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Chapel Hill, Hillsborough forced to sacrifice in light rail funding bid.

By on February 18, 2018 in Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail with 1 Comment
Chapel Hill, Hillsborough forced to sacrifice in light rail funding bid.

In this Herald Sun Article report Tammy Grubb explains how Chapel Hill and Hillsborough were outvoted at the Feb 14th regional Metropolitan Planning meeting and found to their chagrin that funding for their local transit projects was denied in favor of a train to Duke, the Durham Orange Light Rail Transit (DOLRT).  This project will […]

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Learn About Tiny Homes

By on February 15, 2018 in affordable housing with 1 Comment
Learn About Tiny Homes

Thank you Kimberly Brewer and April Kempter for an amazing presentation about what Tiny Homes can mean to humans willing to live small. Click here to view the Tiny Homes Presentation (PDF).

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What is likely future of mobile home parks in Chapel Hill?

By on January 29, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
What is likely future of mobile home parks in Chapel Hill?

Three of the mobile home parks in Chapel Hill could be bought out soon.  Where will families go? Orange County thinks 78 acres of future park land in northern Chapel Hill could help some residents losing their homes to redevelopment and others who need affordable housing. Orange County Commissioners Chairman Mark Dorosin said “We know […]

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Update on Proposed Municipal Service Center

By on January 21, 2018 in Planning process with 0 Comments
Update on Proposed Municipal Service Center

Pictured is the stream determination map of wooded tract selected for Municipal Services Center. The Town is planning to build new municipal buildings to serve as police headquarters, fire department administration, and parks and recreation offices, among other purposes. UNC offered this tract of land to Town officials located between the Elkin Hills neighborhood and Estes […]

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Womens’ March Today

By on January 20, 2018 in Outdoors, Womens' March with 0 Comments
Womens’ March Today

  Join the Womens’ March in Hillsborough or Raleigh! https://womensmarchonraleigh.org/

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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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