The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Jason Hawkins: From Orange clay to Ivy League

When we are given the audacity to dream and set goals at an early age, one must be prepared if those dreams and goals soar. For Garrett Cloer, a product of rural northern Orange County, his dream and goal at age 10 was to play college football — somewhere.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:53 PM

People's Pharmacy: Neosporin can trigger a bad reaction

I am severely allergic to latex, nickel and Neosporin. Now I am off work for two weeks due to a huge ulcerated lesion on my left knuckle.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Susie Wilde: ‘Road Trip Carolina: A Ride Across the Old North State’

I was thrilled when Missy Julian Fox and Elaine O’Neil involved me in their latest project and it wasn’t just because our meeting meant sipping Orangeade at Sutton’s Drug Store. I’d seen their excellence evolve in their first successful book, “Goodnight Carolina” (McDonald & Associates, ages 4-8 and their parents), a rhythmic lullaby of a book, which Fox calls “a love letter to my home town.”

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

TECH TALK: Kids get techy at Youth Digital camp

Along with the rest of their class at summer camp, 9-year-old twins Xander and Velia Webb are collaborating on a project together. But this isn’t typical summer camp — it’s a weeklong technology camp offered by Chapel Hill-based Youth Digital.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Trash burning at Colonial Inn causes concern

The Hillsborough Fire Department responded Tuesday to a report of smoke at the condemned Colonial Inn and found the owner of the inn burning papers in the fireplace.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Colonial Inn development delays continue

There are still no concrete plans for what the future may hold for the 176-year-old Colonial Inn, several months after the Town of Hillsborough spent $8,500 on a report outlining its development potential.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Vicki Wentz: Run for your lives, old canned goods

Yesterday, while trying to pull a bag of rice from the pantry shelf where it was wedged, causing an avalanche of rigatoni, quinoa, beans & rice mixes, spaghetti, pancake mixes, whey (why?), grits, couscous, tabbouleh mixes, noodles and panko, it hit me: the undeniable, indisputable, all-consuming, almost lustful fever to ... clean out and reorganize. Yes, the pantry, but not just that — everywhere!

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Rogers Road sewer plan reaction mixed

Long-awaited plans for a Rogers Road sewer system received both praise and criticism Tuesday evening.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Orange briefs: Historic district expanded; nonprofit adds director

The Compass Center, a Chapel Hill-based nonprofit that provides a broad range of services to women and families in Orange County and surrounding areas, has chosen a new executive director.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

UNC system board scrutinizes UNC office leases

Some members of the UNC system’s Board of Governors are skeptical of the real-estate leases UNC-Chapel Hill signs to use office buildings owned by the campus endowment fund.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Fire marshal issues Colonial Inn order

The Hillsborough Fire Marshal has ordered the evacuation of Hillsborough’s condemned historic Colonial Inn, following an incident earlier this week.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 07:14 PM

Former Navy officer to lead UNC safety programs

A former U.S. Navy captain starts work at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday as head of the office that oversees campus safety programs, including the campus police force.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

ON THE MOVE: FSA hits ground running, preps kindergartners

A handful of small children sat in a classroom at New Hope Elementary Tuesday, playing with blocks and answering questions about the blocks’ colors and shapes. They had been in school for a week and a day as part of a new four-week kindergarten readiness program launched by the Family Success Alliance.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 06:38 PM

Kania released on bond in Hillsborough

UNC-Chapel Hill student Chandler Kania posted a $1 million bond Tuesday and was released from the Orange County jail pending his trial on three counts of second-degree murder related to a triple-fatality car wreck.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Neil Offen: The man behind the words

Neil Offen is the internationally best-selling author of the international bestsellers Gidget Goes Red Chinese, The How to Get Fat Diet and other international bestsellers, as well as the man behind critically acclaimed supermarket shopping lists.