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UNC’s Financial Struggles Predate the Pandemic

UNC-Chapel Hill is facing significant financial losses amid the coronavirus pandemic — losses that could lead to potential furloughs and departmental budget cuts — but data show the school’s financial problems were present long before that.

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Music as Medicine, at UNC Hospitals

A hospital offers a glimpse into the best and worst parts of the human experience. DooR to DooR is a program at UNC Hospitals that infuses the arts with medicine to provide holistic healthcare to patients, and to brighten the days of staff and family members.


Mask up, all you critters!

Since our poor fractious nation is suffering from LDD (Leadership Deficit Disorder), we get our guidance from where we can. Confoundingly, even the otherwise simple mandate of mask-wearing divides us into a cold civil war between Maskers and Anti-Maskers…


Garden Mania

I, alas, am subjected to garden manias. Over the years I have suffered through many of these obsessions: ornamental grasses, tropical plants, daylilies and even salvias. Ten years ago, sustainable roses hit me over the head…


John News v25: 10/23/20

Direct from his Chapel Hill home, it’s “John News,” a video podcast written, produced and performed by 7 1/2-year-old John Wortman, a second-grader at Ephesus Elementary School. The Local Reporter is proud to present the weekly “John News” to help, in John’s words, “bring some happiness to people during these trying times.”


News Briefs

Quick local news items which will be updated frequently, so be sure to check back!


Oates is the Choice

The Chapel Hill Town Council has had a vacant seat for nearly a year. It is the council’s duty to appoint another council member.


A Great Burden to Local Residents

I am writing this letter to express my concern about the development of the new, consolidated parking deck on East Rosemary Street. I believe that it will end up being a great burden to the residents of Chapel Hill in the coming years. 


Major Gift Boosts Startup Accelerator

A $230,000 gift from Lee-Moore Capital will expand access to a downtown Chapel Hill innovation space that serves as an accelerator for local business startups.



Figuring Out a New Transit Plan

Where do you want to go? When and how often? Has COVID-19 changed any of your transit-riding habits? That’s the gist of a survey Orange County has posted online to collect information as it updates its transit plan — a plan that won’t have a light-rail component yet also might have fewer dollars.


Helping Monarchs Thrive

If you follow news about nature, you may have come across warnings that the monarch butterfly has been in dire straits for many years now. These lovely orange and black butterflies migrate in a multi-generational process between Canada and central Mexico in the spring and fall.


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THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS

Garden Mania

I, alas, am subjected to garden manias. Over the years I have suffered through many of these obsessions: ornamental grasses, tropical plants, daylilies and even salvias. Ten years ago, sustainable roses hit me over the head…

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THROUGH A TOWNIE’S LENS

Mask up, all you critters!

Since our poor fractious nation is suffering from LDD (Leadership Deficit Disorder), we get our guidance from where we can. Confoundingly, even the otherwise simple mandate of mask-wearing divides us into a cold civil war between Maskers and Anti-Maskers…

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REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS


ORANGE SLICES


THE WILD SIDE

Helping Monarchs Thrive

If you follow news about nature, you may have come across warnings that the monarch butterfly has been in dire straits for many years now. These lovely orange and black butterflies migrate in a multi-generational process between Canada and central Mexico in the spring and fall.

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HEALTHY EATING


BIKE BEAT


NEWS BRIEFS