The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Shred A Thons coming up; more on rural roll carts

The semi-annual free Shred A Thons for confidential paper will be held Oct. 23 at University Mall in Chapel Hill and Oct. 25 at Hampton Pointe recycling site behind Home Depot in Hillsborough. Both events are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Martin: Margaret Maron’s murder mystery’s tour of rural North Carolina

What is the best way to find out what the rest of North Carolina is like?
Of course, it would be best to leave Chapel Hill for a while and move to one of our state's small-town county seats, live in a house on Main Street; go to church on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings; sit down in the courthouse and listen to stories of petty crimes, marital breakups, and angry disputes between neighbors over property lines or arguments between former business partners; get a part-time job in the local convenience store; volunteer at the food bank; go to the high school football games, concerts and other events; watch the holiday parades or better yet march in them; take in a couple of county board of commissioners’ meetings; and so on.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 01:57 PM

Jay’s Chicken Shack opens doors in Hillsborough

Every town needs a local favorite where the food sticks to your ribs and legs and thighs and wings, if you have wings. Comfort food, as it is known. Home-cooking, it is sometimes called. At the intersection of Highway 86 and Highway 70, good food and comfort food and food that sticks to your ribs and legs and wings, if you have wings, is being served from a place referred to as a shack -- Jay’s Chicken Shack, to be exact.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

Author of 9/11 novel speaks at UNC

“Why must September 11 always be remembered?” author R.C. Mulcahy asked a crowd of about 20 people gathered at UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday night.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Chilean street dog comes home to Hillsborough

It’s a tale of hard work and reunion – and one that’s sure to involve a wagging tail.

Blue, a dog rescued from the streets of Chile, is set to find a new home in Hillsborough Sept. 26.
It all started in July, when 16-year-old Andie McKinnon took a trip to Chile to visit the foreign exchange student her family had hosted.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

Martin: This car is not for sale

“I have never sold a single one of them.”
Chapel Hill businessman and real estate appraiser P.H. Craig was talking about his treasured collection of old cars.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Rogers Road sewer project still being discussed

Orange County announced last Thursday that it will move ahead and continue discussion to remediate the Rogers Road community in Chapel Hill.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Chapel Hill seeks to make towing rules clear

Soon, tow signs in Chapel Hill may communicate with drivers more clearly.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

Police departments prepare to fight overdoses

Soon, the Chapel Hill and Carrboro police departments will be better equipped to respond to calls and save lives.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Buzz: Grilled-cheese restaurant comes to Carrboro

Fast-casual chain Tom+Chee will open at 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro by early next year.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Hillsborough shows off its trails

Hillsborough welcomed 75 town leaders and tourism officials Thursday from across the state to view its new trail and participate in a two-day conference about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Northside Elementary gains LEED Platinum status

Last school year was an exciting one for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as it opened its newest elementary school, Northside Elementary. This year, the good news continues as Northside celebrates becoming the first elementary school in North Carolina to be recognized for its sustainability.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

Wentz: How much do you want for the broken candlesticks?

I’ve finally sold the house, and in a desperate attempt to be able to pack up this entire house in only three or four boxes, I decided to have a yard/garage sale ( I use the two terms interchangeably because, please, you take the stuff out of your GARAGE and put it in your YARD -- what’s the dif?!)


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

A new local’s love of Orange County

Bonnie Hauser, who arrived here in 2002 after a life of living in the corporate world of Manhattan, Chicago and then Evanston, came to Orange County because she wanted to try rural life.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

Police statewide gear up for pedestrian, cyclist safety

This month, police departments across the state will be even more vigilant to help pedestrians and cyclists travel streets safely.