The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Ayr Mount celebrates 200 years with time capsule

Ayr Mount, a historic house in Hillsborough dating back to 1815, continued celebrating its bicentennial with events last week, including the burial of a time capsule.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Orange County briefs for week of May 24-30

The North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Botanical Garden Foundation will host the fourth annual Carolina Moonlight Gala June 6.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Group takes aim at ‘racial bias’ in Orange County policing

A group of Orange County residents has sent a letter asking local officials to take steps to combat racial bias in policing.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

Kenan-Flagler study examines leadership

The importance of globally competent leaders is recognized by the vast majority of organizations, but few have a strategy to provide the training needed to compete globally, according to a study by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Human Capital Institute.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Carolina Performing Arts sets new season

A residency with violinist Gil Shaham and a collaboration between dancer Lil Buck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn are among the highlights of Carolina Performing Arts’ 2015-16 season.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Orange County residents to escape tax increase

Orange County residents shouldn’t expect to see a tax increase over the next fiscal year, the county manager told the Board of Commissioners at the board’s Tuesday night meeting.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

Vicki Wentz: I mean, not that I ever hear voices ...

My son came over today — “Not To Visit, Mom!” he warned. “I just want to look through those boxes I stored in your attic for some notes I need.”

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

People's Pharmacy: Does FDA care whether generics work?

It is important to report problems to the FDA because the agency may investigate, especially if the manufacturer is named. The best way is online at or by calling 888-463-6332.

May. 23, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Annual Got Grit 5K set for Saturday, May 30

There are words we all use for motivation. Words such as drive, overcome, persevere, and endure. The words and mechanisms for motivating an individual are endless and personal. Yet, for those who line up for the 6th Annual Got Grit 5K on Saturday, May 30 in Hillsborough, the starting moment will be all about G.R.I.T.

May. 23, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

Susie Wilde: Krakauer's 'Rape and the Justice System'

Scott Brick reads Jon Krakauer’s introductory author’s note for “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town “ (Random House, approx.. 12 hours).

May. 23, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

Police carry torch for Special Olympics

The Hillsborough Police Department is seeking the public’s help in raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. Registration has begun for the department’s first 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. June 13 at the Police Department’s main station, 127 N. Churton St. It will not be a timed run, and pets are welcome.

May. 23, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

Sam Ezell folk art exhibition planned at Hillsborough Visitors Center

The Hillsborough Visitors Center in the Alexander Dickson House at 150 E. King St. is hostling its inaugural art show, an exhibit of folk art by local artist Sam Ezell, through July 23.

May. 23, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Orange County Memorial Day closings

All branches of the Orange County Public Library, including the Cybrary, will be closed Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday.

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

New outdoor music series launches in Carrboro

Music Maker Relief Foundation, in partnership with Carrboro Recreation and Parks, will present a new outdoor blues series in Carrboro titled “Freight Train Blues.”

May. 21, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Holland Brothers, BarHop Quartet in CH series

The Town of Chapel Hill’s Live & Local series continues June 5 with Chapel Hill-based folk, blues, and country duo The Holland Brothers.