The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Friday June 9th

City & County

Narcan, distributed through a free vending machine in Orange County Detention Center, is used to reverse an opioid overdose.

'You have no idea what’s really in there': Explaining the dangers of fentanyl

More than 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, a drug that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a pain reliever and anesthetic. Naloxone — often called Narcan — is a injectable or nasal spraymedication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. On Wednesday, the FDA approved naloxone for use, without a prescription, nationwide.

Read More »

Chapel Hill community members playing pickleball at Ephesus Park in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023.

Chapel Hill tennis and pickleball players debate about new shared-use plan for courts

After the end of a pilot tennis and pickleball shared-use program on Friday, March 24, the Town of Chapel Hill announced a  plan to increase outdoor public pickleball courts from 11 courts to 21 courts. During the shared-use plan, temporary pickleball lines were marked on two tennis courts at Ephesus Park. The Town gave tennis and pickleball players priority to use the courts at different times.

Read More »

Paula Gilland, the owner and CEO of Purple Bowl, an eatery in downtown Chapel Hill, has run the restaurant since its inception. She came up with the idea to bring California-style açaí to Chapel Hill in 2017.

Women-owned businesses create welcoming spaces for Chapel Hill-Carrboro community

The Purple Bowl, WomanCraft Gifts and Ascension Tattoo are just a few of several women-operated small businesses in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities that residents can support during Women's History Month. Paula Gilland, owner of The Purple Bowl, said being female-run has contributed to the business’s mission to empower women. “We tried to make decisions early on in the business to support and nurture women,” she said. "So, when we’ve hired women, if they’ve needed to take a maternity leave, we’ve helped cover that — which is really rare in the food industry.”

Read More »

DTH Photo Illustration. Chapel Hill Transit buses now have live tracking again. Riders can check bus locations in real-time using applications such as TransLoc.

Bus tracking returns to Chapel Hill after delay, community now able to rely on GPS routing

After a "frustrating" year, Chapel Hill Transit users in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area can once again track buses. The GPS routing information for transit users returned on March 13 while UNC students were on Spring Break, according to the Town of Chapel Hill. Tracking on apps like TransLoc, which gets real-time information from NextBus, will now work for customers. 

Read More »