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Let’s Go to the Beach

One of the benefits of living in North Carolina is our long, hospitable coast. From Corolla to Sunset Beach, miles of beaches with inviting names: Waves,...

Aura Traffic Model: Expedience Over Accuracy

Our town traffic engineer chose the proposed Aura development as the first scenario to analyze using Chapel Hill’s new townwide traffic model, concentrating...

News Briefs

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

Decision Looms for OWASA’s Long-Range Water Supply Plan

Orange Water and Sewer Authority is in the process of reevaluating its Long-Range Water Supply Plan (LRWSP) to ensure it can meet the community’s water...

Welcome to the Midway

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro border, one block east of where Franklin Street melds into Main Street, is home to a concentration of creative energy and retro-innovation...

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Planning Commission Votes 8-1 for Aura

At its May 4, 2021, meeting, the Chapel Hill Planning Commission voted 8-1 to recommend approval of the Aura proposal. Over 60 members of the public attended the meeting…


Stroman Named Local NAACP Woman of the Year

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP has named activist and UNC professor Deborah Stroman the branch’s 2021 Woman of the Year. Stroman will now vie for Woman of the Year at the N.C. NAACP state level…



List Price vs. Sold Price

You have probably heard that the housing market is very competitive this year. Maybe you know someone who has been looking for a new home who has been outbid. Perhaps you heard that your neighbor’s home sold for well above asking price. Possibly you have seen…



John News v53: 5/7/21

Direct from his Chapel Hill home, it’s “John News,” a video podcast written, produced and performed by 8-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.”


The Pocket Shrine: Mom in a Matchbox

In my hand I hold a matchbox. The old school kind — wooden matches with cherry red tips inside. But that’s not all that’s in this matchbox, nor is setting a fire its function.


Choice of Hubert Davis Inspires

Growing up as a kid in the nineties, Allen Buansi remembers watching Hubert Davis, then a member of the New York Knicks, on TV…


The Local Reporter Wins National Grant

The Local Reporter has received its first award from a national organization that funds journalism. The Newsmatch Award from the Institute for Nonprofit News…


Council to Review University Place Proposal

The Chapel Hill Town Council could decide the fate of a potential redevelopment of University Place mall this month. The public hearing resumes at the council’s May 5 meeting…


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THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS


THROUGH A TOWNIE’S LENS


DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE

Let’s Go to the Beach

One of the benefits of living in North Carolina is our long, hospitable coast. From Corolla to Sunset Beach, miles of beaches with inviting names: Waves, Southern Shores, Emerald Isle.

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REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT

List Price vs. Sold Price

You have probably heard that the housing market is very competitive this year. Maybe you know someone who has been looking for a new home who has been outbid. Perhaps you heard that your neighbor’s home sold for well above asking price. Possibly you have seen…

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS


ORANGE SLICES

Welcome to the Midway

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro border, one block east of where Franklin Street melds into Main Street, is home to a concentration of creative energy and retro-innovation where the businesses are chic – nerd-chic – in the best possible ways.

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THE WILD SIDE

An Elusive Bird Draws Crowds

The Brumley Nature Reserves (North and South) are popular recreation sites for walkers, hikers, nature observers and birders. Springtime is especially nice when the birds fill the air…

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HELP! I CAN’T REMEMBER MY PASSWORDS

Sleeping On It

We wake up in the morning and talk about how we couldn’t sleep during the night. My wife notes that she woke at 1:45, 3:19 and for good at 6:53. Competitive as always, I counter…

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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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BIKE BEAT