In HB2 Court Fight, Both Sides Admit They’re Wrong
The HB2 question: does the word "sex" include "gender identity"? Some say yes, some say no - but it's not who you think.
The Bathroom Lie
I can’t believe, well actually I can believe, that our Governor said courts should interpret laws passed by a bunch of idiots. Is he looking for a c...
No “buts” about it
Ever encounter someone with a big “but”? My apologies WCHL, I guess I should’ve clarified the kind of “but” I’m referring. You know th...
Don’t Fall For a Phone Scam: It’s Not the IRS
If you have received a phone call, purportedly from the IRS claiming it is suing you, you are not alone. A rash of these scam phone calls is spreadi...
The Governor is Neglecting North Carolina
As a community we have so many important issues which need addressing. Here in Orange County we have close to 12,000 adults who cannot read or write, ...
Remembering Victims of War
Get to Ayden before it’s too late
Can a Louisiana food writer tell us something about North Carolina barbecue that we did not already know? Rien Fertel gives it a good try in his new b...
Spending on What?
I enjoy the graduation ceremony for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. As the graduates march in to Carmichael to the cheers of parents ...
Why Would Black People Support Donald Trump?
As a Black woman at lunch recently with my five of my girlfriends I asked sarcastically, “Anybody here voting for Trump?” One responded with, “I...
Casino Night With Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro Class
I am fortunate to be one of twenty participants in this year’s Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro class. Each year, Leadership participants coordinate ...
Speak Out For Teacher Pay
If improving teacher pay in our district matters to you, this Thursday presents an important opportunity to speak up. Most parents and students in the...
A Tale Of Two Moderates: McCrory, Spellings, And HB2
When it comes to HB2 - or any issue - how you act can be more important than what you think.
Vaccinations are Important for our Children
Vaccinations for children are often a source for questions, anxiety, and even controversy for a lot of parents that I see at our office. As a pedia...
The next big high-tech product: Why Concord?
Why would Alevo, a European company seeking to develop and manufacture a powerful groundbreaking battery, choose Concord, North Carolina, as the site ...
The Fashion Plate
Walking On A Dream…Putting Dreams Into Action!
Picture this. Fashion from nine area boutiques worn by more than 40 diverse models interspersed with stories and commentary from six powerful women. T...
Save the Belhaven Hospital
Sometimes we just don’t know how fortunate we really are. If we get sick or have an accident we just go to the nearest emergency room and they...
Margaret Spellings Can’t Hide Behind HB2
I teach geography at UNC. In one of my courses, I take students on a tour. I focus on the long struggle for women to gain access to UNC. Spencer H...
Donald Trump, HB2, And The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations
Donald Trump and House Bill 2 are both symptoms of the same disease.
What Kind of Republicans are These?
I have to ask, “What kind of Republicans are these?” Most of the discussion about HB2 has concerned the serious civil rights violations in...
Finding our way out of a locked bathroom
What can we do about House Bill 2? Polls show North Carolinians divided about the new law. Answers to polling questions depend upon how the questions ...