Hurricanes Part II: Storm Surge
A category five hurricane can release up to 200 exajoules of energy per day, which is approximately 70 times greater than humanity’s global daily en...
Up until a month ago the word bespoke was not a part of my vocabulary. When I first heard the term, I thought it was a conjugation on the word be.
A Teacher’s Letter to the General Assembly
I was flipping through bill 402, and I found three lines that struck me as important. Surely, these weren’t buried within a 400+ page document so t...
Kidzu Changes Locations, But Keeps Its Promise
Coming up on their 2nd move in two years, and still not at their final resting pad, the hot spot for families in Chapel Hill and Carrboro keeps gettin...
A New Book Reminds Us To Say Thank You
According to Rick Atkinson’s new book, “The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945,” currently Number One on the New York Times Non-Fi...
Hurricanes Part I: Hurricane Barry
This week marks the beginning of hurricane season in the northern Atlantic, which lasts until November 30th.
Hill to Hill
Obama: Dealing a bad term or dealt a bad hand?
The President has seen better days. And while it’s too early to write the final chapter on his time in office, it is time to start writing about his...
A Kid's View
The End of the Beginning
Back at the beginning of the school year, I wrote about how excited I was to go back to school, especially because it was my first year of middle scho...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: That Floppy Thing
This is one of the funniest conversations we’ve had -- one of those where as a parent you have to stay serious because the child is just too young t...
The Charlotte Hornets — And An Enemy General Everywhere
What enemy general who fought in North Carolina is most memorialized here? Here is a hint. The Charlotte pro basketball team is taking back the Hornet...
From time to time I step back from the sciences and write a more personal column like this one. Lately I have been thinking of some of the key mentors...
Ideas for Engaging Local Citizens
From Kristen Smith, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. I go to a lot of meetings, and serve on a lot of committees. But most of the meetings...
Remembering the Merritts of Merritt’s Store
If you mention Merritt’s Store anywhere around Chapel Hill, most often you will hear something like, “Oh yes. Best BLTs I've ever tasted.”
Keep Local Government Local
Matt Hughes: A key principle of conservatives has always been that the government closest to the people is more responsive to the needs of the people.
Ten Things You Should Know About CO2 Topping 400PPM
Last week scientists in Mauna Loa, Hawaii announced that the level of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere has reached a troubling milestone.
The Rawlings Panel and the Right Questions
Lew Margolis: Recently, the Rawlings panel held its first meeting to consider how challenges caused by UNC athletics can inform the direction of our c...
Classics and the Big Rock
As Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools seem to be discussing a plan to slash the teaching of Latin and other foreign languages...
Her dad was an All-American at Johns Hopkins. Her mother played at Towson. But Sydney Holman may be the best lacrosse player in her decorated family.
Who would have thought? The UNC football program has now recognized itself as champions of the ACC Coastal Division.
That KU Comparison
Carolina and Kansas are in the college basketball news again, this time over #1 recruit Andrew Wiggins.