Nearly eight years ago, Hodding Carter III joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“As the first people to live on the land we all cherish, American Indians and Alaska Natives have profoundly shaped our country's character and our cultural heritage. Today, Native Americans are leaders in every aspect of our society -- from the classroom, to the boardroom, to the battlefield."
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, year in and year out, is one of the most outstanding school districts in the state. Its students’ test scores are stratospheric, its graduates head off to top colleges and universities and the quality of the schools is a compelling factor in drawing families with school-age children to the towns.
This weekend kicks off a big week for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Last spring, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was reeling from assertions that it was lax in its handling of sexual assaults.
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.