Welcome to the Archive of The Carrboro Citizen Logo Image

Monthly Archives: May 2010

A moment in time at a Carrboro special place

PHOTO BY KEN MOORE. Summer bluets in full flower on the way down to Bolin Creek.What a surprise this past weekend to discover that the vast white penstemon fields of Mason Farm Biological Reserve came in second place to the mountain-like qualities of the Adams Tract section of Bolin Creek.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Features, Flora | Comments closed | Full Story »

PHOTO BY TED SPAULDING. Taylor Boone (#10) of East Chapel Hill High School and Sarah Floyd of Leesville Road High battle for the ball last Saturday night during a fourth-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A East playoffs at East Chapel Hill High. Leesville Road won, 1-0, to advance to the regional championship game, where they lost to Hoggard High School.PHOTO BY TED SPAULDING. Taylor Boone (#10) of East Chapel Hill High School and Sarah Floyd of Leesville Road High battle for the ball last Saturday night during a fourth-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A East playoffs at East Chapel Hill High. Leesville Road won, 1-0, to advance to the regional championship game, where they lost to Hoggard High School.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Atwater pleads guilty in state court

Demario Atwater pleaded guilty on Monday in state court to first-degree murder in connection with the death of former UNC Student Body President Eve Carson.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Homestead Road development approved

After a lengthy discussion on the impact to nearby neighborhoods, the Chapel Hill Town Council voted 7-2 at its meeting Monday night at Town Hall to approve a development for the corner of Homestead Road and Weaver Dairy Road Extension.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

School advocates call for tax increase

More than 40 people voiced their opinions on the county manager’s proposed 2010-11 budget at a public hearing before the Orange County Board of Commissioners in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, many of them in favor of raising taxes to fully fund the school boards’ requests.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Carrboro town budget cleared for final approval

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen agreed Tuesday night to a change in its living wage and plans for a review of pay policies, clearing the way for approval of the town’s $18,525,685 fiscal year 2010-11 budget.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Pedestrian operations net 47 citations

Crossing the street in downtown Carrboro can be tricky, with pedestrians having to wait seemingly long periods of time before motorists will stop to allow them to cross.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Trustees review Carolina North law school site

The UNC board of trustees are scheduled to review and possibly approve a site at Carolina North for construction of a new School of Law at a meeting today (Thursday) on campus.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Students speak up at first annual youth summit

PHOTO BY KATE GRISMANN. Chapel Hill Youth Council member Daniel Woldorff leads a discussion about improving environmentalism in area schools as part of the CHYC’s youth summit “Speak up! Speak out!”“SMART Boards are cool and all, but you don’t need to have them.” “They are no better than projectors.” These were just some of the comments on the device that is becoming a popular feature in classrooms these days, made by students gathered for the “Keeping it Green/Environment” breakout session offered at the Chapel Hill Youth Council’s summit, “Speak up! Speak out!” on May 22.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Schools | Comments closed | Full Story »

FROM THE EDITOR

At our core; Kudos; Clarification We may have touched bottom, but it’s still a long swim back up. There are many things that can wait until next year. Compassion is not one of them.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

A matter of life and death

For years, North Carolina’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) had the most restrictive eligibility level in the nation. This critical program is designed to make sure that low-income people living with HIV get the medicine they need to stay healthy and significantly reduce the risk of transmission.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Forward thinking on transportation

I was dismayed to learn that the recent North Carolina State Senate budget failed to include the proposed policy from Gov. Bev Perdue to fund a N.C. Mobility Fund.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Letter: Reflections on the year from a thankful teacher

Recently, schools around the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School district are winding down the school year, preparing for final exams and reflecting on lessons learned from the past year. This past year, I learned a great deal.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Letter: Fund the libraries

I write, once again, to discuss library funding in Orange County.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Elementary School Lunch Menus

FRI 5/28 — Baja Baked Enchilada; Spaghetti & Meat Sauce w/Garlic Breadstick; Coleslaw; Garden Salad; Cherry Cobbler; MON 5/31 — Memorial Day No School! MORE
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: Schools | Comments closed | Full Story »