Occasionally, demographics combine and goals align and the magic of education overcomes a loud, unmistakable voice.
Such is the case for Stephen Halkiotis, Orange County Board of Education member, former Orange County Commissioner, former principal at Orange High School, former principal at C.W. Stanford Junior High (before it was a middle school), and lifelong, never-to-really-retire, (even though he is technically retired) mentor and educator.
Construction on a mixed-use project in downtown Chapel Hill is set to begin in early 2015.
Too many poets write their careful, perceptive, sensitive and wise words to be shared with only a few trusted friends.
More than 18,000 95-gallon roll carts have now been distributed for the urban weekly recycling. With a very few minor exceptions, all residences now have carts and operational modifications to the program to ensure efficiencies are ongoing. No tonnage figures are available yet to compare July 2014 to July 2013 to look for performance changes. Check here next month.
When word of Robin Williams’ death spread around Chapel Hill last week, lots of people felt they had lost an important friend.
In the late 1960s our nation’s pastime added another member when the Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association was formed.
The morning started with a lecture by a business school professor, as most mornings will start once the latest 282 incoming full-time MBA students begin taking classes at Carolina later this month. But the Aug. 5 orientation session at the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium also included a wacky game to remember the 13 colonies, frequent shouts of “Fantastic,” assembling 30 children’s bikes and meeting the kids who will be riding them.
At the age of 30, Jimmy Bruni, a born-and-raised Hillsborough native, thought he was being responsible when he sought a life insurance policy for himself and his wife.
While the rest of us are worrying about the Ebola epidemic and the multiple health challenges in Africa, a Chapel Hill nurse is wondering to what dangerous area her next assignment will take her.
Anna Freeman grew up in Chapel Hill and worked at UNC Hospitals as a pediatric cardiology nurse. Since 2008 she has served with Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.
The mayor of Hillsborough doesn’t need to wear the derby hat or the off-white hat with the black stripe to be recognized as mayor of this gem of a southern town. More noticeable is his enthusiasm for leading a community of goodness.
Why would a Minnesota woman make a pilgrimage to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus to visit a memorial?
Then, why would she leave without seeing the site that drew her to the campus?
The idea of fashioning a house into a home has always been one of the great exercises in home ownership. From painting a wall to window treatment to the simple addition of an end table, candle and framed picture can express who the owners are.
Will John still be there when we eat at Sutton’s?
The big news on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street is the change at Sutton’s Drug Store, one of the town’s landmark businesses for as long as anybody can remember.