After racking up about $6,000 in fines, a local hookah bar’s beer display shelves lie empty. Without the alcohol for sale, Hookah Bliss will no longer be subject to the state’s indoor smoking ban.
Correction (April 4 11:21 p.m.): Due to reporting and editing errors, this story incorrectly states that Thursday was the due date for returning U.S. Census forms. Although April 1 is designated Census Day, the forms will be accepted through mid-April. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Correction (March 26 12:27 a.m.): Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story included an incorrect date in the "Attend the benefit concert" box. The box as been changed to reflect the correction.The story also incorrectly states Sheina Taub’s year. She is a sophomore. The story has been updated to reflect the corrections. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors. It’s been more than three weeks since four students lost their house to a fire that destroyed nearly everything they owned. The 506 Church St. residence burned down Mar. 1 as a result of a discarded cigarette on the porch, said Chapel Hill Fire Marshal Matt Lawrence.But for every comment the housemates make about their sense of loss, there is an expression of gratitude for the support they’ve received from others.
Clarification (March 24 2:37 p.m.): An earlier version of this story said Hookah Bliss is the only hookah bar in the state that is operating as it did before the indoor smoking ban went into effect. It is the only hookah bar serving both shisha and alcohol that is operating as it did before.By the end of today, Adam Bliss will owe the Orange County Health Department $600. By the end of the week, he could owe $1,400.It’s been almost four months since North Carolina’s indoor smoking ban went into effect, and the owner of Chapel Hill hookah bar, Hookah Bliss, is beginning to experience the consequences.
The first violation notice is on its way, and he’s welcoming the opportunity to challenge it.
Correction (March 28 10:17 p.m.): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story listed an incorrect Web address for Hope for Haiti, an organization for which Paulette Bekolo is raising money. The correct site is Hope for Haiti Ministries at hfhm.org. This story has been changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Chapel Hill police have arrested a man who they think is responsible for many recent Chapel Hill business break-ins, according to a news release.Corey Scott Shepherd, a 40-year-old Wake Forest resident, was charged with 19 counts of felony breaking and entering, one count of felony larceny and 20 counts of misdemeanor damage to property, the release states.
Attorneys of the two men charged with killing former Student Body President Eve Carson will have to wait a little longer to hear whether they will receive evidence they feel is pertinent to their case.Demario James Atwater, 23, and Lawrence Alvin Lovette, 19, were indicted for the first-degree murder and kidnapping of Carson.
It’s been nine days since the state’s indoor smoking ban went into effect, but Chapel Hill’s Hookah Bliss is still open for business. Its owner, Adam Bliss, has been fighting the legislation, which prohibits smoking in most restaurants and bars, since it was passed last May.
Genevieve Kelly, a student in an UNC EMT class, pretends to fall off her bike in the Pit in a pretend EMT demonstration as her fellow EMT classmates "save" her. Pictured from left to right: Shane Broyhill, Brent Weed and Andrew Lu. ACERIP hoped the demonstration would encourage students to sign up for the UNC EMT class.
Kelly Kuo of Paint Savvy paints webs and a spider on six year-old Austin Thompkins face during Chapel Hill's 36th annual Festifall on Sunday.
In this close up, we look at Lindsey Ragsdale, a student who is financially supporting herself through college.