News Bites Around Town: What You Need to Know Now

News Bites Around Town: What You Need to Know Now

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Here’s what we’ve heard around town lately. Send us your noteworthy moments, from births to awards. And brag about your grad! Tell us where they’re going! Email noted@chapelhillmagazine.com.

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North Carolina artist Mariyah Sultan, whose work can be found at Tyndall Galleries at University Place, was featured by CBS Sports during the pregame coverage of March Madness. Mariyah and her custom painting are pictured above with CBS anchors, including Charles Barkley, whose off-the-cuff comments are depicted in the painting.

The Shops at Eastgate, now known as Eastgate Crossing, will add an Ulta Beauty in late 2016 and a Zoës Kitchen in early 2017.

The Station in Carrboro reopened its doors in April and now offers a regular selection of intimate shows and “secret shows.”

Chapel Hill Public Library has added additional hours of operation. Each weekday morning, it opens at 9 a.m. and on Sundays starting May 8, it will open at 10 a.m.

Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro recently pledged $100,000 to support Chatham Habitat for Humanity over the next five years.

The Goddard School For Early Childhood Development, owned by Seema Naik, celebrated their second anniversary with a Birthday Party Open House in March.

Marilyn Stuit, who teaches fifth-grade language arts and science at St. Thomas More Catholic School, has been selected as the 2015-2016 recipient of the Monsignor Gerald Lawrence Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is in her 30th year of teaching, having spent the past seven at St. Thomas More.

Megan Tarrant, associate of Chapel Hill- based Hamilton Point Investment Advisors, has earned the Claritas Investment Certificate, awarded to those who have demonstrated a clear understanding of the global investment industry.

Tom Wiltberger, a Realtor with Terra Nova Global Properties, was named 2015 Realtor of the Year by the Orange Chatham Association of Realtors.

UNC grad and Mill House Properties owner/ general manager Adam W. Jones has authored a novel titled “Fate Ball” through the Chapel Hill-based Wisdom House Books. He’ll be chatting about his book at McIntyre’s Books on May 7.

Wesley Hyatt finished his book, “The Carol Burnett Show Companion,” which was published by BearManor Media and is available on Amazon.

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Photo by Robert Butler

Competing in the 2016 U.S. Open Fat Bike Beach Championship in Wrightsville Beach, Louis Almekinders won the Male 56+ category of the 16-mile Sport Division.

Northwood High School coach Jackie Harpham received the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer award for District
3 and received $1,000 toward the athletic training program, as well as a trip to the 2016 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Baltimore.

Chapel Hill made it to the sweet sixteen in Garden & Gun’s Best Southern College Towns Bracket, but lost out to the ultimate champion, Blacksburg, Va.

In April, Dr. Deborah Mayer and Dr. Barbara Rimer, members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, were honored with appointments to the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s Blue Ribbon Panel, where they will serve as thought-leaders in the cancer community.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools educators Alecia Osisek and Ashley Robinson received the Lara Jane Parker Award for Excellence and the Lara Jane Parker Award for Advocacy, respectfully, as individuals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of children with communication and mobility disabilities.

Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing Co. teamed up with Durham’s Ponysaurus Brewing Co. to produce a beer called “Don’t Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison,” to be released in May, of which 100% of the profits will be donated to Equality NC and QORDS, both local LGBTQ charities.

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Photo courtesy UNC

Tar Heel mascot Rameses XXII and wife Stella welcomed two new members to their woolly family, Ollie and Marvin, in March. The twin Horned Dorset lambs are pictured above with their mother and big brother, who is the heir to the Rameses role. Stella and Rameses XXII now have eight children.

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