The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

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.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

What's Happening: Orange County events Jan 11-17

“What’s Happening” is an 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

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Neighbors come together to feed the needy

Hillsborough-based Neighbor House sponsors '"Food for All," a program to bring food to those who need it.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Southern Season helps fight hunger

Four North Carolina hunger relief organizations are among recipients of grant money from Share the Food Foundation, the nonprofit arm of gourmet grocer Southern Season.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Resident alleges Chapel Hill condo contaminated

Sewage backup leads to battle between landlord, tenants with involvement by Orange government agencies.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Hillsborough to explore history of black churches

On Saturday, a collaborative arts group in Hillsborough will host an event on Saturday, Jan. 10, exploring the history of black churches in Hillsborough and their involvement in the civil rights movement.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 07:58 PM

Orange, Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools to open 2 hours late Thursday a.m.

Orange County Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will opeen under a two-hour delay on Thursday, January 8.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

A ‘nuanced conflict’: Play looks at complexity of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Try finding a way to explain the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and you will run across discussions of the one-state or two-state solution, settlements, the intifada, and more than 100 years of history.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Priest's alleged killer gets new court date

A new court date of March 31 has been set in the case of a man accused of murdering a Durham priest. The defendant, Matthew John Reed, is charged with first-degree murder in the August death of 71-year-old Kent Hinkson.

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

Freeze threat prompts pet-care warnings

Orange County and Durham animal protection services on Tuesday urged area residents to keep pets safe as winter temperatures are forecast to bring record lows to much of the U.S., including temperatures in the low 20s for much of North Carolina.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:57 PM

Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Carrboro Christmas tree pickup

In Hillsborough, Christmas trees will be collected during brush collection weeks that take place every two weeks. In Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Christmas tree pickup coincides with regular yard waste collection.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

12 Days of Christmas: Chef recreates Carolina Inn in gingerbread

Holiday traditions invoke memories of childhood and family gatherings — good and bad. At The Carolina Inn the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas has been a longtanding tradition, one that takes over the inn for an entire month.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Chapel Hill mayor left seeing red, will now have to wear it

Kleinschmidt must wear Rutgers' red football jersey as result of lost wager to Piscataway, New Jersey mayor over UNC-Rutgers verdict in Quick Lane Bowl.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

Disabled Chapel Hill police officer’s Christmas wish granted

In the days after Christmas, memorabilia from police departments all over the country rolled in to the Chapel Hill Police Department — all in support of a former Chapel Hill police officer.