The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

UNC apologizes for delay in explaining sirens

Attributing it to “two human errors” and “a glitch in the communications process,” UNC administrators have apologized for a delay in issuing follow-up explanations for a campus emergency declaration.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Last Fridays to feature Johnny White & The Elite Band July 30

The Hillsborough Arts Council’s monthly Last Fridays Free Concert Series & Art Walk for July will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 30.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Vicki Wentz: Honey, a mountain is for looking at ...

At the end of the day, I had lasagna ready for dinner, followed by blueberry pie. Immediately, my friends protested — way too much food! couldn’t possibly! could we just have some plain blueberries?…. I so need new friends.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

GETTING THEIR KICKS: Tiger Woods watch out: It’s a brand new game

It used to be that golf was golf. Somewhere across the pond, noble people decided that there was nothing as challenging to personal wit and skill than swinging a club, hitting a ball and all the while aiming for a hole in the ground.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Businesses honored for work with mentally ill

Samuel Rojas has a mental illness, but those who know him said he’s made great strides since becoming a member of Club Nova in 2012 and starting work cleaning offices at Mental Health America of the Triangle.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:57 PM

UNC: Alert message system failed after hold-ups

UNC officials are looking into what Chancellor Carol Folt termed a “completely unacceptable” failure of the system they use to warn students, faculty and staff of on-campus safety threats. The review follows a pair of armed robberies that happened on campus at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. Campus police are looking for two men who were in a white, four-door sedan and used handguns to threaten their victims.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

Folt retains UNC faculty athletics watchdog

Chancellor Carol Folt has opted to extend the term of UNC’s current faculty athletics representative, a law professor who’s held numerous athletics-related advisory and oversight posts for much of the so-called “paper classes” scandal.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 08:09 PM

UNC student charged with 3 counts of murder related to wreck

Three charges of second-degree murder were filed Thursday against a UNC-Chapel Hill student accused of driving drunk on Interstate 85 and killing three people in a head-on crash. Chandler Michael Kania, 20, entered an Orange County courtroom in a wheelchair during his first court appearance.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

UNC student to face more charges in fatal crash

More charges will be filed against a UNC-Chapel Hill student charged in a Sunday morning wrong-way crash on Interstate 85 that killed three people, including a driver and her granddaughter. A fourth person was critically injured.


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 02:45 PM

Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns to Chapel Hill

Award-winning puppet troupe, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, returns to Chapel Hill Aug. 7 with its 16th annual giant puppet spectacle for all ages, “A Drop In The Bucket: The Big Dreams Of Tiny Things.”


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Susie Wilde: ‘New Jim Crow’ not easy, but a must-read

“This is a must-read,” declared one of my well-read students after attending a Flyleaf book group that discussed Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” Listening to the audio narrated by Karen Chilton (book from New Press, audio from Recorded Books, 11 CDs, 13.25 hours), I quickly agreed.


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Orange County briefs for Sunday, July 19, 2015

Work to install monitoring wells for six underground storage tanks in Hillsborough has been delayed until Aug. 3. The work is expected to be complete Aug. 7.


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Electronics recycling

A possible new state law may eliminate some funding for Orange County’s electronics recycling program that now collects well over 400 tons a year of electronics from residents and small businesses for recycling and reprocessing.


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Grants to enhance Chapel Hill Library

Visitors to the Chapel Hill Library may soon notice changes geared toward a more enhanced library experience. The library recently was awarded two grants for different programs.


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

NOTHING LIKE A HUG: Youth group makes teddy bears for sick children

In Hillsborough, at the New Sharon United Methodist Church, sixteen members of the youth group recognize the importance of the Durham Ronald McDonald House and they also believe in the power of a good hug, especially if the hug is from a brown, furry, and cuddly bear.