The idea put forth by Kent Winberry’s former co-workers to sponsor a bike rack in his memory is an important one. First, it’s a lovely tribute to the 52-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle while cycling last month, and later died from his injuries. But it also serves to again focus the community’s attention on the need to improve safety for bicyclists as they share the streets with automotive vehicles.
Virtually every politician has at one time or another cited the familiar theme of courage over popularity.
When the chips or down, he or she will say, I’ll vote for what is best for the city/county/state/nation. Many of my constituents may be arrayed against it, the officer holder will say, but, hey, this isn’t a popularity contest.
The friction between public works projects and the public is so unavoidable as to be a cliché of modern life (and probably ancient life, too, for that matter).
It is unsettling, in the United States in 2014, to read of programs such one at Hillside High School last week that, in reporter Gregory Childress’s account, was “designed to teach young men how to avoid a confrontation with police officer.”
Some eyebrows may have been raised by plans for a pilot program at N. C. Central University and two other historically black campuses in the UNC system to admit students with SAT scores below the minimum standard. Instead, the schools will place more emphasis on high school grade-point average in admitting up to 100 students a year.
Now that the City Council has settled on 4.5 acres on East Main Street as the site of a new police headquarters, it’s time for an intense community conversation on how to develop the site.
If you listen to head UNC football coach Larry Fedora, it seems there’s no problem at UNC. His tin ear as Chapel Hill’s academic and athletic scandal continues to unfold is astonishing.
A paragraph near the beginning of Kenneth Wainstein’s devastating report on academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said far more than its few words about why the scandal is so disillusioning.
Winston Churchill, the imminently quotable wartime prime minister of Great Britain, is remembered – often slightly misremembered – for this observation to the House of Commons 67 years ago:
“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…”
Sean Fahey has achieved financial success as a successful hedge fund manager, but he can remember what is like to need a boost to achieve his goals.
Administrators at UNC-Chapel Hill have been working to respond to a mandate from the system’s Board of Governors to reduce the student health fee.
Willie Henderson Womble of Durham spent nearly 40 years in prison, convicted of the 1975 murder of a convenience-store clerk in Butner.
Taxpayers may find jarring Raleigh-Durham Airport’s signal to local governments that airlines will be looking for deals if they are to launch more international flights here.
The correlation between illiteracy and crime is well documented. The following information, for instance is readily available on a host of sites advocating literacy: