Wade Hargrove, chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, has been named the chair of the search committee to recommend a successor to Chancellor Holden Thorp, who will step down on June 30, 2013.
Input sought on smoking rule
The Orange County Board of Health is seeking input from those who live and work in Orange County about the proposed smoke-free rule.
Public forum on bus ad policy
The Chapel Hill Town Council will hold a public forum to receive comment on Chapel Hill Transitâ€™s bus advertising policy.
Sidewalk construction on Culbreth Road
Sidewalk construction has begun on the south side of Culbreth Road between Cobble Ridge Drive and Rossburn Way.
House Calls, September 27, 2012
This week we respond to questions about exercise-induced asthma and organic foods.
Roberson’s Sawmill, 1930s?
This weekâ€™s photograph captures an early Carrboro sawmill tableau of stern-faced working men and a barefoot boy posing stiffly in front of stacks of neatly sawn lumber.
BIG CITY: Obey Creek: a slippery slope
I watched with great interest the presentation by East West Partners on the latest concept plan for Obey Creek.
The social justice of public transit
The Orange County Board of Commissioners recently placed a referendum on the November ballot for a half-cent sales tax to support public transit.
â€˜Lucky duckiesâ€™? Not hardly
Romneyâ€™s remarks about the â€œentitledâ€ 47 percent were made at a fundraiser where the entry fee, at $50,000 a plate, was very nearly equal to the median household income in this country.
An organized offensive effort
North Carolinaâ€™s new high-octane, fast-moving offense may be unsettling to some fans, but it is producing results.
FLORA: What are lichens
Lichens are pioneer plants, colonizers on boulders and other bare surfaces, slowly developing layers of soil particles for the establishment of larger plant communities.
Downtown walking discussion
Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership will continue its series of Dream Up Downtown walks on Oct. 4.
Spay and Neuter Day
The Orange County Animal Services Department, in collaboration with Pet Overpopulation Patrol of North Carolina, will hold a â€œSpay Neuter Dayâ€ on Wednesday.
County awards arts grants
The Orange County Board of Commissioners awarded $30,482 in arts grants to 10 nonprofit organizations and six schools last week.
WISE grants expanded
Chapel Hill homeowners are eligible for a limited time to receive up to $2,350 from Chapel Hill Worthwhile Investments Save Energy (WISE) toward qualified home energy upgrades.Â