The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Book sale to be held next weekend

CHAPEL HILL – The Friends of the Carrboro Library will be holding its annual book sale next weekend.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Burger restaurant begins breakfast service

Al’s Burger Shack, at 516 W. Franklin St., has started serving breakfast.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Something Special about K’s Boutique

By Jason Hawkins

Special to The Herald-Sun


HILLSBOROUGH -- There are gifts purchased and gifts made. Yet, those gifts that are created because of an emotion or symbol of something special are what we remember most. Such is the case for Sharyn Arai, owner of K’s Closet Custom Boutique in Hillsborough.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Hillsborough greenhouse changes ownership

By Katie Jansen; 919-419-6675

HILLSBOROUGH – After starting from nothing and creating a thriving business that has lasted 31 years so far, greenhouse owners and husband and wife Jake and Wilna Rijdes are turning ownership over to a new couple.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

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

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Lots of books, every year


That’s the answer to this question: How many North Carolina related books are published each year.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Carrboro student recognized in national marching band

By Katie Jansen; 919-419-6675


CARRBORO – A senior at Carrboro High School celebrated her selection as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band last week.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Carrboro police fight crime, cancer

Officers from the Carrboro Police Department are putting down their razors this month for a good cause.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Benches promote making new friends at Ephesus

Ephesus Elementary recently revamped a couple of benches on its playgrounds – but they have a bigger purpose than just providing a place to sit.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Chapel Hill condos want to cut a deal

Greenbridge Condominiums, a commercial and residential development in Chapel Hill, has only a handful of condominiums left to sell – and they’re letting interested buyers help set the price.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

CHCCS to fill Board of Education vacancy

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is looking for a member of the community to step in for the rest of Mia Burroughs’ term on the Board of Education, which expires in 2015.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Orange County begins search for new superintendent

The Orange County Board of Education is seeking public input as they begin the process of seeking a new leader for the district to replace interim Superintendent Del Burns.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Behind the mill

In Efland, near the intersection of West Ten Road and Mt. Willing Road, the sound of the mill sings on a cold day. Here, logs are unloaded, stacked and sorted and graded, and when the day begins at Cates Saw Mill, there is tiresome work to be done.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Chapel Hill teen inventor celebrates success in L.A.

The latest Disney movie, “Big Hero 6,” came to theaters last week, featuring as its protagonist a robotics prodigy who is on a mission to save his city.