Thoughts On HB #695
I was at the legislature on July 3rd in part because of my grandmother’s story, but also because I wanted to be with the 600 other people...
The Fashion Plate
Red, White & Blueberries…
As we approach yet another highly traveled holiday weekend, it’s time to start thinking about what to take to the beach or the lake or the neighbor'...
Media Contracts and Academic Progress
Although there is no reliable way to measure whether athletes are getting a meaningful education, wouldn’t it still be better if the indicators we d...
Fireworks and the 4th Inside
Ah, 4th of July. One of my favorite holidays – the ultimate birthday celebration!
The “18th Wonder”
Anything close to Chapel Hill’s record rainfall of Sunday turns the last hole of the Chapel Hill Country Club golf course into the “18th Wonder of...
July 4th and the “Revolutionary Summer”
In the early summer of 1776 in Philadelphia, where our founders were waxing eloquently about their newly declared independence from Great Britain, mod...
The Rains, The Floods, The Trees And Us
The times, they have been changing, but historically, the town allowed building in flood plains that, by last mid-century, enlightenment made controve...
Empire of the Ants
The South Eastern United States, including the southern part of heaven, is classified as a Humid Subtropical Zone on global climate maps.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: I’m Watching You!
One Saturday morning when Page was about three and a half years old, I was tidying up the room while she was watching TV.
Intersection of Change
The congested, confusing and, forgive me, somewhat unlovely intersection of Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Boulevard are on the brink of change.
Does Fitzgerald’s Have The Right Stuff?
You have to give some credit to the owner’s of Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub — they’re certainly not lacking any confidence.
Gettysburg And Other Transformations
Next week Americans will be remembering the 150th anniversary of a defining moment in our country’s history, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg.
Central West Opinion
The Town Council meets tonight to hear a progress report on Central West, an area deemed suitable for major development.
Voyager I: Off to Interstellar Space
If there has ever been a Golden Age for scientists and engineers in the United States, you could make a good case that it was the 1960s. NASA was ...
The Chatham Traveler
Dollar Bills Coming Down In Drops
As I watched the rain blow in sideways Tuesday afternoon, I could almost see dollar bills coming down in the droplets.
We Need the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
For the sake of our children, who are our future, let's keep the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching to advance teaching as an art and a profess...
The Fashion Plate
Fashion Rules Are Meant To Be Broken…
When Molly Buckley interviewed me on WCHL a few years ago she asked a familiar fashion question. “Once and for all, when can I start wearing white?"
The Artisanal Orange
Local Taste: Sweeter Than Honey
Based on the premise that honey bees stay within three to five miles of their hives, Hanks is creating a way for locals to literally get a taste of th...
Family Daycation? Think Jordan Lake
We have finally hit some 90-degree days this summer in Chapelboro, so it's time to think about water activities with your family.
Germanized English and NC Environment Issues
What does the German language have to do with one of the most contentious environmental issues facing North Carolinians?