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Garden Shopping Made Easier

I am happily shopping for plants. To my husband’s chagrin, our kitchen table is littered with lists, dog-eared catalogs and old annotated seed packets....

Wegmans Wows the Opening Crowd

For Courtnee Patterson, the grand opening of the new Wegmans grocery store in Chapel Hill on Wednesday reminded her of family....

For Those with Disabilities, Remote Learning Means More Challenges

Adjusting to remote learning has been a continual challenge for local students, educators and parents. But for students with intellectual and physical...

Growing a World of Support for the Young

Flan is Sophie Suberman’s favorite dessert. Suberman — a co-founder and executive director of Grow Your World, a Carrboro-based nonprofit that is a community...

A Shot in the Arm for UNC Health

Over our pandemic year I’ve been lucky enough to mountain bike with a group of five or so friends on a regular basis. ...

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THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS

Garden Shopping Made Easier

I am happily shopping for plants. To my husband’s chagrin, our kitchen table is littered with lists, dog-eared catalogs and old annotated seed packets. But I may just sweep the mess aside in favor of my new discovery.

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THROUGH A TOWNIE’S LENS

Goodbye Dorm; Hello Camper Van

When you hear the term “off-campus student housing,” you’re probably not picturing a college kid living in a camper van. But that is exactly how UNC senior journalism major Andrew Dundas of Fairview, N.C., has chosen to spend his final semester at Carolina.

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REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT

Was January a Slow Month for Real Estate?

It is easy to assume that the month of January is slow for real estate. The theory goes that everyone is recovering from the holidays and focused on staying bundled up for the winter and hibernating through at least the Super Bowl.

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THE WILD SIDE

A Winter Irruption for North Carolina

As mentioned in my last column, not only the evening grosbeaks came to North Carolina during this season’s migratory “irruption.” Other species include pine siskins and red crossbills. The siskins arrived in my yard in late autumn. They came in a large crowd, with some 30 birds…

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HEALTHY EATING

Thanksgiving and healthy? It can be done.

Well, it’s definitely going to be a Thanksgiving like no other. Thanks to COVID-19, many families across Chapel Hill and Carrboro won’t be gathering, or not nearly in the same large numbers. The kids — now dispersed to Brooklyn and Buffalo…

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