The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

May. 16, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

The Expedition School: An educational journey

Education is a journey. From the early days of kindergarten to maturation as a college and post-college graduate, the paths we take to farewell hugs, diplomas, and jobs are different. In Hillsborough, a town that is carving paths of change among well-traveled walkways, once such change occurring is the popularity of the new charter school, The Expedition School, located in western Hillsborough.

May. 16, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Recycling efforts on the upswing

Orange County’s urban curbside recycling program tonnage increased by 432 tons (11 percent) from July 2014 through March 2015 compared to the same time period in 2013-14.

May. 16, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

$100.7M budget, no new taxes eyed

The $100.7 million recommended budget is a 3.53 percent increase from fiscal year 2015, but the increase will be covered because the town is seeing more sales tax revenue and targeted fees, such as permit fees and fire inspection fees.

May. 16, 2015 @ 02:23 PM

Vicki Wentz: Ah, the ‘joy’ of teaching

One year, I took my middle school 8th graders to see a play in a nearby town, although, on a school bus with a speed regulator on it and 40 screaming children, a teacher wouldn’t actually call it a “nearby” town. No, for a teacher it would fall under the heading “Might As Well Be Yemen.” But, as with childbirth, the heavens protect teachers from remembering the pain once it’s over, so that we’ll blindly trot right back into pregnancy and field trips as clueless as we were before.

May. 15, 2015 @ 07:19 PM

Renowned area librarian Semonche dies

Barbara Semonche, the founder of The Herald-Sun’s news library and former director of the library at the UNC School of Journalism, died Wednesday. She was 82.

May. 14, 2015 @ 06:47 PM

Duke raids UNC for new Trinity dean

Reaching the proverbial eight miles down the road, Duke University announced Thursday that it has hired the chairwoman of UNC’s chemistry department as its new dean of arts and sciences.

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

CYCLE FOR PEACE: Activist to ‘spin wheels,’ spread message

Carrboro's Machai St. Rain plans to ride her bicycle from Carrboro to Bloomington, Indiana, where she’s from originally, to spread her message that peace is possible.

May. 13, 2015 @ 09:23 PM

Former UNC coach Bill Guthridge dies at 77

Heart failure claims Dean Smith's longtime assistant, successor


May. 13, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Wake transit plans pose issues in Durham, Orange

The announcement this week that Wake County is looking at options for bus rapid transit and trains was a hot button issue for those at the heart of the discussion of the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project.

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

WUNC buys Fayetteville State University radio station

In a deal costing it nearly $1.4 million, WUNC-FM has agreed to buy Fayetteville State University’s public radio station.

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

State panel votes to revoke PACE Academy charter

A State Board of Education Review Panel on Wednesday unanimously recommended revocation of PACE Academy’s public school charter.

May. 12, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

Five area schools take gold in U.S. News Best High Schools rankings

Woods Charter, East Chapel hi9ll, Chapel Hill and Carrboro high schools join Durham School of the Arts as U.S. News & Report’s 2015 Best High Schools gold medal winners for 2015.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Authors to read, raise funds for WHUP

This Thursday, a handful of the Triangle’s literary greats will gather and read from their works in support of another art form.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Public art project collects personal memories

Residents of Chapel Hill have been given the opportunity over the last few months to participate in the making of a permanent public art project — and there’s still time to take part. This summer, Rhode-Island based artist Erik Carlson will be installing a public art project in the Chapel Hill Public Library.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Jason Hawkins: For George and all the victims

Everyone has been touched by cancer. We all know someone or have lost someone or are losing someone and we all know fighters who refuse to be lost or lose.