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Chelsea Theater Virtual Screenings

ANNOUNCEMENTS As you know, the Chelsea Theater may be closed for now… Down but not out! Because our Virtual Screenings are NOW OPEN! THIS WEEK: THREE NEW FILMS “OPENING” AVAILABLE FOR SCREENING During…

Orange County Issues Stay-at-Home Order

Orange County issued a stay-at-home directive to all residents Thursday morning in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The order will take effect Friday at 6 p.m. and will remain in effect until April 30 at 5 p.m.

In Their Own Words

I hope this finds you in good health, safe and secure in your own homes. We’re all entering an uncharted territory, struggling to maintain a sense of community while at the same time – and most importantly – keeping ourselves and others healthy.

Orange County Identifies First Cases of COVID-19

Orange County, North Carolina persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The tests, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, are positive. The people are doing well and are in isolation at home.

Lumina Theater Special Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENTS Dear The Lumina Family, Thank you for the support you’ve shown The Lumina historically and as it has transitioned to new ownership. The Lumina team cares deeply about our…

Report Finds Two Systems of Justice

There are, in practice, two systems of justice in Orange County — one for the poor and one for those who are not poor, according to a new report.

It’s Good for the Planet, Too

It is no surprise that groups like the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been warning us that the biggest single impact we can make on the climate is to adopt a plant-based diet.

Remembering Joyce Brown

Former Chapel Hill Town Council member Joyce Brown passed away in her Chapel Hill home on Nov. 18, 2019 at the age of 87.

Summit to Examine Potential Wildlife Corridors

The North Carolina Botanical Garden will host the 2019 Environmental Summit on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as the first step toward identifying wildlife corridors in the Eno River and New Hope Creek watersheds. 

Arbor Week in Rogers Road

In June 2019, the Town of Chapel Hill initiated a voluntary Tree Committee to help “engage the entire Chapel Hill community in enhancing and protecting the town’s tree canopy and urban treescape.”

Social Media Threat at Carrboro High School

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) assisted officers from the Carrboro Police Department (CPD) today after a threat of school violence toward Carrboro High School surfaced on social media this morning.

Please Join Me for My Swearing In!

ANNOUNCEMENTS Greetings, friends and fellow Carrboro residents! In less than two weeks, we will make a little history together. I will be the first person _ever_ to be sworn into office…

Featured Pet: Blair

Blair is approximately 2 years old. She loves petting and long conversations that end in treats. Just the sound of your voice makes this sweet girl happy.

Animal Services Updates Public on Seized Dogs

ANNOUNCEMENTS Unedited Press Release from Orange County Animal Services Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is reporting the status of 57 dogs seized in Chapel Hill, NC, on October 11, 2019….

Jack Whitebread: Lessons from an Anti-Hero

OBITUARIES A Remembrance By Ann Humphreys We all know that Carrboro is an unusual place. For most of us, this unusualness figures heavily into why we have chosen to live…