Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Results of my 2014 Predictions
In January, I made predictions for what I expected would be important science stories during 2014, five positive ones and four negative. Now it is ti...
What Should We Be Growing in Kenan Stadium?
Recently, ESPN published a heartwarming and extraordinary story about Paul Quinn College. The tiny school, with an enrollment of about 220, serves pr...
Short List Submissions: Best Place To Buy Unique Gifts
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...
In Love With A Sociopathic Dog
“Hey, come here, will you? Quick. The dead stuff is over here. Let me show you.” These are the thoughts of Solo, a German shepherd that loves his ...
Fracking: A Raleigh-Riyadh Connection
As you may have noticed at the pump recently, gasoline prices have fallen by 35% over the last few months, from just below $4.00 per gallon down to ar...
Don’t Model Chapel Hill Revitalization On Other Cities
As you drive or stroll along Franklin and Rosemary streets and crane your neck to view the upper stories of the high-rise buildings that seem to have ...
Art’s Angle: Tilting In The Breeze
It just seems like UNC is tired, worn out, sick of all we’ve been through the last few years. The alumni and fans still come (well, some of them) an...
Ten Best Of November
Today we’re featuring the best articles published on Chapelboro.com over the past month. From sports and science to health and history, we bring you...
Health & Wellness
Achilles’ Heel, Jared’s Neuroma
“Achilles heel”: an expression meaning “a weak or vulnerable spot.” Physically speaking, almost everyone has one. Most people are cons...
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...
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...
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...