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Patience is a Virtue

THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS By Kit Flynn and Lise Jenkins For a long time, I was into instant gratification in the garden. The acre allotted for the garden had large bare…



Town Council Race Goes to a Recount

ELECTION 2019 TLR Staff Report The Orange County Board of Elections will conduct a recount of the Chapel Hill Town Council race November 21 to determine who won the last…


Featured Pet: Blair

Blair is approximately 2 years old. She loves petting and long conversations that end in treats. Just the sound of your voice makes this sweet girl happy.


UNC Receives Top Grade for Patient Safety

UNC Health Care once again has received the highest ranking in a bi-annual grading of hospital patient safety. UNC got a grade of A for all its locations in the ranking, which looks at preventable errors…



How Should 15-501 Be Reimagined?

U.S. 15-501, the major road linking Chapel Hill and Durham, is likely to undergo significant change in the years to come. The question now under debate…




A Few “Best Rides”

Chapel Hill and Carrboro have much to offer, but it isn’t always easy to find the best suggestions for bicycling. Everyone has his or her own favorite rides, so below are a few of my own. I’d suggest making sure you have Google Maps on your phone — it has a bicycling function that clearly shows greenways and bike lanes.


Let’s Return to Our Values

OPINION Guest Column by Del Snow Some people tend to believe that they are immune from manipulation and the effects of rhetoric. Nationally, we hear the same drumbeat of accusations,…


Election 2019 Results

Who will be representing you? Results from Election Day show that in the Chapel Hill mayor’s race, incumbent Pam Hemminger will continue in her position…



Recruiting Wegmans a Boon for Chapel Hill

BUSINESS By Pam Hemminger While I respect everyone’s right to voice an opinion about the decisions Town Council makes, I also want to make sure that facts are considered on…




Preserving Our Rural Character

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Guest Column by Livy Ludington and Margaret Brown Whether you drive from Chatham County to Chapel Hill on 15-501 or Smith Level Road, you pass green fields…


Herbs or a Bottle of Pills?

THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS By Kit Flynn and Lise Jenkins It started with some herbs in pots in our kitchen window. I happily snip while I cook, feeling righteous about growing…


Tiny Home Village

ORANGE SLICES By Laurie Paolicelli Tourists are drawn to Orange County with certain expectations, just as they are everywhere else they may visit. It’s a feature-driven decision: culture, architecture, dining,…




Council Must Continue Moving Forward

ELECTION 2019 Please Note: All local groups who make political candidate endorsements were invited to write Letters to the Editor. Letter to the Editor by Julie McClintock for CHALT The Chapel…


Phlox, Glorious Phlox

THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS By Kit Flynn and Lise Jenkins The genus phlox is comprised of approximately 60 species that are native to the U.S. Recently, the Mount Cuba Center in…


Support Candidates Who Support Livability

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Editor by David Kiel “Density” has been a major issue in the municipal elections. It is an  important one for all of us…


Carolina Donor Services Moving to Chapel Hill

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT By Michelle Cassell Chapel Hill’s Enterprise Zone will be the location of a new headquarters for Carolina Donor Services, currently located in Durham. The company plans to…




HOPE is Hopeful About Helping Adults with Disabilities

COMMUNITY By Michelle Cassell It started eight years ago with a Facebook connection between two mothers facing extraordinary challenges trying to raise their sons with developmental disabilities. It has given…


Ryan Listens Carefully, Thinks Critically

ELECTION 2019 Letter to the Editor by Janet Smith If you’re feeling that you don’t know enough about the candidates to cast an informed vote for Chapel Hill Council, I would…


The Candidates Speak Out

All candidates for local offices were invited to submit a guest column addressing either one local issue about which they are concerned OR why they are running for office. NEW POSTS!


Animal Services Updates Public on Seized Dogs

ANNOUNCEMENTS Unedited Press Release from Orange County Animal Services Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is reporting the status of 57 dogs seized in Chapel Hill, NC, on October 11, 2019….


Dasi’s Committed to All

ELECTION 2019 Letter to the Editor by Corey Williams My name is Corey Williams. I have three kids in school here — elementary, middle and high. I moved to this community…


Yes, There are Plants We Cannot Grow

THE ABSENTEE GARDENERS By Kit Flynn and Lise Jenkins “What is it about echinacea? Why can’t I grow it?” my neighbor asked me. I assured her that for some inexplicable reason…



Soll Cares Deeply

ELECTION 2019 Letter to the Editor by Soyeon Nam As early voting starts soon, I’d like to share why I support Renuka Soll for the Town Council. Renuka and I have…


LaSerna Knows Education

ELECTION 2019 Letter to the Editor by Stephen A. Scroggs I want to give my unqualified endorsement to Jillan La Serna for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board. She has the qualities…


TLR Q&A with Town Council Candidates

ELECTION 2019 TLR Staff Report The Local Reporter is aware of the the number of forums and questionnaires submitted to candidates. TLR posed one question to candidates in order to be…



TLR Q&A with CHCCS School Board Candidates

ELECTION 2019 TLR Staff Report The Local Reporter is aware of the the number of forums and questionnaires submitted to candidates. TLR posed one question to candidates in order to be…


A Chapel Hill Election Primer for Newcomers

ELECTION 2019 By Michelle Cassell Elections for mayor and four Chapel Hill Town Council seats will be held Nov. 5, with early voting beginning Oct. 16. Two candidates are running…