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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 1 of Shared Tables Symposium poses bold challenge

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM

A food symposium runs the risk of becoming a mawkish gathering of foodie intelligentsia basking in the glow of the locavore's paradise that is here in Durham and Chapel Hill. Except on the first day of Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Global and Local Food Studies, sitting in UNC-Chapel Hill's Hyde Hall listening to a lecture on food and fuel, I heard this from a professor on the distinguished panel: "We have a food system that sucks." And then I heard it again, coming from the moderator. These people are serious. The bold approach to food issues began around...

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Chapel Hill accepting food truck applications beginning March 1

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Food truck vendors hungry to do business in Chapel Hill can apply for a permit beginning Thursday. From the town's press release: The process will require several permits, including applications from the food truck vendor and the property owner, and business licenses, as well as documentation from the originating county's health department showing that approval has been given. The Town of Chapel Hill's annual fee for the food truck vendor is $718 while the annual fee for the property owner is $118. In addition, the food truck vendor must have a business license to operate in Chapel Hill. Food truck...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Restaurant workers demand higher wage

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, as the waiters and waitresses of America braced themselves for the flood of well-intentioned dinner dates, activists gathered in Raleigh to argue restaurant workers should be paid more. The representatives from the NC Justice Center, N.C. Council of Churches, North Carolina MomsRising, and the North Carolina AFL-CIO met in Nash Square Park on Monday chose the date—Feb. 13—to symbolize the subminimum wage that many restaurant and service workers earn. At $2.13 an hour, the subminimum wage, also called a tipping wage, is the portion of the minimum wage that employers must guarantee their workers....

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Cary: no chickens—yet

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 1:32 PM

There was no chicken coup in Cary Thursday night, as the Town Council postponed a final decision on whether to ease restrictions on backyard hens within the town limits. The council voted 5-2 to direct town staff to draft an ordinance that would allow backyard hens, albeit with some restrictions. A public hearing will be held on the ordinance before the Town Council takes a final vote. Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and Councilman Jack Smith cast the dissenting votes. Weinbrecht said he is concerned about the enforcement of the ordinance, real estate values of properties near homes with backyard hens and...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A chicken coup? Cary Town Council to consider back yard hens tonight

Posted By on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Buckeyes and Buttercups, Lakenfelders and Leghorns: So many breeds of chickens, so few yards in Cary in which to raise them. But Cary's great back yard chicken controversy could peak tonight as the Cary Town Council reconsiders an ordinance that would allow residents to raise hens in their back yards with some restrictions. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. With the exception of some rural areas in Cary, back yard chickens are prohibited within the town limits. But the tide may be turning for urban fowl: Even Councilman Don Frantz, a former opponent...

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