By The Commentators
  • On The War On Deer

    February 27, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I recently read a column by Karin Yates, which appeared in the February 10, 2013, issue of The Chapel Hill News and was entitled ILLOGICAL WAR ON DEER. It is the best article that I have ever read about the insanity and cruelty of bow-hunting.   It is hard to believe that in the triangle […]

  • Giving in Orange County

    February 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

    When I reached the age of senior discounts, I wondered whether I should accept them. Because others likely have greater need for this generosity, it has become my practice to take the discount, collect these bits of change or occasional dollars that I would have paid absent the discount, and then contribute my windfall to […]

  • Counting Credits

    February 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the organization that accredits institutions of higher learning in our region. The accreditation manual is full of standards on governance, finance, libraries, undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and on and on. Sadly, UNC has recently been admonished by the Association for allowing students to receive academic credit […]

  • On Smoking Legislation

    February 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I was always told never to attack the man but you can always attack his words with the facts. Recently, Alan Culton stated in his commentary of February 6 that he was upset about those pesky Liberals of Orange County who were taking away the rights of all residents of Chapel Hill to smoke in […]

  • Reject NC-House Bill 34

    February 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Our newly elected governor and state legislature is hard at work. But are they solving our budget crisis, debating taxes, education, or alternative energy sources to power our state… Not entirely. House Bill 34, filed last Thursday, would make it illegal for women to bare their breasts in public anywhere in North Carolina. The bill […]

  • People's Elections in Carrboro

    January 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    We have an amazing opportunity in Carrboro over the next 18 months. When as many as six positions on the Board of Aldermen could be up for grabs. Beginning with the Special Election on March 19. If anyone, including your preferences, truly wants to serve, they will have more than ample opportunity. So, let’s use […]

  • Bundle Up Folks!

    January 22, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Two weeks ago, I spent the entire Sunday in shorts and a t-shirt playing basketball with my oldest three sons. This past Sunday, the clothing ensemble looked more appropriate to a typical January day but the weather was still remarkably warm coming on the heels of a snowy Friday morning which caused the cancellation and […]

  • Handicapped Parking

    January 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Let there be no question, this guy was in a hurry. He whipped into the parking place nearest the entrance of Harris Teeter, jumped out of his luxury SUV, flung the driver’s door shut and strode majestically into the store. He had parked in a space reserved for handicapped drivers. It was well-marked with the […]

  • OFA Stay Engaged

    December 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I want to talk to everyone who put their hard work into President Obama’s re-election campaign and is now feeling a little worn out and a little disappointed that we lost in North Carolina. You need to stay involved. The Obama administration has wisely chosen to keep their base involved with governing challenges after the […]

  • Gray-Little

    December 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    This is Raleigh Mann. If the university’s chancellor search committee is looking for a proven administrator, teacher, researcher, innovator, and motivator, I have an excellent candidate in mind, someone who excels at all of those things, was born and raised in North Carolina and who knows the University of North Carolina intimately. When James Moeser […]

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