […]

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    News Around Town: Smith Level Construction; OC Library Closure; 140 W Franklin

    February 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – A nearly one-mile stretch of Smith Level Road in Carrboro will soon see major improvements, but not before the public has a chance to weigh in on the proposed work. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to discuss the widening plans […]

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    UNC Mourning After The Loss Of Fourth Student In Six Months

    February 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The UNC campus is once again mourning over the loss of one of its students. The death of 22-year-old Stedman Gage is the fourth in the last six months that has shocked the University. In early September, 19-year-old Faith Hedgepeth was found murdered in her apartment—a case that to this day is still unsolved; […]

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    UNC Student, Longtime BOG Chair’s Son Found Dead

    February 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-A UNC junior and the son of a longtime chair of the System’s Board of Governors was found dead early Saturday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Stedman Gage of Wilmington was the son of Hannah Gage, who served as the UNC Board of Governors’ Chair until last year. The body was found around 1:30 a.m. at an […]

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    Marathon Jam Aims To Raise Money For Military Families

    February 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Local musicians will play music for 12 straight hours at the tenth annual Marathon Jam this Saturday to help raise money for families of injured military personnel. Here’s local musician and organizer John Santa. “The reason I do this charity is because it keeps families together,” says Santa. “All the little kids know is […]

  • News Around Town: Murphey School Radio; DTH Turns 120; Kirk Urso Memorial Match

    February 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The fifth Murphey School Radio Show returns to Chapel Hill Saturday for two showings to support local non-profit agencies. The show is billed as “A Celebration of Triangle Wit, Lit, and Music”. It will feature Triangle jazz favorite John Brown, novelist Michael Parker, and editor of Our State magazine Elizabeth Hudson. The show is […]

  • Police Headquarters

    CHPD Says No Weather-Related Accidents Overnight

    February 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    CHAPEL HILL - Chapel Hill Police Public Information Sgt. Josh Mecimore says officers have seen fairly good conditions on the roadways since the storm moved in early this morning. “I’ve talked to the watch commander that worked overnight, and he said at about 1:45 a.m. they started seeing a mix of rain and freezing rain,” Sgt. Mecimore […]

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    CHPD Officer Seeks Reinstatement After Using Sick Days For Vacation

    February 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – A Chapel Hill Police Officer is asking to be reinstated after being terminated for taking sick days during a family vacation. “The argument we were making to personnel appeals committee was that there was not just cause to support a discharge,” Payne says. “There was just cause to support something like a two-day suspension, […]

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    NAT: UNC Students To Asia; Plants For Sick Children; Local Restaurant Awards

    February 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Two UNC students recently received the Henry Luce Foundation scholarship to connect future American leaders with Asian colleagues in their fields. Outgoing Student Body President Will Leimenstoll and Henry Ross received the scholarships that give recent college graduates up to age 30 the chance to travel abroad. Leimenstoll is an environmental studies major and […]

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    Concerns Brewing Over Library Expansion Operations Budget

    February 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – When the expansion was approved for the Chapel Hill Public Library, Town officials knew that an additional $700,000 was needed for operating expenses. But the question now is when to complete the increase in funding to the library. “We determined that it was able to support a maximum of 54 hours per week […]