Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
November Short List Winner – Best Place For Pets
The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of November's Chapelboro Short List for “Best Place For Pets” is...
Renewing Our Affection For Our Hometown Newspaper
One of the state’s big newspapers almost lost a subscriber last week when she received a notice increasing the annual subscription rate by almos...
Art’s Angle: A Poor Response
I have never bought into the losing excuse that “we weren’t ready to play.” After a week of practices, team meetings and other various organized...
An Engineer On A Diet: Part II
Last week in Part I, I reviewed the energy balance for the human body and explained how it controls whether or not we lose weight while dieting. This ...
A Day In The Life At The Battle 4 Atlantis
Not in Nassau for the Battle 4 Atlantis? Here's a snapshot of the experience.
From Ball Room To Ball Court At The Battle 4 Atlantis
The Atlantis Resort is huge, but the Imperial Arena - Imperial Ballroom, actually - is rather intimate.
Lefty and Roy — And Their Critics
While Martin Harmon was in North Carolina last week to promote his new book, Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend, he dropped a s...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Being Thankful
Recently I was at a business retreat where the question was raised about how we are teaching our children about money. I don’t think I have a good a...
A Big Step Forward For UNC
This is Raleigh Mann. I confess it: I’m a big fan of Carolina sports. Right now, I am very excited as basketball season gets under way. When I was t...
An Engineer on a Diet: Part I
Dieting is big business in the United States. If you include the $21 billion spent on diet sodas, the weight loss industry takes in over $65 billion d...
Style & Fashion
The INspiration List – Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2014
Once the extended Indian summer we experience here in the southern slice of heaven truly turns to fall, it’s time to start thinking about attire and...
Art’s Angle: Statement Game
If the paratroopers who dropped into Wallace Wade Stadium at halftime Thursday night had been returning from three years on Comet 67P, they would have...
Arts & Entertainment
Best of the Fest: What to See at the 2014 Carrboro Film Festival
A Carrboro tradition returns this weekend with some exciting new additions. The 9th annual Carrboro Film Festival takes place on November 22nd and...
Jim Leutze Wants His State Back
“I am mad as hell and I want my state back.” Former UNC-Wilmington Chancellor Jim Leutze wanted to use this phrase as the title for his new book a...
Chapel Hill Won’t Attract Tomorrow’s Businesses With Yesterday’s Office Space
Let’s say you wanted to start a business. And since you live in Chapel Hill, you’d really like to have your office here in Chapel Hill. So you beg...
UNC Academics Scandal Painful Hit For College Sports Loyalists
My relationship with North Carolina goes back to Dec. 13, 1966, when I covered the Tar Heels' 64-55 victory over Kentucky in Lexington's Memorial Coli...
Art’s Angle: Timing Is Everything
You have to hand it to Carolina’s defense. For the record-breaking unit in yards, first downs and points allowed, clearly the Tar Heels’ pièce de...
Why Are The Norwegians Burning Trash?
Several weeks ago, my daughter came home and said “Dad, why does Norway have to import trash to keep its power plants running? You should write a ...
Short List Voting: Best Place For Pets
Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around y...
Food & Dining
Real Food Meets Real Life
Years ago, I read M.F.K. Fisher’s seminal work The Art of Eating. Her prose about food and the crucial importance of social eating was hypnotic. It ...