Requests for emergency housing financial assistance have skyrocketed throughout Orange County, including a six-fold increase in Chapel Hill, since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic lockdown.Read More
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Construction is not progress. Destroy the woods and you destroy what Mother Earth has to offer. Continued and improperly managed construction puts our ecosystem out of balance and engenders the beautiful yet struggling wildlife.
The need for belonging. When you think of historic preservation, it’s not often that you think of the need for belonging. Until you read Tom Maye’s book. Then it all makes sense.
During the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic lockdown, several students from the Chinese School of Chapel Hill saw local businesses and local residents struggling. They wanted to do something about that.
Orange County leaders and citizens gathered virtually Saturday to talk about what they have done lately to improve local police departments and what else should be done.
Dear Reader: This week the Townie is on vacation at the beach, having quarantined for two weeks prior, so he can hug his grandkids. Without apology, this week’s abbreviated Lens turns to haiku.
The Chapel Hill Town Council has approved $5.25 million in funding to support the development of 278 new affordable homes in Chapel Hill.
More than 11 million Americans pay half their salaries for rent, jeopardizing economic mobility and increasing the likelihood of intergenerational poverty.
Resolutions, task forces and community conversations go only so far. At some point, elected officials must take action to right some wrongs.
Any high school coach of significant stature lives by an annual schedule. When the final week of June rolls around, Jason Curtis is usually compiling paperwork for the upcoming soccer season and preparing for early tryouts.
Chapel Hill (at least those persons responsible for zoning and development) seems to be in the process of destroying our environment and town.
ArtsCenter executives say the coronavirus pandemic will not delay the organization’s move to a new site. And the move is definitely still on.
Global pandemic, crazy weather, invading pests: things feel beyond my control — but only when I forget about my gardening super powers. I imagine you’re finding solace in your garden these days, too. Digging in the dirt has never been so satisfying, it helps anchor my sanity. Having just finished Doug Tallamy’s new book, “Nature’s Best Hope,” I’m now feeling more powerful than ever.
OPINION / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS
Global pandemic, crazy weather, invading pests: things feel beyond my control — but only when I forget about my gardening super powers. I imagine you’re finding solace in your garden these days, too. Digging in the dirt has never been so satisfying, it helps anchor my sanity. Having just finished Doug Tallamy’s new book, “Nature’s Best Hope,” I’m now feeling more powerful than ever.Read More