The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Ex-scout leader cops plea in porn case

Brian Joseph Burnham, 36, of Chapel Hill, accepted a plea agreement Monday and will plead guilty to a count of receiving child porn.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Crowds gather for sudsy Carrboro fundraiser

So many people showed up at Steel String Brewery’s first-ever beer festival Sunday that organizers had to start turning people away at the door.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Antique lovers hunt for old treasures

Fans of the oldies were delighted this weekend with the wealth of opportunities to find cool “new” items, with hundreds turning out both to the American Legion’s antique fair in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough’s first-ever “junk market” sponsored by Rusted Roots.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Jason Hawkins: Talberts fix cars, forge friendships

Talbert’s Automotive and Tire a longtime Hillsborough landmark.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Hillsborough could get boost from MTS Trail

Hillsborough could become the first trial “trail town” on the Mountains to Sea Trail, a network of trails and roads that stretches 1,150 miles across the state.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Orange Briefs: Book sale, Latino summit set; website launched

A brief look at current happenings in Orange County.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Some Easter weekend closings announced

Most City of Durham offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. ... Town of Hillsborough offices to close on Good Friday ... Bus service limited on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

The Buzz: Nightclub opens, Kidzu reopening coming

The Strowd, a bar and nightclub, has opened at 159½ East Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. ... Kidzu Children’s Museum will reopen in a new location on April 11. ... Hibbett Sporting Goods has opened a location at 615 Hampton Pointe in Hillsborough.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Susie Wilde: ‘Boston Girl’ examines life story of Addie Baum

It has been more than a decade since Anita Diamant burst on the scene with her now famous “Red Tent” (audio from Macmillan, 2002), a book that brought alive the ancient Biblical world of Jacob’s wives.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Local student wins $1,500 in fire safety contest

Kristin Lewis, a 12-year-old student from Chapel Hill, recently won first and second place in a “Fire Escape Plan” competition sponsored by the American Red Cross and Project Paradigm.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

Hillsborough grows while keeping ‘small-town charm’

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens delivered his ninth annual State of the Town address Monday, sharing accomplishments Hillsborough has reached over the past year, as well as the town’s vision of what’s still to come.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

People's Pharmacy: Soaring generic drug prices squeeze patients

Q. Has anyone done some investigative journalism to expose why several generic medication prices have skyrocketed? My clobetasol ointment has gone up 300 percent during the past year.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

ECHHS student finishes in top 12

The National Liberty Museum announced that Ethan Davis of East Chapel Hill High School won a $500 prize for having finished among 12 finalists in the NLM Selma Speech & Essay Contest.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:24 PM

Hillsborough police probe shooting

The Hillsborough Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking information regarding a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon on West Hill Avenue.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Nonprofit to control WUNC-FM 91.5 radio

UNC Chapel Hill trustees announced Thursday that they’ve decided to set up a nonprofit corporation with its own board to oversee WUNC-FM 91.5, the university’s public radio station.