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Watching Our Wasteline

After 34 years and three months it’s finally time to hang up my recycling hat. When the Town of Chapel Hill first hired me in May 1987 to initiate public recycling programs…

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Drama Students Get Creative in COVID Era

When COVID forced high school drama students to move to a digital stage, East Chapel Hill High School theater manager Hope Love kicked the creativity up a level. She and her students…


Where Do We Go When We Die?

Finding a traditional burial plot in Chapel Hill can be quite the challenge, while finding one a few miles west, in Carrboro, is significantly easier. However, each town offers alternatives to traditional burial plots that give residents more options to choose a place for their remains.


OWASA Honors Longtime Crew Leader

The OWASA Board of Directors recently honored longtime OWASA Team member Sherman Betts for his years of service to OWASA and the Carrboro-Chapel Hill-Orange County community ahead of his retirement at the end of May.


Watching Our Wasteline

Orange County Solid Waste Management partnered with Climate Reality Orange County and the farmers markets of Eno River and Chapel Hill to open two new food waste collection sites…


A.D. Clark Pool to Open Saturday, May 29

The A.D. Clark outdoor swimming pool, located at the Hargraves Community Center at 216 North Roberson St. in Chapel Hill, is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 29, and operate through Labor Day weekend.


Fire Strikes Apartment Building

A three-story apartment building in the 600 block of Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro caught fire on Monday, May 24, at 6:10 a.m. Members of the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department responded to the fire. 


Child-Care Centers Struggled in Pandemic

Why does it matter if child-care centers stay open? Perhaps a better question would be: Why does it matter if they don’t? Staffed by essential workers, child-care centers…


Community Mourns WWII Vet

When visitors would ring the doorbell at Everett “Bud” Hampton’s split level in Briarcliff where he’d lived for nearly half a century, they’d hear the strains of “From the Halls of Montezuma,” the Marine’s hymn.




Aura Traffic Model: Expedience Over Accuracy

Our town traffic engineer chose the proposed Aura development as the first scenario to analyze using Chapel Hill’s new townwide traffic model, concentrating on the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Estes Drive. The model included traffic improvements to this intersection…


Planning Commission Votes 8-1 for Aura

At its May 4, 2021, meeting, the Chapel Hill Planning Commission voted 8-1 to recommend approval of the Aura proposal. Over 60 members of the public attended the meeting…


Stroman Named Local NAACP Woman of the Year

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP has named activist and UNC professor Deborah Stroman the branch’s 2021 Woman of the Year. Stroman will now vie for Woman of the Year at the N.C. NAACP state level…




Choice of Hubert Davis Inspires

Growing up as a kid in the nineties, Allen Buansi remembers watching Hubert Davis, then a member of the New York Knicks, on TV…




Chapel Hill Boys & Girls Clubs Seek Support

I think everyone has heard of the Boys & Girls Clubs, especially if you watch sports programs and see their advertisements. But many people don’t know that we now have two Boys & Girls Clubs in Chapel Hill…



Help Lead OWASA as a Board Member

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority is accepting applications for membership on its board. The deadline to apply for the Chapel Hill seats is April 26.



BIPOC Electeds Stand in Solidarity

The BIPOC elected officials of Orange County are deeply saddened by the growing harassment and hatred of our Asian sisters and brothers.




Offering Respite for Women with Cancer

When Katerina Gmitter moved to Chapel Hill 10 years ago, she felt there was one thing missing from her new community — support for women like herself. Gmitter had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32.


Stepping Up for a Hit-and-Run Victim

Chan Mee Yae, a 15-year-old ninth-grader at East Chapel Hill High School, was riding his bike home last Dec. 17 when, according to Chapel Hill Police, a blue 2006-2011 model Chevrolet struck him around 7:29 p.m. near Homestead Road and Aquatic Drive.


A Look at Local Civil Rights History

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center is making available a free virtual curriculum to teach local students about the civil rights history of the community’s historically Black neighborhoods.


A New Year Brings New Hopes

It’s a new year, there’s a new president and new vaccines are becoming available. What are some community members now hoping for?



IFC Opens its Commons

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Services’ new facility, IFC Commons, is officially open.