By Ken Moore
Iâ€™m returning to the words and paintings of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, who took a closer look at our local flora 139 years ago.
By Carol Ann McCormick
Guest Flora Columnist
The earliest gingko trees were found in the Middle Jurassic (180 million years ago), and the seeds were probably dispersed by carrion-eating dinosaurs.
Editor’s Note: Longtime UNC System President William Friday passed away in his sleep early today (Friday). This story originally ran on June 4, 2009.
Many years ago I learned that â€œplant nutâ€ is an endearing term for any man or woman who is truly passionate about plants.
It is hard for us not to see time through the lens of our species; humans have life spans measured in decades, at most about a century.
Curtis Eller and his band American Circus â€“ which specializes in â€œbanjo music for funeralsâ€ â€“ perform at Jesseeâ€™s Coffee & Bar during the Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday.
The Chapel Hill High Tigers (13-4) defeated Carrboro High Schoolâ€™s womenâ€™s volleyball team (9-9) on Monday night in straight sets.
Illustration by Phil Blank
Perhaps lastâ€™s weekâ€™s death of 98-year-old Gerald Angier Vernon of Darien, Conn., should not have surprised anyone, given his age.
This week we respond to questions about urinary tract infections and celiac disease.
The season will not end with the final seconds of Saturdayâ€™s 12:30 p.m. home game against Virginia Tech, nor does it start with this test against the Hokies.
The Town of Chapel Hill will host Festifall Arts Festival in downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Project Connect Orange County, a free program to aid those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, will be held at Hargraves Community Center on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Alliance will hold the third installment of Politics, Race and the November Election.
The Orange County Parks and Recreation Department, in association with UNC-Greensboro, invites county residents to participate in a survey.