By The Commentators
  • Chapel Hill is Hemorrhaging Tax Dollars

    March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    It’s official! Walmart is coming to town! Well, not our town, but Chatham County, just over the line. And to the victor go all the spoils. Walmart has announced it will build a huge 148,500 square foot store on the 15-501 commercial corridor near Smith Level Road and hire 300 employees. Walmart cash registers will […]

  • Sad Update to the Glen Lennox Saga

    March 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Four years ago, in the Ides of March, those of us living in or around the Glen Lennox Apartments were shocked and awed as Grubb Properties presented plans to destroy most of the apartments and trees, build many big-story buildings, tunnel one of the streets and place a large grocery store across the street from […]

  • Carrboro Commune is like Donald Trump…

    March 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I am a supporter of Occupy. I am a supporter of civil disobedience. But I do not support assault, when it is physical or verbal. And I do not support trespass on private property, which I regard as violence against people and the community. Specifically, I did not support the guerrilla gardening exercise by Carrboro […]

  • More At Stake Than You Might Think

    March 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I’m calling on my fellow Orange County residents to help defeat amendment one, also known as the marriage discrimination amendment, by voting against the amendment on May 8th. You may be aware that all domestic partnerships, for both gay and straight couples alike, will be ended in places that offer them such as Chapel Hill, […]

  • Venomous Limbaugh

    March 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Cries of protest of Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s vicious attack on a Georgetown law student are echoing across the land — even touching the hallowed halls of the University of North Carolina. A petition circulating online is demanding that the University terminate broadcasting of UNC basketball and football games on a network that […]

  • Destruction of Trees

    March 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    To the Town Council: This is a photo of what once was a majestic, stately magnolia on E Rosemary St. It is now a one-sided sad specimen that lines the quiet street in one of Chapel Hill’s historic districts! I am appalled and saddened that Duke Power can be allowed to pay Asplundh to butcher […]

  • Recruiting

    March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Can somebody explain to me “recruiting” in Division 1 intercollegiate sports?  Recently, high school athletes announced the schools that they plan to attend and the teams they will join next year.  Concerns have been raised about the quality of the football skills of the class of players who have declared their intention to enroll at […]

  • Is There a Disconnect Here?

    February 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I wasn’t at Town Hall on Monday, February 20th but I watched the proceedings from the comfort of home.  Too bad what I heard didn’t make me very comfortable.  I appreciated the emotional and heartfelt comments from those who want the Town of Chapel Hill to be the first jurisdiction in North Carolina to ban […]

  • Enter the Chorus Girls and a Dancing Bear

    February 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Chapel Hill Town Council’s Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC), at its meeting this past week, rejected the proposal of the Town Council to have a web-site gather facts about the Yates Garage incident last November. The reason? There would be no way of proving the veracity of submissions. The Town Council had already nixed CPAC’s […]

  • Yates, The Next Steps

    February 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

    So. Where are we with the aftermath of protesters being evicted from office buildings they have occupied? Clearly, the Mayor of Carrboro has proven that it’s better to send in ice cream than SERT.   The powers-that-be in Chapel Hill may be moving in much the same direction. This past week has seen a flurry […]