Too Much Power For Stancil?
We who have called Chapel Hill our home for a long time remember the flap over the size of North Carolina National Bank. NCNB, as it was known, liked ...
Dispatch From Athens, Part I: Yes, THAT Greenville
Heading to Athens for the Inter-City Visit, we stop in Greenville and talk about tradeoffs.
Chikungunya Part III: The Epidemic Continues
Since I published Part I and Part II of this series in July, the ongoing chikungunya epidemic in the Americas has mostly fallen out of the headlines. ...
Art’s Angle: The Good And Bad
GREENVILLE — Well, the good and bad news about Saturday’s 70-41 loss at East Carolina is that it looks neither Larry Fedora nor the Tar He...
The Right Management For Chapel Hill
This is David Schwartz. The Chapel Hill Town Council recently asked Town Manager Roger Stancil to explain several instances of apparent mismanagement ...
Last Chance: “A Kid Like Jake” At Deep Dish
Last chance to see Deep Dish's "A Kid Like Jake," a great way to kick off the 2014-15 local theater season.
Art’s Angle: The Great ECU Freeze-Out
WANTED in Greenville, North Carolina: somewhere the WCHL van can park and broadcast the pre-game show live before the Tar Heels take on East Carolina ...
New Lessons From Old Wars
At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the ...
All About Electricity
The fatal flaw in solar roads is that they generate direct current (DC) power which is difficult to transmit over long distances without significant l...
Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Football Players
With apologies to Willie Nelson, “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be football players.” Given the growing evidence of the long-term harm o...
“Most Moderate” And “Kay”: Do Words Make A Difference?
First of all, a warning: I am a Democrat. You cannot trust a partisan commentator to give an objective report on a political contest such as a debate ...
The Missing Piece Of Our Foodie Scene
It’s just a bottle of Crème de Violette. It’s an old liqueur with a sweet and flowery fragrance that gives the century-old Aviation Cocktail the ...
Art’s Angle: Striped And Steamy
A festive night in Kenan Stadium turned frustrating before one of six seniors in the UNC lineup saved the day and, in the process, might have saved th...
How to Teach an Engineer to Play Guitar
I am on the road again this week. So as I cruise at 34,000 feet over Knoxville, Tennessee, let me share with you the long, circuitous history of my le...
A Letter From Home
It was like the pleasure of a long letter from home. At least it was for this exile from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. I picked up the new book, 2...
A Community House For The Whole Community
This is Raleigh Mann. Well, there goes the neighborhood. That has been the concern of the people who are uncomfortable with the thought of homeless me...
Art’s Angle: Four Scores and 28 Points Ago
Four touchdowns in less than four minutes isn’t exactly 8 points in 17 seconds, but it will be memorable all the while. If you don’t know what “...
Why Solar Roads are a Bad Idea
If you paid attention to the news last spring, you may remember that solar roads were experiencing their 15 minutes of fame. There were newspaper arti...
This is Lew Margolis. The challenges posed by big-time sports for UNC continue apace, as if on a schedule like weekly football games or daily practice...
A Taste of Orange
A Taste of Orange: Dallas Pridgen Jewelry
In 1989, Dallas Pridgen opened his first jewelry operation in a 200 square foot space in the back of a hair shop on Rosemary Street in downtown Chapel...