• Chapel Hill authorRaleigh Mann
has been invited to speak at the Baltimore Book Festival Sept. 26-28. Mann, a Baltimore native, devoted much of his book, “Jumping with Mixed Feelings: a Family Memoir,” to his childhood and youth in the city during World War II and the years following. Mann, associate professor emeritus at UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, worked as a reporter, editor and columnist on The Miami Herald before joining the University’s faculty. His talk, scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Author’s Tent at the Festival, will center on those years and his advocacy for memoir-writing among older adults.
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of Chapel Hill, became one of the youngest Eagle Scouts ever at the age of 12 July 17. Alexander attends St. Thomas More and Trinity School. Alexander began his scouting career with Pack 39, and completed his Eagle with Troop 451. Alexander has overcome many health obstacles in pursuit of his goals, and currently serves as a youth coach at Chapel Hill Quest Center.
with the Planning and Inspections Department of Orange County is the recipient of the 2013-2014 NCBIA President's Choice Award for his outstanding contributions during the course of the fiscal year. Rettie has served on the board of directors for the NC Building Inspectors Association (NCBIA) for several years and will continue as a board member for the current fiscal year.
recently served as an intern at the White House in the President’s Office of Scheduling and Advance. She is a 2012 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, and a junior at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., majoring in government.
was sworn in to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority Board Aug. 28 as an appointee of the Town of Chapel Hill. He will serve on the Board's Human Resources and Natural Resources and Technical Systems Committees. Vora is a Project Manager with the firm of Environmental Resource Management Inc., where he does environmental health and safety audits, program development and environmental analyses.
daughter of Wendy Wood and Michael E. Wood Jr., of Chapel Hill, graduated with high honors from Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh. Wood was among 58 high school seniors receiving diplomas from Head of School Monica Gillespie, Ph.D., during the 172nd year commencement exercise.