By Jim Heavner
  • Heavner: Welcome, President Spellings

    March 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Let’s welcome President Spellings, our new university system president, and Margaret, our new neighbor in the Southern Part of Heaven. This neighbor thing is important to every mission.  A single parent whose children are grown, she arrives with very few local connections.  It’s not just her job that’s tough. Public figures are challenged in making […]

  • Jonathan Howes on the Plaza of Ramshead on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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    Jonathan Howes Remembered

    August 8, 2015 at 11:46 am

    “Picture a town too good to be true.” That was the theme Jonathan Howes chose for an inter-city visit by community leaders that he led to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in the 1980’s. It was the large vision by a largely quiet man, whose extraordinary life and leadership is being commemorated this weekend at The Chapel of […]

  • Yow’s Friends in Tune

    June 15, 2015 at 11:10 am

    UNC IT nerd-whiz Ken Yow plays a mean bass. You’ve probably heard and seen him behind the specs riffing away at Friday’s on The Front Porch at the Carolina Inn as part of Mick Mixon’s Franklin Street Band. Once in a while, it’s the heart strings that are plucked when we hear the story of […]

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    Former BoT Chair Stands Behind UNC Administration

    June 13, 2014 at 7:22 am

    “Hopefully, the lessons we’ve learned with let us be an example and voice of change,” Roger Perry says.

  • Mack and Sally Brown in Chapel Hill: “But Can He Coach?”

    December 16, 2013 at 8:55 am

    The nature of my work carries the blessing of getting to know and work with our town’s most extraordinarily interesting and effective people who are making the most interesting differences in our lives. And very few were more interesting, or made more of a difference in their parts of the world, than Sally and Mack […]

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    UNC Well Represented At 2013 ESPYS

    July 18, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Kara Cannizzaro and Crystal Dunn were two of the four nominees for an ESPY for Best Female College Athlete of the Year.

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    CH Business Executive Jacqueline Zinn Dies At 56

    July 17, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Chapel Hill’s Jacqueline Zinn died at her home on Tuesday morning, after a battle with cancer.

  • “The Sisters'” Garden Damaged, But Not Destroyed

    July 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    A tree fell on the porch of “The Sisters” on Gimghoul road, just missing the house and the porch roof around 9:30 Monday morning. It was a spectacular site, but the twins are unhurt and the house is remarkably undamaged.

  • The Rains, The Floods, The Trees And Us

    July 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

    The times, they have been changing, but historically, the town allowed building in flood plains that, by last mid-century, enlightenment made controversial.

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    UNC Grad, Author’s New Book: President Kennedy Might Have Died By Accident

    May 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Reston’s 14th book will be out in September, titled The Accidental Victim. The book concludes that John Connally was Lee Harvey Oswald’s target in Dallas in 1963.