#GivingTuesday: Where we recommend donating in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, we thought we’d round up the local Chapel Hill and Carrboro non-profits that we recommend donating to this year. This post details how you can: Help water bill assistance Help housing partners Support abortion care Provide healthy food Support a youth tap ensemble Help our community’s water bill assistance …

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This week in batshit NextDoor threads that veer off course and make us sigh

What a busy weekend. Thanksgiving traffic, football games, and a crazy-ass NextDoor thread that can only be described as “a virtual Thanksgiving table with your um, more challenging, side of the family.” But in the interest of civic trust, we steeled ourselves with a six pack and a half gallon of spiked eggnog, waded in, …

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Picture of a two-lane road with a protected bike lane. The bike lane is buffered from the travel lane and there are flexi-posts in the buffer, but they have been knocked down.

To get people out of cars, we need to maintain, not just build, sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails.

In June 2019, while out running, I tripped while crossing an intersection. This didn’t happen only because I’m clumsy; the road I was crossing had been built around 2010 and never completed, so it was missing a final layer of asphalt. There’s a sharp cliff between the gutter pan and the street. It’s a tripping …

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Affordable Housing and a Park: the Legion Property Committee Issues Recommendations

Last May, five members of the Chapel Hill Town Council signed a petition to ask the Town Manager to begin the process of developing an “implementable plan” for the development of the American Legion property, a 36-acre piece of land that the town purchased for $7.9 million in 2016. More specifically, the petition asked the …

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Taylor Swift’s lyrics are secretly all about Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Here at TBB we’re thinking about town politics all the time, even when we’re listening to Midnights for the millionth time while contemplating the latest batshit NextDoor thread. And we can’t 🎵 shake it off 🎵 – we’re fairly certain Taylor is singing, over and over again, about what’s happening right here in Chapel Hill …

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Kudos to the Chapel Hill Town Council for leading the way in affordable housing

Last week’s Chapel Hill town council meeting was so jam-packed with good news that we’re still processing it, as if it were a long awaited 10th Taylor Swift album dropping at midnight. From dueling petitions on the future of the Legion site to a public apology for Chapel Hill’s illegal raid on a Black business …

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Your poop 💩 and Bolin Creek

Recently, a social media post from anti-greenway group Friends of Bolin Creek caught our attention. It seemed to suggest that paving a 10-foot-wide path along an existing 30-foot-wide sewer easement next to Bolin Creek would be equivalent to deforestation. This is bananas. The proposed greenway along Bolin Creek would be built on top of a …

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We must restart the much-needed conversation around greenways in Carrboro

Stalling or delaying a project happens a lot in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We often hear: More time is needed, or More studies are needed, or We must wait for our understaffed town staff to answer a long list of questions before proceeding. Delaying or stalling a project stops progress. It makes projects more expensive, …

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