The Exchange Club of Hillsborough honored Sgt. Charles “Chip” White as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
“It is truly an honor to be the recipient of a community award such as this,” White said. “The Hillsborough chapter of the Exchange Club does so many great things for our community. To be acknowledged by them in this way is something I will always treasure.”
Construction will begin Monday on the Calvin Street Greenway.
The project is expected to last 75 days and will provide a safe and accessible route between Calvin Street and the Gold Park and Riverwalk trail system.
New zoning regulations were approved for parts of the Ephesus Church-Fordham Boulevard area, paving the way for future mixed-used developments that are projected to stimulate economic growth.
The 6-3 vote had Councilmen Matt Czajkowski, Jim Ward and Ed Harrison in opposition to the rest of the board members, who felt that adequate work and public input had been gathered to approve the zoning changes.
Two Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools teachers have been selected to be 2014-15 Kenan Fellows.
Kelly Sears of Smith Middle School and Allison Stewart of Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe are among the 51 public school teachers selected from across the state to lead in innovative teaching practices.
Cane Creek Baptist Church is celebrating its 225th anniversary on May 17-18 during its annual homecoming celebration.
The celebration will begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Activity Center on Orange Grove Road with self-guided tours of the local historic features. A slide show of historic community photographs will be on display in the Activity Center and a book of historical sketches will be available for purchase.
Local nonprofits honored outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Center’s annual Key Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 29.
Ten Key Award nominees from Orange County won the Governor’s Volunteer Service award. The Governor’s Medallion Award recognizes the “top 20” volunteers in the state. For the third year in a row Orange County boasts a Governor’s Medallion winner.
The proposed redevelopment of Glen Lennox includes language that will help keep rent affordable for some long-term residents.
In the negotiation phase for the Glen Lennox development agreement with Grubb Properties, the Chapel Hill Town Council was advised on how the developer plans to address the town’s need for affordable housing.
Just when it seems that all the news about the university and Chapel Hill is bad, Shirley Temple comes to the rescue.
But, since Temple died a few months ago, her help came courtesy of UNC-Chapel Hill professor John Kasson.
His new book, “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America,” has been on the booksellers’ shelves for only a few weeks. But it is getting widespread and favorable attention for the book and for the Chapel Hill author in publications ranging from “The Weekly Standard” and “USA Today” to “The Washington Post.”
With the 2014 primary election out of the way, the Orange County Board of Elections can begin its countdown to runoff for the county sheriff.
Orange County Board of Elections Director Tracy Reams said that overall everything went smoothly.
“I was hoping for 20 percent (voter turnout) and we just didn’t quite make it,” Reams said. “But that’s normal for midterm elections.”
P.E.O. Chapter L of Chapel Hill recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Times have changed since 1964. They were memorable years – the civil rights movement was in full swing, involvement in Vietnam was escalating, the race to the moon was on and the nation was still reeling from JFK’s assassination. Beatle-mania had begun, Twister was popular, and the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line.
One thing has remained constant since then: P.E.O.’s mission to focus on the education of women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and the stewardship of Cottey College. The organization, an international Philanthropic Educational Organization, has six chapters here in Chapel Hill, and more than 250,000 members worldwide.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, Chapel Hill-Carrboro-City Schools has the lowest high school dropout rate among the state’s 115 school districts.
CHCCS had the lowest rate with 0.4 percent, or 23 students. Of those 23 students, 19 are male, four are female. Thirteen are Hispanic. Other racial groups account for less than 5 percent.
These are not your traditional non-traditional tacos. On the plate are three steak tacos, impressively authentic. They are handmade, right here in Hillsborough.
“Enjoy,” says Zuri Munoz, of Restaurante Ixtapa (eeks-TAH-pa).
“We are trying to bring our authentic style of food to Hillsborough,” Munoz says. Along with her father, Pedro, mother, Nicolasa, and brother and sister, the Munoz family stepped into the restaurant scene in Hillsborough and established themselves as a place where food is served locally with ingredients from their native home of Ixtapa.
The three candidates vying to become the next register of deeds agree that more efficiently serving the public is a priority.
Incumbent Deborah B. Brooks is working to keep her seat at the county’s Register of Deeds, facing challenges on Tuesday from Sara Stephens and former Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton.
Six people are competing for the four seats available on the Orange County Board of Education.
Incumbents Donna Coffey and Brenda Stephens want to continue their service on the board while Greg Andrews, Tom Carr, Michael H. Hood and Rosa D. Williams want the opportunity to serve. Current board members Debbie Piscitelli and Anne Medenblik are not seeking another term.
Tuesday’s primary election will likely determine who the next sheriff (and the first new sheriff in decades) of Orange County will be.
The six Democratic candidates – Charles Blackwood, Andy Cagle, David Caldwell Jr., Larry D. Faucette, Buddy Parker and Keith Webster -- are vying for the seat that current Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass is giving up. There are no Republican candidates running, so the candidate who emerges as the winner in the primary is virtually assured the winner in the fall’s general election.