The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

Dog-friendly café launches kickstarter

In an attempt to bring together dog rescue groups and potential adopters, UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Alicia Greenwalt has launched a kickstarter campaign for Pup’uccino.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Chapel Hill Herald briefs, Oct. 5

  • Hillsborough to prep streets for resurfacing
  • UNC, Red Cross team up for blood drive
  • Solar information session Oct. 16

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Teen honored

Emma Morris, a 10th-grader at Orange High School in Hillsborough, was recently recognized by U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, receiving the Bronze Congressional Award Medal in Greensboro. She is shown receiving the award in his Greensboro office. The Congressional Award is Congress's award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants set goals in four program areas: volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration. ​Emma received the award in part with volunteer service with the American Red Cross in Durham.​

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

Former history department chair Lloyd Kramer takes on a new task

Chapel Hill people live in the shadow of one of the world’s great universities, a place packed with faculty, staff, and students who are filled with knowledge and are enthusiastic about sharing it.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:45 PM

Chapel Hill council sets aside money for displaced families

Chapel Hill town council agreed to a proposal Monday night that allots part of the existing Affordable Housing Fund as emergency money for a housing crisis that forced 89 families to search for a new place to call home.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Hillsborough invites community to celebrate Riverwalk

The town of Hillsborough invites you to come help it celebrate its new Riverwalk next weekend.

The Riverwalk is about two miles long and is the newest portion of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a conceptual trail that extends from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Orange County considers forming food council

People from all over the county gathered in Chapel Hill Monday to discuss how to improve Orange County’s food system and how to form a food council.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Two Orange County projects receive grants

Two projects in Orange County have received funding because of their plans to conserve and protect water, with another two placed on a provisional funding list.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Living a dream as interior designer

A house is not a home until the home reflects the character of those living inside. This is the thread of fabric that Wendy Wilkerson, owner of Wilkerson Home Staging & Design, is using to weave into following her aspirations and talents as an interior designer.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

Martin: Finding Chapel Hill friends in a book about Southern food

Chapel Hill’s Marcie Cohen Ferris’s new book, “The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region,” is a study of the relationship between food and the culture of the South over many centuries.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Pink firefighters spread message of love, hope

 A brigade of pink fire engines, a pink bus and a pink police car rolled up to the doors of UNC Cancer Hospital one morning last week. Firefighters in pink uniforms and pink hats stepped down from the trucks, which were signed by cancer survivors from across the nation.

But they were more than just men wearing pink. They were volunteers dedicated to a national mission – the Pink Heals Tour, which spreads cheer to the ill and to survivors, especially to women.
“The pink isn’t for breast cancer,” said Chuck Goins, a firefighter from Winston-Salem, which has its own Pink Heals chapter, complete with a pink fire truck. “It’s about the woman. We love you before you’re sick; we’re gonna love you after you beat it.”

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Coaching Chargers

It is 4 a.m. and Aaron Carr, eighth-grade math teacher and head football coach at Stanford Middle School, is up and facing another day.
School begins at just after 8 in the morning, but Carr is ready to begin teaching, now. A product of the Orange County school system, Carr was once a student in these halls. Aside from the few years he spent in Charlotte where he attended college and taught for one year, Orange County schools have always been his home.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Residents turn out for Not So Normal 5K

Runners of all ages took the streets of Carrboro Sept. 14 as part of the Not So Normal 5K + Weekend. The inaugural event brought the community together for a weekend-long celebration of family, philanthropy and community with a little exercise thrown in. The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend raised money for nearly 30 nonprofits serving the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities through various events.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

Nationwide platelet donor comes to Chapel Hill

For Al Whitney, the mission to donate blood and save lives has lasted nearly a lifetime.
The 77-year-old visited UNC Hospitals’ Blood Donation Center on Tuesday to donate platelets for the 750th time. It was the Ohio native’s second visit to North Carolina to donate.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Orange County marks World Rabies Day

Next Sunday marks the eighth annual World Rabies Day, a global initiative to raise awareness about rabies and support prevention of the fatal disease.