By The Commentators
  • There's A New Triangle in Town

    August 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    It’s been 60 days since we launched our new campaign, The Edge of the Triangle – not that long, but long enough for us to assess certain aspects of it, especially the response locally. The reaction to the campaign has been predominantly positive, reflective of what we learned in the year of research conducted before […]

  • This is the Age of Too

    August 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Dear Editor, This is the age of “Too.”  Too many demands – from kids, work, relationships, finances, health; even global events pushed on us via instant media. So we learn to compartmentalize. To pick and choose the battles.  To decide what piece of us we have to carve out for that next grasping hand.  Somewhere […]

  • Save The Carrboro Citizen

    August 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    After almost five years and over 280 consecutive weekly issues, publisher Robert Dickson has decided to sell The Carrboro Citizen. I find this sad news in a market already saturated with local news reporting, including the outstanding news and information presented on WCHL and  Of course, other papers cover Carrboro stories, but nobody has […]

  • Open Letter To Teachers

    August 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    An open letter to all teachers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro city school system: As you may have read or heard, Bert Wartski and I are appealing our involuntary transfers from Chapel Hill High School.  As colleagues, we want to assure each of you that in all honesty, neither of us has been given any documented […]

  • Fighting This Transfer

    August 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Dear Editor, My name is Bert Wartski.  As I await the Superior Court Hearing (August 17th at 2 pm at the Old Hillsborough Court House), I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has written letters, given speeches, provided testimonials, talked about, Facebook-ed, and spent their time and energy to stop my […]

  • Legacy or Vanity?

    August 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    As a native-born  Brit, I am naturally brimming with pride over the London Olympics, not just at our medal count, but also at our success in staging an international event of such moment, at a time when money is tight in our country.   But my attention is not only riveted by viewing locations I […]

  • Letter to all UNC faculty about Paul Frampton

    August 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    As most of you know, Paul Frampton, the Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UNC, has been in prison in Argentina since January 23, 2012 on drug charges. As more information about his case becomes available, such as the July 22 article in the Argentine newspaper Clarin, it becomes more […]

  • Ditch Buses on Berm

    August 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Driving on I-40 through Chapel Hill and Durham has just gotten a little bit more dicey. Along with fender benders, rear-enders, rubber-neckers and dawdling drivers add buses on the berm to the list of conditions that make for hazardous driving on I-40. The Department of Transportation has introduced a new “Bus on Shoulder System,” appropriately called […]

  • Ron Stutts Retrospective

    July 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Last week WCHL celebrated the 35th Anniversary of Ron Stutts’ start at the station. Surely you noticed, with all the on-the-air promos and all the guests and surprises in the studio last Friday morning.   Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt declared it Ron Stutts week in Chapel Hill. Former mayor of Chapel Hill Howard Lee and his […]

  • Questions for Superintendent Forcella

    July 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    July 25, 2012 Dear Mr. Forcella, I have been following the debate regarding the involuntary transfers of Mr. Wartski and Mrs. Thompson. As a parent who had two children at Chapel Hill High, one in Mr. Wartski’s class and one in Mrs. Thompson’ class, I am confused and concerned about their transfers. Whatever your reasons, […]

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