It begins with a sign at the intersection and it strengthens a sense of community. There are church bulletin announcements, fliers, and calendar notations. The phrases “harvest festival” and “fundraiser dinner” are synonymous with good, locally cooked food.
Today, Chapel Hill Public Library is kicking off a weeklong celebration of intellectual freedom through both reading and art.
On Thursday evening, a New York City author will return to her hometown of Chapel Hill to share her story of survival and raise money for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.
Today begins the last full week to register for a brand-new social enterprise series in Carrboro.
The semi-annual free Shred A Thons for confidential paper will be held Oct. 23 at University Mall in Chapel Hill and Oct. 25 at Hampton Pointe recycling site behind Home Depot in Hillsborough. Both events are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What is the best way to find out what the rest of North Carolina is like?
Of course, it would be best to leave Chapel Hill for a while and move to one of our state's small-town county seats, live in a house on Main Street; go to church on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings; sit down in the courthouse and listen to stories of petty crimes, marital breakups, and angry disputes between neighbors over property lines or arguments between former business partners; get a part-time job in the local convenience store; volunteer at the food bank; go to the high school football games, concerts and other events; watch the holiday parades or better yet march in them; take in a couple of county board of commissioners’ meetings; and so on.
Every town needs a local favorite where the food sticks to your ribs and legs and thighs and wings, if you have wings. Comfort food, as it is known. Home-cooking, it is sometimes called. At the intersection of Highway 86 and Highway 70, good food and comfort food and food that sticks to your ribs and legs and wings, if you have wings, is being served from a place referred to as a shack -- Jay’s Chicken Shack, to be exact.
“Why must September 11 always be remembered?” author R.C. Mulcahy asked a crowd of about 20 people gathered at UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday night.
It’s a tale of hard work and reunion – and one that’s sure to involve a wagging tail.
Blue, a dog rescued from the streets of Chile, is set to find a new home in Hillsborough Sept. 26.
It all started in July, when 16-year-old Andie McKinnon took a trip to Chile to visit the foreign exchange student her family had hosted.
“I have never sold a single one of them.”
Chapel Hill businessman and real estate appraiser P.H. Craig was talking about his treasured collection of old cars.
Orange County announced last Thursday that it will move ahead and continue discussion to remediate the Rogers Road community in Chapel Hill.
Soon, tow signs in Chapel Hill may communicate with drivers more clearly.
Soon, the Chapel Hill and Carrboro police departments will be better equipped to respond to calls and save lives.
Fast-casual chain Tom+Chee will open at 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro by early next year.
Hillsborough welcomed 75 town leaders and tourism officials Thursday from across the state to view its new trail and participate in a two-day conference about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.