As young children, we were excited when we heard the sirens and saw the flashing lights of a fire truck racing down the street.
If we have a fire or a medical emergency, we’re grateful for the speedy arrival of first responders. And if a would-be thief sets off the burglar alarm in our home or office, we’re glad to know it will bring police hurrying to perhaps catch the perpetrator before he or she can leave the scene.
It is a ritual that stretches back decades, a tableau that has shaped the memories of hundreds of thousands of friends and alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
If you’re, say, 30 years old, living in Orange County and need to call the sheriff to report a break-in at your home or apartment, think about this:
When the current sheriff took over as the county’s top law enforcement officer, you weren’t born.
Chapel Hill faces a dilemma, not an uncommon one, to be sure.
Principals seem to be in conflict.
The story told by the sixth annual State of the Community report should have been a familiar one to the business and government leaders attending its presentation last week.
Undoubtedly, you’ve noticed. They’re back….
The flooding that pummeled parts of Chapel Hill June 30 drove more than 150 families from their homes. For many, the disruption continues as they seek new permanent housing or wrestle with repairs to water-damaged homes and possessions.
The Town of Chapel Hill’s approach toward controversial bus advertising moved forward with seeming calm last week, as a new ad was headed for public display this month and next.
The homeless and disadvantaged in Chapel Hill have had few stronger and more tireless advocates than Chris Moran.
Life in the southern part of heaven may have seemed a bit like life at the other end of the heaven-hell spectrum lately.
Drought and water shortages of recent summers seem a dim, soggy memory in Chapel Hill and Carrboro these days.
Just weeks after the N. C. Court of Appeals affirmed the town’s right to limit practices by towing companies that infuriated residents, the new towing ordinance is on hold again.
Chapel Hill Town Council last week wrestled with two tricky questions of regulating our behavior.
You may love them, you may hate them. You may be among the seemingly handful of people who are fairly neutral about them.
A state Court of Appeals panel has given the Town of Chapel Hill the green light to move ahead on two ordinances the council passed last year, but which have been stalled by court cases.