The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

FGS Adult Day Health answers families’ prayers

In Hillsborough, Florence Gray Soltys Adult Day Health Program exists as an option for those needing a place for a loved one to be care for during the day.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Two East Chapel Hill students ace ACT

The junior class of East Chapel Hill High School took the ACT college admission test during a school day. Two students received a perfect 36.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Orange eyes $125M bond referendum

The Orange County Board of Commissioners made decisions during the week regarding the board’s intent to set a $125 million bond referendum coming up on next year’s ballot.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

People's Pharmacy: A 2nd look at advice on Cymbalta

Q. You blew it in your answer to a person who lost insurance and went off Cymbalta. You suggested ways to manage depression without medication. Would you suggest someone “manage” diabetes without medication?


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Susie Wilde: Love & war, A photographer’s life

In her memoir, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” (Blackstone Audio, 9 hours), Lynsey Addario creates an immediate and horrifying snapshot of her life as a conflict photographer. It’s March 2011 in Ajdabiya, Libya. She and other colleagues ready themselves to capture images of a bombed out car “with human remains splattered all over the back seat.” She pans out, sets the scene succinctly by describing the beginning of Egyptian Spring,” the revolution that has become a war.”


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Vicki Wentz: The tale of The Seven Dwarfs ... and ‘two’ women

Once upon a time, there were seven little dwarfs who lived deep inside the busy metropolis of a woman’s healthy, active body. They were only seen on rare occasions until the woman was around 53 years old, but at that point there would be a giant eruption, like a volcano, deep inside this mega-city, which caused the dwarfs to emerge and become very rowdy and, eventually, out of control, driving most of the more orderly and desirable inhabitants of this bustling burg far, far away.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Shared notes of sorrow, joy: Peter Kramer remembered

Peter Kramer, a licensed clinical social worker by profession, died in December while battling cancer. On April 18, some 200 friends and family members attended a memorial service at Schley Grange north of Hillsborough, and an outdoor concert at his beloved Down Yonder Farm in northern Orange County.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Poverty Awareness Day in Chatham

Circles Chatham presents a Poverty Awareness Day that includes two free workshops and lunch from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 28 at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, 71 West St., Pittsboro.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:20 PM

UNC seeks donors to back need-based aid

Securing donations to underwrite need-based scholarships is “probably at the top of our priorities” for campus fundraisers, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt told faculty members on Friday.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Police log: Chapel Hill/Durham chase leads to arrest

Dontay Antwann Rone was arrested and charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, felony hit and run, careless and reckless driving, failure to yield to a blue light and siren, resisting arrest and other misdemeanor traffic violations after the chase.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:22 PM

PAGE TURNERS: Girl Scouts’ project promotes literacy

Armed with giant scissors, Girl Scout Troop 3064 cut the ribbons on four new additions to the community last week, marking the culmination of a nearly two-year project. The troop planned, built and installed Little Free Libraries, a wooden home for books where community members can share literature by taking a book home and leaving one in return.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Chapel Hill Town Council vacancy draws 6 hopefuls

Six residents have applied to fill the council seat left vacant when Matt Czajkowski resigned at the end of March for philanthropy work in Rwanda.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

FARM TO PLATE: Local produce, livestock featured

Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough will be one of 40 farms showcased for the 20th annual Piedmont Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

OneChatham, Circles Chatham merge

OneChatham, Inc. and Circles Chatham have merged and named a new executive director and board members.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Weaver St. Market recalls pork hot dogs, pork bologna products

Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough is recalling 344 pounds of pork hot dogs and 36 pounds of pork bologna due to nitrite levels that exceeded regulatory limits. ... Includes list of recalled products ...