Clarissa Constantin, a senior Arabic major, throws trash in the bin marked for landfill waste at Lenoir Hall on Nov. 14, 2018.

Trash and recycling in Chapel Hill may be taking a new turn

Currently, Chapel Hill and Carrboro have a very inefficient waste management infrastructure, and a panel established to solve the problem finally feel like they've started to find a solution.


The town of Hillsborough was laid out by William Churton in 1754. At the time it was called Orange. The town took its current name in 1766 after William Hill, who was the secretary of state for the colonies under King George III.

The town has a number of historical attractions. It was the home of one of the signers of the Declarations of Independence, William Hooper, and his house still stands today. The town is also home to the Orange County Historical Museum.

Hillsborough is a major site for government in Orange County. It is the home of the courthouse, the district attorney’s office, the county board of elections, the board of commissioners and the board of education.  

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The bee hotel was unveiled Nov. 4 in Hillsborough. Photo courtesy of David Hinkle, artist of the hotel. 

Hillsborough strives to maintain its Bee City title

In order to maintain their status as a Bee City, Hillsborough has taken on several projects, including building and sustaining a Bee Hotel. It's the largest of many projects in place to help the bee community to continue to thrive in Hillsborough.

The crowd in Washington D.C. for the Women's March was estimated to consist of more than 500,000 people on Jan. 21, 2017.

Find a Women's March near you

On the anniversary of the 2017 Women's March, North Carolina communities are planning to come together again to promote women's rights and other civil rights.