It may be just a third of a mile, but the Wilson Park Multi-Use Path is considered a lynch-pin in helping getting bicyclists safely through one of Carrboro’s most unfriendly intersections
A new restaurant, Kipos Greek Taverna, will open at The Courtyard on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street on Sunday.
Last week, Chapel Hill Transit welcomed 15 new diesel electric hybrid buses to the fleet.
The new buses will replace 15 older ones, some of which are more than 20 years old.
That’s ancient in bus years, where the life expectancy of such a heavily used public vehicle is only about 12 years.
The Student Congress at UNC voted 24-6 in favor of a resolution asking the university to divest its $2.1 billion endowment for coal mining and coal-fired utility companies.
The approval of the resolution by the 30-member Student Congress, which represents nearly 30,000 students at UNC, comes just weeks after 77 percent of students who marked ballots in campus elections voted in favor of a non-binding referendum supporting coal divestment.
For Will Endres, understanding the curative properties and prophylactic benefits of herbs and wild growth is not just about knowing which mushrooms are safe to eat, but also knowing how to use the mystery of nature to better ones life.
“I bring people out and help them get comfortable in nature,” says Endres. Born in Savannah and formerly from West Virginia, he established his business, Will’s Wild Herbs, after discovering his passion for nature and the essentials of life.
Endres studied at Berkeley and moved progressively through many jobs, from an interest in law enforcement to documentary photography to mailman and other odd jobs before he took to the trails in search of herbs and nature’s healing ways.
I’ve recently gotten a new take on the importance of awards as one of the only ways to find quality books in the vast number of those churned out by the children’s book marketplace.
When I write the Wilde Awards every year, my hope is to connect people with the most books. But I also have to admit to a bit of professional twitching.
Every year I worry that I’ll pass up books that are distinguished by the American Library Association, especially when it comes to finding the best young adult novels. This year, I’m grateful for the Printz Award. Otherwise, I would have missed two amazing young adult novels.
Steve Bailey and Rich Goldberg walked around a large vacant garage Tuesday with plans in their hands.
There’s where we’ll store the lumber. Work benches go there. Here’s a good spot for the chop saw.
It was Goldberg’s first day on the job at Josh’s Hope Foundation. He’ll teach woodworking and construction to participants at the new center behind the McDonald’s in Hillsborough.
“Our goal here is to train young adults with mental health issues and or substance abuse issues,” Bailey said. “We’re going to provide training in craftsmanship and construction carpentry.
The audacity of hunger should move us all to want to help.
In Hillsborough and Northern Orange County, a grass-roots organization is rallying neighborhoods and communities, in an effort to contribute to the call for food, literally from the front porches of your neighbors and neighbors you might not yet know.
Beginning in March, visitors and residents who stroll in downtown Chapel Hill can register their belongings at Stacey Kirby’s “The Declaration Project,” use their smart phones to scan and explore Parasol B’s “Depiction” installation and ponder illustrator Franco’s “Everyday People” exhibit.
On Wednesday, more than 30 residents went before the council to offer opinions about the merits of the controversial Bicycle Apartments planned for 602 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
And while the residents who spoke were divided in their support of the project, the council granted developer Trinitas Ventures a rezoning and special-use permit to move forward with the student-oriented housing project.
Chapel Hill Mellow Mushroom to open: The Mellow Mushroom location in Chapel Hill is opening Monday at 310 W. Franklin St. across from The Franklin Hotel.
An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County over the next week, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.
It is a testament of community to live in the town in which you were born. Love of community is shared when you write of that community, too.
The 140 West Franklin project under construction in downtown recently reached an important milestone when its 100th residential unit was sold.
That means developer Ram Realty Services has sold roughly 70 percent of the 140 residential units planned for the project, including 18 affordable housing units controlled by the Community Home Trust through a partnership with the town.
Frank Porter Graham Elementary School starts anew as a dual-language magnet program for kindergarten to fifth grade this fall.
Earlier this month, the school unveiled a new website with information about the English-Spanish magnet program, application information and answers to frequently asked questions about the school.