The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

May. 17, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

The secret of pie

If Brooke Erceg Creery had become as successful in producing films as she is with sassing up a lemon meringue pie, with her own delicate meringue, then her display would be adorned with awards and not fresh baked-goods.
Erceg Creery is from Iowa. She studied organizational communication and psychology at the University of Northern Iowa, before locating to North Carolina in 2006. Here, she exercised her customer-oriented personality and, together with her husband, Ryan, eventually purchased the Cup-A-Joe coffee shop on King Street in Hillsborough. The shop is celebrating five years in business.


May. 17, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Orange County gets Lifeline Bronze EMS Award

Orange County Emergency Services received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for its treatment of severe heart attack patients.
OCES was recognized for its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer from a severe heart attack known as STEMI or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.


May. 17, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Exchange Club names Officer of the Year

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.”


May. 17, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Calvin St. greenway construction to begin

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.


May. 15, 2014 @ 01:03 PM

Part of Ephesus-Fordham rezoned

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.


May. 10, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Two teachers named Kenan Fellows

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.


May. 10, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Cane Creek Baptist to celebrate 225th

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.


May. 10, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

Orange youth wins Governor’s Medallion Award

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.


May. 10, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Glen Lennox redevelopment to address affordable housing

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.


May. 10, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Shirley Temple and John Kasson cheer up Chapel Hill

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.”


May. 10, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Runoff for sheriff coming

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.”


May. 08, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

P.E.O. Chapter L celebrates 50 years of helping women pursue education

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.


May. 08, 2014 @ 12:41 PM

Chapel Hill-Carrboro has lowest dropout rate in state

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.


May. 08, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Restaurante Ixtapa brings family's traditional dishes to new home

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.


May. 03, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Three compete for register of deeds seat

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.