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Pulling Down the Purple Reign

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….



The War in Ukraine: How to Help

COMMUNITY By Michelle Cassell Images of a horrific war thousands of miles away in a once-peaceful country have dominated the media daily since the unprovoked Feb. 24 Russian invasion of…









TLR Marks Its Second Anniversary

It started with a sense of loss. Over the last dozen or so years, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community had experienced the disappearance of a number of local newspapers — The Chapel Hill News, The Chapel Hill Herald…





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…




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…




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.


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.