CHAPEL HILL – Starting Saturday, you’ll have more options for visiting your local library.

The first phase of the Chapel Hill Public Library’s hour extension takes place this weekend when the days hours are extended from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. both days to 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The six-hour increase takes the Library up to 60 hours per week, which is still four hours short of its total before the library facility was upgraded to its current state. The last phase of the increase of hours is to take place in the near future after the library staff meets to create a plan.

Monday – Wednesday   10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday – Friday   10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SATURDAY   10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SUNDAY   12:00 n – 6:00 p.m.


You can now get your tickets for the 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte.

Tickets are $25 and $40 for Upper Level, $70 and $90 for Lower Level, and $150 and $175 for Club Level. They can be purchased through The ACC’s website here, Ticketmaster, or at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.


The Town of Hillsborough will perform basic maintenance on fire hydrants beginning September 1.

Town personnel will flush the hydrants which helps remove sediments and maintains proper circulation and water quality within the system.

During the hydrant flushing, you many experience cloudiness or discoloration in your water. Small particles of iron and manganese that settled could be stirred up, but those particles are not unsafe, but they could discolor clothes in the wash. To clear it up, run cold water in your bathtub for a few minutes until the discoloration or cloudiness clears up. If the water does not clear within five minutes, you should call 919-732-2104 during regular business hours or 919-732-3621 for emergencies during nights and weekends.

The process could take two months to complete and town officials may need to trim plants or other materials that are in the way to make sure they are accessible in emergency situations. A three-foot area around all hydrants is requested.