HILLSBOROUGH- The Orange County Public Library received nearly 100 toys and more than 1,000 pounds of food as part of this year’s “Food and Toys for Fines” Drive.

Throughout the holidays patrons were invited to donate food or toys in exchange for reduced library fines.

This year more than 200 people participated in the program. The library forgave about $1,800 in late fees.

The food and toys were distributed by Orange Congregations in Mission and Toys-for-Tots in conjunction with the Orange County Department of Social Services.


Starting Sunday you can see the work of Murry Handler on display at the Horace Williams House.

The exhibit, titled Big, Bold, Black and White, features abstract paintings characterized by dramatic sweeping brushstrokes in ink and acrylic.

An opening reception takes place Sunday from 2 pm- 4. The exhibit will be on display through January 26 at the Horace Williams House at 610 East Rosemary Street.


Chapel Hill Transit will run express shuttles to the Dean Smith Center on Wednesday for the UNC Men’s Basketball game against Miami.

The Tar Heel Express runs from 7:30 p.m. until about 45 minutes after the game ends. Pick up is available at the Friday Center, Southern Village, the Carolina Coffee Shop, Jones Ferry Road and University Mall. The cost is $5 for a round trip, $3 for one way. To find out more, click here.