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Membership Meeting and Talk 4/20/20

Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the NHIA Building. Membership meeting that all members should attend. 

Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7:15 p.m.The Rankest Rebel Town.  Speaker: Ernest Dollar, Director, City Museum of Raleigh and M. T. Pope Museum.

Union soldiers fought their way into Chapel Hill in April 1865 under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick (given the unflattering name of Kil-Calvary by his own soldiers).  The soldiers remained during negotiations with skirmishes in Orange County (and what is now Durham County). Learn about what life was like for soldiers and civilians at the end of the war in Orange County.  Talk is suitable for all those in middle school and up in age.

Light refreshments will be served.

Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dinner at 6:15 p.m.
Meeting at 7 p.m.

The meeting includes the election of new members to the board, year in review, and financial report.

Fried chicken provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The meeting is open to all members and guests. Only members may vote.  Names of the candidates can be found on our Facebook page.

Ice Cream Social and Open House 7/21/19

You are invited to the annual NHIA Ice Cream Social and Open House presented by the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department

Sunday, July 21, 2019
1-3 p.m.

4012 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill, at the Association building, and next door at the Fire Department

There will be ice cream and all the toppings, a bouncy house, and fire trucks.

Free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted. Invite neighbors who might not know to come, as well as friends and family. The children always have a wonderful time. Fun for the whole family. 

Meet the neighbors you know and the ones you do not.

From Regulators to Revolution: How Orange County, North Carolina, Changed American History 5/22/19

New Hope Improvement Assoc.

4012 Whitifeld Road, Chapel Hill, NC

The President and the Board of the NHIA invite you, your family and friends to a talk by Scott Washington on Wednesday. May 22nd at 7 p.m at the NHIA building.

The title is: From Regulators to Revolution: How Orange County, North Carolina, Changed American History

Free and open to all.

Please bring a dessert that can be shared.

Mr. Scott Washington was  Assistant Director of the Orange County Historical Museum in Hillsborough. He is an American historian, scholar. writer, and a lively speaker. Scott is the weekly co-host of “History Matters” on the Aaron Keck Show, broadcast on WCHL FM radio in Chapel Hill and heard throughout the Triangle area and on the Internet.

Nature Hike and Food Drive 4/6/19

Johnson Mill Guided Hike begins at 10:00 am in the parking lot at 6001 Turkey Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, and will cover about one mile, with an optional trillium hunt/hike at the end.

Parking is limited so we encourage you to carpool. Carpoolers will depart from the New Hope Improvement Association at 9:45 am.  (What a convenient time to also bring a PORCH donation!)

This event is FREE and open to the public.

From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  Drop off your donations for PORCH of Chapel Hill at the New Hope Improvement Association, 4014 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill (adjacent to the fire station).


  • Low-sugar cereals
  • Cans of tuna and chicken
  • Cans of fruits and vegetables of all kinds
  • Healthy snacks such as applesauce, raisins, peanuts, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, peanuts, etc.
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Bags of rice and beans of all kinds
  • Plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly
  • Mac & cheese

Membership Meeting 9/25/18

Upcoming Membership Meeting

The next Membership Meeting is Tuesday, September 25, 2018, beginning with pizza at 6:30 p.m.  Please RSVP by Monday, September 24, so we can order pizza. All RSVPs should come to

This is an important meeting, so please come.  You do not need to be a paid-up member to come.

The slate of nominees for the Board of the NHIA for the biennium 2019-2010 will be presented at this time.  Future plans for the New Hope Improvement Association building and plans for 2019 events will be discussed.

In order to vote in the upcoming election, you must be a dues-paying member of the Association.  If you have paid your dues for 2018, thank you.  If you pay your 2018 dues by September 30, 2018, you may vote.  If you pay your dues after September 30, 2018, your dues are credited to 2019, and you may not vote.

If you have any questions about your dues status or other questions, please contact

The Board encourages you to come.