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Want to Run for Local Office? Here’s How.
Want to Run for Local Office? Here’s How.

Last year, after a Chapel Hill town council member left office midterm, 16 people applied to fill the vacancy. At the time, candidates only had to send...

News Briefs
News Briefs

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

Hop on Pop
Hop on Pop

Roly-poly on the beach, a tow-headed cherub clambers on his disarmed father like the man is his personal playground jungle gym. Of all the snapshots hiding...

Re-Educate About Recycling in Honor of Fathers
Re-Educate About Recycling in Honor of Fathers

My father loved plastic bags. When my sister and I cleaned out his house after his death, we found old plastic bags tucked under the cushions on the......

Responsible Gardening
Responsible Gardening

A packet of seeds, meant to catch my eye, arrived in the mail. A seed company in a faraway state, trying to get my business, wants me to look at their...

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THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS

Responsible Gardening

A packet of seeds, meant to catch my eye, arrived in the mail. A seed company in a faraway state, trying to get my business, wants me to look at their catalog. Its strategy backfired. I’m not happy with the little gift; in fact, I’m rather huffy about it. The colorful packet featured a watercolor…

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THROUGH A TOWNIE’S LENS

Hop on Pop

Roly-poly on the beach, a tow-headed cherub clambers on his disarmed father like the man is his personal playground jungle gym. Of all the snapshots hiding in dusty closets…

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THE WILD SIDE

Mammals on the Move

As spring progresses, we’re seeing more mammals on the move. Those whom we unfortunately see dead alongside — or on — roads often include members of the rodent group: groundhogs…

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HELP! I CAN’T REMEMBER MY PASSWORDS

About the Author

Now that I’ve been writing this column for a couple of months, I thought you should know more about me. So I will lower my voice and speak in the third person, which sounds more authoritative and also I can’t find a second…

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HEALTHY EATING

Comfort Foods – Vegan Style

It is said that food is medicine. But food also brings with it powerful connotations and memories that may be unrelated to health. How many of us have parents who were experts at plant-based…

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