CITY & COUNTY


11/11/2014 12:14am

Chase Lewis, 15, winner of the Big Hero 6 XPRIZE Challenge, holds his winning Emergency Mask Pod, a football-shaped pod whose contents include smoke goggles and mask. He designed it to be thrown into burning buildings.

Chapel Hill 15-year-old invents pod to help firefighters

When he was 13, Chapel Hill resident Chase Lewis invented a cart to help refugees transport their children to refugee camps. Less than two years later — with an efficiency that Steve Jobs might have admired — he’s back at it with a new invention: the Emergency Mask Pod.


11/10/2014 1:00am

Orange County Health experts prepare for Ebola cases

After the Ebola virus garnered international attention for months, a scare at Duke University Hospital has some in the Triangle worried. While local health officials are prepared for the worst, they say the virus is not a threat to people in Orange County.