Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Why Would Black People Support Donald Trump?
As a Black woman at lunch recently with my five of my girlfriends I asked sarcastically, “Anybody here voting for Trump?” One responded with, “I...
Marianne Jones: Hometown Hero
Marianne Jones is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Marianne owns Auto Logic in Carrboro. Auto Logic is celebrating 30 years in business today. They p...
A Sticky Google Car is Coming
Today is Thursday, May 19, 2016. A man pretends to be a senator. A viral birth video on Facebook. A sticky Google car. Pretending to be a Senato...
Casino Night With Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro Class
I am fortunate to be one of twenty participants in this year’s Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro class. Each year, Leadership participants coordinate ...
Chela Tu: Hometown Hero
Chela Tu is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Chela planned and coordinated Friday night’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Business Exce...
Durham Bridge Strikes Again
Today is Tuesday, May 18, 2016. Did Hugh Hefner enable Bill Cosby? That Durham bridge claimed another victim. Kiefer Sutherland for president. D...
Speak Out For Teacher Pay
If improving teacher pay in our district matters to you, this Thursday presents an important opportunity to speak up. Most parents and students in the...
A Tale Of Two Moderates: McCrory, Spellings, And HB2
When it comes to HB2 - or any issue - how you act can be more important than what you think.
Cliff Jones: Hometown Hero
Cliff Jones is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Cliff has volunteered with Cub Scout Pack 283 in Chapel Hill for years. He’s been a cub master, ...
Vaccinations are Important for our Children
Vaccinations for children are often a source for questions, anxiety, and even controversy for a lot of parents that I see at our office. As a pedia...
The next big high-tech product: Why Concord?
Why would Alevo, a European company seeking to develop and manufacture a powerful groundbreaking battery, choose Concord, North Carolina, as the site ...
The Fashion Plate
Walking On A Dream…Putting Dreams Into Action!
Picture this. Fashion from nine area boutiques worn by more than 40 diverse models interspersed with stories and commentary from six powerful women. T...
Nancy Holt: Hometown Hero
Nancy Holt is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Recently, Preserve Rural Orange honored Nancy with a new award that will bear her name. The Nancy Holt A...
Save the Belhaven Hospital
Sometimes we just don’t know how fortunate we really are. If we get sick or have an accident we just go to the nearest emergency room and they...
A Scooby Doo Crash
Today is Monday, May 16, 2016. George Zimmerman sells his gun. Fixing the brain. Scooby Doo crashes into a house. George Zimmerman Tries to Sell...
Mary Whatley and Hayden Vick: Hometown Heroes
Mary Whatley and Hayden Vick are Friday’s Hometown Heroes. They are both UNC students who volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Ma...
Margaret Spellings Can’t Hide Behind HB2
I teach geography at UNC. In one of my courses, I take students on a tour. I focus on the long struggle for women to gain access to UNC. Spencer H...
Today is Friday, May 13, 2016. Scary. The number 13 is pretty unlucky. Get a moody shirt. A masked bandit wants to play. Unlucky 13 You kno...
Chris Blue: Hometown Hero
Chris Blue is Thursday’s Hometown. He is the Chapel Hill Police Chief. He’s been the Police Chief for nearly 6 years. There are many r...
Donald Trump, HB2, And The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations
Donald Trump and House Bill 2 are both symptoms of the same disease.