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For the record

The following is a statement from UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp regarding his announcement that he will step down in June 2013.
September 20, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: A tale of two towns

Comparing and contrasting this area and the town of Bloomington seems unavoidable after considering that a good number of our elected officials just spent time there.
September 13, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Correction

An article in last week’s Citizen about Fannie Mae’s guidelines regarding lending for condominiums incorrectly described parameters for exceptions to Fannie Mae’s rule.
September 13, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Mrs. Romney and I

After I read about Ann Romney’s speech at the Republican convention, it struck me that she and I have a lot in common.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Winds of change in a battleground state

North Carolina is repeating its role as a presidential battleground this election cycle, and again it’s clear that for many this is still unfamiliar territory.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Treatment programs must survive

Once upon a time, four years and three months ago, a homeless and utterly hopeless alcoholic stepped through the doors of the Freedom House detox in Chapel Hill.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Rong and rong

The GOP has fallen into a hodge-podge shortening of the English language in its use of that snappy conjunctive – R&R – made politically distinctive via Romney and Ryan.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: A Carrboro experience

My name is Raymond Michael Edward, and I am from India.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Test your downtown knowledge (answers)

Sorry about the tough quiz, folks. Not many passing grades among the few folks to send in their answers.
August 30, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Favoring the jocks (just don’t get caught)

Those of us who have been in academe for a while are quite familiar with the favoritism afforded to university athletes, especially football players.
August 30, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Thankful for PORCH

We are writing in support of the PORCH Food for Families Program.
August 30, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Test your downtown knowledge

This is that time of year when the streets are teeming with new residents. It’s when the old Chapel Hill lightbulb joke is most apt.
August 23, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: McCrory taxes would hurt low, middle-income families

Once again, Pat McCrory has proposed a policy for North Carolina with no explanation of how to pay for it.
August 23, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Supporting the Jaycee Burn Center

On Aug. 18 at Cat’s Cradle, our family hosted “Healin’ With A Feelin: A Night Of Burnin’ Love,” a benefit for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals.
August 23, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Get on the bus

I’ve been downtown a lot this past week, doing some temp work on campus and spending my lunch hour exploring a bit and enjoying the bus system.
August 16, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »