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Week of July 16, 2018

The Colonial Inn is back on the agenda in Hillsborough, Lavelle gets appointed to a state commission on "inclusion" - and Chapel Hill economic development director Dwight Bassett steps in for Hemminger with an update on development.

July 19, 2018: Helsinki

"So the right strategy for Democrats, rather than getting angry and calling Trump a traitor, they should be getting contemptuous and calling him a wuss?" "That about sums it up."

July 10, 2018: 14th Amendment

Anna's worried about Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, but there's positive news too - including the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment.


May 29, 2018: Goodbyeee

Meg's moving on to a new position (don't worry, still in Chapel Hill!), so this is her final Downtown Rundown. (We still have fun.)

July 18, 2018: The Summer Lull

Chapel Hill's "summer lull"? Not for the library! Also: the library receives a 4,000-book donation from a single individual; and Susan recommends TV shows.

June 30, 2018

Elaine Neil Orr, professor of English at North Carolina State University and the author of “Swimming Between Worlds”, talks about the new book and the two worlds on the American South in 1959 and the worlds of Nigeria.


July 18, 2018: Larry Fedora at ACC Media Day

At ACC Media Day, Larry Fedora dismissed concerns about the (well-documented) connection between football and CTE - then suggested that "our country will go down" if football gets changed too much. So, uh...what now?