The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

May. 02, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Vicki Wentz: The 7 dwarfs ... and ‘two’ women (continued)

This is Part 2 of the story I began last week, regarding the 7 Dwarfs of the Menopausi family: Itchy, Bitchy, Sleepy, Sweaty, Bloated, Forgetful and Cries-A-Lot. I tell this story because there are women out there suffering through the dwarf visits, with no idea why, how, when, or, really, where they left their shoes. Also, for all the young women out there who will, eventually, join this family ... yes, girls, you can run, but you can’t hide.


May. 02, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Downtown Chapel Hill loading zone issues come into focus

Representatives of Franklin Street businesses began a discussion recently with the Chapel Hill Police Department, parking services and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership regarding loading zones and deliveries downtown.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

200-plus honor Durham, Orange volunteers

The Volunteer Center honored a dozen volunteers and companies at its annual Key Volunteer of the Year Recognition Luncheon this week.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

Scholarships to honor Dean Smith

UNC has begun raising money to endow a new set of scholarships that honor former men’s basketball coach Dean Smith.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Health workers complete ‘walk’ to California

They’ve talked the talk, and now they’ve walked the walk. Staff members at the Orange County Health Department have reached their goal of walking the distance to Orange County, California — a week ahead of schedule.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

UNC faculty OKs conduct code change

UNC’s Faculty Council wants to strike from the campus student-conduct code an anti-harassment rule that’s been suspended since mid-2013 because it’s likely unconstitutional.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

FGS Adult Day Health answers families’ prayers

In Hillsborough, Florence Gray Soltys Adult Day Health Program exists as an option for those needing a place for a loved one to be care for during the day.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Two East Chapel Hill students ace ACT

The junior class of East Chapel Hill High School took the ACT college admission test during a school day. Two students received a perfect 36.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Orange eyes $125M bond referendum

The Orange County Board of Commissioners made decisions during the week regarding the board’s intent to set a $125 million bond referendum coming up on next year’s ballot.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

People's Pharmacy: A 2nd look at advice on Cymbalta

Q. You blew it in your answer to a person who lost insurance and went off Cymbalta. You suggested ways to manage depression without medication. Would you suggest someone “manage” diabetes without medication?


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Susie Wilde: Love & war, A photographer’s life

In her memoir, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” (Blackstone Audio, 9 hours), Lynsey Addario creates an immediate and horrifying snapshot of her life as a conflict photographer. It’s March 2011 in Ajdabiya, Libya. She and other colleagues ready themselves to capture images of a bombed out car “with human remains splattered all over the back seat.” She pans out, sets the scene succinctly by describing the beginning of Egyptian Spring,” the revolution that has become a war.”


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Vicki Wentz: The tale of The Seven Dwarfs ... and ‘two’ women

Once upon a time, there were seven little dwarfs who lived deep inside the busy metropolis of a woman’s healthy, active body. They were only seen on rare occasions until the woman was around 53 years old, but at that point there would be a giant eruption, like a volcano, deep inside this mega-city, which caused the dwarfs to emerge and become very rowdy and, eventually, out of control, driving most of the more orderly and desirable inhabitants of this bustling burg far, far away.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Shared notes of sorrow, joy: Peter Kramer remembered

Peter Kramer, a licensed clinical social worker by profession, died in December while battling cancer. On April 18, some 200 friends and family members attended a memorial service at Schley Grange north of Hillsborough, and an outdoor concert at his beloved Down Yonder Farm in northern Orange County.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Poverty Awareness Day in Chatham

Circles Chatham presents a Poverty Awareness Day that includes two free workshops and lunch from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 28 at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, 71 West St., Pittsboro.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:20 PM

UNC seeks donors to back need-based aid

Securing donations to underwrite need-based scholarships is “probably at the top of our priorities” for campus fundraisers, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt told faculty members on Friday.