The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Gay N.C. mayors petition governor

The mayors of Chapel Hill and Carrboro recently collaborated with other gay Tar Heel mayors to send a letter to Governor McCrory regarding potential religious freedom legislation.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Chapel Hill police seek help locating robbery suspect

The Chapel Hill Police Department is asking for help in identifying a man suspected in a March 31 robbery.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Furniture Project ministry seeks volunteers

The Furniture Project, with a name that describes just what it is, is growing and needs volunteers. A ministry started by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the project collects furniture donations and distributes the furniture to those who need it most — once-homeless people getting set up in a new home.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 04:59 PM

HIV brain replication timeline identified

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can begin to replicate in the brain four months after infection, UNC researchers have discovered. It’s the first time that a timeline of HIV replication in the brain has been identified.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

UNC offers admission to 3,055 for 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released decisions for 16,144 fall 2015 first-year candidates, offering admission to 3,055.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Ex-scout leader cops plea in porn case

Brian Joseph Burnham, 36, of Chapel Hill, accepted a plea agreement Monday and will plead guilty to a count of receiving child porn.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Crowds gather for sudsy Carrboro fundraiser

So many people showed up at Steel String Brewery’s first-ever beer festival Sunday that organizers had to start turning people away at the door.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Antique lovers hunt for old treasures

Fans of the oldies were delighted this weekend with the wealth of opportunities to find cool “new” items, with hundreds turning out both to the American Legion’s antique fair in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough’s first-ever “junk market” sponsored by Rusted Roots.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Jason Hawkins: Talberts fix cars, forge friendships

Talbert’s Automotive and Tire a longtime Hillsborough landmark.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Hillsborough could get boost from MTS Trail

Hillsborough could become the first trial “trail town” on the Mountains to Sea Trail, a network of trails and roads that stretches 1,150 miles across the state.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Orange Briefs: Book sale, Latino summit set; website launched

A brief look at current happenings in Orange County.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Some Easter weekend closings announced

Most City of Durham offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. ... Town of Hillsborough offices to close on Good Friday ... Bus service limited on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

The Buzz: Nightclub opens, Kidzu reopening coming

The Strowd, a bar and nightclub, has opened at 159½ East Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. ... Kidzu Children’s Museum will reopen in a new location on April 11. ... Hibbett Sporting Goods has opened a location at 615 Hampton Pointe in Hillsborough.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Susie Wilde: ‘Boston Girl’ examines life story of Addie Baum

It has been more than a decade since Anita Diamant burst on the scene with her now famous “Red Tent” (audio from Macmillan, 2002), a book that brought alive the ancient Biblical world of Jacob’s wives.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Local student wins $1,500 in fire safety contest

Kristin Lewis, a 12-year-old student from Chapel Hill, recently won first and second place in a “Fire Escape Plan” competition sponsored by the American Red Cross and Project Paradigm.