The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

LEGO-PALOOZA: Exhibit examines building possibilities

Families lined up Feb. 8 for LEGO-palooza, a one-day exhibit at Morehead Planetarium. The exhibit, which was celebrating 10 years at the planetarium, was put on by the North Carolina LEGO Users Group.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 02:55 PM

What's Happening: Orange County events Feb. 15-22

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County from Sunday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 22, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.  For more information, visit

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

Carrboro may consider ‘green’ burial options

In the future, Carrboro residents may have a new option for what to do with their body when they die. The town has begun taking steps to research green burial, a form of burial that doesn’t inhibit decomposition and allows the body to become part of the earth.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

Chapel Hill hosts affordable housing talk

On Tuesday, the town of Chapel Hill hosted its second session in a series of workshops about affordable housing, focusing on local, statewide and national trends in the housing market.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 02:29 PM

Carrboro invites residents to weigh in on budget

Carrboro kicked off its budget season Tuesday night for fiscal year 2015-16, inviting residents to speak about needs and priorities the town should consider when making decisions.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Durham sheriff receives NAMI award

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award Tuesday during the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness CIT conference.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Carrboro scout leader faces child porn charge

A Chapel Hill man has been arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in a case that began in November of last year. Brian Joseph Burnham, 36, has been charged with one count of receiving child pornography.

Feb. 09, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools' program strives to bridge tech gap

About a year and a half ago, Chapel Hill High School student Sarahi Gamboa-Ramirez was accepted into a program that equipped her with a Chromebook laptop and a Wi-Fi connection for her home.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

ALL-INN: Townfolk rally to save historic Colonial Inn

Many residents of Hillsborough could be found at Hot Tin Roof Monday night, drinking, eating and swapping memories. They’d turned out to show their support for saving the historic Colonial Inn, which has long sat in decline on West King Street.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:53 PM

CHCCS nominated for national sustainability award

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is being recognized for its efforts to go green and to teach its students important lessons in the process.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

UNC senior sings to help others

For Kamaira Hartley Philips, using her talent to help others is nothing new. The senior at UNC-Chapel Hill recently won an international music competition for her classical singing.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Some Orange County Schools' workers get 'living' raises

Some Orange County Schools employees are getting a raise.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Weaver Street Market, PORCH to partner

To raise public awareness about local hunger and get healthy food into the hands of more low-income families in Orange County, Weaver Street Market has announced a new initiative, Community Food Partnerships.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Vicki Wentz: Hey, community intimidators — survey this!

My fellow Americans, although I have decided not to become a presidential contender in 2016, I am nevertheless keeping my finger on the pulse of the country, and it has come to my attention that folks are receiving packets in the mail from the U.S. Census Bureau in the last few weeks. What? The census was taken in 2010, and according to the Constitution, we’re only supposed to be counted every ten years, so ...?

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

What’s Happening? A calendar of events in Orange Co. Feb. 8-15

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County Sunday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 15 prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.  For more information, visit