- The Commentators The 1/4 Cent Sales Tax
When Orange County created its Economic Development Districts in the early 1990’s, the purpose was to designate non-residential zones that would serve “for the next fifty years.” The districts were created along interstate highways to benefit from obvious transportation advantages. Orange County, with its support for quality education and environmental awareness, provides a great place […]Read More
- The Commentators God Save us from the Biblical Marriage Ideal
Gay marriage a deviation from the biblical ideal? Really? Read the Bible. The biblical ideal of marriage is one man, lots of wives, concubines, bride prices and arranged marriages. Is this what we are defending? If our society’s ideas of marriage have changed, why are some so intent on returning to the past? The past […]Read More
- The Commentators It's Not Obdurate Stupidity (Response to "Common Science")
This T.W.O. Cents Column is in response to“It’s a Theory That’s Out There” - from Common Science, by Jeff Danner. You ask what people, and especially politicians, mean when they say “no” to science, and particularly evolution. I believe it is because people compartmentalize their understanding. Science is perceived to be the first step toward engineering, […]Read More
- The Commentators True Community in a Transient Town
Though I’ve been in the Chapel Hill area for over 25 years, I only began getting involved in the community a few years ago when I attended “Leadership Chapel Hill” through the Chamber of Commerce. I thoroughly enjoyed that class, learned a ton, and met lots of wonderful people. From there I plugged into the […]Read More
- The Commentators "I Applaud Chancellor Thorp"
There are a lot of us folks who applaud the Chancellor for putting institution above any sport. I am a season ticket holder and a twenty-five year Ram but I do not want to see Carolina become a football factory. Our b-ball program makes it clear that excellence and graduating the kids can go together. […]Read More
- The Commentators Deems May reply to Dr. Harmon
Dear Dr. Harmon, Your August 12 opinion published by Chapelboro.com in response to my feelings of Coach Davis’ firing, indicated that my letter “could not have hit further from the intended mark.” I must respectfully disagree by saying that if my letter elicited combative responses from you and Mr. Chansky of Chapelboro fame, then the […]Read More
- The Commentators Another T.W.O Cents Response to: "A Letter to Deems May"
This T.W.O. Cents column is in response to “A Letter to Deems May.” Dear Dr. Harmon: You first make the argument that “Reasonable People” care about the University and not what Deems does or who he is. By making that argument that way, you assume that anyone that has a different point of view must […]Read More
- The Commentators In Response to "A Letter to Deems May"
I, too, am a graduate of UNC. I find Dr. Harmon’s letter to Deems May interesting, at best, and honestly he makes a couple of legitimate points. My question to the good Dr. would be why he fails to mention that Butch Davis, as far as I know, was mentioned nowhere in the NCAA findings? […]Read More
- The Commentators A Letter to Deems May
Dear Deems, Your August 01 letter published by InsideCarolina.com could not have been further from the intended mark. The subject should have been the University of North Carolina, but it was Deems May. Your letter included the pronouns “I” 37 times, “my” 11 times and “me” 7 times, for a total of 55 self-references […]Read More
- The Commentators Don't Drive Angry
When I first moved to Carrboro in 2003 I was so impressed by this community’s patience and decorum on the roads. Having moved from Washington DC, where I was born and raised, I was accustomed to a far more aggressive scene. I was used to seeing things like: people leaning on their horns, screaming out […]Read More
- The Commentators Thorp and the Football Coach
Prior to last Wednesday evening, I was one among a group of friends who had struggled, deeply troubled with the drumbeat of news about the UNC football program. It was not about the gridiron prospects of the coming season, but about rule-breaking of various sorts that was a growing threat to UNC’s reputation as an […]Read More
- The Commentators Our Towing Economy
Guest Column by Mike Harris I usually ride my bike around town, but on Wednesday July 20, the bike needed some adjustments, so I had to strap it to the back of my Honda Accord and drive up Franklin to The Bicycle Chain. After turning left into the parking lot between Vespa and Noodles and […]Read More
- The Commentators Stop Speed Bumps!
Guest Column by Eric Plow In spite of a bad economy, dwindling tax revenues, and unmanageable fiscal debt, cities and towns all over the US have passed bonds (translation: borrowing money) to install thousands of speed bumps, along with 3-way and 4-way stop signs, in an effort to appease neighborhood activists who want to inconvenience anyone […]Read More
- The Commentators Why I Support Butch Davis… and the Right to Other Opinions
Guest Column by Barry Leffler Butch Davis should remain the Head Football Coach at Carolina. Until it is proven Davis knew about John Blake and his egregious wrongdoings… the coach should stay right where he is leading the great young men who represent our hometown university. I have known Butch Davis and reported […]Read More