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The ArtsCenter names new director

Art MeniusThe ArtsCenter has chosen Art Menius as its new executive director, board of directors chair Betsy James announced on Monday.
April 5, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Chatham confronts foster care needs

Shirille LeeShawna Williamson, now 19, still gets that antsy feeling about change.
March 29, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Primary filing deadline passes

With the filing deadline having passed at noon yesterday, four candidates will be vying for three seats on the Orange County Schools Board of Education.
March 1, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Dorosin, Rich enter commissioner race

Three more candidates filed this week to run for four seats on the Orange County Board of Commissioners in the May 8 primaries.
February 23, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Filings pick up for May 8 primary

Orange County Commissioner Valerie Foushee has announced she will run as a Democratic candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives District 50 seat in the May 8 primary.
February 16, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

A mental health model that works

To be diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness is, quite often, to be labeled an “other.”
February 16, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Assessing the needs of the homeless

It’s 4:30 a.m., and a pack of eight visitors, led by Brady, a UNC graduate and soon-to-be medical student, and Emily Clark, a social worker, has arrived at a campsite unannounced.
February 2, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

A ‘person-centered’ approach to recovery

David Binanny is founder of Music Over Mind and a professional musician.  Photo by Alicia StemperThe UNC Outreach and Support Intervention Services program is the only one of its kind in the Southeast and among only a few such programs in the country.
December 15, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Awakening to what life’s about

David Binanay is a client of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health’s Outreach and Support Intervention Services program.  Photo by Alicia Stemper“My heart and brain are in concert,” David Binanay says. But there was a time, not so long ago, when Binanay felt as if cleaved to his core. Such is the nature of his illness.
December 1, 2011 | Posted in: News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Questions linger after occupation

Amanda Ashley, a member of the Occupy Chapel Hill movement, gives a visitor to the Occupy camp information about the movement on Tuesday. 	Photo by Duncan HogeIn the aftermath of an incident in which a group of some 70 people occupied the former Yates Motor Co building at 419 W. Franklin St., questions have been raised about these individuals’ connection with the Occupy Wall Street movement, and a broader dialogue has ensued about the aims of those in this community who identify with the movement.
November 17, 2011 | Posted in: News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

A radical departure

A ceremony was held at McCorkle Place on Wednesday honoring those who helped overturn the Speaker Ban Law. Among those in attendence were Chancelor Holden Thorp and former UNC system President William Friday.   Photo by Jock LautererCheck out the 1966 Yackety Yack and see if you can identify the progressives.
October 13, 2011 | Posted in: News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Sanitation 2 file complaint against town

Kerry Bigelow and Clyde Clark, the Town of Chapel Hill Public Works employees fired last October for alleged insubordination and dereliction of duties, have filed a civil summons with Orange County Superior Court against the town and Town Manager Roger Stancil.
October 13, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

A hostess thing

Tricia Mesigian, behind the bar at Orange County Social Club, Carrboro’s favorite hostess.  Photo by Alicia StemperAt OCSC, of a Friday, on this you can rely: Jamie in the early evening, Lee on the late shift and $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon till the quittin’-time whistle blows.
October 6, 2011 | Posted in: Features, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Greenbridge foreclosure again postponed

A foreclosure date for the Greenbridge development has again been moved.
September 22, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Budget cuts take further toll on mental health system

These are especially trying days for North Carolinians living with mental illness – particularly those without the means to pay for much-needed services – and for those who provide these services.
September 15, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »