By The Commentators
  • Let’s Do Our Best to Support Local Business

    March 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Our local independent businesses are the backbone of our economy.  They provide the majority of business jobs while accounting for the biggest share of sales in the county. Additionally, they help to bind our communities together.  Locally owned businesses retain their profits in the community and are more likely to purchase businesses inputs and professional […]

  • Jerseys in the Rafters: Advance the Mission of our University

    March 18, 2016 at 9:04 am

    As the inter-collegiate basketball season is coming to a close, there are almost daily announcements of awards to players for their accomplishments on the court.  Naismith, Wooden, Cousy, first-team All-American, second-team All-American, and on and on.  There are so many awards now that if I played college basketball I’d be a little ashamed not to […]

  • Help Our Young People

    March 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I’m concerned about our young people. Being a young person is not easy.  There’s talk of an overloaded, overheated planet.  Fewer jobs in the labor market after school and college.  A troubled and warring world. All of these negatives begin to weigh down on our children and young people.  Many of whom see the future […]

  • Think About Why Your Tax Dollars Are So High

    March 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Now that the economy has improved, there are several big developments before Chapel Hill and Carrboro governments.  And there are the usual protesters saying don’t build it.  Or at least don’t build it so all those lovely vistas that I enjoyed, but belong to other people, will be replaced by developments that I don’t want […]

  • Can you top this, Blue Cross?

    March 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Can you top this? Well, back in the 1940s and 50s, there was a popular radio program by this name.  Comedians of the day would tell jokes in competition to get the most laughs registered on a laugh meter. Now, we have a new version of that old game.  It’s called “Can You Top My […]

  • Clearing Up Voting Misinformation

    March 14, 2016 at 1:00 am

    This is to clear up mis-information that went out over the airwaves last week.  It arose because of the confusion a voter experienced when voting early.  The voter thought that the address on a person’s ID had to match the address they give to the poll worker.  This is not true. The voter ID that […]

  • 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 […]