Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Chansky’s Notebook: Best ACC Title Game Ever
The 2015 ACC football champion? Hang on, I’ll tell you. A few things you may not know, or have forgotten, about the ACC Championship game, which wil...
The Heart of the Matter
Racism and classism are two words that raise eyebrows all across America. We would like to believe that neither one of these words is applicable to ...
Art’s Angle: It’s Outside AND Inside
If Marcus Paige’s return can keep the Tar Heels’ motor running on all five cylinders, this team is not overrated and can go a long way. Paige’s ...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Teaching Children To Put Themselves To Bed: Infancy To Adolescence, The Battle Endures (Part I: Infancy)
Who would think something so natural could be so hard? Given that our bodies need sleep to be both physically and mentally healthy, one would think hu...
Short List Voting: Best Place for a Holiday Outing
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...
Goodbye My Best Man: A Eulogy for Dr. Vasa Mihailovich
(Editors note by Jim Heavner) In our extraordinary town of achievers, leaders and teachers, we have the benefit, too, of the enjoyment of those who te...
Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Chapel Hill in the Bush 41 Biography
“Were you surprised that so much of the public attention to your book has been focused on President George H.W. Bush’s unflattering comments about...
How UNC Can Make The College Football Playoff
UNC can make the College Football Playoff if just three games go the right way.
Marcus Ginyard: Reflections From Paris
Marcus Ginyard played for the Tar Heels from 2006-2010. He now plays professionally in France and will post a regular travelogue column on Chapelboro....
Our holiday longing for home
“There is something about the holidays,” says Chapel Hill minister Bob Dunham, “that stirs memories and longing for home. “Even if they are be...
Wood Pellets, Bane or Boon for NC?: Part II
Last week in Part I of this series, I discussed the science of wood pellets and the drivers behind the dramatic increase in their production in the so...
Thanksgiving and Happiness
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Why? One reason is that it is one of the very few days we have saved just for families and friends. We have done ...
One year with Marcus
“Marcus Ginyard played for the Tar Heels from 2006-2010. He now plays professionally in France and will post a regular travelogue column on Chap...
Let’s Discuss UNC System Salaries
Is $775,000 too much or not enough to pay the new president of the UNC System? Is a raise of 9.6 percent too much or not enough for the chancellor at ...
Short List Submission: Best Place for a Holiday Outing
We are looking for the best place in Chapelboro for a holiday outing. Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, b...
Duke Energy: Be a Responsible North Carolina Citizen
Duke Energy, the nation’s largest provider of electricity, is making news again. But, it’s not exactly what anyone would call a public r...
Celebrating connections to winners of the North Carolina Awards
Finally, something to brag about, I thought as I made my way to the annual dinner for the presentation of this year’s North Carolina Awards. These ...
Wood Pellets, Bane or Boon for NC?: Part I
Readers of this column may recall that I own 16 acres of property about 2 miles west of Carrboro that I operate as a hobby farm/pollinator reserve. Ap...
5 to 4 Votes Are Healthy For Chapel Hill
Before moving to Chapel Hill 38 years ago, I was a newspaper reporter in south Florida. Have you driven there lately? The weather is still great, but ...
A Courageous Choice: Football Or Freedom
The Missouri football team has demonstrated the power student-athletes can hold.