The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Chapel Hill, Hillsborough have option to go solar

Residents of Chapel Hill and Hillsborough now have a new option to help their environment and their finances in one fell swoop: going solar.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

CHCCS turning food into fertilizer

Elementary and middle school students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have a new routine to learn this year when it comes to cleaning up the cafeteria.
Monday, the first day of school, kicked off a composting program in 15 schools.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Carrboro Fire Department adds to its fleet

On Wednesday evening, the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department will welcome a new member to the family.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Mediterranean comes to market in Chapel Hill

Jamil Kadoura started with a dream in 1992, opening a small restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.

“I used to fry the falafel outside the door and bring it in at lunchtime,” he said, explaining that he didn’t have the space to do it inside the restaurant.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Orange County not perfect, but optimistic

Some statistics are still bleak for Orange County on Tuesday morning, but overall many things are looking up for the area, according to the seventh annual State of the Community Report.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

A career spent educating

Occasionally, demographics combine and goals align and the magic of education overcomes a loud, unmistakable voice.
Such is the case for Stephen Halkiotis, Orange County Board of Education member, former Orange County Commissioner, former principal at Orange High School, former principal at C.W. Stanford Junior High (before it was a middle school), and lifelong, never-to-really-retire, (even though he is technically retired) mentor and educator.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Chapel Hill Buzz: Construction plans outlined for 123 W. Franklin

Construction on a mixed-use project in downtown Chapel Hill is set to begin in early 2015.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Local poet to join Literary Hall of Fame

Too many poets write their careful, perceptive, sensitive and wise words to be shared with only a few trusted friends.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Roll cart update and holiday pickup schedules

More than 18,000 95-gallon roll carts have now been distributed for the urban weekly recycling. With a very few minor exceptions, all residences now have carts and operational modifications to the program to ensure efficiencies are ongoing. No tonnage figures are available yet to compare July 2014 to July 2013 to look for performance changes. Check here next month.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Remembering our movie with Robin Williams

When word of Robin Williams’ death spread around Chapel Hill last week, lots of people felt they had lost an important friend.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Teaching new generation about nation's pastime

In the late 1960s our nation’s pastime added another member when the Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association was formed.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

MBA students build bikes, team spirit

The morning started with a lecture by a business school professor, as most mornings will start once the latest 282 incoming full-time MBA students begin taking classes at Carolina later this month. But the Aug. 5 orientation session at the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium also included a wacky game to remember the 13 colonies, frequent shouts of “Fantastic,” assembling 30 children’s bikes and meeting the kids who will be riding them.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

United by knot and bow

At the age of 30, Jimmy Bruni, a born-and-raised Hillsborough native, thought he was being responsible when he sought a life insurance policy for himself and his wife.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Where will they send her?

While the rest of us are worrying about the Ebola epidemic and the multiple health challenges in Africa, a Chapel Hill nurse is wondering to what dangerous area her next assignment will take her.
Anna Freeman grew up in Chapel Hill and worked at UNC Hospitals as a pediatric cardiology nurse. Since 2008 she has served with Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

A mayor’s enthusiasm

The mayor of Hillsborough doesn’t need to wear the derby hat or the off-white hat with the black stripe to be recognized as mayor of this gem of a southern town. More noticeable is his enthusiasm for leading a community of goodness.