The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Study links HPV, genomic changes in head, neck cancers

A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV — the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Prescription drug abuse film for teens to be shown

Healthy Carolinians of Orange County on will host special screenings of “Out of Reach,” a short documentary about medicine abuse created by a teen filmmaker. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill High School, and at 7 p.m. Thursday at C.W. Stanford Middle School in Hillsborough.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 09:18 PM

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Sunday, Jan. 25-Sat. Jan. 31

WHAT’S HAPPENING: An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County Sunday, Jan. 25 through Saturday, Jan. 31, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 08:21 PM

People's Pharmacy: Popular drugs linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Are anti-anxiety agents and sleeping pills making us stupid? That is a question that is giving some scientists nightmares.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:29 PM

Jason Hawkins: Getting fit is all about the individual

Beginning in February, the once empty garage space attached to the CarQuest building on Mayo Street (between the Ford dealership and the Social Services offices) will serve as the foundation for support towards fitness and health when Cross Fit Broad Reach, opens in Hillsborough.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

Vicki Wentz: Standing ... and standing ... and standing in line

Needed to go to the post office the other day to send something to my daughter which required a big padded envelope, around $400 in postage, and a postal clerk with the personality and patience of Attila the Hun ... only not as warm. And, naturally, I got in the “wrong” line. Because I was in Attila’s line, right behind the person who possibly caused him to lose whatever warmth he had maintained up to that point.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

D.G. Martin: Milton Julian’s surprising connections

When Milton Julian died the other day at 96 years, we lost another precious personal connection to the village of Chapel Hill as it was in the post-World War II era.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Sharlene Pilkey leaves legacy of activism

Sharlene Greenae Pilkey, who influenced decisions made in Orange County both as a citizen and as a member of several boards, died Jan. 14.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Carrboro A&I Center proposal scrutinized by public

About 40 people stepped up to the microphone Tuesday night to share their opinions on the proposed Carrboro Arts and Innovation Center with the Board of Aldermen and their neighbors.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Hillsborough advances to ‘Coolest Small Town’ semifinals

Hillsborough is a step closer to being named America’s Coolest Small Town.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

‘Ultimate haberdasher’ leaves behind clothing legacy

Polo jackets, tweed, loafers and Oxford shirts — the style made popular on college campuses throughout the country — brings one family’s name to the minds of many: Julian. Milton Julian, known as Chapel Hill’s “ultimate haberdasher” and the brother of Maurice Julian, passed away last Saturday at the age of 96.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

What's Happening: Orange County events Jan. 18-24

An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County from Jan. 18-Jan. 24, compiled by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:43 PM

Hillsborough streets to close for MLK march

Some downtown Hillsborough traffic will be rerouted Monday, Jan. 19, as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March takes place.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

The Buzz: What's on the menu?

Chapel Hill restaurants plan special menus.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

ArtsCenter project hinges on hotel, public funds

Through an estimated $29 million project, The ArtsCenter is planning to move from its current location and establish a new center with the help of public money. Called The Carrboro Arts and Innovation Center, the 55,000 square-foot building would contain space for performances, education, galleries, a rooftop garden and also the Kidzu children’s museum.