The Chapel Hill Herald: Local

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Buzz: Grilled-cheese restaurant comes to Carrboro

Fast-casual chain Tom+Chee will open at 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro by early next year.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Hillsborough shows off its trails

Hillsborough welcomed 75 town leaders and tourism officials Thursday from across the state to view its new trail and participate in a two-day conference about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Northside Elementary gains LEED Platinum status

Last school year was an exciting one for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as it opened its newest elementary school, Northside Elementary. This year, the good news continues as Northside celebrates becoming the first elementary school in North Carolina to be recognized for its sustainability.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

Wentz: How much do you want for the broken candlesticks?

I’ve finally sold the house, and in a desperate attempt to be able to pack up this entire house in only three or four boxes, I decided to have a yard/garage sale ( I use the two terms interchangeably because, please, you take the stuff out of your GARAGE and put it in your YARD -- what’s the dif?!)


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

A new local’s love of Orange County

Bonnie Hauser, who arrived here in 2002 after a life of living in the corporate world of Manhattan, Chicago and then Evanston, came to Orange County because she wanted to try rural life.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

Police statewide gear up for pedestrian, cyclist safety

This month, police departments across the state will be even more vigilant to help pedestrians and cyclists travel streets safely.

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

A broken leg, a portrait, and another birthday

Our high hopes for a celebration next April came crashing down.
These hopes centered on the prospect of celebrating the 100th birthday of Barbara Stiles and Bernice Wade in April 2015.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

Giving teachers a boost at the Teacher Supply Store

Why would 300-plus public school teachers storm the Chapel Hill American Legion Hall last week?

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Chapel Hill, Hillsborough have option to go solar

Residents of Chapel Hill and Hillsborough now have a new option to help their environment and their finances in one fell swoop: going solar.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

CHCCS turning food into fertilizer

Elementary and middle school students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have a new routine to learn this year when it comes to cleaning up the cafeteria.
Monday, the first day of school, kicked off a composting program in 15 schools.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Carrboro Fire Department adds to its fleet

On Wednesday evening, the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department will welcome a new member to the family.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Mediterranean comes to market in Chapel Hill

Jamil Kadoura started with a dream in 1992, opening a small restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill.

“I used to fry the falafel outside the door and bring it in at lunchtime,” he said, explaining that he didn’t have the space to do it inside the restaurant.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Orange County not perfect, but optimistic

Some statistics are still bleak for Orange County on Tuesday morning, but overall many things are looking up for the area, according to the seventh annual State of the Community Report.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

A career spent educating

Occasionally, demographics combine and goals align and the magic of education overcomes a loud, unmistakable voice.
Such is the case for Stephen Halkiotis, Orange County Board of Education member, former Orange County Commissioner, former principal at Orange High School, former principal at C.W. Stanford Junior High (before it was a middle school), and lifelong, never-to-really-retire, (even though he is technically retired) mentor and educator.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Chapel Hill Buzz: Construction plans outlined for 123 W. Franklin

Construction on a mixed-use project in downtown Chapel Hill is set to begin in early 2015.