The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Orange hires Wake official to run schools

The Orange County Board of Education has selected its new superintendent after a months-long search. Todd Wirt, current assistant superintendent for academics in Wake County Schools, will take office July 1, replacing interim superintendent Del Burns.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Orange County selects new superintendent

The Orange County Board of Education has selected its new superintendent after a months-long search.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Free Last Fridays concert series to begin

Experience spring fever at its finest at the Hillsborough Arts Council’s kick off of Last Fridays beginning Friday, April 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Old Orange County Courthouse lawn.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Survey: Alumni happy with UNC education

Alumni of the UNC system’s 16 universities by and large are happy with the quality of the education they received while they were pursuing their degrees, a survey commissioned by the system says.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Hillsborough to host Spring Garden Tour

Join the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and the Hillsborough Garden Club on May 16-17 for the 2015 Spring Garden Tour. This year’s theme is “ARTiculture: Where Art and Gardens Flourish.” This biennial event will feature 12 of Hillsborough’s most inspirational gardens, plus many displays of art and information sessions.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Vicki Wentz: Look down, darlin’! It’s right there! Look down!

Happy Belated Easter to you all. I wish you peace, love and a basketful of jellybeans! I’m on Spring break…FINALLY! And, in honor of this wondrous holiday, I began a poem.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Susie Wilde: Depth of grief revealed

Earlier this year I was startled to find myself grieving for my mother on her March birthday and I knew her death date was almost exactly a month away. “It’s been four years since she died, why am I still grieving?” I asked myself.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Habitat kicks off Women Build initiative

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County kicked off this week its part of an annual Women Build initiative taking place nationwide.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

Simulation teaches dangers of distracted driving

A hospital employee stepped out of the car, taking off a simulation visor and shaking his head. “I was going like twice the speed limit and I didn’t even know,” he said.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

People's Pharmacy: How low should sodium go?

Q. I was feeling awful for several weeks and went to see my doctor. He had no idea why I felt so terrible. ... Eventually, I couldn’t take it anymore and went to the ER. There I was put through a lot of tests. The doctor found I was low in sodium and said I should add salt to my diet. I was surprised and said my primary-care doctor had told me to restrict my salt intake to help control my high blood pressure. ... I followed the ER doctor’s advice and started putting salt in my food. Before long, I felt better. Am I making my hypertension worse?


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

UNC honors many for public service

Clean drinking water initiatives, cancer research programs and domestic violence prevention were some of the projects recognized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2015 Public Service Awards.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Coyotes are making their presence felt

As the days get warmer and longer, contact with wildlife will steadily increase. A major concern in Orange County over the past few years has been coyotes, and they too will begin to appear more as the season changes.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Jason Hawkins: A young and growing business idea

It’s tough being young and professional. Perhaps it’s even tougher being professional and being young. Either way, the mechanics of the image of professional people has changed in recent decades.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Autism advocates honored for hiring efforts

When Lori and Gregg Ireland’s son Vinnie was a teenager, they, like most parents, knew they needed to start seriously thinking about his future. But Vinnie has autism, and the Irelands were disappointed to discover a lack of opportunities for work, recreation or other support for him.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 08:33 PM

FSA prioritizes needs for central Orange County

The Family Success Alliance on Wednesday night shared preliminary data gathered from 68 survey responses collected in central Orange County between I-40 and I-85.