Driven by spending on a new electronic record system, UNC Health Care system officials are budgeting for an operating loss of $18 million in fiscal year 2014, but they still plan to post a positive bottom line.
The system’s Board of Directors voted to approve the system’s budget on Monday for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. System officials expect to see net operating revenue of $2.492 billion and total operating expenses of $2.51 billion, for a net operating loss of $18 million in the fiscal year.
However, system officials are planning to post a net income of $22 million after using on investment income and money from other sources, said Karen McCall, UNC Health Care’s vice president for public affairs and marketing.
A public hearing on the town’s budget for the next fiscal year came very close to becoming a discussion on restoring operating hours to the expanded library.
The council heard from several people who urged it to restore hours cut from the library’s operating schedule due to budgetary constraints.
Hours have been trimmed to 54 hours a week from the previous 68 hours a week.
“The library stands empty 14 hours a week when it used to be open,” said Evelyn Daniel, a member of the Chapel Hill Public Library Board of Trustees. “Please fund the positions necessary to return the 14 hours a week.”
City Manager Tom Bonfield’s fiscal 2013-14 budget request holds the line on property taxes, but would hit homeowners with a $1.50-a-month fee to pay for the Solid Waste Management Department’s vehicle purchases.
“School’s out, but hunger isn’t.”
That’s the simple but compelling message behind the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s campaign to feed 300,000 students this summer during the months that school is no longer in session.
Newly rediscovered evidence showed Janet Abaroa was having a secret email relationship with an old boyfriend shortly before she was killed in April 2005.
Rev. Philip Cousin Jr., a longtime religious and political leader in Durham, was appointed to a new church last week and already preached there Sunday. The African Methodist Episcopal Church moved Cousin from St. Joseph A.M.E. in Durham to the pulpit of Bethel A.M.E. Church in San Francisco.
Durham police have arrested Javon Nathaniel Winstead, wanted in connection with a May 3 armed robbery.
Chapel Hill and Orange County will hold a Community Solid Waste Forum Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
The Town of Chapel Hill will hold a public information meeting to discuss the impacts of the Morgan Creek Trail Improvement Project, including the upcoming closure of Culbreth Road, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Culbreth Middle School, 225 Culbreth Road.
“Sequestration” budget negotiations, gun policy debates and election results offer anecdotal evidence that Americans are increasingly divided into two political camps.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation has named two recipients of teaching chairs in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School System.
Downtown Durham Inc. has named Geoffrey Durham, the economic development manager for the city of Fairfax, Va., as its new president and CEO.
The 42-year-old is expected to start in the role in July. He will replace Bill Kalkhof, DDI’s first president. Kalkhof retired April 30 after 20 years on the job, and is contemplating a run for Durham City Council.
“We are thrilled that Geoff Durham will be leading Downtown Durham, Inc. in the future,” said Joni Madison, chair of the Downtown Durham, Inc. executive search committee, in a statement. “He has proven experience in economic development, downtown revitalization and how to construct strong public and private partnerships.”
Durham’s history museum opened its doors Sunday afternoon to let people share memories of N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Co. as it marks its 115-year anniversary.
Hundreds of pie lovers got a slice of heaven Sunday while supporting a program that helps high school students cultivate garden skills.
The Rev. Philip R. Cousin Jr. has been reassigned from St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, where he has served since 1992, to a church in San Francisco.