A trial judge was within his rights to sentence the suspect in a 2011 Chapel Hill murder to up to 38 years in prison, even though prosecutors had agreed the man had a “mental condition that reduced his culpability.” So ruled the N.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, a three-judge panel upholding the 30- to 38-year prison sentence Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour gave Mario Dante Ramsey.
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced Tuesday a new initiative to continue work toward equality for all at the university, regardless of “race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or political belief.”
Orange County residents can now receive training to identify and report severe weather to local weather offices.
“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.
The town of Chapel Hill continued its discussions about affordable housing this week with its third session — this one focusing on what affordable housing really costs the town.
Competition was fierce Tuesday as students from Orange County Schools scoured mountains of Legos for the perfect piece, quickly snapped it in place and went back to the pile for more. The Lego Blitz Build, part of a Hands for Habitat project within the school system, let students showcase their creativity while also learning more about Habitat for Humanity’s goals and standards.
Two years ago, the streets and sidewalks of Hillsborough were formally indoctrinated with the sounds of feet running, jogging and trudging familiar hills.
It’s time for the Orange County Recycling Division’s spring event scheduling spectacular. Included is a list of volunteer opportunities.
Lent is here, my friends, and I don’t know about you, but I gave a lot of thought to what I was going to sacrifice this year, as well as to doing a little something extra each day.
For Bob Burtman and his cohorts, the effort to start a community radio station began more than four years ago. The group has cleared many hurdles: it’s gotten its 501c3 status, applied for and received a license and found a place for its transmitter — a town-owned water tower.
March Madness is upon us, and the co-founders of a new online magazine will mark the annual rite with their inaugural story about North Carolina’s college basketball fans.
Hillsborough has been named one of America’s Coolest Small Towns 2015 by Budget Travel magazine. Hillsborough finished third nationally in towns with populations under 10,000.
The Orange County Health Department is seeking volunteers who can help gather data Saturday, March 14 for the newly launched Family Success Alliance.
The recent snow and ice shut everything down, except my mind. I kept that active with two engrossing new mysteries.
Some people give throughout their life and others make a life of giving. In the music room at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Chapel Hill, music teacher Jane Waddell gives students an opportunity to learn the finer points of music and melody.