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Department of Public Affairs and Communications

1 Story
Posted on: August 13, 2014

Holly Springs expands social media, digital presence

From new social media profiles to an app for your mobile device, the digital presence of Town of Holly... Read on...


Economic Development

1 Story
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Report highlights demographics for prospective businesses

Holly Springs is ready for business with a dynamic, thriving community that is poised for the future. And we've got the numbers to show it.

The Town's Economic Development, planning and communications departments... Read on...


Engineering

2 Stories
Posted on: August 25, 2014

Cayman sidewalk project provides connection, slows traffic

A project that connects sidewalks and calms traffic recently was completed along Cayman Avenue in the Windward Point subdivision. The entire project – design, construction and inspection – was completed by Town staff with... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Streetlights to be converted to LEDs

Duke Energy Progress will begin converting streetlight fixtures in Holly Springs to use LED lights soon. Using LED lighting will save the Town about $30,000 every year because the lights will require less maintenance... Read on...


Farmers Market

2 Stories
Posted on: September 19, 2014

Think you make the best chili in Holly Springs? Prove it!

If you think you make the best chili in Holly Springs, here’s your chance to prove it to your friends and neighbors. The Holly Springs farmers market will host the fifth annual Chili Cook-off Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Food Truck Rodeo a Success; Town Plans More

Saturday's Park-It in the Market, the first food truck rodeo at the Holly Springs farmers market, exceeded all expectations, and the Town plans to invite the food truck vendors back in response to residents who are saying... Read on...


Fiber Optic Network Project

5 Stories
Posted on: March 25, 2014

Learn more about community-owned broadband projects

Looking for more information on community-owned broadband projects? The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community Broadband Networks website offers... Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Fiber Network Construction on Track in Holly Springs

Google Fiber’s recent announcement that it plans to work with the cities of Raleigh and other nearby localities has many in Holly Springs wondering if they’ve been overlooked. In fact, the Town is on track to complete... Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2014

FCC to Investigate Barriers to Community Networks

We thought residents in North Carolina may be interested in an FCC announcement that may have enormous impact for municipalities and residents. North Carolina state law is the reason the Holly Springs fiber network cannot... Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2014

Interactive Fiber and Construction Progress Map

Want to follow the Town's fiber network construction progress? Visit the Fiber Project website at http://www.hollyspringsnc.us/fiber to view the Interactive Fiber and Construction Progress Map.

Fiber Project Website
Posted on: December 3, 2013

Construction Underway on Fiber Optic Network

Construction began Tuesday, December 3 on the fiber optic network. Crews began work at the intersection of Thomas Mill Road and Green Oaks Parkway.

Most of the network will be installed in underground conduit, placed in... Read on...

Follow the project on Twitter!

Fire Department

1 Story
Posted on: September 9, 2014

New fire vehicle serves dual roles

Is Squad 1 a fire engine? Is it a rescue vehicle? Yes!

The Holly Springs Fire Department recently welcomed a brand new Spartan rescue-engine named Squad 1 to its fleet. The vehicle is the department's first... Read on...


Home

10 Stories
Posted on: September 19, 2014

Think you make the best chili in Holly Springs? Prove it!

If you think you make the best chili in Holly Springs, here’s your chance to prove it to your friends and neighbors. The Holly Springs farmers market will host the fifth annual Chili Cook-off Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and... Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2014

Residential developments discussed at council meeting

The potential for two new residential developments in Holly Springs generated much discussion at the Sept. 16 Holly Springs Town Council meeting.

The Council approved a landowner's request for the annexation of about... Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Are you brave enough for the Haunted Hayride?

Be afraid - very afraid - and get a terrifying look at the Sugg Farm property after dark on the Haunted Hayride at the Farm, October 25, 7-11 p.m., following HollyFest.

The Bass Lake Park staff is organizing a spooky... Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2014

NCDOT Required Signal Timing Remedy Under Way on N.C. 55

Periodic daytime lane closures are possible on N.C. 55 for several weeks as workers synchronize traffic lights to try to improve vehicle flow.

The construction will occur only between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., the Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

New fire vehicle serves dual roles

Is Squad 1 a fire engine? Is it a rescue vehicle? Yes!

The Holly Springs Fire Department recently welcomed a brand new Spartan rescue-engine named Squad 1 to its fleet. The vehicle is the department's first... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Council approves financing for projects

At its September 2 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved financing terms for a limited obligation bond issue of up to $19 million to finance capital improvements projects:

Posted on: August 21, 2014

Construction Begins Soon on New Police Headquarters

new police station

Construction is scheduled to begin in early October on a new law enforcement center that... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Holly Springs Road Race Gets New Course; Registration Opens

If you're a local runner, when the gun fires at the beginning of this year's Holly Springs 4 at 4 road race you'll want your toes on the starting line.

This year's four-mile race begins Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. and... Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Police Expanding Traffic Safety Unit

The Holly Springs Police Department is doubling down on its commitment to traffic safety by... Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2014

Phase 2 Plans for Holly Springs Towne Center Approved

The Town Council has approved plans for the second phase of Holly Springs Towne... Read on...


Mayor & Town Council

14 Stories
Posted on: September 18, 2014

Residential developments discussed at council meeting

The potential for two new residential developments in Holly Springs generated much discussion at the Sept. 16 Holly Springs Town Council meeting.

The Council approved a landowner's request for the annexation of about... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Council approves financing for projects

At its September 2 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved financing terms for a limited obligation bond issue of up to $19 million to finance capital improvements projects:

Posted on: August 21, 2014

Council sees movement in downtown developments

The Holly Springs Town Council has approved requests related to new businesses that are planned downtown at two locations.

At its August 19 meeting, the council approved the preliminary design for artwork at Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

Council approves funding for intersection design, planning

The Town’s top priority transportation project is moving forward. At its Aug. 5 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved funding for surveying, civil design and environmental planning for the improvements at the N.C.... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

Capital improvement projects, park ordinances move forward

At its July 15 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council took another step toward funding about $19 million in much-needed capital improvement projects. The group of projects includes the construction of a new law enforcement... Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Second phase of North Main Athletic Complex moves forward

Construction of the second phase of the North Main Athletic Complex is moving forward. At its June 17 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved, barring no complications, a contract to the lowest bidder, T.A. Loving... Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Council Approves 2014-15 Budget

The Town’s 2014-2015 fiscal year budget includes no tax rate increase and was approved by the Holly Springs Town Council at its June 3 meeting.

The tax rate remains at $0.435 per $100 valuation in the budget, which also... Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

Council Approves Bigger Recycling Bins with Biweekly Pickup

The Holly Springs Town Council approved a contract with Waste Industries at its May 20 meeting to double the size of residential recycling bins and move to biweekly recycling pickup beginning in late summer.

While trash... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Council recognizes Kids Appreciation Day

The Holly Springs Town Council, at its April 15 meeting, recognized the upcoming Kids Appreciation Day, issuing a proclamation praising and supporting the annual celebration. The Kiwanis Club of Holly Springs event, to be... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Council receives updates on farmers market, War on Terror memorial

Farm-fresh food is just around the corner! Holly Springs Farmers Market Coordinator Shelia Stanton gave an overview of the upcoming season at the April 1 Holly Springs Town Council meeting.

The eighth season of the Town... Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

Bass Lake loop trail completion, developments move forward

The Holly Springs Town Council approved funding for the completion of the loop trail around Bass Lake and approved development plans for two subdivisions at the March 18 meeting.

A 50-foot pedestrian bridge (pictured) and... Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

Retreat results in work plan, forward movement

The Holly Springs Town Council and staff came home from the council’s annual winter retreat meeting last month with a working plan to continue to provide for the Town’s growth. Held at Pine Needles Lodge in Southern Pines,... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Council approves $5.2 million grant from NCDOT

At its March 4 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved entering a municipal agreement with the NCDOT for a $5.2 million construction grant toward the Main Street extension project. The grant covers 80 percent of the... Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2014

News from the Feb. 18 Council Meeting

At its Feb. 18 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council entered into a $122,700 contract with CH2M Hill for environmental assessment work with the wastewater treatment facility. The assessment is an attempt to eliminate a... Read on...


Parks & Recreation

3 Stories
Posted on: September 12, 2014

Are you brave enough for the Haunted Hayride?

Be afraid - very afraid - and get a terrifying look at the Sugg Farm property after dark on the Haunted Hayride at the Farm, October 25, 7-11 p.m., following HollyFest.

The Bass Lake Park staff is organizing a spooky... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Holly Springs road race gets new course, registration opens

If you're a local runner, when the gun fires at the beginning of this year's Holly Springs 4 at 4 road race you'll want your toes on the starting line.

This year's four-mile race begins Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. and... Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2014

Albino hedgehog moves into Bass Lake Park office

Meet the newest member of the Bass Lake Park family! Daisy is an albino hedgehog and the only mammal who lives in the park... Read on...


Planning & Zoning

2 Stories
Posted on: July 16, 2014

Projects see new life, development continues in Holly Springs

Holly Springs continues to be an attractive place to live and work as evidenced by current growth and an average sale price of homes that’s up $20,000 from last year. Residential growth is prompting commercial growth, a new... Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Clearing the Way

Cardinal Pipeline Company, LLC owns and operates a high-pressure natural gas pipeline system within certain right-of-ways throughout several counties in North Carolina, including Wake County which includes certain areas of... Read on...


Police Department News

2 Stories
Posted on: May 13, 2014

Police open email address for reports about chronic traffic law violations

With warm weather and upcoming holiday weekends, more people are out enjoying Holly Springs, and more drivers are on the roads. To encourage safe driving and enforce traffic laws, including obeying speed limits, stop signs... Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2013

Talking the Walk: Pedestrian Crosswalks

Please watch for pedestrians at crosswalks. Remember that they have the right-of-way in crosswalks at or near an intersection wherever there are no traffic lights.

Stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks is more than... Read on...



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