The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 10:22 PM

Chapel Hill Transit plans for less congested future

Chapel Hill Transit recently wrapped up another round of public meetings – the second of three – designed to spread the word about potential transit systems and to gather feedback from residents and transit riders.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

Vision through Yellow Dog

An idea is only as good as what people know. Enter the role of moving an idea into the visual and word-of-mouth nooks and crannies of an audience, also known as marketing.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Grant to encourage safe teen driving

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere recently received a grant from The Allstate Foundation to sponsor a teen safe driving and youth safety campaign. It will be led by 20 of its chapters across North Carolina, including Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Smith Middle students challenge teachers in sports

“Who do you want to win?” Smith Middle School math teacher Andy Lathren asked the audience of students sitting in the gym. “Ben or Coach Tracy?”

“BEN!” Other teachers cheered.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Teachers strengthen love of reading, community

Teachers from Estes Hills Elementary brought a little bit of school to the homes of their students during their last workday.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Martin: A modern-day prophet on integrity in college sports

“I can't say that it was easy. It has been troubling and it's brought back a lot of old feelings of anger and frustration,” commented Marcia Mount Shoop while she was back in Chapel Hill last week to talk about her new book, “Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of Apocalypse: Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports.”

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Two housing developments aim to address limited options

The Chapel Hill Town Council approved three special-use permits at its meeting last week, including a proposed housing complex catered toward tenants 55 and older.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Last chance to order rural recycling carts

If you live in rural Orange County and now have access to roadside recycling (orange bin program) you should have received a postcard (or two) in the past month offering you a 95-gallon recycling roll cart to replace  the orange bins. These return postage postcards were mailed to residents in the service area to make it easy to request a cart. Of the 14,500 customers, more than 6,000 have returned cards requesting a cart. Carts will be ordered in November for early 2015 delivery.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

What local business knows the most about us?

What does a flower shop in a little town north of Spokane, Washington, have to do with downtown Chapel Hill?

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

A photograph of faith

As is often the case, realizing what you are supposed to do in life often comes in the form of a snapshot of something unexpected. In the case of Stephanie Brown, of Stephanie’s Creative Photography, she discovered her love for photography through the lens of a friend’s camera.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 11:29 PM

Chapel Hill looks at bullying; discusses problems, solutions

People gathered last week at East Chapel Hill High School to participate in a bullying panel hosted by Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Renters seek help from town government

Low-income tenants and the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill-Carrboro have been struggling with property giant GSC Apartments for months – and recently, they asked local government to join in the conversation.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Martin: The fair, a shared experience for a million North Carolinians

The State Fair is one of those “end of season” things that remind us that summer is really over. Like moving from daylight to standard time in a few weeks. Setting back the clocks. Changing the batteries in the smoke detectors. And dealing with darkness closing in before 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Where her boots will carry her

Few adults are ever able to acknowledge they followed their dreams and became those moments that had been keeping them awake at night.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

Carrboro invites discussion on arts district

Next weekend, Creative Carrboro invites those interested to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market for an information session about a potential arts district in the town.