By The Commentators
  • Bring Back the Chapel Hill Museum

    March 11, 2016 at 9:28 am

    It has been many years now since the Chapel Hill Town Council closed the Chapel Hill Museum. I voted against that. After that vote, I had so many citizens in town, and around the region actually, tell me how sad they were that the museum closed. The museum used to be in the old Chapel […]

  • Vote for County Commissioners

    March 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Voting season is upon us once again. Besides the national and statewide races, there are also some very important local races. Three Orange County Commissioner races are in need of voters, and two of those races directly pertain to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, the At-large seat and the District 1 seat, which represents very closely, […]

  • Be Prepared For Voter ID Issues at the Polls

    March 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Well here we are a week into our early voting and less than a week before our primary and I am glad to tell you I have voted. For those of you that have not voted here is a little advice. Pack a lunch if you are going to wait until March 15 to vote. […]

  • What Can The Knights and Carolina Performing Arts Teach Us about Big Time Sports?

    March 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    It’s taken a few days to come down from the exhilarating high produced by the Carolina Performing Arts concert by The Knights and Gil Shaham.  As the program noted, The Knights is a chamber orchestra that defies boundaries with programs that showcase a passion for artistic discovery. Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists […]

  • What Are We Going To Do About Our Schools?

    March 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Before Betsy and I moved from Florida to Chapel Hill years ago, we studied several potential destinations. Where would be the best place for us to raise our three daughters? We wanted to live in a community that offered good public schools and access to the arts. Chapel Hill seemed like the perfect fit and […]

  • Let’s welcome the improvements coming to Ephesus-Fordham

    March 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    In the summer of 2014, the town government adopted a new building code for the commercial district around Eastgate shopping center. Because this was the town’s first experience using a new kind of zoning, the council agreed to revisit the code periodically and make changes to it as needed. Now that we’ve had a chance […]

  • What Would We Do Without Taxes?

    March 3, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Nobody likes to pay taxes. Coming up with that money at certain times in the year can be painful, especially now. I wonder though why we haven’t figured out that taxes are necessary.  As individuals, don’t we have to pay for the things we buy? If I have a heart attack, I’m really glad that trained […]

  • How Do We Share Our Gratitude?

    March 2, 2016 at 1:00 am

    How do we share our gratitude? I recently ran into a student with whom I had worked closely during their time in our program—providing feedback on papers, offering advice on field placements, and strategizing about next professional steps. I was surprised to see this person here so many months after graduation and learned that they […]

  • Don’t Ignore Those Pesky Yellow Lines

    March 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I feel that spring has finally arrived.  Air is warmer.  You take a drive to enjoy this and what do you find? A pack of Lance Armstrong wannabes on a road that doesn’t have a passing zone for miles. If you pull out to pass, you will be in the opposing lane with low visibility […]

  • UNC Students Are People Not Commodities

    February 29, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Have you heard people talking about students as “customers?” I work at UNC and I’m hearing it a lot these days. Calling students “customers” is a way of representing students as commodities. In this way of thinking – common to people who call themselves higher ed “reformers” – students are not seen as full human beings […]

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