The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Chapel Hill woman honored by DOJ

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder presented the 2015 Special Courage Award to Chapel Hill resident Jennifer Thompson and her friend and colleague Ronald Cotton this week as part of its annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

CHCCS honored for ‘green’ efforts

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools was one of 14 school districts nationwide recognized on Earth Day for their contributions toward conserving and protecting the earth.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Ex-Hillsborough police officer sentenced

A former Hillsborough police corporal pleaded guilty recently to two counts of indecent liberties with a minor. James Riley Jr. entered his plea in Orange County Superior Court, according to court records.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

OFFLINE: WiderNet Project spreads info — without the Internet

Cliff Missen started simply in 2000, with six websites copied onto a CD-ROM. Fifteen years later, his technology nonprofit is celebrating the 1,000th installation of a system that has changed the way people learn in developing countries.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Chapel Hill-Carrboro students show ‘Vision’ through art

Artwork from the students and teachers of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools decorated the hallways of the Lincoln Center during the annual Vision Art Show for the school district.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Jason Hawkins: Music down by the river

The Riverwalk in Hillsborough has provided an ambience and appeal that is symbolic of the character of Hillsborough. On Saturday, April 25, the grassy area that traces Riverwalk downtown will be home to the inaugural River Park Concert.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

Orange County briefs: Chapel Hill renames bocce tournament

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce has renamed its annual bocce tournament to the 2015 Community Bocce Derby in honor of Chris Derby.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Stopping Cymbalta resulted in disaster

Q. I have suffered from depression almost my whole life. I’ve also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and arthritis. I was prescribed Cymbalta, as it is supposed to help depression and fibromyalgia.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Local briefs: Community Dinner set; Victory Junction jumps in

The 2015 annual Community Dinner, sponsored by UNC Health Care, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, Strowd Roses and Mrs. Florence Peacock, will be held at 1 p.m. April 26 at the McDougle Schools Cafetorium on Old Fayetteville Road in Carrboro.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 08:31 PM

Vicki Wentz ... Dear TWNBOML: Spin this!!

I am frickin’ sick and tired of being “taken care of” by someone who “knows better” than I do how to run my life! I am sick of having things frustrate, delay and deny me because the big “THEY” (hereafter known as Those Who Need to Butt Out of My Life ... or TWNBOML, pronounced twin-bahm-el) decided on a better way “for my own safety”.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 07:14 PM

Group seeks better pay for part-time faculty

A union-affiliated faculty group at UNC staged a rally on the steps of Wilson Library on Wednesday to demand better pay and treatment of the university’s part-time and adjunct faculty.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

Police reports: Orange Co. Sheriff looking for missing man

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Brice Edward Holliman Sr., 41, who has been missing since April 9.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:05 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Shred A Thons on way

Those big blue roll carts continue to help recycling increase in Orange County. From July 2014 through March 2015, the urban program serving about 18,500 households has seen a 17 percent increase in curbside recycling or another 536 tons.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:56 PM

MESSAGE MURALS: Carrboro High home to new, stunning art

For months through late March, students at Carrboro High School brainstormed ideas and collaborated with artists visiting from the Dominican Republic to create two murals on their school’s walls.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:07 PM

Jason Hawkins: 70 years of livestock — and counting

It’s known locally as the Livestock Show. Formally, the Central Piedmont Livestock Show, which celebrates its 70th anniversary Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday has long been associated with youth and livestock, lessons and commitment.