Letters to the Editor

Partisanship is Dangerous

The past decade has seen a severe increase in the amount of partisanship that exists in our government, as well as throughout the country. As candidates and policies have become more extreme, the political landscape has gotten much more polarized.


Recycling Thanks

A special thank-you to the Orange County Sanitation Dept. and Waste Industries for the special service they provide to seniors who are unable to bring their recycling to the curb.


A Promise Fulfilled

I have been reading the Local Reporter ever since it was launched last year by Friends of Local Journalism. Friends promised a community-oriented fact-based newspaper, and you have delivered exactly that.


More Getting, Less Thanks

Some Black Friday shoppers were able to begin a day early, thus changing ther rest and remembrance to cosumerism.


Thank you, Nancy Oates!

LETTERS TO TE EDITOR I have known Nancy for 23 years, first as a neighbor & friend. In addition to being a writer, she is a child advocate. She has…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Davidson Working to Represent All

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Editor by Jamezetta Bedford (submitted personally and not in county commissioner role) Having served with Andrew Davidson on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board…


Romaine’s a Pragmatic Problem-Solver

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Editor by Ashley Mattison Dear Editor of the The Local Reporter, I am writing to endorse Susan Romaine for Carrboro Board of Aldermen…


Romaine’s an Effective Leader

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Editor By Mary Parker Sonis, Carrboro Susan Romaine gets my endorsement because she has proven herself as an effective leader on a grassroots…


Hunter, Parker, Huynh Support Inclusivity

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Editor By Eric Stein, Chapel Hill To promote a more affordable, inclusive Chapel Hill and oppose climate change, please support SUE HUNTER, MICHAEL PARKER,…




Why a Local Newspaper is Important

Losing the eyes and ears
Dear Editor, … When McClatchy closed down our newspaper in 2017 I was bereft. I felt like I lost the eyes and ears that connected me to the community. As the…