Rollout carts for recycling may seem like a luxury, but they will pay for themselves if Orange County adopts them. The county needs to move quickly, though, while Solid Waste Trust Funds are still available.
Published: Apr. 20, 2013 7:00 PM | Full story
Carrboro’s thoughtful development has made it one of the Triangle’s most livable and entertaining towns. But the town can’t have it both ways.
Published: Mar. 23, 2013 7:00 PM | Full story
It’s hard to know what Lantern restaurant owner Andrea Reusing was thinking when someone painted black over the Michael Brown mural that had stood on the side of building for more than two decades.
Published: Mar. 23, 2013 7:00 PM | Full story
In Chapel Hill, the buses aren’t free. They are government subsidized. Now speech on those buses isn’t free. It is government regulated.
Published: Jan. 12, 2013 7:00 PM | Full story
Maybe it’s just us, but we doubt it: For many, this was a joyless holiday season.
Published: Dec. 29, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
You do something for two dozen years, and it becomes a part of you. Its going to take some time, I expect, to get used to not calling myself a journalist.
Published: Jan. 5, 2013 7:00 PM | Full story
Seldom, if ever, have we seen anything so cruel, so devastatingly incomprehensible, as the horror that descended upon Newtown, Conn. We remain raw with grief, and as each day brings another funeral, another photograph of a lost child smiling with that pure light of the very young, we are torn open all over again.
Published: Dec. 23, 2012 2:00 PM | Full story
Some of them may be thinking these days that they should have been more careful what they wished for.
Published: Dec. 17, 2012 10:23 AM | Full story
The big project that will replace the longtime University Square shopping center has, at least in its conceptual form, a number of impressive features.
Published: Dec. 9, 2012 4:22 PM | Full story
Not surprisingly, that plan was greeted with a widespread howl of protest.
Published: Nov. 17, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
We’re pleased and proud that the majority of voters in Orange County chose a forward-thinking and progressive path last Tuesday (and during the preceding weeks of early voting) by approving a half-cent sales tax to fund expanded bus service and eventually a light rail line running between Chapel Hill and Durham.
Published: Nov. 10, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
If we build it, they will come.
Published: Oct. 27, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
We join all of North Carolina in grieving the loss of William Friday, who died Friday at 92, leaving behind a state that will forever bear his imprint.
Published: Oct. 15, 2012 8:55 AM | Full story
A glance at our Letters page in the past few weeks makes clear that the controversial ads on Chapel Hill Transit buses are the First Amendment in action.
Published: Oct. 6, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
The chancellor of the university resigns, and we receive a tiny smattering of letters to the editor. A controversial development is approved after five long years, and we hear nary a peep (although, really, after five years of debate about Charterwood, what’s left to say?).
Published: Sep. 29, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
Developer Roger Perry already has revised his plans for the big Obey Creek mixed-use development off U.S. 15-501 opposite Southern Village.
Published: Sep. 25, 2012 5:04 PM | Full story
When the report first came in, it was impossible not to think back on those terrible days four years ago.
Published: Sep. 15, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
It has to be unnerving to see a coyote staring you down or trotting along behind you as you walk your dog.
Published: Sep. 8, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
After several people complained to Town Hall about an advertisement posted inside Chapel Hill Transit buses calling for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel, Chapel Hill pulled the ads.
Published: Sep. 1, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
We don’t get out enough.
Published: Aug. 25, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
The Rogers Road neighborhood has the misfortune of being located right where Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County meet.
Published: Aug. 18, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
Last year the Charlotte City Council responded to citizens’ complaints about predatory towing practices by revising its local ordinance.
Published: Aug. 11, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
Most of the attention trained on the situation at Chapel Hill High School in recent weeks has focused on two veteran teachers, Anne Thompson and Bert Wartski, who are being transferred against their will.
Published: Aug. 4, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
Roger Perry, the developer of Meadowmont and East 54, hit on precisely the question that commands so much attention in Chapel Hill.
Published: Jul. 21, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
Because discussions and decisions about personnel are made behind closed doors, we don’t know exactly what factors led to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board’s decision to transfer two Chapel High School teachers against their wishes.
Published: Jul. 14, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
The Chapel Hill Town Council has put aside its work for a while. Good thing, too, because given the number of marathon meetings in recent weeks, those folks could probably use some sleep.
Published: Jul. 7, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
Just how edgy is Chapel Hill?
Published: Jun. 30, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
The interminable Charterwood development proposal reveals flaws in Chapel Hill’s development process.
Published: Jun. 23, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
Local artists and arts boosters always urge local governments and citizens to support the arts because, they say, aside from aesthetic, intellectual, social and cultural stimulation they generate, the arts fuel economic activity as well.
Published: Jun. 16, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story
What’s the point of writing rules so onerous and expensive they deter anyone from doing business in Chapel Hill?
Published: Jun. 9, 2012 7:00 PM | Full story