Rachel Herzog


Fran Schindler volunteers to sit by the deathbed of those who ask

Fran Schindler lives alone in a yellow townhouse in a quiet Chapel Hill neighborhood. The walls of the 75-year-old’s living room are covered with her own art — three-dimensional mixed media pieces made from driftwood and twisted metal, abstract paintings with splashes of color that might be faces or animals or anything else depending how you look at them.

Chapel Hill loses two LGBT leaders

LGBTQ advocates say representation in North Carolina's local governments is small, and this year's local elections didn't help. On Nov. 3, North Carolina lost three openly LGBTQ local elected officials, including Chapel Hill’s Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Town Council member Lee Storrow.


Humans of Chapel Hill for Feb. 24

The Daily Tar Heel Staff Writer Rachel Herzog sat down with Chapel Hill chef Kay Goldstein for Town Talk’s weekly Humans of Chapel Hill feature. The Daily Tar Heel will feature residents from around Chapel Hill on this weekly feature.

Ephesus/Fordham redevelopment draws concern

At their public hearing Wednesday night, the Chapel Hill Town Council was presented with a proposed rezoning of the Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Boulevard Focus Area. According to Town Manager Roger Stancil, the development plan would create new retail and office space in the area bordered by Fordham Boulevard, East Franklin St., Elliott Rd, Ephesus Church Rd., Legion Rd.

Q&A with UNC alumnus Alissa Stribling

Alissa Stribling is a UNC alumnus who credits her elementary school librarian, Ruth Eddy, for her own creativity, resilience and passion for reading. Eddy died in 2011 at the age of 91. Eddy earned her master’s degree in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill in the 1967 and became the librarian at Estes Hill Elementary School in Chapel Hill soon after.

County delays vote on unified animal ordinance

At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed proposed revisions to the Unified Animal Control Ordinance — but vague wording discouraged a vote. The proposed ordinance will unify the three existing ordinances for Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro — giving those residents more clarity and quicker service.

Carrboro's first hotel celebrates grand opening

When Kelsey Zyvoloski and her fiance Eddie Di Girolamo get married in October, they will tell their out of town guests to say at Carrboro’s first-ever hotel. During a ribbon cutting ceremony for the hotel, Zyvoloski and Di Girolamo said they were impressed with the hotel’s beauty and are happy to see the revitalized community — and they’re glad their wedding guests can stay somewhere nearby.