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The Citizen bids adieu

Our efforts to find a successor to take on this newspaper have not borne fruit, so this will be the last issue of The Carrboro Citizen.
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Town talks Johnny’s mediation

Having received both complaints about and statements of support for Johnny’s, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to look into using mediation to resolve the ongoing conflict between some neighbors of the property and the business.
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County commissioners adopt transit plans

After months of lengthy discussion, the Orange County Board of Commissioners adopted both the Transit Interlocal Implementation Agreement and the Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plan at its meeting Tuesday night.
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Talking religious expression in our local public schools

“As classes get under way, public school students across America will form religious clubs, pray together in their free time, distribute religious literature to classmates, share their religious convictions in class discussions and in many other ways belie the myth of the ‘godless public schools,’” Charles Haynes recently wrote.
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Bingham Facility draws concern

The UNC Bingham Facility has been the subject of concern and criticism from advocacy organization Preserve Rural Orange and surrounding neighbors for a number of years, and the university’s recent property acquisition around the facility has only added to the organization’s discontent.
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Board to consider school name

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School’s 11th elementary school will open its doors in fall 2013; thus far, the school board has established a redistricting process for its newest students and named Cheryl Carnahan as principal.
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Buses to Festifall

Chapel Hill Transit will reroute the NU on Sunday along West Rosemary Street to provide service to Festifall.
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Hargrove to chair chancellor search

Wade Hargrove, chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, has been named the chair of the search committee to recommend a successor to Chancellor Holden Thorp, who will step down on June 30, 2013.
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Input sought on smoking rule

The Orange County Board of Health is seeking input from those who live and work in Orange County about the proposed smoke-free rule.
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Public forum on bus ad policy

The Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a public forum to receive comment on Chapel Hill Transit’s bus advertising policy.
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Sidewalk construction on Culbreth Road

Sidewalk construction has begun on the south side of Culbreth Road between Cobble Ridge Drive and Rossburn Way.
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Alabama Ave. property rezoned

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to rezone three parcels of land at the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Jones Ferry Road.
September 27, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Charterwood approved

The Chapel Hill Town Council on Monday voted 5-4 to approve the Charterwood project.
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Chapel Hill to regulate taxi fares

Exactly how much taxis can charge has become a little clearer following the Chapel Hill Town Council’s vote to approve an ordinance regulating taxis in town.
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Board of health considers smoking ban

The Orange County Board of Health is considering proposing a rule that would further limit places where smoking is allowed in Orange County.
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