Mountain Music: Where It Came From, Where It’s Going
As the International Bluegrass Music Association’s five-day “World of Bluegrass Festival” wound down in Raleigh a few days ago, some people were...
Art’s Angle: Sunny But Dismal Day
Carolina football took a turn for the worse Saturday and is now in jeopardy of doing more long term damage to the program. UNC may have a hard time se...
As I noted last week in Of Minerals and Men, the journal Nature recently reported that the concentration of mercury in the upper zone of the world’s...
School Boards And Football
This is Lew Margolis. The drumbeat of chilling evidence of brain damage associated with football continues to quicken. The National Football League re...
A More Interesting Senate Race, In Fiction
While you are watching U.S. Senate campaign television ads, occasionally interrupted by brief segments of programming, do you ever wonder what goes on...
Guns – Again
Unbelievable! Buried in the middle of the paper, in a catch-all section called “Other News,” was the headline: “Grandfather kills 6 children, m...
Art’s Angle: Brand-Aide Needed
The strange juxtaposition of the three local games that were nationally televised in succession Saturday did not do Triangle football any favors. At t...
Of Minerals And Men
I recently read a report from the journal Nature noting that the concentration of mercury dissolved in the oceans has more than tripled since the begi...
Blame Your Neighbor, Not The Town Manager
Lately, there’s a narrative going around town that’s become popular among the people most opposed to growth in Chapel Hill. The story goes that To...
Art’s Angle: Great Coach? Not So Fast
Is Larry Fedora a great football coach? We probably won’t know for a couple of years. So let’s talk about what we DO know, while some segment of T...
Dispatch From Athens, Day III: Home Sweet Expensive Home
Finished in Athens, returning to find our problems waiting right where we left them.
North Carolina’s Scottish Connection
Did North Carolinians have a stake in the outcome of last week’s referendum in Scotland? Maybe not the same kind of stake the residents of Scotl...
Dispatch From Athens, Part II: The Da Vinci Form-Based Code
Form-based code is all the rage in Athens, but to what end?
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: (Little) Kids Say The Strangest Things
Young children are not exactly the best reporters of events, as they at times mix reality and fantasy, miss the bigger picture, or say things we reall...
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.