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Community Treasures Nominations    

The Chapel Hill Historical Society is seeking nominations for its annual Community Treasures awards. These awards recognize long-time residents of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County whose kind hearts and good deeds have made our communities better places for all.



Chapel Hill Garden Tour

Don’t hesitate! Online Ticket Sales for the Chapel Hill Garden Tour, April 25 & 26, 2020, are NOW AVAILABLE at the link below!!


Food Insecurity in Orange County

Each year, the Orange County Board of Commissioners is asked to fund a number of important programs that address complex social issues throughout the county.



Local Organizations Bring Pickleball to Ghana

What is pickleball? It is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., with approximately 3.3 million people playing. And here in Chapel Hill we have a vibrant, enthusiastic community of about 800 pickleball players.


Singing in the Season

It was standing room only for the annual Community Carol Sing at the former Manns Chapel Methodist Church.


Local Teen Wins National Photography Honor

A young Chapel Hill artist has won national honors for her photography. Alex Rae Hogue, 16, has been named an honorable mention winner in the annual photography competition sponsored by the National YoungArts Foundation.


At the Inn, 12 Days of Joy

Now in its 22nd year, the 12 Days of Christmas celebration at the Carolina Inn has become a local holiday tradition.


Holiday Safety in Chapel Hill

The Chapel Hill Police Department is encouraging everyone to “Think Safety” around the holidays. Steps are being taken to assist members of the community to remain as safe as possible through the new year.



HOPE is Hopeful About Helping Adults with Disabilities

COMMUNITY By Michelle Cassell It started eight years ago with a Facebook connection between two mothers facing extraordinary challenges trying to raise their sons with developmental disabilities. It has given…


Coming Together, Years After High School

SCHOOLS By Jock Lauterer More than 50 years ago in Chapel Hill, there were two high schools — one for black students, one for white. Now there is one alumni…


A Local Swim Meet

SCHOOLS Parent volunteers work as lane timers at the June 27 swim meet between the CHCCR Sharks and the Hollow Rock Pirhanas. Parent volunteer Stacey Lange leads a group of…



The Whistling Man

COMMUNITY By Staff Reports Perhaps you’ve seen him on campus. Or more likely, heard him. His high piercing whistle mysteriously blending with the songs of the mockingbird, the song sparrow….


Chinese-Americans in Chapel Hill

COMMUNITY TLR Staff Report [This is the first in a series taking an in-depth look at a particular community living and working in southern Orange County.] Shared culture and traditions…