In Love With A Sociopathic Dog
“Hey, come here, will you? Quick. The dead stuff is over here. Let me show you.” These are the thoughts of Solo, a German shepherd that loves his ...
Fracking: A Raleigh-Riyadh Connection
As you may have noticed at the pump recently, gasoline prices have fallen by 35% over the last few months, from just below $4.00 per gallon down to ar...
Don’t Model Chapel Hill Revitalization On Other Cities
As you drive or stroll along Franklin and Rosemary streets and crane your neck to view the upper stories of the high-rise buildings that seem to have ...
Art’s Angle: Tilting In The Breeze
It just seems like UNC is tired, worn out, sick of all we’ve been through the last few years. The alumni and fans still come (well, some of them) an...
Renewing Our Affection For Our Hometown Newspaper
One of the state’s big newspapers almost lost a subscriber last week when she received a notice increasing the annual subscription rate by almos...
Art’s Angle: A Poor Response
I have never bought into the losing excuse that “we weren’t ready to play.” After a week of practices, team meetings and other various organized...
An Engineer On A Diet: Part II
Last week in Part I, I reviewed the energy balance for the human body and explained how it controls whether or not we lose weight while dieting. This ...
A Day In The Life At The Battle 4 Atlantis
Not in Nassau for the Battle 4 Atlantis? Here's a snapshot of the experience.
From Ball Room To Ball Court At The Battle 4 Atlantis
The Atlantis Resort is huge, but the Imperial Arena - Imperial Ballroom, actually - is rather intimate.
Lefty and Roy — And Their Critics
While Martin Harmon was in North Carolina last week to promote his new book, Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend, he dropped a s...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Being Thankful
Recently I was at a business retreat where the question was raised about how we are teaching our children about money. I don’t think I have a good a...
A Big Step Forward For UNC
This is Raleigh Mann. I confess it: I’m a big fan of Carolina sports. Right now, I am very excited as basketball season gets under way. When I was t...
An Engineer on a Diet: Part I
Dieting is big business in the United States. If you include the $21 billion spent on diet sodas, the weight loss industry takes in over $65 billion d...
Art’s Angle: Statement Game
If the paratroopers who dropped into Wallace Wade Stadium at halftime Thursday night had been returning from three years on Comet 67P, they would have...
Jim Leutze Wants His State Back
“I am mad as hell and I want my state back.” Former UNC-Wilmington Chancellor Jim Leutze wanted to use this phrase as the title for his new book a...
Chapel Hill Won’t Attract Tomorrow’s Businesses With Yesterday’s Office Space
Let’s say you wanted to start a business. And since you live in Chapel Hill, you’d really like to have your office here in Chapel Hill. So you beg...
Art’s Angle: Timing Is Everything
You have to hand it to Carolina’s defense. For the record-breaking unit in yards, first downs and points allowed, clearly the Tar Heels’ pièce de...
Why Are The Norwegians Burning Trash?
Several weeks ago, my daughter came home and said “Dad, why does Norway have to import trash to keep its power plants running? You should write a ...
The Battle For Political Dominance
What is the connection between U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and acclaimed U.S. tennis player John Isner? Both come from Greensboro, but it is more than that. I...
Art’s Angle: Egg On UNC’s Face
I never thought commissioning what turned out to be the Wainstein Report was a good idea because, while it was sure to provide some answers and detail...