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15 hrs ago | Chapel Hill News

It takes a village to grow a town garden tour

A focus on this year's tour, benefiting the N.C. Botanical Garden, was on the new Children's Wonder Garden.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Chapel Hill, NC, North Carolina, Supply, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Suspect in UNC-CH professor's murder was in between drug rehab programs

Troy Arrington Jr., left, and Derick Davis II have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of UNC professor Feng Liu.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Chapel Hill, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Kirk Ross: Cohen comes full circle

It's fitting that during his last day at the legislature Gerry Cohen was witness to yet another drawn-out budget battle.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

WRAL.com

Senate approves sales tax cap after efforts to raise limit fail

For all but six of North Carolina's 100 counties, House Bill 1224 would make it easier to raise their local sales tax rate as high as 2.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Wake County, NC, Durham County, NC

Chapel Hill News

Chapel Hill assault victim dies; police arrest suspects

Derick Davis II, 23, of 2429 Scots Pine Crossing, Durham, was charged today with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, felony common-law robbery and felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury, Chapel Hill Police reported.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC, Durham County, NC

HeraldSun.com

UNC to offer new program to allow former athletes to return for degrees

Chapel Hill will launch a formal program to allow former school athletes to return and complete their degrees, Chancellor Carol Folt announced.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Independent Weekly

Driller apparently wants to frack Meadowmont in Chapel Hill

Documents obtained by the Indy Wednesday show the company, which appears to be a small operation in Pittsburgh, made a similar leasing request to the Chapel Hill Town Council last week.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham County, NC, Ellerbe, NC, Durham, NC

The Charlotte Observer

N.C. Senate committee endorses sales tax limit

RALEIGH A North Carolina Senate committee Tuesday endorsed a measure that could prevent Mecklenburg County voters from approving a quarter-cent sales tax increase to supplement the pay of local teachers.

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Matthews, NC, Durham County, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Arts Listings, July 23

The Orange County Public Library Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough, is hosting a 22-piece exhibition by artist Marnie Blum through Aug. 1. The collection of mixed-media art focuses on the universal human experiences of the desire for connection, the reality of separation, and the undying hope of the human spirit.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough, NC, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Photography, Arts, Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill News

Pro All-Stars returning to Rougemont track

Pro-Cup driver J.P. Morgan comes into Orange County Speedway fresh off of his July 12 win at western North Carolina's Tri-County Speedway in Hudson .

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Related Topix: Rougemont, NC, Kenly, NC, Siler City, NC

HeraldSun.com

Police release more details on shooting

Police on Tuesday released more information about an officer-involved shooting at the Burton Apartments on Mathison Street that still has a man hospitalized in critical condition with a head wound.

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Related Topix: Beer

Chapel Hill News

Arc welcomes apartment residents to independent living

New ARC of Orange Apartments at Meadowmont renter Kerry Hagner had to run her last guests out and quickly lock her second floor front door as she rushed off to work midday Friday, July 18, 2014 after attending and speaking at the ribbon cutting/open house/grand opening at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Roses and raspberries, July 23

Raspberries – and you could see these coming – to Colonial Inn owner Francis Henry who has let a Hillsborough and Orange County landmark decay and now wants to demolish it altogether.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough, NC

News Observer

Lovette murder trial includes police laying out robbery allegations

Art Holland, a former Durham police detective, testified Monday at the trial of Laurence Lovette, the 23-year-old man accused of murdering Mahato on Jan. 18, 2008.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

News Observer

GOP candidates seeking Wake DA job challenge each other's party loyalty

John Bryant, the second-highest vote-getter in the May GOP primary, won the runoff and will face Democrat Nancy "Lorrin" Freeman in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Rockingham County, NC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Robesonian

Senate bill limts sales-tax options

A proposal pending in the state Senate that places a cap on the amount of local sales taxes a county can collect would kill plans by Robeson County officials to fund new jail construction by increasing the county's local sales tax, according to Sen. Michael Walters.

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Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, Durham County, NC, Columbus County, NC

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Summer Photo Contest - " Photo No. 5

The Chapel Hill News invites you to enter its summer photo contest – this time challenging readers to identify 12 sporting venues located inside Orange County.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC

The Robesonian

Campbella s victory

Berlester Campbell, we are convinced, benefitted from his campaign pledge to not cash his monthly stipend of $700 as a county commissioner, but to donate it to a worthy cause in District 2, which he will begin to represent when he joins the county Board of Commissioners in December.

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Related Topix: Hubert, NC, Durham County, NC, New Hanover County, NC, Opinion

Chapel Hill News

Friction between bicyclists and motorists mounts in rural Orange County

Bicyclists team up for long countryside rides, pedaling single file or sometimes two to three abreast for exercise and camaraderie.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Hillsborough, NC

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Orange County arrests man in shooting

Shenandoah Freeman, 40, of Durham County, was charged Wednesday with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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Related Topix: Durham County, NC, Wake County, NC

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