The Orange County Cooperative Extension office is inviting farmers and the residents of Orange County to the 16th Annual Orange County Agricultural Summit.
Scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, the summit will be held at Maple View Agricultural Educational Center at 3501 Dairyland Road in Hillsborough. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
If you were Hillsborough’s Allan Gurganus, you would probably want to kick back and rest a little bit after touring around the country visiting book stores and book groups to talk about the new book, “Local Souls.”
The three novellas in the book have gained glowing critical attention across the country.
Reviewer Jamie Quatro wrote in The New York Times, “It’s been 12 years since Gurganus last published a full-length work -- but if there remains any doubt of his literary greatness, his fifth book, ‘Local Souls,’ should put it to rest forever."
Morris Grove Elementary principal Amy Rickard has another reason to smile after being named the 2014 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for the Piedmont Triad/Central Region.
After being named Principal of the Year for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in October, Rickard will now compete with eight other finalists for the state honor and cash prizes for herself and her school.
Celebrating 50 years, St. Thomas More Catholic School is kicking off the fun with an honor to its mission Friday.
A special Mass with the Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge and a golden jubilee dinner with alumnus and CEO of Habitat of Humanity International Jonathan Reckford will end Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26- Feb. 1) but mark the beginning of the schools 50th year.
When she was a little girl, Jodi Magness did not dream of growing up to be a movie star.
From the time she was in the seventh grade, she says she dreamed of being an archaeologist. She made that dream come true. Today she is Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at UNC Chapel Hill, the leader of important archaeological excavations in Israel, and the author of several important books on archaeology.
The board for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools voted on a measure to address the overcrowding at Glenwood Elementary but only for one year.
During their second regular meeting this month the board of education approved an option that will allow 76 Glenwood Elementary students to be transferred to other schools next year, close Glenwood to transfers including siblings and relocate the school’s Pre-K class to another elementary school, all in efforts to address the school’s overcrowding.
Where we are in life is a direct correlation to the details that sculpted us to that that point. For instance, award-winning jeweler Melissa Booth knows that her life is all about the details.
“My mother was an arts and crafts type person and my father was a master carpenter; I watched him pore over the details of furniture and cabinet making and it really did mold me to who I am today,” Booth said.
Following widespread confusion on the board’s next step in proposed Obey Creek development, the Town Council adopted revised terminology and a community suggested flow chart to clear the air.
The proposed project calls for a mixed-use development along Obey Creek across U.S. 15-501 from Southern Village. It would include an anchor retailer, housing options, hotels, office space and recreational space.
Mark Marcoplos has announced his candidacy for the District 2 Orange County commissioner seat running against incumbent Earl McKee.
The owner of Marcoplos Construction, Marcoplos has spent more than a decade serving Orange County in various boards, including the Orange County Planning Board, the Orange County Economic Development Commission the Orange Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.
Colleen Bridger, Orange County Health director, received the N.C. Health Director of the Year Award last week.
Given by the N.C. Association of Local Health Directors, the award is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in both public health and in the state as well as involvement in local community and civic activities.
Deborah J. Taylor of the Orange County Cooperative Extension recently received the Service Award for 30 years of service to N.C. Cooperative Extension and to the state of North Carolina.
Taylor is a family and consumer sciences extension agent with the Orange County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She was honored at the Cooperative Extension state conference in Raleigh.
Orange County’s 4-H program is gearing up for its annual community forum.
Scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 30, the community forum will give the public the opportunity to weigh in on the needs of the youth in Orange County.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its chartering on March 15 from noon to 2 p.m. at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
An aerobics instructor from Colombia created the concept of combining dance and aerobics –known as Zumba -- and so goes the story that all across the nation, people are using dance to lose weight. Zumba instructor Michelle Pendergraft of Orange County knows how to dance and knows how to encourage her students to groove and sweat. “I live my life with purpose -- I love dancing, moving and losing myself in the music. I wanted to share and pass on the way I felt after every Zumba class,” Pendergraft said.