14 min ago
Chapel Hill News
County budget: No tax hike, more for schools
County Manager Frank Clifton offered a $185.9-million budget Tuesday that maintains the property tax rate, adds $2.4 million to school funding and includes a 3 percent raise for county employees.
4 hrs ago
The unlikely and intersecting successes of The Old Ceremony and Haw River Ballroom
Nine years after launching The Old Ceremony, for instance, Haskins sounds genuinely surprised that the same core of musicians have stuck with him, in spite of the band's original plan to be so large that they'd likely never tour or make any money.
8 hrs ago
'NC Engine' still sorting through next-gen broadband proposals
The cities and universities behind a project that hopes to wire Winston-Salem and several Triangle-area communities with ultra-high-speed broadband are well into the process of selecting one or more vendors.
Mon May 20, 2013
Chapel Hill News
Crowd protests school language cuts
Foreign languages were again the draw for a standing-room crowd that spilled out the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board's meeting room last week.
Sat May 18, 2013
Mavericks ready to chase their dreams
It's important to invest as much as possible in your dreams, Middle College High School senior Eeyi Oon told her classmates on Friday afternoon.
Brian Minton appeals 2008 murder conviction
Brian Gregory Minton, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Bailey, has appealed his conviction saying the case against him was weak and prosecutors bolstered it by using inadmissible character evidence.
Wed May 15, 2013
Orange County student protests standardized tests
Sixth grader Zoe Morris refused to take the standardized tests known as "Measures of Student Learning" that started Tuesday at McDougle Middle School in Chapel Hill.
The Charlotte Observer
Smokers may soon get to light up in beaches and parks again
Triangle towns that currently have some form of outdoor smoking ban on public grounds include Angier, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Holly Springs, Lillington, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Selma, Smithfield, Wake Forest and Wendell.
WXII 12 Winston-Salem
2nd Week Ncsaa Track & Field Championships at NC a&T set
Top athletes from across the state of North Carolina will compete in a second consecutive weekend of track and field as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds additional state championships in the sport.
Mon May 13, 2013
Superchunk ready 'I Hate Music' and going on tour, including two nights at Bowery Ballroom
With 2010's terrific comeback album, Magesty Shredding still ringning in some of our ears, Superchunk have just announced its follow-up. I Hate Music is their 10th full-length and will be out August 20.
Sat May 11, 2013
McCrory roads plan splits local legislators
May 11--DURHAM -- Gov. Pat McCrory's plan for changing the way the state spends its transportation dollars split Democrats in the western Triangle's N.C. House delegation, with some favoring it and some against it.
Thu May 09, 2013
Chapel Hill News
Carrboro board favors downtown library site
Residents have worked for nearly 25 years to get a southern branch library in Carrboro.
Mandolin Orange's third album, This Side of Jordan, out on Aug. 6 via Yep Roc Records
Long one of the Triangle's more popular young bands, Mandolin Orange is now taking a big step toward the national spotlight.
Wed May 08, 2013
Rebecca Miller's "Trojan Heart:" On the go
Harrisburg's own Rebecca Marie Miller will celebrate the release of her debut solo album, "Trojan Heart," this Saturday at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company.
The week in music: May 8-15, 2013
James Blake The assumed ascendance of James Blake never quite happened. Sure, these days the British producer and crooner plays large clubs, and in early April, he released his second LP, Overgrown , on a major label.
Tue May 07, 2013
Chapel Hill News
Professor ignores Orange Countya s growing minority population
Michael Jacobs makes interesting points which will hopefully set off much needed debate in Orange County ), where I've lived for over 30 years, but his "irrefutable message" that Orange County is becoming less diverse surprisingly fails to address the dramatic increases in Latino/Hispanic and Asian populations here over the past dozen years.
In Carrboro, balloons, tunes and a surprise
The people were a half-dozen customers of Collins and partner Pat Garavaglia, singing and dancing to thank the Balloons and Tunes owners for their kindness and service to the community.
The Cary News
Finding new purpose, in the name of art
At first glance, it looks like a simple glass Coke bottle. But a closer look reveals a hole at the bottom, a painted plate glued underneath and a chain attached to the bottle cap.
WCHL-AM Chapel Hill
Aldermen To Receive 2013-14 Budget Tuesday
The proposed budget does not call for any property tax rate increase, marking the fifth year in a row that Carrboro has maintained the same tax rate.
Sun May 05, 2013
Free plants, cigar-box guitars and a theremin at Carrboro Day
"Anyone want to warm up my hand?" asked violinist and guitarist Gabriel Pelli to a small crowd on the Town Hall front lawn Sunday.