Dakota Moyer

Chapel Hill Police Investigating Multiple Break-Ins

*** Updated with additional information and comment from Chapel Hill Police. *** Chapel Hill Police are warning residents to keep their homes and cars secure after a rash of break-ins was reported around the July 4 holiday. Chapel Hill community safety communications specialist Ran Northam says the town often sees an increase in break-ins during the summer, when residents are more likely to be out of town – but these break-ins haven’t always involved people on vacation. “For example, there was one (case) where somebody was gone for an hour,” he says, “and they came home and found their...

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Body Found Near Hillsborough

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found on Tuesday as 51-year old Darrell Wayne Staley of Hillsborough. The cause of death is unknown and an autopsy is being conducted. Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said Tuesday that a “badly decomposed” and “unidentifiable” body had been found in the woods near NC-86 just north of I-85. The body was reportedly found just inside the wood line across from Tractor Supply. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. More information will be added to this post as it is made...

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Orange County Receives Third Rabies Confirmation of 2018

The third case of rabies in Orange County in 2018 has been confirmed by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. Orange County announced in a release that the case involved a raccoon and occurred near UNC’s Finley Golf Course. A Chapel Hill resident heard her dogs barking and went outside to find a sick baby raccoon in her yard. She placed the animal in a carrier and called Animal Control, who arrived and removed it for rabies testing. The resident’s dogs were not exposed to the raccoon and did not have access to that part of the...

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Food for the Summer Hitting Its Stride

While the summer months are usually spent relaxing with family and sitting by the pool, many kids in the local area will be without meals typically provided by schools. That’s where Food for the Summer steps in, proving nutritious meals throughout the summer for school children in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools District. Carolyn Brandt, the director of Food for the Summer, says that the program is feeding around 3,000 kids per day since the start of the summer. With 350 kids at each meal site per day and 30 volunteers overall, Food for the Summer has been busy...

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Boil Water Advisory to be Issued Following OWASA Repairs in Chapel Hill

***UPDATE*** Chapel Hill Police tweeted this morning that OWASA has completed the repairs to the water line. #ICYMI: @OWASA1 announced at 6:20 a.m. that the water line repair was complete. West #CameronAve should be back to normal this morning. Thank you for your patience. — Chapel Hill Police (@ChapelHillPD) July 3, 2018 The Orange Water and Sewer Authority is in the process of repairing a water line in front of 214 West Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill. Once the repairs are completed, a boil water advisory will be issued when service is restored. West Cameron Avenue between Wilson Street...

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Hometown Hero: Jaki Shelton Green

This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Jaki Shelton Green, the new poet laureate for North Carolina. “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature,” Governor Roy Cooper said in a release announcing the designation. “Jaki’s appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina’s rich literary history.” Green, an Orange County native, has been active in teaching, writing and advocating literature for over 40 years. An author of eight poetry books and one play, she is currently an instructor at Duke University’s...

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July 4 Celebration Guide

July 4th means fireworks, barbecues, cookouts and spending time with family. Orange County will be celebrating the holiday in typical fashion, with fireworks displays all over the county. Here is your complete guide for celebrating the 4th of July in Orange County, with events ranging from children’s bicycle parades to the Town of Chapel Hill’s big celebration in Kenan Stadium. Sunday, July 1 Pittsboro Summer Fest: The Town of Pittsboro will celebrate the 4th of July with a Summer Fest in the historic downtown area. Activities will include a laser light show after dark, live music, a hoops performance...

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News Around Town: June 26

News Around Town is a collection of local events and news stories around town that are highlighted on the radio. Check back next week for more! Have an event you wanted submitted? Submit it to the Chapelboro.com event calendar! Thursday, July 12, Head to the Chapel Hill Public Library from 6:30-8:00 pm for a panel discussion as part of the nationwide “Great American Read”! Get more info online at ChapelHillPublicLibrary.org/READ. Thursday, July 12 – This panel will be talking about “heroes” in great literature – with panelists including authors, activists, UNC professors, and Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue. Thursday, August 23...

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Local Attorney Weighs In On Trump Immigration Policy

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the process of separating children from their families after they are detained for crossing the U.S. border illegally. The administration’s previous position was that the government had no choice but to separate children from families because of federal law and a court decision. The news cycle in recent days has been flooded with images of crying children being taken from their parents as well as children held in cages at border facilities. Aaron Keck was able to speak with Lynn Calder, an immigration attorney with Allen & Pinnix, P.A....

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UNC Baseball Players Find Strength in Cook Out

UNC baseball is in the midst of a remarkable 2018 season, winning 44 games and earning a berth in the College World Series. One can attribute the team’s success to many things like hard work, determination and grit. But two Tar Heel players have a superstition that may have helped the team reach the pinnacle of success in college baseball. During ESPN’s broadcast of Carolina’s game against Mississippi State in the College World Series, field reporter Laura Rutledge revealed that Michael Busch and Kyle Datres have a routine of visiting Cook Out every Monday. Busch orders chicken tenders, a...

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