The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Highway Patrol strives to reduce crash fatalities

In an effort to reduce crash-related fatalities around the county, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol has released crash data and put new traffic safety initiatives in place.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Orange County remembers its segregated education past

Black students recall their experience at Orange County's segregated one-room schools as part of a panel discussion capping a two-day event in Hillsborough called “Rural Schools for Colored Children — Path to Freedom.”

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

People's Pharmacy: Does anti-anxiety medicine lead to Alzheimer’s?

Q. My wife has taken clonazepam for more than 15 years now and shows signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Is there clinical evidence to support this connection?

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 01:49 PM

Residents debate ArtsCenter proposal

People are expressing concern about a recent proposal from the ArtsCenter and Kidzu over the span of two public hearings, questioning how it would affect both taxpayers and the wider community, such as institutions like Cat’s Cradle.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:34 PM

Joint Chiefs chair takes on hard questions with humor, honesty

There was no lack of humor or diplomacy Friday night as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addressed an engaged audience at the University of North Carolina. Gen. Martin Dempsey has a history with the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Having earned a master’s degree in English at Duke University, he’s familiar with the UNC-Duke rivalry and didn’t let UNC Chancellor Carol Folt forget it.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools top the grading charts

Seventeen of 18 schools the in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools received As or Bs in the state report cards issued Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 07:34 PM

Newest members of long blue line welcomed by DPD

The six newest members of the Durham Police Department took their oath along with one officer with the Carrboro Police Department Tuesday night at the Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 07:27 PM

Carrboro fire chief steps down

Fire chief Travis Crabtree is no longer employed with Carrboro Fire and Rescue, assistant to the town manager Julie Eckenrode said.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Chapel Hill Transit searches for solutions

Chapel Hill Transit continues to look for creative strategies to alleviate problems such as aging buses and limited staffing.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

Vicki Wentz: A pig, a blanket, some peach schnapps ... It’s go time!

So, today is Super Bowl Sunday. I’m sure everyone has been to church (ahem) to “keep holy the sabbath”...and to pray that their team wins, meaning Seattle, because I mean hasn’t Tom Brady’s team (their name escapes me right now) won the Super Bowl like 782 times in the last 783 years? Enough, already!

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Students with disabilities know value of giving

For Melissa Barry’s class at Carrboro High School, community service is nothing new. Yet the students were just as excited and enthusiastic as ever as they filed into Binkley Baptist Church and greeted Meals on Wheels director Stacie Yusko.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

What's Happening: Orange County events Feb. 1-7

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County Sunday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, Feb. 7, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Buzz: CVS plans new Chapel Hill location

According to Town of Chapel Hill documents, CVS is planning a one-story location with a drive-thru at the corner of Fordham Boulevard and Ephesus Church Road.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Boxcarr Handmade Cheese to offer niche twist on fromage

On the north side of Carr Store Road, just west of Efland Cedar Grove road, a building is under construction that will soon open as what is believed to be Cedar Grove’s first creamery. It is here that Boxcarr Handmade Cheese will begin making cheese in March and bring together a dream and vision for siblings Austin and Samantha Genke.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Maria Bamford, Emo Philips headline Comedy Arts Festival

Stand-up comedian Maria Bamford will headline the 15th N.C. Comedy Arts Festival. Bamford will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.