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    News Around Town: Awards

    January 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    CHAPEL HILL/CARRBORO – TheChapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation is seeking nominations for a pair of Teaching Chair Awards. The teachers who ultimately receive these awards have a difficult test to pass. Each require an A-plus in being able to “ignite enthusiasm for learning…create an exceptional learning environment for all students… (and serve as) a role model” […]

  • One Of OHS Car Accident Victims Laid To Rest

    January 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    HILLSBOROUGH- Hundreds of teens and adults gathered Wednesday afternoon at New Horizon Church to pay their final respects to one of the two Orange High School students who died in Saturday’s car accident.During the memorial service for William Daniel Chase Underhill, known to most of his friends as “Chase,” the majority of the younger attendees […]

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    New Taxi Regs Take Effect In CH

    January 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The beginning of the new year also marks the beginning of new laws going into effect; in Chapel Hill this year, that means a set of new regulations designed to make it easier to ride taxis within town limits. The Town Council enacted the new regulations last year after a push from […]

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    “Sexual Exploitation” Charge For Ex-UNC Employee

    January 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    ORANGE COUNTY – A former UNC employee who landed in hot water last year after officials found an illegal gun in his office has now received additional charges stemming from a child pornography investigation. Charles Hitlin of Pittsboro has been charged with two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Prosecutors say he used […]

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    Perdue Pardons Wilmington 10; Local Leaders Applaud

    January 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    RALEIGH – Officials on the state and local level are cheering as Governor Beverly Perdue granted a pardon to the Wilmington 10 as one of her last acts in office. The “Wilmington 10” were wrongly convicted in 1972 of firebombing a white-owned Wilmington grocery store in February 1971. The firebombing came amidst long racial conflict […]

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    OC Smoking Ban Takes Effect

    January 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    ORANGE COUNTY – The beginning of the new year always brings the implementation of new laws and regulations. Locally, January 1 marks the start of Orange County’s ban on smoking in public places. Beginning this month, smoking is not allowed on public property in Orange County—including parks and sidewalks as well as government buildings. Smoking […]

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