The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Susie Wilde: Leyva’s ‘How I Shed My Skin’

Henry Leyva reads Jim Grimsley’s “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood” (Algonquin Books, Highbridge Audio, 6 CDs, 7 hours). Leyva’s narration is only slightly tinged with a southern accent. This flavors his storytelling as it moves fluidly through difficult material, intricate detailing, and dialogue studded with dialect.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

July 4th fireworks set at Kenan Stadium

Fireworks will echo once again at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium this Independence Day. Gates open at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, in a town Travel & Leisure Magazine ranks as No. 10 nationally among America’s Best Towns for July Fourth Celebrations.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Hillsborough debates Confederate signage

Before nine African-Americans were gunned down during a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, Hillsborough was having its own discussion about how to best handle the memory of the Confederacy.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Big idea got its start in a small nation

We still celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. Red, white and blue are the colors of our nation. And the idea of small town pride and small town charm is still special, even if small town is just a crossroads somewhere in America. Enter the annual Caldwell Fourth of July Parade in Caldwell, at the intersection of highway 57 and Guess Road.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

People's Pharmacy: Do cholesterol-lowering drugs affect memory?

Q. I read that a new study on statins and short-term memory was published by JAMA Internal Medicine online on June 8, 2015. Would you address this? It seems contrary to what I have read in your column.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Public housing residents to receive free laptops, Internet

Twenty-one people filed into a room recently at the Chapel Hill Public Library, sitting down in front of laptops that they would soon be able to take home for free. The Town of Chapel Hill last month promised them the ability to connect, announcing a partnership to provide free Internet and laptops to residents of public housing.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

GAY MARRIAGE: Durham has issued 240 same-sex marriage licenses

The Durham County Register of Deeds Office has issued 240 same-sex marriage licenses since gay marriage became legal in North Carolina last year. Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states will not affect the office’s practice. ... Also, local and regional reaction to Friday's high court ruling.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

UNC Board of Governors member faces assault charge

A member of the UNC system’s Board of Governors faces a criminal charge in Wake County court that accuses him of assaulting a female. Raleigh Police Department officers arrested R. Doyle Parrish, 61, of 2609 Kingsley Road, Raleigh, on May 12.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

UNC gets federal grant for coastal work

UNC has landed a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue work on coastal hazard-management issues together with more than a dozen other universities.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

People's Pharmacy: Drug shortage puts cancer patient in deadly danger

Q. I was on a bladder-cancer treatment program using BCG, a tuberculosis vaccine, to activate my immune system. But the supply of the BCG has dried up, and I had to stop treatment. Now my cancer has advanced, and the doctor is discussing the possible spread of the cancer elsewhere and removal of my bladder. He mentioned another, more expensive medicine, but he said my insurance might not pay for it.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

Running with the dogs, a new twist on fund-raising

Community service groups continually strive to achieve fundraising through creative event planning. We have all participated in bake-sales, BBQ’s, auctions, and other public events to raise monies for a particular need.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

Variety of area events will mark July 4th Fun

Area residents will have a variety of options to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Orange briefs: No increase in OWASA fee

CARRBORO – The Orange Water and Sewer Authority recently adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 with no increase in monthly rates.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

PlayMakers' Summer Youth Conservatory to perform 'Guys & Dolls'

A cast of high school actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical "Guys & Dolls" July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Work on underground tanks nears end in downtown Hillsborough

Work is nearly complete on properly closing underground storage tanks in downtown Hillsborough.