CITY & COUNTY


10/17/2017 9:22pm

Chapel Hill Police officers are on the scene of a death at Deming Rd.

UPDATED: Mother and son found dead in home on Deming Road

When Dirk Cotton and his family moved to their home on Deming Road in 2005, one of Margaret Gibson’s sons knocked on their door with an apple pie at hand.  “I thought it was a really sweet thing to do. I hadn’t seen anyone do that in decades," he said. "The incident was surprisingly depressing."  Thursday Oct. 12, the Cottons found out their neighbors, Margaret Gibson, 86, and her son, Eric Gibson, 53, had died in their Chapel Hill home in 442 Deming Road.


10/16/2017 11:08pm

New Hope searches for growth

Dr. Jake Henry seemed perplexed. He was giving a school accountability data presentation that focused on test scores for grade levels across the board and the changes — mostly positive — that Orange County Schools had made from past years.