A possible case of chickenpox (also called varicella) has been reported in a child attending East Chapel Hill High School and some students may have been exposed according to a letter sent to parents of the school by the Orange County Health Department.
Residents who want to keep Pittsboro's charm told the town board last week to look 20 miles to Apex for inspiration. The town is considering an overlay district downtown that would tighten future development standards within a quarter-mile radius of the Historic Courthouse.
The Chapel Hill Police Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Keon Tramel Council, 21, Monday night for the murder of Mark David Stiles on Thursday, May 17.
Mildred Council, owner of the famed Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill, has died. She was an icon of Southern cooking, who was known not just for her famous food but for her activism and community service.
Bernice Stiles Wade died peacefully on May 8, a few days after her 103rd birthday on May 5, joining her twin sister Barbara Stiles, who died at 101 two years ago. Even though their garden on Gimghoul Road in Chapel Hill still glows, it is not the same without them.
Durham County Sheriff's Office Major Paul Martin says he will wage a write-in campaign against Democratic primary winner Clarence Birkhead, to stop Durham County’s political “descent into anarchy and criminality.”
The Hillsborough Town Board will consider a 2018-19 budget that doesn't ask for a tax rate increase, but does raise in-town and out-of-town water and sewer rates by 7.5 percent. Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro are looking at tax rate increases.
The black and white students at Central High School and Orange High School were integrated in 1968 — 14 years after Brown vs. Board of Education. They will gather May 18-20 in Hillsborough for a reunion and celebration.