The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

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.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

UNC apologizes for delay in explaining sirens

Attributing it to “two human errors” and “a glitch in the communications process,” UNC administrators have apologized for a delay in issuing follow-up explanations for a campus emergency declaration.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Last Fridays to feature Johnny White & The Elite Band July 30

The Hillsborough Arts Council’s monthly Last Fridays Free Concert Series & Art Walk for July will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 30.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Vicki Wentz: Honey, a mountain is for looking at ...

At the end of the day, I had lasagna ready for dinner, followed by blueberry pie. Immediately, my friends protested — way too much food! couldn’t possibly! could we just have some plain blueberries?…. I so need new friends.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

GETTING THEIR KICKS: Tiger Woods watch out: It’s a brand new game

It used to be that golf was golf. Somewhere across the pond, noble people decided that there was nothing as challenging to personal wit and skill than swinging a club, hitting a ball and all the while aiming for a hole in the ground.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Businesses honored for work with mentally ill

Samuel Rojas has a mental illness, but those who know him said he’s made great strides since becoming a member of Club Nova in 2012 and starting work cleaning offices at Mental Health America of the Triangle.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:57 PM

UNC: Alert message system failed after hold-ups

UNC officials are looking into what Chancellor Carol Folt termed a “completely unacceptable” failure of the system they use to warn students, faculty and staff of on-campus safety threats. The review follows a pair of armed robberies that happened on campus at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. Campus police are looking for two men who were in a white, four-door sedan and used handguns to threaten their victims.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

Folt retains UNC faculty athletics watchdog

Chancellor Carol Folt has opted to extend the term of UNC’s current faculty athletics representative, a law professor who’s held numerous athletics-related advisory and oversight posts for much of the so-called “paper classes” scandal.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 08:09 PM

UNC student charged with 3 counts of murder related to wreck

Three charges of second-degree murder were filed Thursday against a UNC-Chapel Hill student accused of driving drunk on Interstate 85 and killing three people in a head-on crash. Chandler Michael Kania, 20, entered an Orange County courtroom in a wheelchair during his first court appearance.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

UNC student to face more charges in fatal crash

More charges will be filed against a UNC-Chapel Hill student charged in a Sunday morning wrong-way crash on Interstate 85 that killed three people, including a driver and her granddaughter. A fourth person was critically injured.