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Bicycling Towards Recovery

For many of us, it’s been a very hard year. Now it’s December, we all are ready to move on, and we still are facing a tough few months. In this community...

Book This: The First Bookish Auction

An Emily Dickinson or Jane Austen-styled book purse. A book nerd quilt. Personal book selections from the library director. These are some of the selections...

Development Update

Orange County, NC’s development pipeline was packed full of projects before anyone had ever heard of the coronavirus. But would that enthusiasm endure...

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Local Bike Stores Try to Meet the Surge

If a bike is on your child’s Christmas list this year, you may want to write a letter to Santa. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, the demand...

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THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS

A Tale of Olive Oil

Long ago in the Dark Ages, the only olive oil found in upscale markets were ½ pint bottles, marked “virgin.” In the 1970s, this was daring stuff. Gradually the “virgin” gave way to “extra virgin,” causing giggles at the time: How can there be anything more virginal than “virgin?”

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THROUGH A TOWNIE’S LENS

Home Alone, 2020

In our neighborhood this week, the Halloween skeletons are back in the closet (sorry, I couldn’t resist), the elections signs are down, mostly — and families are wrestling with how to handle the most bizarre Thanksgiving on record.

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REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT


HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS


ORANGE SLICES

Development Update

Orange County, NC’s development pipeline was packed full of projects before anyone had ever heard of the coronavirus. But would that enthusiasm endure through a nationwide economic slowdown? Over the last six months or so, the answer to that question has proven to be a tentative “yes.”

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THE WILD SIDE

Relocate, don’t kill, snakes!

Despite the last few mornings of freezing temperatures, we’ve been having some rather warm autumn weather overall. And judging from photos I see posted online, people are still seeing snakes and turtles moving about.

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HEALTHY EATING


BIKE BEAT

Bicycling Towards Recovery

For many of us, it’s been a very hard year. Now it’s December, we all are ready to move on, and we still are facing a tough few months. In this community especially, we have many who serve on the front line at UNC Hospitals and other clinics.

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NEWS BRIEFS