Pet owners agree that it is not the owners that choose their pets – it’s the pet that selects the owner.
We don’t know the selection criteria or the reasons why a particular dog or cat appeals to our tastes; there is evidence to suggest that some pets look like their owners, or is it the other way around? Either way, we cohabitate with dogs and cats much like we do fellow humans.
Some ghouls and goblins made their debuts last week at the Orange County Library’s Countdown to Halloween celebration and film screening.
The festivities began after participants watched the original film “Murder in the Library” by the Teen Services volunteers. The black-and-white silent film follows a young police detective as she solves the mystery of who killed two people in the library.
Newly appointed state Sen. Valerie Foushee held the first of several town hall meetings last week and learned firsthand the concerns and frustrations of her new constituency.
Foushee now is representing residents in Orange and Chatham counties in District 23, following the resignation of former state Sen. Ellie Kinnaird in August who left the state Senate over frustrations with trying to work in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
“I didn't touch a basketball until I was in the seventh grade.”
Lennie Rosenbluth, hero of the undefeated and NCAA champion 1957 Carolina basketball team, was telling stories the other day to the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club.
When I wound up with an airline voucher that would go away if I didn’t spend it, I decided to return “home” to Santa Barbara for the first time in close to 10 years. Even though I’ve lived in Chapel Hill for 23 years, a part of me still yearns for beach walks, mountain hikes, my many friends and the fare of Superica Taqueria.
In conjunction with the Chapel Hill Police Department and sponsorship of the Sustainable Community Foundation and the Local Government Federal Credit Union, Orange County Solid Waste Management held two shredding events for confidential paper collection in October. The Shred-A-Thon at University Mall on Oct. 10 saw an estimated 600 participants bring 28,860 pounds of paper, and Oct. 12 the site in Hillsborough drew another estimated 500 who brought 15,000 pounds more paper.
On the road of life, we assume that we will walk, trudge and navigate our way through the various hills, curves,and dark places. Yet sometimes, it is necessary to sit and enjoy and breathe in the scenes in which we live or the walks we have taken.
The candidates for the Chapel Hill Town Council presented their cases for election Tuesday night as they answered questions posed by the audience in advance of the Oct. 17 start of early voting.
The legacy of the McKee corn maze is something of a glowing needle that is worthy of being found.
For years, the McKee family has hosted friends, neighbors and strangers from communities near and far, to chance their skills of navigating a field of corn. At 12 acres, the corn maze, is where a kid can be a kid and an adult can be a kid, too.
The change from daylight to regular time comes Nov. 3, just a couple of Sundays from now. We will be setting back the clocks, changing the batteries in the smoke detectors, and dealing with darkness closing in before five o’clock in the afternoon.
Not bound by a limited range of subjects and themes to explore, new Carrboro poet laureate Celisa Steele takes inspiration from the mundane and ignites creativity among the most restrictive circumstances.
CHAPEL HILL -- A N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles office opened its doors Tuesday for business in Chapel Hill.