The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Vicki Wentz: Don’t hate her because she’s beautiful ... not!

Today I’d like to address something I know is on all of our minds. Most of us are afraid to confront this issue, unless it pertains to one of our own children, but I will take it on. The subject, of course, is female hairstyles.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Guest column: It’s time to close the achievement gap

Ensuring that all students in Orange County have the opportunity to learn, so they may achieve academic and individual success in life is a major goal of both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

People's Pharmacy: Testosterone gel smelled up the house

Q. My husband recently had to switch testosterone gels due to a change in insurance coverage. The new product was a generic testosterone. After he used it just one day, our whole house smelled like floral-scented dryer sheets. It took me a day to figure out that the culprit was the chemical pentadecalactone.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 06:51 PM

Class of 2015: Chapel Hill High School

Amid the obligatory pomp, the traditional circumstance, the predictable prognostications of what lies ahead and the prosaic musings of what has gone before, commencement got real Saturday afternoon for Chapel Hill High School graduate Mackenzie Melton.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

In Hillsborough, it’s doing it the Woods way

Sometimes, it just feels natural to do what is natural. Such is the case for the Woods family in Hillsborough.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

GE showcases advanced manufacturing site

GE on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of its new advanced manufacturing and customer experience center here.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 06:57 PM

Class of 2015: East Chapel Hill High School

The irrepressible march of technology, East Chapel Hill High School Principal Elaine Tully said, worried her older generation that millennials would become “isolated, insulated and self-absorbed.” To her delight, she told 347 graduates during commencement ceremonies at the Dean E. Smith Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus Saturday morning, their generation has created its own communities. They learned to use social media as a tool to express ideas, share opinions, and ignite a passion for life’s challenges.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 09:14 PM

Class of 2015: Orange High School

Orange High School valedictorian Daniel Allred and salutatorian Jacob Larson are competitive. They competed on grades throughout high school and will even be going to two colleges with one of the fiercest rivalries in the country, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But at the high school’s commencement Thursday night at the Dean E. Smith Center, they decided to put the competition aside and give a joint speech, emphasizing a connection among all the graduates of Orange High School.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Class of 2015: Cedar Ridge High School

As the 2015 graduates of Cedar Ridge High School look to the future of college or entering the workforce, salutatorian Sanam Kavari asked them to stop and cherish the moment of their graduation.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 07:17 PM

SACS holds line against Heels: Accrediting agency puts UNC on year probation over paper-class scandal

A group that accredits UNC announced Thursday that it’s sanctioning the Chapel Hill university over the so-called paper-classes scandal. Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) decided this week to put the school on probation for a year, said Belle Wheelan, the group’s president.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 11:13 PM

Carrboro mayor announces re-election bid

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle announced Tuesday night that she will run for a second term as mayor of Carrboro in the November election.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 01:24 PM

New trustees named for UNC, NCCU, NCSSM

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees is getting five new members this summer, including two who are replacing single-term incumbents at the behest of Gov. Pat McCrory.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Board nixes permit for T-Mobile tower

The Orange County Board of Adjustments this week denied a special use permit for T-Mobile to construct a contested cell tower on Kerley Road in Durham.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Chapel Hill Town Council delays Obey Creek decisions

The Chapel Hill Town Council’s agenda this week advertised a series of votes on the long-debated Obey Creek development. However, early in the discussion, council members wavered on taking a vote — at least for now.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 01:44 PM

Volunteers sought for health opinion surveys

Orange County Health Department will conduct its quadrennial community health assessessment surveys beginning June 18 and continuing through June 28. Volunteers are needed.