The Federal Transit Administration released documents July 31 that showed GoTriangle got good marks for its budget and operations, but was optimistic about some revenues expected to pay for the Durham-Orange Light-Rail Transit line.
The Foundations of Hope Inmate Peer Recovery Program brings together former addict and Freedom House counselor Troy Manns with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Josh’s Hope Foundation and the Criminal Justice Resource Department to help inmates beat drug and alcohol addictions.
The Federal Transit Administration approved moving the 17.7-mile Durham-Orange light-rail project into the engineering phase July 28 — the last design piece before learning whether the counties could get 50 percent of the project’s funding by 2020 from the federal government.
Our PlayHouse Preschool and Kindergarten contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on July 7 about an allegation of inappropriate conduct involving part-time teacher Philip Anthony Thomas, of Chapel Hill, and a student.
The Fordham Boulevard Apartments proposed for the corner of South Elliott Road and Fordham Boulevard is slightly smaller than the Alexan building — now the Berkshire Chapel Hill — that led redevelopment in the town’s Ephesus-Fordham district.
Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission is considering a five- to six-story Ram Realty apartment building at the corner of Fordham Boulevard and South Elliott Road in the town’s Ephesus-Fordham form-based code district.
Marin Lissy’s first seasonal farmer’s market at Cedar Falls Park on July 16 attracted nearly 300 customers. The Chapel Hill seventh-grader behind Produce for Parks wants to create more access to healthy food, encourage recreation and healthy living, and support local farmers.
Voters will elect at least two new Chapel Hill Town Council members this fall and have their choice of Carrboro and Hillsborough mayors following the close of filing Friday for the 2017 election. Chapel Hill council members George Cianciolo and Sally Greene will leave in December.
Orange County, nearly a year after signing a new lease for state land on Churton Street, is considering whether to demolish and replace the current jail in downtown Hillsborough or to build a new structure beside the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Orange County will get more roundabouts and better intersections before the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s 10-year transportation plan builds wider urban streets and two more lanes to I-85 and I-40 between the U.S. 70 split and Durham County.
Carrboro’s third annual Summer Streets series on Weaver Street blocks off traffic so people can play in the street but also brings attention to three local nonprofits advocating for literacy, better food access and a celebration of Latin American culture.
DSI Comedy founder and owner Zach Ward announced in an email July 12, 2017, that the West Franklin Street improv theater will close on Aug. 28 following online allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and toxic working conditions.
The Orange County District Attorney’s office released a report July 11 concluding that Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies acted lawfully when they shot and killed an armed man Feb. 18 at his Efland home following an armed home invasion in Mebane.
Pierre Je Bron Moore and Ramone Jamarr Alston will face an Orange County jury in the Christmas Day 2015 shooting of Maleah Williams, 1, as children played in the parking lot of the Trinity Court public housing complex in Chapel Hill.
Top of the Hill restaurant and distillery owner Scott Maitland won a state fight and then got Chapel Hill’s Town Council approval June 10 to sell alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays and to allow distillers to sell more bottles at their facilities.
While sexual harassment and mistreatment of female comedians and improvisers isn’t commonly reported in Chapel Hill or the Triangle, experts say it is longtime part of the male-dominated culture of comedy.