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CHHS Grad Builds Playground For Haitian Orphanage
Allie Parker has just returned from Haiti, where she and a team of 24 volunteers helped build a playground for orphaned children.
North Carolina Ranks Low For Child Welfare
Laila Bell, director of research and data at NC Child, says North Carolina’s modest economic recovery is doing little to help those who need the mos...
Harrison: Light Rail Likely to Move Forward Amid DOT Change-Up
A former mayor of Durham has been named acting secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Tony Tata resigned Tuesday from his posit...
Reports of Smoke Spur Concerns Over Fate of Hillsborough’s Colonial Inn
Hillsborough town leaders hope to speed up the process of restoring the Colonial Inn following frustrating encounters with the current owner.
Carrboro Police Make 2 Arrests in Break-In
Carrboro Police have made two arrests in connection with an armed robbery. Carrboro Police Captain Chris Atack says officers were called to the scene ...
Suspect in Triple-Fatal Crash Released on $1 Million Bond
Chandler Michael Kania been released from the Orange County jail after posting bond, according to his attorney. The 20-year-old Kania was being held u...
Legislature Passes New Gun Bill
The General Assembly passed a new firearms bill Monday night. Legislators say House Bill 562 has come a long way since the House’s earlier controver...
Bond Stays at $1 Million in Triple Fatal Crash
A judge denied the request that the bond be lowered in the triple-fatal wrong-way crash on I-85 last Sunday, July 19. Roger Smith Jr. and Wade Smith a...
OC Health Officials Challenge Durham Officials to Walk-Off
If you’re wearing a fancy pedometer like a Fitbit or a Jawbone, you may be swept up in a little competition for steps with your friends and co-worke...
Launch Chapel Hill Accepts Seven New Business Startups
Launch Chapel Hill has welcomed seven new companies in hopes of building the local business community.
Congressman David Price Calls Iran Deal ‘Very Solid’
Officials from countries around the world, including the United States, have agreed to a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. US Congressman ...
Gov. Martin Claims He Misspoke on UNC Scandal
Former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin now says he misspoke about the UNC scandal when he told trustees: “This was not an athletic scandal. It wa...
UNC: Alert Carolina Failure is ‘Unacceptable’
UNC officials have completed a review of the Alert Carolina system after a failure in alerting the campus of two armed robberies last week. Carolina C...
“A Drop In The Bucket”: Paperhand Puppet Returns In August
Paperhand Puppet Intervention is getting ready for its 16th annual show.
UNC Hospitals Ranks Nationally: USNWR
UNC Hospitals ranked third overall in the state, according to US News and World Report.
Teen Drowns at Eno River State Park Quarry
A seventeen-year-old has drowned at a popular swimming spot at Eno River State Park. Thursday afternoon, Lamont Burt was swimming with family and frie...
Thousands Ask Governor to End Confederate Flag License Plates
Thirteen thousand people have signed a petition asking Governor Pat McCrory to order the DMV to stop producing Confederate flag license plates. Membe...
Chapel Hill, Durham Police Team Up to Solve Recent Armed Robbery Cases
Police departments in Chapel Hill and Durham are working together to solve five possibly related armed robbery cases.
DA Prepares To Prosecute Plethora of Orange County Drug Cases
In the wake of Orange County’s largest undercover narcotics investigation, the District Attorney’s office is preparing to prosecute dozens of drug...
UNC Police Release More Detailed Description of Robbery Suspects
***UPDATE: Chapel Hill Police working with UNC and Duke Police after an attempted robbery and armed robbery on E Franklin Street in Chapel Hill on Thu...