By Michelle Lewis
  • 4-H…Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders

    July 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

    When you think of 4-H, the first image that pops into your mind is probably a cow, right?  Same thing happened to me until I got to know 4-H better.  Now when I think of 4-H, the image that pops into my mind is the U.S.  Capitol building, where our nation’s biggest challenges and issues […]

  • "You Gotta Go" To PlayMakers This Week

    July 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    You definitely need to go to PlayMakers this week, not only to see Tony award-winning “Urinetown: The Musical,” but also to see the Tony award-winning actors and actresses of the future.    “Urinetown” – winner of the Tony award for Best Musical — is an edgy, witty satire about a society in which 20 years […]

  • The Ackland – Education and Enjoyment for Us All!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

    The Ackland Art Museum, one of the incredible nonprofit organizations in our community, educates and enriches the lives of adults, students, and teachers. Not every college town is lucky enough to have a world-class university art museum, but since we all have one – with free admission – right in our own back yard, we […]

  • Transforming Lives… and Africa’s Future

    April 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    ABAN’s headquarters are here on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, but its mission is in Ghana, Africa.  Founded by UNC student Callie Brauel, and kick-started into high gear by a $15,000 Carolina Challenge Grant in 2010, ABAN is an example of the strong international social entrepreneurships being born right here in Chapel Hill.  ABAN is […]

  • Life…The Ultimate Gift

    April 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Jason Ray was full of life. This was evident as his amazing energy transformed a simple costume into a jumping, pumping, running Rameses that made Carolina crowds cheer, wave, and shout.  But Jason’s life was cut short when he died in a hit-and-run accident while at the NCAA Basketball Regionals in March 2007.  That did […]

  • When You Need A Helping Hand

    April 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

    When troubles arise – e.g., a kitchen flooded by a broken appliance hose, a broken leg that makes it impossible to get to the grocery store, etc. – most of us simply write a check, call the insurance company, or, depending on the circumstances, call on friends to help.  But some people do not have […]

  • Smith Math Whizzes Rock State

    April 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Can you imagine having your school day come to an end and then rushing off, happily, to Math Club so you can do even more math (and don’t forget that there is still your math homework to do)? Well, this may be difficult for many of us to imagine, but if you ask the 70 […]

  • State Jazz Band Honors

    March 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Mia Morrell and Avery Logan of Culbreth Middle School have been selected for the North Carolina Honors Jazz Band. Avery was selected as the band’s sole drummer, and Mia will play first chair alto saxophone. Mia also was selected for the NC Honors Jazz Band last year. The NC Honors Jazz Band will perform on […]

  • Red Hot Evening for a Cool Cause

    March 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting a “Fire + Ice Ball” – a “red hot evening for a cool cause” on April 14th at the Chapel Hill Country Club.  “Chill out with great food and drinks in the Ice Lounge,” bid on the “smoldering hot” auction items, and dance to “cool” music from […]

  • Smith Middle School Math Team Wins!

    March 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    On Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Athens Drive HS in Raleigh, the Smith Middle School MathCounts Team won their MathCounts Chapter Competition coming in 1st out of 28 teams.  MathCounts is the most prestigious national middle school math competition.  Smith has consistently fielded strong teams in the past (Top 10 in the State for six […]