The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

PPI drugs increase intestinal damage due to NSAIDs

Physicians have long recognized that popular pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen can harm the digestive tract. These nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a mainstay of arthritis treatment.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Hillsborough to observe Civil War’s end with series of April events

Hillsborough will host a month-long commemoration in April of the end of the Civil War on the home front.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Kidzu Teddy Bear Clinic set Feb. 28

To celebrate its vision of child-centered learning and healthy development, Kidzu will hold a free, interactive ‘healthy kids’ event Feb. 28 with community partners to ignite excitement for its expanded location at University Mall this April.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

UNC student for-profit wins $50K prize

Seal the Seasons, a for-profit social enterprise founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the $50,000 2015 SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation from the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at North Carolina State University.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

What's Happening: Orange County events Feb. 22-28

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County from Feb. 22-28, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Vicki Wentz: Stay inside or face certain death!

At 7:30 Tuesday morning, my just-turned-5 granddaughter, Gracie, called. When I answered, she said, “Gaga, it’s vewy exciting news! It’s SNOWING IN NORSE CAWOLINA! AT MY HOUSE!” (I’m not sure where my grandkids think I go when I leave Charlotte after visiting them. Chapel Hill might as well be the moon, as far as they’re concerned.) And, she was right — it was snowing at MY HOUSE, TOO!

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Compost, mulch & more

Orange County has reduced the cost of its yard waste mulch by 40 percent, from $25 per scoop (about three cubic yards) down to $15 per scoop through March 31. Mulch is available for sale at the landfill, 1514 Eubanks Road, and hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:06 PM

UNC-Chapel Hill No. 1 in N.C. in Peace Corps recruits

The Peace Corps this week announced its 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. Among large universities, UNC-Chapel Hill ranks No. 15 with 39 alumni volunteering worldwide. UNC Chapel Hill moves up from last year’s ranking of No. 25.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:12 PM

Orange County Schools cancel Saturday, Feb. 21 makeup day

Orange County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Saturday, February 21. The day was scheduled as a makeup day for one of the four days OCS students missed this week.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 07:41 PM

Study claims $63.5B impact for N.C. higher ed

A study commissioned by the state’s public, private and community colleges estimates that the 110 institutions added about $63.5 billion in value to North Carolina’s economy in fiscal 2012-13.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Weaver Street Market begins food partnership

Weaver Street Market will partner with PORCH, TABLE, Orange Congregations in Mission and Interfaith Council for Social Services in a new effort to help local hunger relief organizations feed food-insecure families.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

Hillsborough recalls Revolutionary War past

The public can learn more about Hillsborough's involvement in fighting for their country’s freedom at the town’s annual Revolutionary War Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

PlayMakers’ Haj headed to Minnesota

Joseph Haj, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named the next artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

‘Downton Abbey’ comes to Chapel Hill

Residents at Carolina Meadows,a continuing care retirement community, are travelling back in time for a night of fun, food and the reveal of “Downton Abbey”-inspired portraits — all in support of WUNC TV’s annual fundraiser on Feb. 23.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Watching Our Wasteline: Compost, mulch & more

In the first semester of this UNC academic year a new food scrap collection program at six UNC dormitories including Ehringhaus, Manning East, Ram Village, Hinton James, Connor, and Cobb yielded over 1,200 pounds of compostable food waste.