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TLR Marks Its Second Anniversary

It started with a sense of loss. Over the last dozen or so years, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community had experienced the disappearance of a number of local newspapers — The Chapel Hill News, The Chapel Hill Herald…


Raptors are Roaming

North Carolina is known among birders as a destination for “hawk watches,” i.e., gatherings of people to see groups of hawks that are migrating south (for winter) or north (for summer).



Hear, Hear

One of the signs of aging, in addition to getting older, is that parts of our bodies don’t work nearly as well as they used to. It’s possible, in fact, that some parts will even fall off occasionally…


Letter to the Editor

Thank you for pulling all the candidates for Mayor together for us readers. The compilation of questions presented to each candidate were well thought out, relevant and timely…


Editorial: Sticks and Stones

The News & Observer/Herald-Sun recently published an article that calls into question The Local Reporter’s (TLR) independence and promotes allegations that TLR is slanted toward the views of the Chapel Hill Alliance…






Déjà Vu All Over Again

The current municipal election in Chapel Hill/Carrboro is déjà vu all over again, as New York Yankee’s catcher Yogi Berra once famously said….


It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

It’s hard to penalize a plant that is flourishing in our gardens, but there comes a time when we decide there must be a parting of the ways. This old companion is no longer a friend….


Inexpensive Fixes to Sweeten the Ride

It’s hard for a cyclist to complain about Weaver Dairy Road. A rebuild eight years ago created wide bike lanes on each side, from Martin Luther King Boulevard…




Poetry in Carrboro, North Carolina

Carrboro is a safe harbor for all the arts. At any given time of year there will be a festival celebrating one or the other of them, perhaps most famously music and film….





Aging in Place in the Garden

When I was younger, my enthusiasm for my garden knew no limits. I happily filled in empty spaces, experimented with many different plants…


List of Donors

The Local Reporter is published by a nonprofit organization, and currently charges no subscription fees. We are totally dependent on the generous support of those who know our community deserves to have a local news source…