32,000 Take Over Franklin Street for Homegrown HalloweenNovember 1, 2014 at 3:33 am
More than 30,000 people crowded Franklin Street on Friday night for the traditional Halloween bash.
Orange Schools Chair Says Stanback Will Move Past Embattled Principal’s ResignationOctober 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm
The chair of the Orange County school board says he’s confident that the next principal at A.L. Stanback Middle School will move past the long controversy over the resigning principal’s two-year resistance toward a Gay-Straight Alliance club at Stanback.
Mayor: Hillsborough’s 2014 Scorecard Results Show the Concept is WorkingOctober 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm
he Town of Hillsborough is keeping score, literally, of its progress in meeting goals. The mayor told WCHL recently that the scorecard concept is a winner, and citizen satisfaction is the proof.
Bench Trial Amendment Gets Thumbs Down from DA and Civil Rights AttorneyOctober 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm
The Orange-Chatham district attorney and a local civil rights lawyer are both speaking out against a proposed amendment to automatically allow criminal defendants the right to waive jury trial.
Phillips Middle Students, Staff Take a Stand Against BullyingOctober 27, 2014 at 3:47 am
Students, teachers, counselors and administrators at Phillips Middle School all made an extra effort last week to make sure that everyone does their part to prevent bullying.
Folt Promises Changes, Disclipinary Actions Following Report on UNCOctober 23, 2014 at 1:43 am
A report released Wednesday by a former federal prosecutor hired by UNC to investigate a long period of academic impropriety could lead to disciplinary action against as many as nine employees, according to the chancellor. In some cases, that will include termination. “I am deeply disappointed in the duration and the extent of the wrongdoing,” […]
Funding for UUMC Steeple Repair Project More Than Halfway to GoalOctober 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm
The University United Methodist Church in downtown Chapel Hill is more than halfway toward a $250,000 goal for repairing and upgrading its landmark steeple, which stands more than 200 feet high.
Chapel Hill PD Releases SWAT ReportOctober 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm
In response to public interest in police tactics, following recent events in Ferguson, MO, the Chapel Hill Police Department has released a list of SWAT operations dating back to 2002.
McCrory Softens Tone on Higher Education, But Sticks to MessageOctober 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm
North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory may have softened his tone about the purpose of higher education in the state since he set off a firestorm by mocking gender studies last year, but his message remains the same: UNC and other universities need to “hone in” on the “changing market environment.”
Orange, Carrboro Leaders Discuss Process of Changes in Rural BufferOctober 17, 2014 at 2:58 am
Possible changes in the Rural Buffer sparked some lively conversation between Orange County Commissioners and Carrboro Alderpersons on Thursday night.