Town officials are seeking corporate sponsors to help sponsor the annual Fourth of July fireworks show and celebration at UNC’s Kenan Stadium. Officials have sent letters to area businesses asking them to help underwrite the celebration and fireworks show, which generally costs around $42,000.
Today is my daughter’s birthday, and I just hung up from getting her a gift certificate for a hair styling at her local spa, which reminded me how nothing any spa could ever dream up could help my hair in this lifetime. I can take them all the pictures I want to of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman,” and it is - and will forever be - futile. (You men won’t understand this column, so I’d move on to the Sports section.)
With much fanfare Wednesday, the new and much-discussed Walmart opened in Chatham County, bringing jobs, convenience and new tax revenue to a county starved for all three. Located on 20 acres of a 62-acre site off U.S. 15-501, south of the Orange County line, the opening of the 148,000 square foot store drew hundreds of people, some of whom arrived well in advance of a 7:30 a.m., ribbon cutting for a chance to shop at the new store.
In an interview published in The Herald-Sun on May 4, Chancellor Holden Thorp said one of his biggest disappointments during his five-year tenure as the top man at UNC-Chapel Hill was not closing the Horace Williams Airport. “I tried, but so did every other chancellor who has worked here,” Thorp said. “It’s ridiculous that we have that airport. The political people who have been forcing us to keep it open, I’m not a big fan of the way they’ve done that.”
The Spoke’n Revolutions Youth Cycling program was recently named one of 34 recipients of a 2013 America’s Best Idea grants from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the nation’s national parks.
Employees cited for selling alcohol to people under 21
Mixed, a Korean bistro, coming to Chapel Hill: A fast-casual Korean restaurant called Mixed is targeted to open toward the end of the month at 1404 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill in the location that previously housed the Italian restaurant Tedesco’s.
Orange County sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for a man in a late model Jaguar who drove into the glass doors of a gas station on U.S. 70 east of Hillsborough in May.
An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County over the next week, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.
The Town Council will hold budget work session tonight to discuss the town fare-free bus system, which is set to lose $872,000 in state funding next fiscal year.
Some run to escape. Some run to find. Some run to lose. Some run to gain. Some run to burn, solve, question, answer, laugh, mourn, digest, compete, defeat or challenge. And some run because they have always run. Others may have begun running yesterday, and the runner’s high is worth repeating. Whatever the reason and regardless of the season, a runner runs.
Last week, the Town Council approved a 10-year Comprehensive Parks Plan to replace the one adopted in 2002.
Will Cramer is the successful farm manager behind Ever Laughter Farm just north of Hillsborough. He and his business partner Sam Hummel, along with friends and interns, cultivate nearly 40 different vegetable crops year-round on 4 acres, and sell at four weekly farmers’ markets.
Is there a link with postpartum depression and oxytocin, which is sometimes called the “love hormone”? Three researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are starting a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that’s aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.
The Town Council on Monday will consider approval of a Compass Committee through which community input will flow during the exploratory phase of the Obey Creek process.