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A Japanese delegation – including the prime minister – visited the United States this week to speak with President Joe Biden, host a summit with Philippine leaders, and tour spots in North Carolina. While Prime Minister Fumio Kishida went to the Toyota and Honda Aircraft factories across the state with Governor Roy Cooper Friday morning, his spouse stopped by Chapel Hill High School.
Local water agencies in Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties shared their support and excitement around new rules against “forever chemicals” in drinking water on Wednesday, after the Environmental Protection Agency announced its first national and legally enforceable limits.
CHHS will celebrate the award on Thursday with a presentation of a $10,000 check at a ceremony featuring more than 100 students, teachers and administrators.
Editor’s Note: The original version of this story said Flying Pierogi’s soft opening was April 15. That is incorrect. The restaurant’s soft opening is this week, with the official opening date set for April 15.
Residents in Pittsboro may have noticed some increased construction activity in parks lately. That activity may even be increasing in the coming months. Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp spoke to Chapelboro about the town’s recent investment in parks.
Erin Matson, the head coach of the reigning national champion UNC field hockey team and a four-time national champion as a player, has been denied the opportunity to try out for the U.S. Olympic team at its trials in Charlotte on Monday.
Chapelboro is beginning a new series summarizing some of the latest stories, announcements, and updates from businesses in the community every three months. From local openings to closings to everything in-between, we’re sharing a snapshot of what’s happened in the most recent quarter of the calendar year.
Another UNC men’s basketball season is in the books!
Braxton Foushee is such a figure within the Carrboro community, there’s no one way to describe him that fully captures his leadership and impact.

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Stroman On Sports: The Current State of Women’s Basketball

University of North Carolina and University of Virginia  staff member Deborah Stroman spoke with 97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro.com News Director Brighton McConnell on Friday, April 12. She discussed the most recent women's college basketball season, with specific attention to the NCAA Tournament. They talked about the increased ratings for the women's game, and the intense star power that was on display during the tournament. She also looked to the future of the sport after this important tournament season, and more.