GoTriangle is expected to submit a final application for the Durham-Orange light-rail line to the Federal Transit Administration in April. A few snags remain, including a rail crossing and Duke’s Erwin Road concerns.
UNC teaching assistants and instructors are on strike, withholding over 2,200 student grades, over proposal to put Silent Sam Confederate statue in an university history center. Faculty signed a letter of support.
The Durham, Orange and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school systems were the first ones in the Triangle to announce they’d remain closed for students on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, due to the lingering effects of the snow storm.
Parents in Glenwood Elementary School’s Mandarin-language tract urge the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education not to delay making the North Carolina school a Mandarin dual-language magnet program.
GoTriangle has roughly a dozen Durham-Orange light-rail agreements to make before the end of the year. Chapel Hill Town Council delayed its vote until noise, stormwater and other concerns were addressed.
A UNC report recommended a new, $5.3 million history and education center for Silent Sam this week. But what wasn’t mentioned was a recommendation for special mobile forces in Chapel Hill and the UNC system.
The Chapel Hill Community Design Commission approved an office, apartment and hotel project for the Blue Hill District. The project replaces a Quality Inn and the Hong Kong Buffet restaurant on Fordham Boulevard.
Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit consultant Stephen Banta earlier this year pleaded guilty to fraud related to thousands of dollars in personal travel, meals and other expenses while he was a transportation official in Arizona.
It was UNC-Chapel Hill doctor / “Wonder Woman” Alison Raybould vs. “Godfather” Carl on Wednesday’s episode of the CBS reality series “Survivor.” Tribal Council vote came down to Alison vs. Carl, with one vote deciding the outcome.
Downtown businesses are worried about GoTriangle plan to close Durham-Orange light-rail crossing at Blackwell and Pettigrew. Michael Goodmon and another member resigned from fundraising board over concerns.
Chapel Hill Carrboro Board of Education chairwoman Rani Dasi apologized for a vote to make Glenwood Elementary School a Mandarin Dual Language magnet school and asked the board to reconsider its decision.
The Orange County Rural Alliance, or OCRA, grew out of a program offered by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department called Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT). Volunteers deliver meals and check in on elderly residents.