CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill Fire Department began Fire Prevention Week at Festifall on Sunday and will continue to raise awareness throughout the week.

This year, the theme for fire prevention week is prevent kitchen fires.  According to the National Fire Protection Association’s latest research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires.

The Chapel Hill Fire Department has scheduled many events for Fire Prevention Week.  Some of these events include: station tours, workshops on fire safety, and a premier puppet show “Johnny Joins the Fire Department.”

For more information you can call Chapel Hill Fire Department Life Safety at 919-969-2006.


The Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough invites students ages ten to 18 to attend a two day workshop on book making.

The workshops take place October 16 and 17 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. In cooperation with the Orange County Historical Museum, the bookmaking workshop will allow for students to create their own hardcover book from start to finish.

Part of the OCPL’s TeensMake series, each month teens are invited to create, build, or make something new at the library.

For more information, click here.


The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department is sponsoring two free Shred-A-Thons.

The Shred-A-Thon allows your to securely destroy up to five banker boxes of personal documents at no cost.  The first Shred-A-Thon takes place Thursday at University Mall. The second is on Saturday at the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center in Hillsborough at the 24-recycling drop off site.  Both events take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.