The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Pet of the Week

Meet Toni! This adorable little pit bull mix is around 8 months old and super fun. She can jump impressive heights from a standstill position, and often does this when people walk by her kennel. But don’t let this show-off fool you -- once that kennel door opens, Toni is gentle, calm, well-mannered and walks perfectly on a leash. In addition to having a pretty awesome personality, she is also just plain cute. Come see for yourself. Visit today and get this girl outside where her real personality can shine! Meet her at Orange County Animal Services, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, or visit her and others online at

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Do they still know your name at Sutton’s?

Will John still be there when we eat at Sutton’s?
The big news on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street is the change at Sutton’s Drug Store, one of the town’s landmark businesses for as long as anybody can remember.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 01:34 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Roll carts now fully in use

Orange County has now distributed more than 18,000 of the new blue recycling roll carts to all single-family households within the town limits of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough and completed three full weeks of recycling using the carts.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Get free tickets to ArtsCenter performances

  • Insurer exceeds premium spending requirements
  • Children’s museum to move
  • Free health assessments
  • UPS renovates

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Weber a year-round educator

It is just after 7 a.m. and all is quiet on the elementary campus of Hillsborough Elementary School. There is much history and transformation over the decades since the school since opened its doors. Now, as the only year-round school in the Orange County Schools district, class is about to be in session and it is the middle of July.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Acrylic paintings on exhibit in August in Carrboro

Janet Sammons, local acrylic artist, will have an exhibit next month at the Town of Carrboro’s Town Hall and also at the Century Center that celebrates the beauty of the natural world. 

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

No, we are absolutely NOT getting a plumber!

There is one kind of husband that invariably causes a longing envy in virtually every woman on the planet.  He is not necessarily the hottest or even the cutest; he isn’t always the smartest or the funniest; he’s not automatically the tallest or the most romantic. No, this husband has something much greater, much more important than any of these virtues: This husband can actually fix stuff.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 01:34 PM

Local African-American entrepreneurs honored

Mu Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., held its sixth entrepreneurial program recognizing African-American female entrepreneurs in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. These trailblazing business women identified a need in the community and responded by establishing their respective businesses.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Another Alderman at the Old Well

Chapel Hill High School rising senior Morgan Alderman hopes the Old Well on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus will bring her luck when she applies there this fall.
According to legend, drinking from the fountain at the Old Well will bring academic success to Carolina students.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Grow smart together

At the intersection of Orange Grove Road and Churton Street, in Hillsborough, something hopeful is growing. It is here that Chris and Julie Woerdeman, a husband-and-wife team, and business entrepreneurs, are nurturing their business, Gro-Smart, into something sustainable and people-friendly.
“We really try to know our customers on a first-name basis,” Chris Woerdeman said. They sell horse tack, feed supplies, care needs and animal feed from chickens to horses to cows to dog food to plants and gardening. “We are just a small feed store with plants and other items small farmers and homeowners need,’ Chris said.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Yes, Chapel Hill, we do have a history museum

What happened to our town’s history museum?
People are asking that question again as Chapel Hill’s Town Council considers options for selling the former library building that housed the Chapel Hill Museum. Many residents remember sadly its closing on July 11, 2010.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

Dog's case illustrates importance of rabies booster

Only halfway through the calendar year, it’s clear that 2014 will be a big year for rabies cases in Orange County.  With 15 positive cases already recorded by the end of June, the county could see nearly 30 cases before year’s end.
It’s likely that no one pays more attention to this kind of news than Susan Tice-Lewis, who learned more about rabies in 2007 than she was ready for, when her dog, Elmer Roy, came in contact with a bat at her Chapel Hill home. 

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 12:47 AM

Our connection and debt to Moonlight Graham

What is the best baseball movie of all time?

At the top of any such list, you will find two movies with close connections to Chapel Hill and Durham.
Of course, you say, “Bull Durham,” the 1988 movie set at the old Durham Bulls Park. Some of us never tire of watching Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon. Others say that Durham’s downtown revival got its spark from the pride in place the movie inspired.
The other sure bet is “Field of Dreams,” which came out the year after “Bull Durham” and just celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Celebrating independence and small-town America

An airplane, flown by native son Brad Walker, begins the annual rite of passage to celebrating Independence Day in Caldwell. Here, there is a fire station, a church parking lot, an intersection, Handy Andy’s store, and one-mile of travel by whatever means to celebrate the 4th of July in Caldwell.
Located, at the intersection of Highway 57 and Guess Road, the annual Caldwell 4th of July parade is a celebration of our nation’s free personality and reflected in what is brought to the parade.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

Habitat of Orange celebrates turning 30

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County recently celebrated turning 30.
The community was invited to a backyard barbecue June 21 to mark the milestone for the organization that builds homes and communities.