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Chapel Hill and Carrboro: A field guide to local news and information

Over the past few years, we’ve started compiling where local political and news conversations are taking place, in addition to traditional sources like WUNC, the News and Observer, the Daily Tar Heel (which has excellent local coverage) and WRAL. Here’s a starting list for where we recommend getting high-quality news from social media and newsletters …

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Lunch Links: May 19, 2022

Happy Thursday Thursday Blog Blog readers. We liveblogged the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting last night. Here’s what we’re reading today: Hundreds of Carrboro High students walk out in protest for abortion rights Between 250 and 300 students left campus to walk toward the Old Well on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus. (CBS17) Interactive Bike Map …

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The daily Tar Heel. [Chapel Hill, N.C.], Nov. 4, 1981.

Remembering Robert Drakeford: Carrboro’s first bicycling mayor

Robert “Bob” Drakeford, the first and only Black mayor of Carrboro who planned the Chapel Hill-Carrboro bus system, increased the town’s commercial base, and created many of Carrboro’s bikeways, died on Monday. He was 77. Mayor Drakeford was elected in 1977 and served until 1983. Much of his focus was on public transit and advancing …

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Lunch Links: May 13, 2022

Happy Friday! Here’s what we’re reading. RIP Chapel Hill Burger King, hello Chapel Hill Cookout?👀👀👀 https://t.co/1cwigyur14 — Josh Mayo (@ncjmayo) May 11, 2022 Tomorrow’s the last day of early voting Go vote! Here’s our endorsement guide to all of the local races. Where to pick your own strawberries in the Triangle We only included farms …

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Lunch links: May 12, 2022

Happy Thursday. Last night, Martin Johnson published three takeaways from Chapel Hill’s report on using expedited review to approve affordable housing. Here’s what we’re reading today. Half-million dollar homes: Could small homes, small lots solve Durham’s housing crunch? This high-density is possible because of something called a “small lot option.” The City of Durham started …

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