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Railroad Maintenance Could Impact Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bikeway

Regular maintenance is scheduled for the railroad on Main Street that stretches to the University’s Cogeneration Facility in Chapel Hill. The work is expected to begin on Monday and will continue for about two weeks. The bikeway that connected Carrboro and Chapel Hill and crosses over the railroad in multiple locations is not expected to be closed at this time. However, there may be moments where the path is closed temporarily as equipment is moved, according to a release. Proper warning signs and flagmen will be in place to keep pedestrians and bicyclists aware of the...

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Chapel Hill Residential Parking Permits Expire July 31

It’s time for residents of Chapel Hill who live in the residential parking district to renew your parking permit set to expire on July 31. Applications for a new parking permit for the 2016-2017 year are now being accepted. Residents may apply for a permit only if they live on a street where parking is prohibited and there is no practical way of parking the car off the street. The permit is $25 per year and the fee is waived if you are 65-years or older. The Town of Chapel Hill will also be selling three-day and 14-day Temporary...

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Orange County’s Clear the Shelter Event this Weekend

This weekend may be the perfect time to adopt a pet. Orange County will be participating in the Clear the Shelters event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at Orange County’s Animal Shelter on Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill. Clear the Shelters is a nationwide pet adoption initiative in cooperation with NBC-owned television stations, including WRAL, that helps find loving homes for pets in need, according to a release. All adoption fees for this event will be waived, officials say, because the important thing is to find the animals a loving home....

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Former Dean Jean Folkerts Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism History

UNC School of Media and Journalism dean emeritus Jean Folkerts has won the 2016 Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism History. Folkerts served as dean of the UNC MJ-school from 2005-11 and is currently a visiting professor and scholar at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University. The Kobre Award is the American Journalism Historians highest honor that recognizes individuals with achievements in journalism history through research, teaching and professional activities. David Nord, a professor emeritus of journalism at Indiana University said in a release that Folkerts book, “Voices of a...

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HBCU Digest Honors North Carolina Central University as School of the Year

North Carolina Central University was honored as the historically black colleges and university of the year by HBCU Digest. The HBCU Digest awards were presented in Washington D.C. on July 15 at the University of the District of Columbia. NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise was named the Best STEM Program, and the Campus Echo won best student newspaper. Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said at the award ceremony, according to a release, that this was a tremendous honor and NCCU continues to strive for excellence. “Now, more than ever, it is vitally important for institutions like ours to continue...

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UNC Students Receive Scholarship for National Security Education

A UNC grad student and a Carolina alumna have been awarded the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship. Christine Kim and Julia Tenyotkin were awarded the Boren Fellowship, which supports a field of study – particularly languages – identified as vital to national security. The scholarship is valued at $30,000 and is awarded to graduate students in exchange that the students pursue a career working in the federal government – specifically departments like defense, homeland security or other intelligence agencies after graduation. Mary Floyd-Wilson, director of Carolina’s Office of Distinguished Scholarships, said in release that the Boren...

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Part of the Riverwalk Set to Be Closed For Construction

A section of the Riverwalk in Hillsborough will be closed this Thursday for erosion-control work. The work will take place between emergency markers 108 and 109 west of the Stickwork sculpture. Thursday’s work will not interfere with Friday’s ribbon cutting event for the new bridge connecting Riverwalk to the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail. The erosion-control work is part of the town’s effort to improve the water quality of the runoff in the Eno...

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Orange County Animal Services Open Vaccination Clinic

Pet owners will have an opportunity to get their pets vaccinated for rabies for a low cost thanks to Orange County Animal Services hosting their rabies vaccination clinic. The clinic will be held on July 21 from three o’clock in the afternoon to five o’clock at the Orange County Animal Services Center in Chapel Hill. The clinics offer one-year vaccinations for $10 and will be held monthly through November. The clinic asks that pet owners keep dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. Fractious animals are to remain in the car. A vet will come to the car...

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UNC’s American Indian Center Receives Grant to Strengthen Programs

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded a grant to the American Indian Center at UNC to strengthen programs in preventing obesity and chronic disease. The near-$400,000 grant will support the Healthy North Carolinians Network, a center that promotes “Healthy Eating and Active Living” for North Carolina’s tribes and Indian organizations. Dr. Amy Locklear Hertel, director of the American Indian Center, said in a release she is excited to continue providing support of the Indian and tribal communities. “This grant enables the center and our Native community partners to impact tribal HEAL policies, family lifestyle choices and cultural...

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Chapel Hill Employee Receives The Highest Service Award

John French, Resident Services Coordinator for the Town of Chapel Hill, was awarded the 2016 W. Calvin Horton Service Award this past Friday. The award is the highest service honor for a town employee. The award was announced by the deputy manager Flo Miller at an employee awards ceremony during the town’s Employee Application Day. French has served as the Town’s Resident Services Coordinator for 13 years. His position previously had been in the Police Department and is currently working in the Housing and Community Department. French created the Visions Program, which is designed to mentor young African-American men...

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