The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

The many faces of Mr. Claus: A Ho! Ho! Ho! of a vocation

During the week, Ricky Phillips is an assistant manager at Tractor Supply Company. But on his days off, he dons a suit and becomes someone else — all to see a smile on others’ faces. And not just anyone else. He becomes Santa Claus.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Police seek information about missing woman

The Chapel Hill Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing woman.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

A sheriff’s legacy

By Jason Hawkins

Special to The Chapel Hill Herald

 

HILLSBOROUGH -- For 32 years, Lindy Pendergrass was the Sheriff of Orange County. “I was sworn in in the lobby of the Chapel Hill Police Department at midnight on November 30, 1982,” said Pendergrass, days before Charles Blackwood was sworn in during a public ceremony on Monday.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Mix, They Told Me, Bour-bon-pa-pum-pum!

  Well,  it’s just a couple more weeks until Christmas in Ohio with my family, which numbers around a thousand.  I’ll get to see all of my sisters, brothers, in-laws, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and about twenty-three assorted dogs.  And, as I drive away into the Blue Ridge of Virginia and West Virginia, I can imagine you smiling, gently waving good-bye and calling warmly, “Be of good cheer -- you could still drive off a mountain!”


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

What’s happening

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County over the next week, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.  For more information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.

 


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

UNC students’ software allows for convenient Christmas spirit

It started in a dorm room, where a group of UNC-Chapel Hill students sat discussing their plans for winter break.

“We started talking about how special the holidays were for us,” Thomas Doochin said. The conversation led to an idea.

“It’s 2013,” Doochin remembers thinking. “Why can’t you adopt a family online?”


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 07:57 AM

Why the Mediterranean way works

What is it about the Mediterranean diet that makes it such an icon for healthy living?


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

Why the Mediterranean way works

What is it about the Mediterranean diet that makes it such an icon for healthy living?

 

Two Chapel Hill residents explain the hows and whys of this phenomenon in their new book, “The Mediterranean Way of Eating: Evidence for Chronic Disease Prevention and Weight Management.”


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

Solutions for troubling BM dilemma


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

What's Happening

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County over the next week, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.  For more information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

CCCC’s Marcie Dishman receives NCMPR honor

By R.V. Hight

Special to The Chapel Hill Herald


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

If Tomorrow Never Comes...I’ll Always Have Friday Night!

            I’ve always said it’s important to have friends.  Good friends are there when you need them, and are willing to share your grief, listen to your gripes, and be happy for your triumphs.  Sometimes friends become family in almost every sense of the word, including the times when they tell you not to wear a certain outfit or that you need to take off a couple of pounds.  The good thing is that it’s OK to tell them to shut up, whereas with your mother...well, anyway....


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

High school students look toward energy efficiency

By Katie Jansen

kjansen@heraldsun.com; 919-419-6675

 

CARRBORO – Last weekend, a group of students gathered to learn how much energy their school used – and to suggest how the building could be run more efficiently.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Orange County Commissioner to retire

From staff reports

 

CHAPEL HILL – Orange County Commissioner Alice Gordon will step down Monday after serving on the board for 24 years.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

One holiday down, one to go

kjansen@heraldsun.com; 919-419-6675

 

Local food pantries were busy for Thanksgiving, but instead of taking a break, they’re now working on gearing up for Christmas.