Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission heard nearly two hours of public comment Tuesday before offering a few suggestions for improving a plan for 36 acres at 1714 Legion Road. A developer has contracted with the American Legion for apartments, offices and civic space.
Connell first came into the public eye in 2014 when, as a teacher at Phoenix Academy, an alternative high school in Chapel Hill, she began raising money online for a field trip to Washington for her 30 mostly low-income students.
The Orange County Public Library launched its pilot Wi-Fi to Go project in March with 50 wireless hotspot devices that library users could check out and take home. The wireless devices provide unlimited Internet access anywhere cell phone service is available.
Triangle UPS workers, some with more than 20 years on the job, will rally Monday against discrimination, harassment and unfair, unsafe working conditions. They could filed a class-action lawsuit, an NAACP official says.
An article in the Real Estate section on Aug. 7 provided a dramatic example of our own local income disparity and how it is reflected in our community housing. It featured a super-mansion in the style of a French chateau located on 35 acres in rural Orange County and selling for $2.25 million. Ironically, it was next to a column by Robert Dowling, executive director of the Community Home Trust, about the severe shortage of low-income housing in Orange County.