The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

UNC gets federal grant for coastal work

UNC has landed a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue work on coastal hazard-management issues together with more than a dozen other universities.


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

People's Pharmacy: Drug shortage puts cancer patient in deadly danger

Q. I was on a bladder-cancer treatment program using BCG, a tuberculosis vaccine, to activate my immune system. But the supply of the BCG has dried up, and I had to stop treatment. Now my cancer has advanced, and the doctor is discussing the possible spread of the cancer elsewhere and removal of my bladder. He mentioned another, more expensive medicine, but he said my insurance might not pay for it.


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

Running with the dogs, a new twist on fund-raising

Community service groups continually strive to achieve fundraising through creative event planning. We have all participated in bake-sales, BBQ’s, auctions, and other public events to raise monies for a particular need.


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

Variety of area events will mark July 4th Fun

Area residents will have a variety of options to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Orange briefs: No increase in OWASA fee

CARRBORO – The Orange Water and Sewer Authority recently adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 with no increase in monthly rates.


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

PlayMakers' Summer Youth Conservatory to perform 'Guys & Dolls'

A cast of high school actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical "Guys & Dolls" July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Jun. 17, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Work on underground tanks nears end in downtown Hillsborough

Work is nearly complete on properly closing underground storage tanks in downtown Hillsborough.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Saving Our Pollinators events set for Sunday, June 28

The North Carolina Botanical Garden continues its Saving Our Pollinators symposium with a special slate of programs June 28 featuring a watercolor paint class, a family interactive with N.C. State University entomologists, two talks on pollinators with Master Gardener Mary Leonhard and botanist Anne Lindsey and an exhibit reception of Bee-Hold the Humble Pollinator, the garden’s new native bee exhibit.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Vicki Wentz: Don’t hate her because she’s beautiful ... not!

Today I’d like to address something I know is on all of our minds. Most of us are afraid to confront this issue, unless it pertains to one of our own children, but I will take it on. The subject, of course, is female hairstyles.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Guest column: It’s time to close the achievement gap

Ensuring that all students in Orange County have the opportunity to learn, so they may achieve academic and individual success in life is a major goal of both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

People's Pharmacy: Testosterone gel smelled up the house

Q. My husband recently had to switch testosterone gels due to a change in insurance coverage. The new product was a generic testosterone. After he used it just one day, our whole house smelled like floral-scented dryer sheets. It took me a day to figure out that the culprit was the chemical pentadecalactone.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 06:51 PM

Class of 2015: Chapel Hill High School

Amid the obligatory pomp, the traditional circumstance, the predictable prognostications of what lies ahead and the prosaic musings of what has gone before, commencement got real Saturday afternoon for Chapel Hill High School graduate Mackenzie Melton.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

In Hillsborough, it’s doing it the Woods way

Sometimes, it just feels natural to do what is natural. Such is the case for the Woods family in Hillsborough.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

GE showcases advanced manufacturing site

GE on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of its new advanced manufacturing and customer experience center here.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 06:57 PM

Class of 2015: East Chapel Hill High School

The irrepressible march of technology, East Chapel Hill High School Principal Elaine Tully said, worried her older generation that millennials would become “isolated, insulated and self-absorbed.” To her delight, she told 347 graduates during commencement ceremonies at the Dean E. Smith Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus Saturday morning, their generation has created its own communities. They learned to use social media as a tool to express ideas, share opinions, and ignite a passion for life’s challenges.