By The Commentators
  • Doubts About The Ephesus-Fordham Plan

    April 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

    This is Julie McClintock. Many folks are still in the dark about the radical Town plans to apply a new zone to Ephesus-Fordham – including Park Apartments, Ram’s Plaza, Eastgate, and Village Plaza. The Town is promoting more intense 7-story redevelopment of this existing commercial area. So why isn’t this a good idea? 1. The […]

  • Cheering The Ephesus-Fordham Plan

    April 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

    There are a lot of reasons I’m excited about the Ephesus-Fordham plan. Clearly, the roads are broken. They’re tricky for motorists, unfriendly for pedestrians, and downright dangerous for bicyclists. Clearly, the zoning is broken. It was designed for the 1970s suburban sprawl era, so property owners really can’t do much more than gussy up their aging strip malls under the current code. Clearly, the tax base is broken. With so many shopping and dining choices just across the county line, there’s probably no part of town that bleeds more sales tax than the Ephesus-Fordham area.

  • Keep Our Drinking Water Clean

    March 31, 2014 at 11:06 am

    This is Brian Thornburg. I don’t know about you, but I REALLY take water for granted. OWASA does such a good job keeping our water clean and flowing, I rarely think about how that water gets to my family’s tap when I turn the faucet. The truth is, most of our water comes to us […]

  • Dreaming Up A Carrboro Library

    March 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

    This is Nerys Levy, and I’m a friend of the Carrboro Branch Library. Over the past 25 years our group has struggled to get a fully functioning branch of the Orange County Public Library in Carrboro. We are now delighted to announce that the Southern Branch Library is becoming a reality. Tonight, March 25 at […]

  • Focusing Your Investigation

    March 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

    This is Lew Margolis. As Attorney Kenneth Wainstein begins the latest next investigation of the impact of big-time sports on UNC, I’d like to offer two suggestions. First, refrain from using the term “student-athlete,” because this term does not clarify, it only adds confusion to the investigations and discussions that you are about to undertake. […]

  • Captive Audience

    March 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    This is Raleigh Mann. My bride Betsy and I have been in the North Carolina Cancer Hospital and the adjacent Women’s Hospital off of Manning Drive a lot lately. She has been receiving treatments there, and our experiences at both places have been wonderful. Of course, no one wants to have cancer or to have […]

  • Playing Basketball In The Snow

    February 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    This is Lew Margolis. Now that the snow has melted and the supplies of road salt depleted, I have a question. How are a postponed UNC/Duke basketball game, Notre Dame volleyball, Thursday night football in Chapel Hill, and fake courses, heavily populated by athletes, related? Each is an example of the university compromising its mission […]

  • The Ephesus/Fordham Plan Is Right For Chapel Hill

    February 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This is Kristen Smith. Chapel Hill, we have a real opportunity before us. After several years of work, the Town is looking to begin implementation of the Ephesus Church Rd./Fordham Blvd. small area plan. The plan was approved in June 2011 and was crafted with the involvement of a diverse set of stakeholders. In an […]

  • Safeguarding Our Water

    January 24, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    This is Alan Rimer, Chair of the OWASA Board of Directors. I want to take this opportunity to discuss our local water supply, which I thought timely as we have all heard about the tragedy of the contaminated water supply in Charleston, West Virginia. As many listeners know, OWASA is the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community’s publicly-owned, […]

  • Keep Chapel Hill – Carrboro Schools Great

    January 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    This is Brian Thornburg. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy life in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and North Carolina, even though I wasn’t born and raised here. We moved our family here in 2006 from Chicago, in search of a better lifestyle, better weather, good people, and, most important, great public schools for […]

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