The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Carrboro Farmers’ Market looks toward growth

After 36 years of offering fresh food in Carrboro, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market is asking for help – and giving its shoppers a new way to get involved in the market.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Carrboro discusses local policing

More than 50 people gathered in Carrboro on Monday evening to discuss policing in Carrboro and to voice their concerns.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Hillsborough to celebrate handmade art with parade

The fifth annual Handmade Parade is coming to downtown Hillsborough.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

Martin: William Bartram brings Charles Frazier to Chapel Hill

What was that book that the wounded Confederate soldier Inman carried with him on his journey from the Raleigh hospital to his mountain home in “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier?


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Natural burning desire

We all have a fire that burns inside. In Efland, off Harmony Church Road, Erin Hils is feeding her flame with ingredients that she hopes will burn and give light for a really long time.

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Parents get physical, have fun in P.E. class

Parents hopped, leapt and rolled balls Tuesday as part of a weeklong initiative inviting parents to P.E. class at Morris Grove Elementary.

This is the second year of the program for Morris Grove after it originally found success at McDougle Elementary.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

Dog-friendly café launches kickstarter

In an attempt to bring together dog rescue groups and potential adopters, UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Alicia Greenwalt has launched a kickstarter campaign for Pup’uccino.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Chapel Hill Herald briefs, Oct. 5

  • Hillsborough to prep streets for resurfacing
  • UNC, Red Cross team up for blood drive
  • Solar information session Oct. 16

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Teen honored

Emma Morris, a 10th-grader at Orange High School in Hillsborough, was recently recognized by U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, receiving the Bronze Congressional Award Medal in Greensboro. She is shown receiving the award in his Greensboro office. The Congressional Award is Congress's award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants set goals in four program areas: volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration. ​Emma received the award in part with volunteer service with the American Red Cross in Durham.​

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

Former history department chair Lloyd Kramer takes on a new task

Chapel Hill people live in the shadow of one of the world’s great universities, a place packed with faculty, staff, and students who are filled with knowledge and are enthusiastic about sharing it.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:45 PM

Chapel Hill council sets aside money for displaced families

Chapel Hill town council agreed to a proposal Monday night that allots part of the existing Affordable Housing Fund as emergency money for a housing crisis that forced 89 families to search for a new place to call home.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Hillsborough invites community to celebrate Riverwalk

The town of Hillsborough invites you to come help it celebrate its new Riverwalk next weekend.

The Riverwalk is about two miles long and is the newest portion of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a conceptual trail that extends from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Orange County considers forming food council

People from all over the county gathered in Chapel Hill Monday to discuss how to improve Orange County’s food system and how to form a food council.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Two Orange County projects receive grants

Two projects in Orange County have received funding because of their plans to conserve and protect water, with another two placed on a provisional funding list.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Living a dream as interior designer

A house is not a home until the home reflects the character of those living inside. This is the thread of fabric that Wendy Wilkerson, owner of Wilkerson Home Staging & Design, is using to weave into following her aspirations and talents as an interior designer.