As our town continues its evolution, a few local officials are asking if the mixed-use model still makes sense. In today's paper, Katelyn Ferral looks at the premise for mixed-use development and finds little hard data to measure it by. Read our story and tell us if you think Chapel Hill is on the right course at email@example.com.
In other local headlines
WALMART WELCOME: In today's N&O (too late for Monday night's CHN deadline), Sarah Mansur reports on yesterday's groundbreaking for the new Chatham County Walmart, just down the highway from the site of the proposed Obey Creek mixed use development. The store will create 250 to 300 local jobs, most full time with benefits.
ARTWALK ANNIVERSARY: Each month Debbie Meyer, art lover, animal lover, all-around cool person, brings you a local arts story. Today she has two: a look back at 10 years of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill and a preview of a special benefit happening this week at the walk.
Dave Hart has the details on the free Tift Merritt, Megafaun, Mandolin Orange concert coming to Carrboro. For those who missed them in the N&O last week, we have my recent stories on the sale of the Carrboro Citizen and towing complaints since the judge put Chapel Hill's new rules on hold (and since ruled them illegal). And former UNC Chancellor Paul Hardin has a no-holds-barred column saying Jimmy Carter was right. Find out what about here.
Who said summer is a slow news time? Thanks for reading,