The Chelsea Theater’s future is in question. Is the ArtsCenter the answer?

Last week I caught the Herald-Sun article announcing that Chapel Hill’s Chelsea Theater may be near the end of its run. Having seen many films there and having given my spouse Chelsea gift certificates for many birthdays, this is a gut punch and a sad reckoning for arthouse and related films in Chapel Hill / Carrboro.

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Durham County jail opens mental health pod

Kelli Egnaczak, jail mental health supervisor with the Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center, explains the advantages of consistent staff in the jail's mental health pod on Nov. 9, 2017. The mental health pod opened Oct. 2, 2017.
Virginia Bridges vbridges@newsobserver.com
Durham County jail opens mental health pod 0:43

Durham County jail opens mental health pod

Watch: Ex-UNC, NBA player David Noel returns to alma mater as coach 1:42

Watch: Ex-UNC, NBA player David Noel returns to alma mater as coach

Hobgood and Northeast Academies cooperate to win state title 1:46

Hobgood and Northeast Academies cooperate to win state title

Watch: Bereaved grandmother remembers 16-year-old killed in Durham 0:53

Watch: Bereaved grandmother remembers 16-year-old killed in Durham

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