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Developers with Old NC 86 LLC have gotten permission to build 195 acres of commercial, manufacturing and retail uses on both sides of Old N.C. 86 at the Interstate 40 interchange south of Hillsborough. Orange County and Hillsborough are looking now at expanding the commercial area further south on the east side of Old N.C. 86. It's only been a month since the county approved the controversial Settler's Point development, but another plan is in the works to allow more commercial development south of town.
Tracey DeBruhl, of Asheville, N.C., views a memorial display in tribute to the Rev. Billy Graham inside the chapel at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Asheville.
The possibility of a large Confederate battle flag rising along U.S. 70 in Hillsborough motivated Orange County residents to ask Tuesday for limits. "Despite my personal feelings, I'm not here to contest the contents, imagery or related messaging of the anticipated flag; rather an issue involving code compliance and enforcement," Hillsborough resident Heather Redding told the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
Alternating lanes of Orange Grove Road as it crosses a bridge over Interstate 40-85 in Hillsborough will close for five weeks while pedestrian fencing is installed. "Installing a fence will further enhance safety for pedestrians along Orange Grove Road, and for motorists traveling underneath it along I-40," said John Williams, assistant resident engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation.
A married couple with six children who are running for school board and a former school board member who wants to join the county commissioners are among the candidates filing for this year's Orange County elections. Jessica Aguilar and her husband Hawkeye Aguilar are among five people, including incumbent Brenda Stephens, who want to fill four seats on the Orange County School Board.
Dennis Blanco, left, and Bryce Williamson founded Cardinal Workshop, a startup furniture maker, in Queens, New York in 2015. The two UNC graduates were planning to move the company to Hillsborough, but will now be moving it to Burlington because of costs.
Some Chatham County homeowners are angry about a huge increase in their Briar Chapel homeowners association fees and want to know where the money they've paid has gone. Durham County District Judge Fred Battaglia Jr. agreed with Durham County Attorney Lowell Siler's argument that it is an "undue burden," on elected officials to compel them to testify at Durham's Confederate statue trial since the information they would be asked to provide could be provided from other individuals.
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