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Nine current and former mayors from Chapel Hill and Carrboro jointly sent the Orange County Board of Commissioners a letter Thursday expressing their endorsement of the Durham-Orange Light-Rail Transit project. The proposed 17.7-mile light-rail line would connect UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill with N.C. Central University in Durham, and form one leg of a regional transit system that's also expected to include a commuter rail line between Durham and Wake counties.
Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office have charged three men with a string of home break-ins near Hillsborough and in southwestern Orange County. The break-ins were reported at homes in the White Cross community west of Carrboro and near Hillsborough, sheriff's officials reported in a news release.
The $3.3 billion Durham-Orange light-rail financial plan still is being revised, but GoTriangle officials said Tuesday the share Orange County could pay may be shrinking. A public-private Funding and Community Collaborative also pledged to raise $100 million for the 17.7-mile light rail line from UNC Hospitals to N.C. Central University in Durham.
A planned renovation and expansion of Chapel Hill High School should be built to serve more students, Town Council members said during Monday's review of a preliminary concept plan. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials want to start construction at 1709 High School Road in the summer of 2018, with an opening scheduled for 2020.
The 22nd annual tour is co-sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. It takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and features sustainable farms in Alamance, Chatham, Orange and Person counties.
A few months back, after it was revealed that Carolina Square would feature a Target, a Daily Tar Heel reporter asked whether I thought the addition of a Target could address the fact that downtown is considered a food desert. It may surprise many to know that residents of our downtown are considered to be living in a food desert .
Wade Spees/Staff Almost everything that's true about a standard Brassica rapa rapa doesn't apply to a hakurei turnip: It's a small, smooth and sweet root vegetable. Turnips are ancient, but the hakurei hybrid is a relatively recent arrival on the subterranean vegetable scene.
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