CHAPEL HILL – Meadowbrook Drive could be reopened by the end of the month as construction on the flood-damaged road began this week.

The June 30 flood and heavy rains on the days leading up to and following the flood caused the road damage forcing it to be closed to through traffic.

Work is expected to be completed around August 30, though inclement weather could delay the progress. The road will remained closed to through traffic until the reconstruction is complete.


The Carrboro Farmers’ Market Second Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner is just more than a month away, and tickets go on sale Friday.

The community dinner features local food from local chefs. It’s being presented through a partnership with the TerraVITA Food and Wine Festival. Chefs from across the Triangle including the Lantern’s Andrea Reusing, Il Palio’s Adam Rose, Sean Flower of Mandolin, Kevin Callaghan of ACME and Marshall Smith of Glasshalfull are just some of the featured chefs.

Tickets for the potluck meal are $55 and need to be purchased before September 19. Proceeds go toward improvements to the Town Commons.


The Orange County Department on Aging is hosting a three-part lecture and discussion series starting in the fall called “Aging in Community: Planning for Our Future”.

On the third Tuesday of each month beginning September 17, you can join the conversation to explore alternative housing options for seniors as the Department on Aging continues its work on its Master Aging Plan.