Clean, Affordable Power Advances as Duke Energy StrugglesNovember 1, 2013 at 6:00 am
This is Jim Warren. Long-predicted and hopeful changes are quickly occurring in the electric power industry – even as scientists and bizarre weather remind us that dramatic action is needed to avert irreversible climate and economic chaos. Duke Energy – based in Charlotte and serving Orange County – is now the world’s largest electric utility. [...]
Talking about Brain Damage at a Thursday Night Football GameOctober 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm
This is Lew Margolis. The Thursday night football game in Chapel Hill may seem like ancient history, but as a teacher of public health and as one unsettled by the risks of brain trauma inherent in the game of football, my own experience continues to reverberate. For the game, I hand-lettered a sign asking, “How [...]
Be A FriendOctober 15, 2013 at 6:00 am
This is Nerys Levy and I am a member of the Friends of the Carrboro Branch Library. Recently the local storage facility where we have been keeping our used books was sold. As a result we have been kicked out of the place where we store our more than 2500 used books. For years many [...]
Reverse The Curse (Of Low Voter Turnout)October 4, 2013 at 10:02 am
From Kristen Smith Want to spend long hours on Monday evenings discussing and debating meaty issues? Or Tuesday evenings talking and testing theories? Easy, just convince a few thousand folks to vote for you for Chapel Hill Town Council or Carrboro Board of Aldermen! Okay, few of us roll with a crew that deep, so [...]
The NCAA HarmsJuly 26, 2013 at 4:54 am
Two torches stand guard next to the shield of UNC, emblazoned with lux et libertas, light and liberty.
“There You Go Again”July 23, 2013 at 10:00 am
Matt Hughes — The Republican legislative leaders and Governor McCrory have agreed on a so-called tax reform plan that will soon make it to the Governor’s desk.
Reflections on Trayvon MartinJuly 22, 2013 at 10:29 am
GRAIG MEYER — I would like to believe that Trayvon Martin would not have been killed had he lived in Chapel Hill.
Media Contracts and Academic ProgressJuly 3, 2013 at 4:29 am
Although there is no reliable way to measure whether athletes are getting a meaningful education, wouldn’t it still be better if the indicators we do have demonstrated success instead of failure?
Central West OpinionJune 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm
The Town Council meets tonight to hear a progress report on Central West, an area deemed suitable for major development.
We Need the NC Center for the Advancement of TeachingJune 22, 2013 at 5:05 am
For the sake of our children, who are our future, let’s keep the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching to advance teaching as an art and a profession.