The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 01:47 PM

Chapel Hill issues silver alert for missing teen

The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking help in locating the Tamara Finnerson, 18, who has been missing since Tuesday evening.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Phone scam travels through Orange County

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a telephone scam that has recently resurfaced across the county.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Varsity Theatre seeks public help in Go Digital or Go Dark campaign

Varsity Theatre, the two-screen movie theater on Franklin Street, is at risk of closing its doors unless the owners raise enough money to convert from running film to showing movies with a digital projector.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Peer Learning offers classes for seniors

Three new spring courses will be offered by Peer Learning of Chapel Hill, a nonprofit group for seniors and retirees. The classes will take place at Binkley Memorial Church, 1712 Willow Drive, next to University Mall.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

SInicrope named Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week

Cindy Sinicrope, an AIG teacher at Hillsborough Elementary School, is being recognized as a Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Morris Grove teacher honored by Subway

Lisa Frangipane was recognized as December’s Subway School Health Champion of the Month. She was nominated by Scarlett Steinert, coordinator of healthful living and athletics for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Wreck at Orange/Alamance line leaves 1 dead, others hurt

A series of collisions Wednesday morning in heavy rain left one dead and others injured on I-40 East/I-85 North.


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Hillsborough police probe Tuesday afternoon shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Torain Street in the Fairview neighborhood.


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Flu fears prompt limits on visits at UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals has put temporary restrictions in place for certain visitors in light of an increase in confirmed influenza cases.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

‘Atheist church’ to start up next month

Sunday Assembly began in London in 2013 and has since been dubbed “the atheist church” by the media. Since then, more than 70 Sunday Assembly branches have sprung up across the world, with one coming to Chapel Hill in January.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

The Buzz: Fusion restaurant to fill former Qdoba space

Greek-Lebanese fusion restaurant Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro will fill the space Qdoba occupied at the corner of West Franklin and North Columbia Streets in Chapel Hill.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:50 PM

Orange selects areas for pilot childhood poverty program

Community leaders from all corners of Orange County convened Tuesday to take the first official steps in a new initiative designed to fight childhood poverty. The Family Success Alliance, funded by the Orange County Commissioners’ Social Justice Fund and spearheaded by the Orange County Health Department, is an effort to bring existing organizations and stakeholders together to make a difference across the county.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Vicki Wentz: Bah, humbug, you techno-geeks you

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all...well, not really one and all, since at this moment I hate whoever invented technology. Who was it? Because, seriously, I want to hunt them down — Bill Gates, that Zuckerberg guy, Al Gore? No matter, I hate them all.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Orange County seeks changes in grading scale plans

The Orange County Board of Education passed a resolution at its Monday meeting to request that the North Carolina State Board of Education change its mind regarding the phasing in of a new 10-point grading scale.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

YULE TRADITION: Living Nativity a family matter

For some, the night was a Christmas tradition; for others, it was their first time. More than 50 people gathered in a barn last Sunday night, bundling up against the chill to see a Nativity scene and remember the birth story of Jesus.