"Our backyards." The Carrboro Citizen has an excellent editorial about locating the IFC shelter and the Carrboro Library.

Do Students Have Such Short Memories...?

Recent article on

UNC students awakened during Chapel Hill break-ins

Police were searching for a man who broke into two homes off Rosemary Street early Friday, awakening the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students who live there.

Both burglaries occurred between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Church Street and Pritchard Avenue, police said. In both cases, the man entered through unlocked front doors.

Downtown framework presented to Northside residents

Yesterday there was a community meeting for Northside residents to learn about the evolving framework for downtown development.  The Downtown Partnership, who is a partner with the Town of Chapel Hill in the development of the plan, live-tweeted the meeting at @CHDpartnership for folks who couldn't attend. 

It sounds like it was a very good start, although residents will need to do more digesting and analysis before they have an informed response to the proposal. Here's what the Partnership tweeted...

SOS Sustaining OurSelves (SOS) Community Meeting

An important, community-wide meeting to learn about and discuss the Chapel Hill Downtown Development Framework and especially its implications for Northside
Citizens of Chapel Hill have a right to opportunities to educate themselves about changes in their community and provide input in the development process

Co-sponsored by The Marian Cheek Jackson Center, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, EmPOWERment, Inc., St. Paul A.M.E. Church, St. Joseph C.M.E. Church, Justice United.

For further inquiries email
or call (919) 929-6595.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


St. Paul AME Church - 101 North Merritt Mill Road

NRG's Meeting of Neighborhoods

Via an e-mail from Julie McClintock:

A Meeting of Chapel Hill Neighborhoods

Sunday, January 23, 2011, 3 - 5 PM

Location: 523 East Franklin (former Chapel Hill Museum Bldg. downstairs meeting room)

Additional parking on South Boundary St. across from the UNC Press Building


Purpose of this meeting: To explore options for building upon inter-neighborhood

cooperation and participation in Town governance, especially as it relates to

growth in Chapel Hill.



Welcome and Opening Remarks – Jan Smith, Neighbors for Responsible Growth,

Fred Stang, Facilitator

Neighborhood Speakers - 3 minute stories about organizing experiences in local


Introductions - Each person or neighborhood representative is invited to

introduce themselves, their neighborhood and issues or concerns that brought

them to this meeting

Bill Rohe – “The Power of Neighborhoods in Town Governance and Planning”

Bill is the Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, UNC

Group Discussion facilitated by Fred Stang

Conclusion: What did we learn? Where do we go from here?


Meeting Organizers: Neighbors for Responsible Growth 


Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


523 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill



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