Community

Odyssey Stage Revives NC 10by10 Festival

At a time when every day feels like a battle, community theatre may not be at the top of your list of mood-boosters; but Odyssey Stage’s lineup for this year’s NC 10by10 Festival is a must-see…




Gary Peterson, MD 1945 – 2021

After a prolonged illness, Dr. Gary Peterson lost the battle with idiopathic pulmonary disease Sept. 9, 2021 at his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina….


Maria Contou Christopher 1933 – 2021

Maria Contou Christopher passed away Sunday, September 5 in Chapel Hill, NC. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland on March 12, 1933 to Katherine and Alcibiades Contou….



WANTED: School Bus Drivers

CHAPEL HILL – Bus drivers are in short supply in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School district. An issue that’s been brewing under the surface for years has reached a fever pitch during the past few months…


Wisteria Dis-Lodge

Invasive wisteria is a “severe threat,” according to the North Carolina Native Plant Society. It grows fast and has no natural controls. As a result, wisteria is not just taking over wooded areas, it is actively killing trees….



Remembering Martha “Marty” Mandell

Martha “Marty” Mandell was one of the guardians of Carrboro’s sense of place and its commitment to environmental activism and social justice. With her indomitable spirit, she helped to shape the town that she called home for many decades…




UNC Getting Out of Housing Business

A back-to-school story problem: UNC has 3,744 beds in dorms designated for first-year students. All first-years are required to live on campus.


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…





Hiring Now!

Many local businesses are actively recruiting for open positions in a variety of careers and are holding the following job fairs…



Turkish Cultural Center a Model of Sustainability

After over a year of social distancing, a new, sustainable development offers residents of Orange County a chance for cultural connection. Construction is now complete on the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center…


Timeline Unveiled to Honor Juneteenth

Say Their Names, a public art project, is an artistic expression of history we must remember and never forget. It is a 4-foot-tall, 22-foot-wide timeline depicting a legacy of struggle for respect, humanity and justice.


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.