Rogers Road

Exhibit & discussion: Documenting Neighborhood History in the Rogers Road Community

Via UNC News Service:

For 37 years, the Rogers Road community in Chapel Hill has been at the center of a public  debate about the impact of the Orange County Landfill, which borders the neighborhood.

An exhibit opening June 12 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will tell a deeper story, uncovering more than two centuries of the community’s history.

 rogers road
Irving and Frances Nunn with their children in 1927
Photo credit: North Carolina Collection,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The exhibit, “We’re all Family Here: Preserving Community Heritage in the Rogers Road Neighborhood of Chapel Hill,” will be open until Aug. 31 in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library.

In a free public program at 5:45 p.m. June 25 in the library, residents will discuss their history. Panelists for the program, “Documenting Neighborhood History in the Rogers Road Community of Chapel Hill,” will include the Rev. Robert Campbell, other members of the community and researcher Emily Eidenier. The program will follow a reception and exhibit viewing at 5 p.m.



Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 1:00pm


NC Collection, Wilson LIbrary, UNC Campus

Millhouse Road is in the Rogers/Eubanks neighborhood

You can't turn your back on the BOCC for a second. The Rogers/Eubanks community is back in the mix for the Transfer Station. As I have said previously the fight for environmental justice is far from over and vigilance is required. What is Foy thinking? And Jacobs was the original Sassaman buddy so Jacob's position is no surprise.

My heart goes out Reverend Campbell and Neloa Jones. Just as it appears that they are approaching the top of the mountain, voila, there is another vertical cliff to scale.


NC Environmental Justice Network's Quarterly meeting hosted by RENA & CEER

Via e-mail:

    I wanted to send a reminder for you to reach out to your groups/organizations to invite them to come to the NC Environmental Justice Network's Quarterly meeting hosted by the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA) and the Coalition to End Environmental Racism (CEER) at the Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love International Church (located at 8005 Rogers Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516).
    The meeting program will begin at 9:30am with a light breakfast and finish up at 1:30pm.  Lunch will also be provided.  Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get a head count for meals.

    We will send more information including an agenda soon.

    Best wishes,
    Min. Campbell.
    President RENA
    Co-Chair CEER
    W: 919-960-3455
    H: 919-933-6210



Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 5:30am to 9:30am


Faith Tabernacle Oasis Of Love International Church, 8005 Rogers Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516

MLK Day March & Rally

Sorry for the late notice, I just found this information that the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP will be having their annual rally before the MLK service at First Baptist Church. (For the record, I have been looking for info about whether there would be a march. I wish there had been more publicity!)

The rally will start at 9 a.m. at the Franklin Street Post Office. 

That will be followed with a march down Franklin Street at 10:15 a.m.

The march will end at the First Baptist Church on North Roberson Street at 10:30 a.m. where a worship service will be held.

The theme of the rally is environmental racism.

The group is calling for liberation of the Rogers Road community where the county’s landfill has been housed for more than thirty years. 

1360 WCHL: Local MLK Day Events Planned Monday



Monday, January 19, 2009 - 4:00am


Franklin Street Post Office, Chapel Hill

A Plan for a Plan

I went to the OCBoCC meeting on Monday about the transfer station. I came away more convinced than ever that locating a transfer station in a rural farming or residential area is a bad idea. I think a lot of good reasons for it being a bad idea were put forth, and as I took notes I realized that the OCBoCC all know most of these arguments and reasons not to do this, so rehashing it is not of any particular benefit. What I think has not been done yet is to put together an outline/timeline of an alternative that involves all of the potential players and describes the benefits with an end goal in mind.

So, rather than rehash, I thought I could take a stab at a plan for a plan. Obviously the outline below is a strawman (the 21st century equivalent of the back of a napkin) and needs refinement. A lot would need to happen and a lot could happen in parallel. I think you'll get the gist though.


Convince yourselves and the community at large.

WTE makes sense looking down the road five to seven years when tipping fees increase and as the county grows.



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