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February Short List Winners — The Best Place for a Romantic Dinner

The votes are in and it’s official, the winner of February’s Chapelboro.com Short List for “The Best Place for a Romantic Dinner” in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is Glasshalfull! Located in Downtown Carrboro, Glasshalfull is a fabulous restaurant, wine bar and wine shop that’s perfect for any romantic occasion or night out. The ‘Kitchen’ serves delicious contemporary American cooking and an intriguing selection of wines from around the world can be found in the wine bar and wine shop. Owner’s Mick Maloney and Jim Wald take their wine list seriously, and it rotates constantly to keep things fresh. You can choose from over 25 selections while dining and almost always have the choice to sample any bottle. And if you so desire, the wine shop is always open for perusing during dining hours. Most selections are picked from small, family-owned estates throughout the world — ensuring the highest quality every time. Like any classic Carrboro restaurant, Glasshalfull stresses local and healthy ingredients for their Mediterranean-inspired American dishes — pairings and experimentation with the delicious food and fine wines makes any romantic outing a night to remember. If you want a great, and maybe even romantic, night out then stop by Glasshalfull in Carrboro! But you don’t have to take my word for it, because YOU voted on it! Visit Glasshalfull Also on the Short List Carolina Crossroads Carolina Crossroads is...

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Kidzu Super Bowl Party

The Annual R&R Grill Super Bowl Party to benefit Kidzu Children’s Museum – Sunday, February 3rd. Unlimited buffet from 6-8PM featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, pizza, Chicken Tenders, Soda, Tea and More. A portion of ticket sales benefit Kidzu – Adults $15 – Kids $7. 137 East Franklin Street (the Old Bank of America Plaza). Lots of TV’s to watch the game – please come out to support Kidzu Children’s Museum! For more information, contact them at 919-933-1455 or at...

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Carrboro Coffee Roasters Partners with PTA

When the Chapel Hill-Carrboro PTA Thrift Shop was looking for ideas for community fundraising, Scott Conary of Carrboro Coffee Roasters did what he knows how to do best: make great coffee. The company behind Caffe Driade and Open Eye Cafe is partnering with the PTA Thrift Shop to raise money for the PTA Community Building Project, which will fund a building intended to be a “community-wide destination.”  The new PTA location will offer office space, larger retail and potential restaurant and entertainment are all added benefits, as well as some school-program administration and community outreach and meeting centers. While coffee and local schools might seem like strange bedfellows, a little background of Carrboro Coffee Roasters explains why it makes perfect sense: they’re a local company with an international conscious. “We’re pleased to be able to help the PTA Thrift Shop, who does so many good things for our community,” says Scott Conary, owner of CCR. “One of our missions is to connect our community with the farm communities we source our coffee from. In this case, you are literally helping both.”  Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ entire mantra revolves around community — whether it’s here or thousands of miles away — so it’s no surprise to see them working for Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools. They do all sorts of community work and events, including events teaching children about the science and appreciation...

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Dellinger Interviews Candidates for NC Democratic Party Chair

How Democratic candidates do in North Carolina’s 2014 and 2016 elections — when millions of voters will go to the polls — may depend a lot on a race about to be decided by less than one thousand Democratic party officials. On Saturday, February 2, six hundred or so members of the Democratic Party’s state executive committee will convene at the Durham Convention Center to elect the next state Party Chair. Two candidates are vying for the Democrats’ top spot: former state Senator Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville and Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller. WCHL program host Hampton Dellinger landed exclusive interviews with Mansfield and Voller (available below): The interviews can be heard...

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MLK Day Book Drive: 10,000 Books for Kids!

To honor the birthday and legacy of service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Book Harvest will be holding their annual community book drive (10,000 Books for Kids — 10KBK) on MLK Day and a community-wide celebration of diversity, literacy, and book ownership for all kids. The event will take place on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. Festivities will range from 1 to 4 p.m. with the program — which will feature music and talks by local authors Daniel Wallace, Sarah Dessen and Randall Kenan beginning around 2:15 p.m....

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DPAC's Jekyll & Hyde

The entrance into the Durham Performing Arts Center is a spectacle in itself. Ticket-takers in top hats, the tuxedos, the red carpet, the relentless smiling and help from all members of the staff — it’s hard not to feel like you’re already in the show just as you enter the lobby. There’s a reason why this place is so renowned. The vibe in the lobby screams high class but it still can’t escape the southern warmth and charm that permeates Durham. Resulting is an atmosphere that’s hard to find outside of Manhattan — elegant, refined but still comforting. With that said, any semblance of a delicate atmosphere is shattered with a vengeance the moment Jekyll & Hyde opens its curtain. Teal Wicks recently told WCHL, “It’s like a rock show.” And she wasn’t kidding. The opening is something out of a Black Sabbath concert, with an electric guitar riff that’s as heavy as it is dark. On top of the Ozzy Osbourne-inspired metal, Jekyll’s “journal” of his experiments is scrawled out on the stage throughout the show as shadows and whispers invoke a Jack-the-Ripper-like setting. Dr. Jekyll’s educated and quaint voice-over of his thoughts foreshadows the conflict before the audience: the quiet, dark mystery of the night protecting the anything but quiet evil within. While Stevenson’s novel from which the musical is based has been called predictable, the performances of the...

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Art's Angle: A So-So Season Going Nowhere

  Looks like it’s another Year of Living Dangerously. In other words, expending our energy rooting against Duke. We’ve had these seasons before (i.e., 2010), although rarely. When our own basketball team is so young or weak (literally) or mediocre that it is not a safe use of our emotions to pull FOR the Tar Heels as it is to root AGAINST Duke. After losing their second straight ACC game to open 0-2, the Tar Heels obviously are not going very far in the unlucky ides of March ’13. So why not channel our frustration and anger where it can be better utilized: trying to keep the Blue Devils from winning another national championship. Look at Thursday night’s home loss to Miami on paper, and I don’t mean the stats. The Hurricanes’ roster of 13 players has 10 seniors and juniors. And one of the seniors has been trolling South Beach for five years, another is on the six-year plan! So, as a shell-shocked Roy Williams said after the 68-59 defeat, a lively near-capacity crowd in Carolina blue at the Smith Center wasn’t going to make any waves with the well-seasoned ‘Canes. And their biggest and maybe best player, center Reggie Johnson, didn’t even suit up! Meanwhile, if there was no such thing as the NBA, John Henson would be a senior, Harrison Barnes and Kendall Marshall juniors. James...

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Teal Wicks Talks DPAC's Jekyll & Hyde

Teal Wicks — playing Emma Carew in the Durham Performing Art Center’s Broadway-bound Jekyll & Hyde — took a moment to speak with Ron Stutts of 97.9FM WCHL. Jekyll & Hyde runs from January 8th through the 13th at DPAC, tickets/info can be found here. So How did you get into entertainment? Why’d you decide to do it? Well, from an early age I really loved theater. I grew up in Sacramento, California and my parents were big supporters of theater and really any live performance. Eventually they started taking me to ballet and I just fell in love with the stage — I wanted to be a performer. I dabbled in it while growing up: dance class, local theater productions, high school plays — just started singing a lot really. My parents noticed I could carry a tune so they were like, “Hey, OK, let’s let her do this.” When did you ever consider doing it professionally? I went to college at UC Irvine and studied drama there. Through my time there I figured out what it was all about. We had a great program, and even when to New York for a few weeks to take Masters classes — and I totally fell in love with New York. Normally, we hear the same story from theater folks, that they were always performing in front of their family and...

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