The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Carrboro police fight crime, cancer

Officers from the Carrboro Police Department are putting down their razors this month for a good cause.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Benches promote making new friends at Ephesus

Ephesus Elementary recently revamped a couple of benches on its playgrounds – but they have a bigger purpose than just providing a place to sit.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Chapel Hill condos want to cut a deal

Greenbridge Condominiums, a commercial and residential development in Chapel Hill, has only a handful of condominiums left to sell – and they’re letting interested buyers help set the price.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

CHCCS to fill Board of Education vacancy

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is looking for a member of the community to step in for the rest of Mia Burroughs’ term on the Board of Education, which expires in 2015.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Orange County begins search for new superintendent

The Orange County Board of Education is seeking public input as they begin the process of seeking a new leader for the district to replace interim Superintendent Del Burns.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Behind the mill

In Efland, near the intersection of West Ten Road and Mt. Willing Road, the sound of the mill sings on a cold day. Here, logs are unloaded, stacked and sorted and graded, and when the day begins at Cates Saw Mill, there is tiresome work to be done.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Chapel Hill teen inventor celebrates success in L.A.

The latest Disney movie, “Big Hero 6,” came to theaters last week, featuring as its protagonist a robotics prodigy who is on a mission to save his city.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Former East Chapel Hill student reaches goal to thank military

Senior Jamie Dyke has two passions, said his former teacher Kathleen Laufer: the military and motivational speaking.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Ronald McDonald House expanding to offer more support

Jodie Jackson pulled up a picture on her tablet and smiled down at her daughter, wearing a tutu next to a block that said “1.”

“This was a few days before she went to the hospital for the first time,” she said. “At only 14 months old, I can honestly say that little girl is my hero.”

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Martin: Southern Living, UNC School of the Arts, and Chapel Hill’s Sheri Castle

What is the connection between the new chancellor of the UNC School of the Arts and a best-selling Chapel Hill cookbook author?

Here are some hints.

First of all, the new chancellor, Lindsay Bierman, was until a few months ago the editor-in-chief of Southern Living magazine.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

Event to promote visibility in the dark

This Friday, cyclists and pedestrians in Carrboro can join together for a community ride – and become more visible on the road.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 10:22 PM

Chapel Hill Transit plans for less congested future

Chapel Hill Transit recently wrapped up another round of public meetings – the second of three – designed to spread the word about potential transit systems and to gather feedback from residents and transit riders.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

Vision through Yellow Dog

An idea is only as good as what people know. Enter the role of moving an idea into the visual and word-of-mouth nooks and crannies of an audience, also known as marketing.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Grant to encourage safe teen driving

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere recently received a grant from The Allstate Foundation to sponsor a teen safe driving and youth safety campaign. It will be led by 20 of its chapters across North Carolina, including Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Smith Middle students challenge teachers in sports

“Who do you want to win?” Smith Middle School math teacher Andy Lathren asked the audience of students sitting in the gym. “Ben or Coach Tracy?”

“BEN!” Other teachers cheered.