The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:27 PM

Review: Some truths discovered in the end

Gayle Forman is coming to Flyleaf on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. where she’ll appear with local young adult superstar author, Sarah Dessen. They will be celebrating the release of Gayle Forman’s fifth novel, “I Was Here” (book from Viking, audio from Listening Library, ages 14 and up).

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:25 PM

Scroggs students learn from local artists

Fourth-graders at Scroggs Elementary School recently got a chance to meet and work with local artists. Sarah Cornette, art teacher at Scroggs Elementary, invited the artists as part of the fourth-graders’ North Carolina Artists unit.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Chapel Hill opens affordable housing talks

Elected officials, town government staff and community members gathered during the week for the first of four sessions focused on learning about affordable housing.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: MLK schedule, rural roll carts coming

Curbside recycling will be collected as normally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday. Please have your recycling bins or cart out by 7 a.m.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Jason Hawkins: Art delivered by a 'cat' and a 'truck'

If you are in search of Mike’s Art Truck roaming the streets of Hillsborough, don’t necessarily look for vehicle on four wheels. “The truck is imaginary and it is driven by a deceased cat, known as Mike,” says Karen Mack of Mike’s Art Truck.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 06:19 PM

Morinaga America Foods seeks job candidates for Mebane plant

In anticipation of the opening of its new production facility in Mebane, Morinaga America Foods will hold two information sessions for people interested in careers at the factory. Scheduled to open in March, the company needs production operators, production supervisors and quality technicians. These positions will have pay ranges of $10-$20 per hour.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

N.C. public universities eye tuition hikes after 1-year hiatus

North Carolina public universities want to raise tuition and fees by an average of 4 percent next year and 3.5 percent the following year for undergraduate state residents.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Hillsborough author named 2015 Piedmont Laureate

James Maxey, a Hillsborough-based speculative fiction author, has been selected as the region’s 2015 Piedmont Laureate. During 2015 Maxey will appear at workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout Durham, Orange and Wake counties.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Ronald McDonald House expansion feted

Supporters of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the new expansion of the house set to open this summer.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

Future bright for Varsity Theatre as it reaches $50,000 goal

For the Varsity Theatre in downtown Chapel Hill, the future looks bright. On Thursday, the theater announced on its Twitter that it had met its original $50,000 goal on its online “Go Digital or Go Dark” Kickstarter campaign.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:56 PM

Jason Hawkins: Fine-tuning the ties that bind

Three years ago Kristal Cloer, along with her friend Kayli Hibbard, established Farm and Filigree as a means to further connect a friendship, grow their vision of vintage wedding settings and to serve as an outlet to exercise a life of observing the sanctity and styles of marriage.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

Orange tallies 23 2014 rabies cases

Orange County recorded a rabies case on Dec. 30, bringing the total count of rabies cases in 2014 to 23.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

The Buzz: Mediterranean market opens downtown

The owner of Mediterranean Deli in downtown Chapel Hill has opened a market that is connected to the restaurant.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

Chapel Hill recognized as a No. 5 small city for singles

Chapel Hill recognized as number 5 in a list of “The 15 Best Small Cities for Singles,” compiled by Gainesville, Florida-based

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:43 PM

Free concert series to be held in Carrboro

The “Lunchbox Concert Series” will be held Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Century Hall in the Carrboro Century Center. Every concert will feature local and regional bands and musicians.