July 23, 2020
Come the last day of July, Bill Piscitello will be perched in a lawn chair atop a hill overlooking Breadmen’s on West Rosemary Street, a cold drink in hand, watching the bulldozers move in. His...Read More
July 2, 2020
A family-owned restaurant can have advantages in trying times. Jose Ramirez, co-owner of Que Chula Tacos in 140 West Plaza, signed a lease just two months before the state shut down dining rooms and asked...Read More
Airport Road, the northern artery that dives down just past Horace Williams Airport and then climbs up to Franklin Street and the campus, will be renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The Chapel Hill Town Council approved the change in a unanimous vote Dec. 6, concluding months of emotional debate that included charges that a committee formed to study the change had been stacked with people in favor of the change.
The change is to take effect by July 4. New street signs will include markers to recall “Historic Airport Road.”
Until fairly recently, the road was a mostly rural extension of N.C. 86 from Hillsborough into Chapel Hill to the airport. Development has transformed it into an urban artery that could become an even more significant thoroughfare if the University proceeds with plans to develop the airport and surrounding property it owns.