CHAPEL HILL – Extraordinary Ventures is hosting the 2013 Summer Bridal Showcase on August 17. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. in the Great Hall and on the grounds at Extraordinary Ventures event center on S. Elliot Road.  Vendors will be at the event ranging from The Catering Company of Chapel Hill to A Beautiful Day Bridalwear.

Extraordinary Ventures event center is a beautiful and convenient location for weddings and receptions; it is a non-profit that employs adults with autism and developmental disabilities.

For more information on Extraordinary Ventures click here.


Chapel Hill has been recognized by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association with a planning innovation award for the 2020 community visioning process.

The Chapel Hill 2020 plan will receive the 2013 North Carolina Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award in the Special theme for their innovations in planning services, education, and public involvement.

The award will be presented on September 19 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

For more information on the award and Chapel Hill’s 2020 plan click here.


Dr. Warren Newton has been named the new director of North CarolinaAreaHealthEducationCenter, effective September 1, 2013.  Dr. Newton was serving as vice dean for education at the UNC School of Medicine.

Dr. Newton was actively involved with AHEC and the expansion of opportunities for medical students and residents.  He will step down from this position, but will continue to serve as the William B. Aycock professor and chair of Family Medicine.  He says he also plans on remaining on the Board of Advisors for the Cecil G. Sheps research center, and professor of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health.