At Age 80, Former College Basketball Player Finds a New Challenge in Playing Croquet

By Holly West | April 16, 2018

After decades in medicine that included pioneering the field of neuroradiology, Dr. Ralph Heinz knew he couldn’t just play pingpong in retirement. A former college and semi-pro basketball player, he needed a sport that exercised both mind and body but wasn’t too strenuous on his spine, which has undergone several […]

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Local Runner Finds Peace in Long-Distance Races After Losing Son to Leukemia

By Jennifer Brookland | March 30, 2018

Ed Getka had already conquered more than 30 marathons and triathlons by his late twenties. So he figured he could ignore the feeling of something giving out in his leg one day at a cross-country race and kept training. The excruciating pain that followed turned out to be chronic Achilles […]

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19 Ideas for Exploring A Different Side of Chapel Hill This Winter

By Jessica Stringer | January 2, 2018

#1 BE AMAZED BY NATURE There’s a new Patrick Dougherty stickwork installation at the Ackland Art Museum and if you’ve never seen how he weaves together tree saplings into incredible shapes, now’s your chance. “Patrick’s five individually-shaped sculptures act as carnival barkers of sorts, summoning the public to ‘step right […]

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What’s New in Hillsborough

By Jessica Stringer | June 24, 2017

FRESHLY BAKED Radius has a new oven and they aren’t afraid to use it. “We can now get a pizza out faster. Our new oven takes 180 seconds to cook,” says owner Kate Carroll. Though they serve salads and paninis too, the restaurant couldn’t keep up with the demand for […]

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Get Physical With These 6 Local Fitness Finds

By Laura Zolman Kirk | May 1, 2017

Apple Watch Nike+ with silver and white sport band $399 Fleet Feet Sports    UNC baseball cap $28 Underground Printing     Terez sequin print leggings $65 Franklin Street Yoga Center         YETI rambler bottle, 36 oz. $49.99 Great Outdoor Provision Co.         “Hiking […]

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Olympian Joan Nesbit Mabe On Making Strides For Cross Country

By Laura Zolman Kirk | April 27, 2017

Olympian, former UNC running coach, three-time NCAA All-American at UNC and pioneer for North Carolina women’s high school cross-country … Joan Nesbit Mabe is a legend living right in our backyard. The Cedars at Bolin Forest, to be exact. Now the cross-country coach at Chapel Hill High School, Joan is […]

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Sylvia Hatchell Funds Fitness For UNC Cancer Patients

By Jennifer Brookland | April 21, 2017

Even though UNC basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell was in great shape in 2013 when she started treatment for acute myeloid leukemia at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the weeks of chemotherapy were brutal. Nevertheless, she forced herself to do something physical almost every day: lifting free weights, using resistance bands […]

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Walk With a Doc

By Jessica Stringer | March 9, 2017

Dr. Amanda E. Nelson gets up early each third Saturday for her own good and others’. The assistant professor of medicine and researcher at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center leads a group walk, rain or shine, at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. As the Medical Advisor to the Osteoarthritis […]

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Take a Pilates Class, Head to the Spa, or Grab Brunch at One of Our Town’s Newest Openings

By Chapel Hill Magazine | November 11, 2016

BUSINESS BRIEFS Primrose Schools franchise owners Brian and Melissa Mart opened Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel in August. ◊ Lies Sapp and Sage Rountree, owners of the Carolina Yoga Company (Carrboro Yoga, Durham Yoga and Hillsborough Yoga) and Carolina Massage Institute, have opened Hillsborough Spa and Day […]

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5 Events Not To Miss This November

By Laura Zolman Kirk | November 8, 2016

Opening Doors of Opportunities NOV. 12, 6 P.M. Join EmPOWERment, Inc., a nonprofit focused on providing affordable rentals in the Chapel Hill area, at The Friday Center to celebrate its 20th year serving the community. Christian Foushee-Green’s Groove4You Quartet will provide musical entertainment for the evening and the first “POWER” […]

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