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Help Save the Chelsea

By on January 14, 2018 in Chelsea Movie Theatre with 0 Comments
Help Save the Chelsea

Come to this meeting Sunday the 21st of January and learn how you can help! Save the Chelsea Information Event1

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Can We Save the Chelsea Theatre?

By on December 26, 2017 in Chelsea Movie Theatre with 0 Comments
Can We Save the Chelsea Theatre?

You can help us answer this question. By now you have probably heard that Bruce Stone, owner/operator of the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill’s Timberlyne Shopping Center, will be ending his run there in a few months. His 27 years of service there have brightened our lives and we cannot thank him enough. But we […]

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American Legion Road Task Force Report

By on December 2, 2017 in American Legion Task Force with 2 Comments
American Legion Road Task Force Report

Chapel Hill nearly lost the beautiful American Legion tract to a development full of high end apartments.  It is a testament to Mayor Hemminger’s leadership that the Town was able to revisit the use of this property, whose use had seemed to be determined by closed meeting proceedings in 2015. After hundreds of letters and much […]

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School Board and County Commission Wrestle with Paying for and Maintaining our Schools

By on November 27, 2017 in Chapel Hill Carrboro Schools with 0 Comments
School Board and County Commission Wrestle with Paying for and Maintaining our Schools

  The news that there would be a tremendous increase in construction costs for two planned school projects could not have come at a worse time. A multimillion-dollar cost increase is forcing the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to re-evaluate plans for building administrative offices paired with a central preschool and a much needed renovation to […]

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Grimball Jewelers Closes Down, Lease not Renewed

By on November 16, 2017 in Ephesus Fordham with 1 Comment
Grimball Jewelers Closes Down, Lease not Renewed

Yet another longstanding local small business has fallen victim to the ill-considered Ephesus-Fordham redevelopment plan. We learned last week that Grimball Jewelers, despite its profitability, is leaving its Elliot Rd. location and going out of business because its landlord, Regency Centers, declined to renew its lease. Read this article from the Durham Herald-Sun about the […]

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We did it!

We did it!

We are absolutely thrilled at the November 7th election results! You can’t do better than 100%!CHALT is so grateful for our talented candidates who are willing to dedicate their time to serve our town. We truly appreciate our many poll workers, pavement stompers, voters, and supporters who helped elect all five of our endorsed candidates. […]

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CDC Issues Certificate for More Apartments on 15-501

By on November 1, 2017 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
CDC Issues Certificate for More Apartments on 15-501

Another enormous, luxury apartment development is coming under the form based code; it is located along Fordham Boulevard (Highway 15-501) and the corner of  Elliott Road. Who approves new projects in the Ephesus Fordham District? In 2014 the Town Council gave away all public review of projects in the new Ephesus – Fordham District and […]

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The Floating Zone is back

By on October 30, 2017 in Planning process with 0 Comments

On Wednesday’s Council agenda the staff is bring back a floating zone. Read the agenda item here. What is a condition use zone? “Conditional zoning allows a parcel to be rezoned subject to certain conditions, mutually agreed to by the applicant and the governmental body, that are designed to assure conformance to adopted Town plans […]

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Early Voting Begins in Chapel Hill!

By on October 24, 2017 in Chapel Hill Candidates 2017 with 0 Comments
Early Voting Begins in Chapel Hill!

Pictured here are Melody Song, Julie McClintock, and additional Hongbin Gu supporters. Early voting began in Chapel Hill at noon on Monday October 23rd.  See all the locations here where you can vote in advance of November 7th. Looks like voting is off to a pretty good start – over 200 votes cast but more […]

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Indy Endorses Four Chapel Hill Council Candidates

By on October 18, 2017 in Election with 0 Comments
Indy Endorses Four Chapel Hill Council Candidates

The INDY Endorses Ed Harrison, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz, and Karen Stegman for Chapel Hill Town Council By The INDY Editorial Board Read article here.  

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