The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Authors to read, raise funds for WHUP

This Thursday, a handful of the Triangle’s literary greats will gather and read from their works in support of another art form.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Public art project collects personal memories

Residents of Chapel Hill have been given the opportunity over the last few months to participate in the making of a permanent public art project — and there’s still time to take part. This summer, Rhode-Island based artist Erik Carlson will be installing a public art project in the Chapel Hill Public Library.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Jason Hawkins: For George and all the victims

Everyone has been touched by cancer. We all know someone or have lost someone or are losing someone and we all know fighters who refuse to be lost or lose.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Vicki Wentz: Having a (Grand)-Mother’s Day

Several Mother’s Days ago, my daughter called and asked me to come take care of grandson Charlie for the weekend. Her husband, God bless him, wanted to take her away, just the two of them, before baby #2 was born. I was thinking about that weekend today. Why? Here’s what I wrote that day — that never got published:

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Susie Wilde: Kate Mulgrew’s rich writing a success

I don’t generally have great expectations when celebrities of any stripe cross genres to write a book. I hold out some hope for actors and actresses whose understanding of characterization and pacing has the potential to show up in their writing.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Water and art: A cultural exchange

Leah Simon has made her mark on the school she’s about to leave — and now she’s preparing to make an impact on another country. The senior at Carrboro High School was instrumental in a partnership with muralists from the Dominican Republic, which resulted in two new murals on her school’s walls. In appreciation for the murals, Simon, along with Carrboro High teacher John Hite, is now involved in fundraising efforts for a water project to be installed in a village in the Dominican Republic.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Parents form newest graduating class

Graduation season for Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools’ senior classes is just around the corner. But last weekend, a different type of graduation took place.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

People's Pharmacy: Injections less costly than Viagra

You have occasionally gotten questions about Viagra being expensive. Some men would like a different treatment for erectile dysfunction.

May. 09, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

UNC faculty eyes boosting athlete opportunities

A faculty group at UNC is looking at whether the university can make it easier for the school’s athletes to participate in internships, study-abroad programs and other things most other students can do to get ready for a job.

May. 06, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Final autopsy reports in triple slaying released

The final two autopsy reports from the slayings of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill in February have been released. Documents from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirm that Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her husband, Deah Barakat, 23, both suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

May. 07, 2015 @ 07:19 AM

Controversial Instagram post roils town, school

What began as a news conference quickly dissolved into a shouting match outside the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools central offices Wednesday as tensions rose regarding a recent social media post from a high school student that has been called racist by many in the community.

May. 05, 2015 @ 06:40 PM

Autopsy confirms stated cause of death

Autopsy results of one of the victims of a triple homicide in Chapel Hill earlier this year confirmed what authorities had already suggested — Razan Abu-Salha was shot at close range in the back of the head.

May. 02, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

MAKING IT COUNT: 8th grader raises cash, awareness for education in Africa

It could have been an ordinary school project, but eighth-grader Kyla Speizer chose to take it a step further. Now, after raising $1,200, she’s helping a boy across the world continue his education.

May. 02, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Town Council considers filling vacancy

Five Chapel Hill residents hoping to fill the recent vacancy on the town council spoke before seven members of the council on April 26 to make a case about why they’d be the best fit for the seat.

May. 02, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Youngster shows understanding of wetlands

Sometimes it takes a different interpretation to bring an issue to light. Sometimes, it takes the inspired mind of a nine year-old to show the importance of a natural resource.