By Wilson Borntrager
  • The most likely type of mosquito in North Carolina to carry 'chikungunya,' the Asian Tiger Mosquito

    ‘Chikungunya’ Mosquito Virus Safety

    July 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    As the first domestically-acquired cases of chikungunya were confirmed in Florida less than a week ago, the Orange County Health Department requesting that residents take precautions to stay safe against mosquito-borne illnesses including the West Nile virus and the newly encountered “chikungunya” virus.

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    CH Teen Inventor Voted Finalist in Video Contest

    July 20, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Chapel Hill resident and young inventor, Chase Lewis, has been announced as a finalist in the national “Inspire a Future Scientist” video contest.

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    Team Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro for UNC Global Health

    July 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Fifteen individuals set out last month to begin their journey to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro after setting a goal of $250 thousand, with a vast portion of the money received going straight back to the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease.

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    Carolina Professor Creates A ‘Heart Healthy’ Lenoir County

    July 19, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Alice Ammerman is a professor of nutrition in public health and director of Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She explains that Lenoir County is part of what is known as the “stroke belt.”

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    Carrboro Police Open P2C Website

    July 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Captain with the Carrboro Police Department, Chris Atack, describes what the P2C website is and how it can be accessed by citizens.

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    Board of Education Chair ‘Distressed’ by Expedition School

    July 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    With the opening of the new charter school, The Expedition School, in Hillsborough, one particular member of the Board of Education is voicing his concern.

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    The Expedition School Opens Its Doors

    July 18, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    A new charter school, known as The Expedition School, is opening its doors in Hillsborough this Saturday, July 19th.

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    OC Sherriff’s Office Arrests Four in Drug Trafficking Investigation

    July 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    On Thursday, July 11th, 2014, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division concluded a multiyear investigation, which centered on individuals involved in major drug trafficking offenses.

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    Weaver Street Market Removes Eden Foods

    July 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Weaver Street Market has decided to remove any and all Eden Foods products from their shelves in the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling that allows employers to exempt certain types of birth control from workers’ insurance plans.

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    Summer So Far in Orange County

    July 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    As we approach the end of July, vacationing in Orange County this summer is on the rise when compared to last year.

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