Last school year was an exciting one for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as it opened its newest elementary school, Northside Elementary. This year, the good news continues as Northside celebrates becoming the first elementary school in North Carolina to be recognized for its sustainability.
I’ve finally sold the house, and in a desperate attempt to be able to pack up this entire house in only three or four boxes, I decided to have a yard/garage sale ( I use the two terms interchangeably because, please, you take the stuff out of your GARAGE and put it in your YARD -- what’s the dif?!)
Bonnie Hauser, who arrived here in 2002 after a life of living in the corporate world of Manhattan, Chicago and then Evanston, came to Orange County because she wanted to try rural life.
This month, police departments across the state will be even more vigilant to help pedestrians and cyclists travel streets safely.
Our high hopes for a celebration next April came crashing down.
These hopes centered on the prospect of celebrating the 100th birthday of Barbara Stiles and Bernice Wade in April 2015.
Why would 300-plus public school teachers storm the Chapel Hill American Legion Hall last week?
Residents of Chapel Hill and Hillsborough now have a new option to help their environment and their finances in one fell swoop: going solar.
Elementary and middle school students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have a new routine to learn this year when it comes to cleaning up the cafeteria.
Monday, the first day of school, kicked off a composting program in 15 schools.
On Wednesday evening, the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department will welcome a new member to the family.
Jamil Kadoura started with a dream in 1992, opening a small restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.
“I used to fry the falafel outside the door and bring it in at lunchtime,” he said, explaining that he didn’t have the space to do it inside the restaurant.
Some statistics are still bleak for Orange County on Tuesday morning, but overall many things are looking up for the area, according to the seventh annual State of the Community Report.
Occasionally, demographics combine and goals align and the magic of education overcomes a loud, unmistakable voice.
Such is the case for Stephen Halkiotis, Orange County Board of Education member, former Orange County Commissioner, former principal at Orange High School, former principal at C.W. Stanford Junior High (before it was a middle school), and lifelong, never-to-really-retire, (even though he is technically retired) mentor and educator.
Construction on a mixed-use project in downtown Chapel Hill is set to begin in early 2015.
Too many poets write their careful, perceptive, sensitive and wise words to be shared with only a few trusted friends.
More than 18,000 95-gallon roll carts have now been distributed for the urban weekly recycling. With a very few minor exceptions, all residences now have carts and operational modifications to the program to ensure efficiencies are ongoing. No tonnage figures are available yet to compare July 2014 to July 2013 to look for performance changes. Check here next month.