Letter to the Editor

As former members of the Orange County Board of Education, we write to support the re-election of Carrie Doyle and Jennifer Moore to the Board and the election of Wendy Padilla for a first term on the Board.

Vote AGAINST Rezoning 1200 and 1204 MLK

Stackhouse Properties told the town of Chapel Hill that if they do not get zoning approval to erect a four-story self-storage facility on the property they own at 1200 and 1204 MLK Jr. Blvd., they will sell the property and have already received an offer from a buyer who likely will evict the 70+ families who live in the Tar Heel Mobile Home Park (MBH) that currently occupies the site.

We Cannot Be Silent

The Paul Green Foundation, which makes grants to diverse organizations working in the arts and human rights, stands with those who peacefully protest the brutality inflicted on our citizens of color by police and other authorities.

Let My Country Awake

As our nation passes through the labor pains of birthing a new age of “liberty and justice for all,” I echo the century-old words of a Nobel laureate-poet, which serve as both path and prayer to “let my country awake”:

Bringing Easter Joy

I volunteer with a Chapel Hill non-profit called A Lotta Love. Last week, the manager at the Southpoint World Market, Jason McCreary, contacted our founder, Lotta Sjoelin, and said he’d like to donate their Easter goods to us so we could distribute them to local homeless shelters.

Bright Spot – Ridgefield Park / Briarcliff

In an effort to further reduce trips to the grocery store and support shut-ins, people at risk, and those quarantined, a few bright and
angelic members of the Ridgefield Park / Briarcliff neighborhood in Chapel Hill began offering to provide consolidated shopping.

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.