The Chapel Hill Herald: Editorial

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 11:37 AM

Facing the Sister City dilemma

Chapel Hill faces a dilemma, not an uncommon one, to be sure.

Principals seem to be in conflict.

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

Report casts troubling shadows

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.

Aug. 17, 2013 @ 12:33 PM

Our semi-chaotic normal returns

Undoubtedly, you’ve noticed. They’re back….

Aug. 10, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

Rebounding from the flood

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.

Aug. 03, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

Maturely handling challenging speech

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.

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 11:11 AM

Moran’s contributions to community

The homeless and disadvantaged in Chapel Hill have had few stronger and more tireless advocates than Chris Moran.

Jul. 20, 2013 @ 09:53 AM

Brighter signs in a soggy summer

Life in the southern part of heaven may have seemed a bit like life at the other end of the heaven-hell spectrum lately.

Jul. 06, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

After the deluge

Drought and water shortages of recent summers seem a dim, soggy memory in Chapel Hill and Carrboro these days.

Jun. 29, 2013 @ 09:54 AM

Tackling towing again

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.

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 08:31 AM

A ban’s easy, enforcing is harder

Chapel Hill Town Council last week wrestled with two tricky questions of regulating our behavior.

Jun. 15, 2013 @ 10:41 AM

Walmart opening reflects larger debate

You may love them, you may hate them. You may be among the seemingly handful of people who are fairly neutral about them.

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 01:31 PM

Contested ordinances moving forward

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.

May. 23, 2013 @ 01:07 PM

Editorial: Hillsborough business brews victory

Erik Myers didn’t expect to win.

The CEO of Mystery Brewing, whose company was one of three competing during a recent episode of CNBC Prime’s “Crowd Rules,” thought another company would win the hearts of the show’s panelists.

And, along with their hearts, $50,000 for capital investment.

May. 16, 2013 @ 04:38 PM

Editorial: An appetite for food trucks, after all

Apparently, we were wrong.

It happens!

Not so long ago, we surmised in this space that Chapel Hill’s Town Council didn’t want to see popular food trucks trundling around the community.

But last week, as The Chapel Hill Herald’s Gregory Childress reported, council members sent an entirely different message.

They voted to cut an exorbitant vendor regulatory fee from $600 to $200, starting in July.

Tasty decision, we think.

Apr. 18, 2013 @ 03:55 PM

Editorial: New plaza helps unite two downtowns

“It really tied the room together.”

That’s how The Dude lamented his missing rug in the Coen Brothers’ cult classic movie “The Big Lebowski.”

But it’s also what one could say about the artsy new gathering spot introduced recently on Franklin Street.

The open space at 140 West is called The Plaza. It includes a high-tech stainless steel sculpture with computer-programmed LED lights and roiling fog, called “Exhale,” by artist Mikyoung Kim that curves along the lines of the concrete plaza.