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A Parking Deck’s Impact on Cobb Terrace

The undersigned residents of Cobb Terrace wish to register their strong objection to the direct connection from the north side of the proposed parking deck to North Street for cars entering and leaving the deck.


News Briefs

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



High Schools Will Have Their Playoffs

Under a timeframe heavily adjusted because of the coronavirus, there will be playoffs for most high school sports this season. It just won’t be under the standard postseason model in effect for the past 15 years that has included more teams.


Q&A

How well do you know other members of our community? No, not what they think about politics or their views on international relations. We’re talking about the more important personal questions — like what’s their favorite restaurant.


What a New Parking Deck Will Mean for Chapel Hill

Over the past 10 months, the Chapel Hill Town Council has been discussing proposed redevelopment along East Rosemary Street that would include construction of a parking deck by the town and development of a new 200,000+ square foot office/research building by Grubb Properties.


Trading (Parking) Places

Anyone who has played Monopoly understands you don’t trade Park Place to the player who owns Boardwalk in exchange for Tennessee and New York avenues, especially if you don’t already own St. James Place.


Marijuana: Decriminalize or Legalize?

The resolution before the Orange County Board of Commissioners at its Sept. 15 meeting called for the support of legalizing marijuana. But that wasn’t clear from the title: “A Resolution Supporting the Decriminalization of Marijuana.”


In Praise of Losers and Suckers

Up until now, in this space I have avoided the temptation to say anything even vaguely political; but herein, I succumb. The latest outrage over service members being called “losers and suckers” is my tipping point. And instead of a rant, I’ll let these photographs do the talking.


Herons, Hawks and Home Goods Stores

Autumn has arrived with somewhat cooler temperatures. That seasonal change bodes well for relaxing and for interesting nature walks, and our area is fortunate in having many places where we can get outdoors to enjoy plants and wildlife while social distancing.


Misadventures with Trees

“Let’s write about trees,” Lise e-mailed me. I groaned. You see, as a gardener, I have a love-hate relationship with trees. My reply to Lise was this: “Okay, I’ll write about the trees I have lost and you can write about how good gardeners go about selecting the right tree for the right place before planting it correctly.” What follows is my tale of tree-woe:


Two More Restaurants Close

Add Elmo’s and City Kitchen to the list of local restaurants that have shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS

Misadventures with Trees

“Let’s write about trees,” Lise e-mailed me. I groaned. You see, as a gardener, I have a love-hate relationship with trees. My reply to Lise was this: “Okay, I’ll write about the trees I have lost and you can write about how good gardeners go about selecting the right tree for the right place before planting it correctly.” What follows is my tale of tree-woe:

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THROUGH A TOWNIE’S LENS

In Praise of Losers and Suckers

Up until now, in this space I have avoided the temptation to say anything even vaguely political; but herein, I succumb. The latest outrage over service members being called “losers and suckers” is my tipping point. And instead of a rant, I’ll let these photographs do the talking.

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REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

High Schools Will Have Their Playoffs

Under a timeframe heavily adjusted because of the coronavirus, there will be playoffs for most high school sports this season. It just won’t be under the standard postseason model in effect for the past 15 years that has included more teams.

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ORANGE SLICES


THE WILD SIDE

Herons, Hawks and Home Goods Stores

Autumn has arrived with somewhat cooler temperatures. That seasonal change bodes well for relaxing and for interesting nature walks, and our area is fortunate in having many places where we can get outdoors to enjoy plants and wildlife while social distancing.

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HEALTHY EATING


BIKE BEAT

Take the Kids Hiking: Seven Favorite Spots

Besides bicycling, I also love hiking the amazing woods and trails in our area. Since I was a kid in the 1970s we’ve lost some trails but gained significantly more. As former UNC President Kemp Plummer Battle described walking about Chapel Hill in 1912, “there is a vast wealth of lovely flowers…

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NEWS BRIEFS

News Briefs

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

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