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LETTER: Save our Citizen

My dear town, we have a problem.
August 16, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Taking it to the streets

Regular readers of this paper know that right about this time of year we tend to start warning people to pay a little closer attention.
August 9, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

Regaining comprehension

The following was excerpted from remarks given by Sammy Slade at the commemoration of the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on Monday.
August 9, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: More music, more life

The other day in a different publication, someone referred to the band I’ve played in for 20 years as part of the Chapel Hill music scene.
August 2, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Is cheap government an option?

Is our government bloated much beyond actual need?
August 2, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Beauty is truth

We are often stunned by the connection of the past with the present … and our future.
August 2, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: The downtown limits

The vitality and the buildup of Chapel Hill’s downtown has been driven by the fortunes of the university and economic trends of the region.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

A few answers on fracking

Last week I received an inquiry from a reader about fracking. I am sharing our staff’s answers.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Carrboro doesn’t need CVS

As an ex-professor who spends a great deal of time enjoying downtown Carrboro, I venture to add one more perspective.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

GOP vision pushing NC backwards

The General Assembly recently completed one of the most difficult and disappointing sessions I have been a part of.
July 19, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Managing our growth

I don’t mean to harp on food trucks, but the other night there was one main reason why I headed west instead of east.
July 19, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Fracking not a done deal

The odds of wide-scale fracking in this state are not as good as you think.
July 12, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Fireworks harm animals

I was dismayed when it was announced this year that Chapel Hill would reinstate its tradition of fireworks at Kenan Stadium on July 4.
July 12, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

BIG CITY: Notes from a day off

Last night I watched a thunderstorm move across Pleasure Island.
July 5, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »

LETTER: Workers let garden grow

A local crisis was averted on Thursday night, thanks to a crew of landscapers.
July 5, 2012 | Posted in: Opinion | Comments closed | Full Story »