Correcting the Past

On May 4, 2021, as the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Riders — the 13 Americans who set out on Greyhound and Trailways buses from Washington, D.C., in 1961 to peacefully protest segregated bus terminals.

John News BREAKING NEWS: 6/17/22 — John gets a major award!

Direct from his Chapel Hill home, it’s “John News,” a video podcast written, produced and performed by local youth John Wortman. The Local Reporter is proud to present “John News” to help, in John’s words, “bring some happiness to people during these trying times.”

More Than a Game

My father and I both knew what was really going on when I got him to shoot hoops. It wasn’t really about basketball —


On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, released from a lifetime of bondage.

Beauty on the Wing

While birds are quite active right now with nest building, incubating eggs, feeding nestlings and then guiding fledglings, there are also other beautiful flyers to see when we’re out walking and sitting in natural surroundings. Butterflies like those above are especially popular.