The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 01:39 PM

Study: Early HIV treatment a key step

A Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START) study has released findings that could change worldwide guidelines for treating HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 07:39 PM

FARM TO FORK: Annual picnic connects farmers, chefs, community

Thirty-three chefs and 32 farmers teamed up Sunday to make delicious dishes with local ingredients to benefit two farmer training programs in North Carolina. The 2015 Farm to Fork Picnic, the culmination of a weekend of events centered on the idea of Farm to Fork, also included 14 food artisans and 10 beverage sponsors showcasing anything from coffee or tea to wine and mead — which Honeygirl Meadery says is making a resurgence.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 08:15 PM

LAVENDER: Floral elixir enthuses advocates at harvest festival

Families and friends beat the midday heat and geared up for a potentially stressful week with the peaceful sights and smells of lavender at Lavender Sunshine Farm’s 12th annual lavender harvest celebration here Sunday.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:53 PM

Fashion show raises $30K for Habitat home

Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Aaron Nelson, Joan Gillings, Stacey Yusko and Christi Fedora were among more than 20 community figures to model in the first annual High Heels and Hard Hats Fashion Show to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Jason Hawkins: You’re stronger than you think

Accomplishing personal fitness goals takes more than endurance, strength and willpower. There are moments that occur when the body and the mind are out of synch and in order to succeed, one must push through thoughts of quitting and weakness and overcome. For Maria Finnegan, being physically fit and healthy is not just a way of life. It’s a reason to live life.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Vicki Wentz: As you step out into the world to dig your own hole ...

I’ve always wanted to be asked to give a commencement address, but except for my son’s preschool “ByeBye Banquet,” it has never happened and it probably never will. So, by golly, I’m going to do it here and now, for all you high school seniors out there who’ve heard it all, seen it all, and know it all. Here goes ,,,


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Antebellum architect topic of author discussion

Architect Paul Hardin Kapp will discuss his new book “The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi” in Hillsborough on June 14 at 2 p.m.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

People's Pharmacy: Do Flonase, Nasacort harm sense of smell?

I used Flonase for many years and have lost about 90 percent of my sense of smell and have significant loss of taste. Six years ago, I had sinus surgery in hopes of improving these senses, but it didn’t work. I stopped using Flonase last year. No doctor ever suggested my loss of smell was from using Flonase. In retrospect, though, I’m pretty certain Flonase was the cause.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Trueblood honored for Riverwalk work

Hillsborough Project Planner Stephanie Trueblook has received a surprise award for championing preservation in the building of the Riverwalk greenway.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Motorists should expect delays in downtown Hillsborough

Work to properly close nine suspected underground storage tanks in downtown Hillsborough began Friday, June 5 and will take about four weeks to complete.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Susie Wilde: Sarah Dessen’s ‘Saint Anything’

Local author Sarah Dessen’s 12th novel, “Saint Anything” (Viking, ages 13 and up) is being heralded as her “darkest, most searching, most provocative novel yet.”


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

Local briefs, June 7, 2015

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership has announced their free Movies Under the Stars summer series outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Historic Ayr Mount celebrates bicentennial

Ayr Mount is celebrating its 200th birthday with events throughout 2015. Located in historic Hillsborough, Ayr Mount was built in 1815 by William Kirkland, a prosperous local merchant. He named the house in honor of his hometown, Ayr, Scotland. At the time, Ayr Mount was one of the finest houses built in post-colonial North Carolina. The Kirklands lived there for 170 years until it was purchased in 1985 by Raleigh native Richard H. Jenrette.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

Golf event raises $113K for McDonald House

The 27th annual Carolina Kids Classic, a charity golf tournament at Finley Golf Course, raised $113,600 this year for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 09:34 PM

UNC releases NCAA charges: Lack of institutional control, impermissible benefits cited

The NCAA has charged the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with five violations connected to the school’s long-running academics fraud scandal, including a lack of institutional control for poor oversight of an academic department popular with athletes. The school released a notice of allegations received from the NCAA, which uses the document to specify violations uncovered during an investigation.