By Anne Brenner
  • Local Residents Question Fracking Monitoring-Standards

    May 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – State residents will have to wait to find out whether the state’s first rule surrounding hydraulic fracturing will be approved—and in the meantime, some local residents are afraid oil industries might have too much influence over any rules that are allowed to exist. “Here again, if, in the end, there’s no broader […]

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    Social Media Uses In Local Gov’t Vary

    May 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    As technology becomes increasingly important, some local government offices are turning to social media to communicate, but some aren’t.

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    Hagan Sees Uptick In Popularity After Vote For Background Checks In Gun Sales

    May 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

    CHAPEL HILL-Senator Kay Hagan’s recent vote in support of background checks for gun sales might help her as she seeks re-election. Public Policy Polling Tom Jensen says according to the company’s newest round of surveys, 52 percent of North Carolinians are more likely to vote for Hagan now that she voted in favor of those […]

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    New Assistant Principal, Top Honors For Businessman

    May 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Tiffany Cheshire is the new assistant principal of McDougle Elementary School. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System made it official this week. Cheshire served as a principal intern at Seawell Elementary before heading to the Alamance-Burlington School System as an assistant principal. She also spent four years in the Orange County Public School System as […]

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    ECHHS Earns High Honors In National Ethics Bowl

    April 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-A local high school has earned semi-final honors in a UNC-hosted competition designed to encourage discussion among young people about various ethical issues. This year marked the first-ever National High School Ethics Bowl, which was held in Chapel Hill April 19-20, and East Chapel Hill High School finished among the top four finalists. UNC […]

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    NCYTE Returns Home For Finale Dance Concert

    April 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-Over the course of its dance seasons, the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble has traveled all over the world for performances,—and this weekend, they’ll wrap up their year a little closer to home with a finale dance concert spectacular. Ensemble artistic Director Gene Medler says the performance, which is called “Rhythm Evolved,” covers a […]

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    BOCC Passes Resolution Denouncing Death Penalty

    April 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    ORANGE COUNTY-Orange County recently became the first county in the state to formally take a stand against using the death penalty. During last Tuesday night’s meeting, the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to pass a resolution calling for the repeal of capital punishment. Allen Archibald of Hillsborough first asked the board to pass […]

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    UNC Baseball Slams N.C. State 7-1

    April 27, 2013 at 8:58 am

    RALEIGH- UNC baseball didn’t have much trouble taking down N.C. State 7-1 last night in the first of a three-game series against the Wolfpack in Raleigh. Junior Tar Heel pitcher Kent Emanuel pitched through the eighth inning and tied a career high nine strikeouts. Colin Moran and Brian Holberton both tallied home runs for UNC. […]

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    Local Residents Clash Over Budgeting Priorities For 2013

    April 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- As budget season kicks into high gear, local and state officials are working to determine what services make up the local area’s top priorities—but the local community is sharply divided on which of those entities should come first. “There’s a level of service we want to maintain, be it libraries, recycling pick-up, or […]

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    After A Decade, CH Opens New Public Library

    April 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-Hundreds of local residents gathered Saturday afternoon at the site of the Chapel Hill Public Library off Estes Drive to celebrate the opening of its newly renovated facility—and it’s a project that’s been about a decade in the making. “Dreams of more than a generation of Chapel Hillians are the mortar holding these bricks […]