Sept. 14, 2017
As the fall semester got underway, students and the rest of the University community were greeted with a new major shopping option in downtown Chapel Hill and a top-to-bottom renovation of a campus hub. Target...Read More
Sept. 1, 2017
For a while, UNC Student Stores has been as much of a central campus pass-through for students and others headed north or south as it has a shopping destination. Now, General Manager Michele Gretch-Carter says,...Read More
July 7, 2017
No, Living Kitchen is not a kitchen-supply store. Manager Josh Michael ’01 gets that a lot. The new restaurant on the ground floor of the Alexan, the high-rise apartment building next door to Whole Foods,...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.