The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Two housing developments aim to address limited options

The Chapel Hill Town Council approved three special-use permits at its meeting last week, including a proposed housing complex catered toward tenants 55 and older.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Last chance to order rural recycling carts

If you live in rural Orange County and now have access to roadside recycling (orange bin program) you should have received a postcard (or two) in the past month offering you a 95-gallon recycling roll cart to replace  the orange bins. These return postage postcards were mailed to residents in the service area to make it easy to request a cart. Of the 14,500 customers, more than 6,000 have returned cards requesting a cart. Carts will be ordered in November for early 2015 delivery.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

What local business knows the most about us?

What does a flower shop in a little town north of Spokane, Washington, have to do with downtown Chapel Hill?

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

A photograph of faith

As is often the case, realizing what you are supposed to do in life often comes in the form of a snapshot of something unexpected. In the case of Stephanie Brown, of Stephanie’s Creative Photography, she discovered her love for photography through the lens of a friend’s camera.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 11:29 PM

Chapel Hill looks at bullying; discusses problems, solutions

People gathered last week at East Chapel Hill High School to participate in a bullying panel hosted by Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Renters seek help from town government

Low-income tenants and the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill-Carrboro have been struggling with property giant GSC Apartments for months – and recently, they asked local government to join in the conversation.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Martin: The fair, a shared experience for a million North Carolinians

The State Fair is one of those “end of season” things that remind us that summer is really over. Like moving from daylight to standard time in a few weeks. Setting back the clocks. Changing the batteries in the smoke detectors. And dealing with darkness closing in before 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Where her boots will carry her

Few adults are ever able to acknowledge they followed their dreams and became those moments that had been keeping them awake at night.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

Carrboro invites discussion on arts district

Next weekend, Creative Carrboro invites those interested to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market for an information session about a potential arts district in the town.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Carrboro Farmers’ Market looks toward growth

After 36 years of offering fresh food in Carrboro, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market is asking for help – and giving its shoppers a new way to get involved in the market.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Carrboro discusses local policing

More than 50 people gathered in Carrboro on Monday evening to discuss policing in Carrboro and to voice their concerns.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Hillsborough to celebrate handmade art with parade

The fifth annual Handmade Parade is coming to downtown Hillsborough.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

Martin: William Bartram brings Charles Frazier to Chapel Hill

What was that book that the wounded Confederate soldier Inman carried with him on his journey from the Raleigh hospital to his mountain home in “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier?


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Natural burning desire

We all have a fire that burns inside. In Efland, off Harmony Church Road, Erin Hils is feeding her flame with ingredients that she hopes will burn and give light for a really long time.

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Parents get physical, have fun in P.E. class

Parents hopped, leapt and rolled balls Tuesday as part of a weeklong initiative inviting parents to P.E. class at Morris Grove Elementary.

This is the second year of the program for Morris Grove after it originally found success at McDougle Elementary.