CHAPEL HILL – Friday is the last day to vote for Franklin Street as North Carolina’s best main street.

The North Carolina American Planning Association (APA) annually celebrates great places across the state and the communities that sustain them. Earlier this year, people from all over the state submitted their nominations and Franklin Street was chosen as one of six finalists.

Chapel Hill’s main street is still in fourth and Friday is the final day to submit your vote. To do so, click here.


Don’t forget the Chapel Hill Public Library at University Mall will shut its doors on Saturday. It’s scheduled to reopen at its new location in early April.

Until then, the Town of Chapel Hill and the library administration suggests people “enjoy the extra time with the books, movies and music you checked out from the library.” All due dates will be adjusted so that when the library is closed and you can’t return your books, you won’t accrue late fees.

The e-book and e-magazine portion of the public library is not going anywhere. The library’s website will remain up during the switch and has thousands of e-books to offer. Zinio is the library’s new digital magazine service and allows people access to full, current issues of dozens of popular magazines, and you can put them all on your library card.

For more information, click here.