By The Commentators
  • Charging Station Concerns

    May 12, 2013 at 12:40 am

    The competition is fierce with electricity, natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cells all jockeying for position to be at the forefront of the technology.

  • I Was At the General Assembly Protests Last Week

    May 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    We stood singing, holding signs and praying in defiance of Chief Weaver’s orders to disperse.

  • Welcome Chancellor Folt

    April 19, 2013 at 6:46 am

    From Maria Palmer. Last weekend I participated in the innagural WW Finlator Lectures in Faith & Social Justice at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. The church Bill Finlator pastored for 3 decades celebrated his legacy as one of the great American prophets of the 20th Century. Thank you, Pullen, for an inspiring weekend and […]

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    No. 11 Louisville, Wisconsin Top Heels

    March 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 24 UNC dropped two games on Friday on day one of the Louisville Classic at Ulmer Stadium. The Tar Heels lost 4-2 to Wisconsin and to No. 11 Louisville to drop to 18-9 (3-0) on the season. Constance Orr finished the day with four hits and two runs, while Haleigh Dickey had two hits, […]

  • North Carolina Must Rise To Its Unique Climate Challenge

    March 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    NASA’s James Hansen recently declared that climate change has become a planetary emergency. If humanity doesn’t begin cutting global emissions by 2015, the climate crisis will pass a point of no return – and a hellish condition for us all. North Carolina has a unique duty to help avert climate and economic chaos – because […]

  • United Way Cutbacks

    February 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    The United Way of the Greater Triangle supports a plethora of worthwhile non-profit charitable organizations in Orange and Durham Counties. But its decision to pull the rug out from funding of the Seymour Senior Center wellness program was both unwise and misguided. Regrettably, it will result in unintended consequences and cause needless hardship to the […]

  • 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 […]