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primrose-school-of-chapel-hill-at-briar-chapel-fospng_smallPrimrose 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 Retreat.

Edge Aveda Men opened in October in Briar Chapel at 58 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 130. The salon offers a range of services for men from cuts and beard details to waxing and scalp detox treatments.

Dr. Chris Adigun has opened the Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill also in Briar Chapel. The practice offers comprehensive dermatology care ranging from medical and pediatric dermatology to extensive cosmetic dermatology services.

pilates-ribbon-cutting_smallChapel Hill Pilates moved to Carrboro (103 Lloyd St.) in May and held a ribbon cutting in September. Additionally, owner Lauren McClerkin achieved her TPI certification.

The Root Cellar Café & Catering owners Sera Cuni and Susan White will open a second location of their eatery in Pittsboro in the new Penguin Place at Chatham Park.

lla-rendering-5-11-16_smallLeland Little Auctions in Hillsborough is expanding its auction gallery, which will exceed 21,000 square feet upon completion in December.


This year, Terra Nova Global Properties celebrated 20 years of providing real estate services for the Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Durham communities.

Strowd Roses, a private charitable foundation that supports nonprofits, hosted over 150 guests in October at the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden to celebrate 15 years of grant-making.

In October at The Friday Center, the Charles House Association celebrated its 25th year of providing personalized care to elders through its daytime eldercare center.


Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant received the Phase IV 5-Year Excellence in Water Treatment Award from the national Partner- ship for Safe Water, making it one of only nine facilities to ever achieve this award.



Former Fearrington House sommelier Paula de Pano (left) is the new Beverage and Service Director at Fearrington. She will replace Maximillian Kast, who served in this position for 10 years. Maximillian is the new regional manager for Broadbent Selections, Inc.

Dr. Darlene Ryan was named Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction in September. She has served as Glenwood Elementary School principal since 2010, as well as in various teaching positions for both CHCCS and Chatham County Schools, and is a graduate of UNC, where she earned all three of her degrees.


Replacing Dr. Darlene Ryan as principal of Glenwood Elementary School is Katie Caggia (right) who most recently served as Estes Hills Elementary’s assistant principal.





beverly-rudolf_smallBeverly Rudolph (left) of Culbreth Middle School was named 2016-17 Principal of the Year by CHCCS. She has been at Culbreth since 2011 and was previously the assistant principal at East Chapel Hill High School.

Dr. Nicole Hurd of College Advising Corps has been named a “Champion of Change for College Opportunity” by the White House, acknowledging the important work she is doing in Chapel Hill and beyond to strength- en access to high-quality education.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 39 ventured across the pond this summer to camp and explore Bristol, England, with the group’s sister troop, 26th Bristol. The troop has been making the trek every two years since 1980.


Chapel Hill Country Club’s 10 & Under Intermediate tennis players – Carter Harris, Sander Tormollen, Carter Myers, Samantha Benton, Meriwether Jordan and Kathryne Woods (pictured with coaches Lindsay Benton and Jaime Montalvo) – competed in the 2016 USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Sectional Championships in Rome, Georgia. The team placed fifth of 10 teams from across the south.

‘To Sit and Contemplate’

A Veterans Memorial to honor the 6,000 men and women of Orange County who have served their country was approved by the Board of County Commissioners. The Homestead Road site will be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 – the 98th anniversary of Armistice Day. Fundraising for the project – estimated cost $300,000 – has begun.



Donations to the Orange County Veterans Memorial can be sent by check, payable to the Orange County Community Giving Fund. Include “Veterans Memorial” on the memo line, and mail to: Orange County Community Giving Fund, Financial Services, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278. To make an online donation, visit their donation page

Be Loud!

The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation enjoyed another successful (sold-out) Be Loud! benefit concert at Cat’s Cradle in August, raising $46,723 to put towards the foundation’s efforts to support adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. Headliners included The English Beat, Hobex, Kaira Ba and PopUp Chorus.



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