The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 06:29 PM

Hazmat cleanup proceeds, but residents still angry

By Thursday morning, the caution tape at PineGate Apartments was down, and the emergency hazmat teams and fire trucks had been replaced by carpet cleaners. But residents said they were still left with a lot of questions.

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

Carrboro hires new fire chief

The town of Carrboro has hired a new fire chief after a nationwide search and more than 100 applications.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Chapel Hill elections see new faces

The race for a seat on the Chapel Hill town council was filling up Thursday afternoon, with four new faces and one incumbent vying for four open seats.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 08:38 PM

ArtsCenter presents 14th ‘10 by 10 in the Triangle’

In playwright Dan Borengasser’s play “The Third Person,” a narrator (played by Fred Corlett) comments on the actions and inner thoughts of a woman (played by Leigha Vilen) caught in an unhappy marriage. When the woman confronts the narrator, he tells her that her life situation has all the makings of a good story.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 08:40 PM

BOOK BACKLASH: Packed house discusses gay fairy tale, diversity education

Some 100 people turned out Wednesday evening at the Chapel Hill Public Library to discuss a book that sparked controversy this school year in neighboring Efland. Most discussion participants expressed support for Omar Currie, who has resigned from Efland-Cheeks Elementary School after experiencing backlash from reading “King & King” to his third-grade class.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Hazmat crews called to Chapel Hill apartments

Residents watched Wednesday from their apartment balconies as firefighters, police and hazmat teams worked behind caution tape to clean up a chemical that burned at least one person and two dogs at a Chapel Hill apartment complex.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

Fire department responds to chemical hazard at apartment complex

The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded Wednesday morning  to a Chapel Hill apartment complex after a strong chemical odor was reported.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

PACE Academy to fight for its charter

PACE Academy will fight for its future Tuesday, July 7 when the public charter school goes before an administrative law judge to contest a state panel’s recommendation that it be closed permanently.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Vicki Wentz: It’s all about (anti-)social media, my ‘friend’

I needed a week to recuperate from my last column, people, but I will now attempt to tackle a few more aspects of so-called social media today. I say “so-called” because in my opinion (which, let’s be honest, is the only one that counts ... in this column) social media is about as ANTI-social as anything could possibly be!

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:42 PM

CALL OF THE WILD: Carolina Tiger Rescue saves wild cats

Leah greets senior animal keeper Lauren Humphries with a chuff — a way to say hello in tiger-speak. Leah, 13, is one of 22 tigers living at Carolina Tiger Rescue, a preserve dedicated to saving big and small wild cats.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Robert A. Marotto: Reflections on O.C. Animal Services’ 1st decade

Robert A. Marotto is the director of Orange County Animal Services. For more information on OCAS, visit online.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

The Links holds 21st annual fundraiser

The Triangle Park Chapter of The Links, Inc., recently held its 21st annual White Rose Luncheon: The Jazz Edition fundraiser at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Hillsborough Boy Scouts follow Blackbeard’s wake

One of the benefits of scouting is found in real-world applications. Such can be said for ten local Boy Scout members of troop 328 in Hillsborough and two scout leaders, as they embarked on worldly application following weeks of practice and service.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

People's Pharmacy: Will pain reliever slow bone healing?

I fell on the tennis court and broke my arm badly. I started taking big doses of ibuprofen (with my doctor’s approval) to control pain and reduce swelling. When I went to see my chiropractor for a back adjustment, he admonished me not to take any NSAIDs. He said they interfere with bone healing. How is that possible?

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Students ask to help defend UNC admissions policy

Nine current or prospective students of UNC-Chapel Hill have asked a federal judge to let them help defend the UNC system from a lawsuit that seeks to bar the campus from using race as a factor in admissions.