Why would 300-plus public school teachers storm the Chapel Hill American Legion Hall last week?
President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.
Not really, of course.
Too many poets write their careful, perceptive, sensitive and wise words to be shared with only a few trusted friends.
“He is number 42,” I said.
On a baseball outing with my daughter’s family the other night, I was trying to find the name of a player on the Durham Bulls baseball team while the Bulls were playing a doubleheader against the Buffalo Bison.
When word of Robin Williams’ death spread around Chapel Hill last week, lots of people felt they had lost an important friend.
The most important thing the legislature did this year is what it did not do.
While the rest of us are worrying about the Ebola epidemic and the multiple health challenges in Africa, a Chapel Hill nurse is wondering to what dangerous area her next assignment will take her.
Anna Freeman grew up in Chapel Hill and worked at UNC Hospitals as a pediatric cardiology nurse. Since 2008 she has served with Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.
Things are good!
Sometimes, like the other day, I want to get up and shout it out.
Why would a Minnesota woman make a pilgrimage to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus to visit a memorial?
Then, why would she leave without seeing the site that drew her to the campus?
“I don’t read the Washington Post. That is not where I get my ideas.”
Many years ago when there were still lots of conservatives voting in Democratic primaries, a congressional candidate pandered to conservatives by trashing a liberal newspaper.
Will John still be there when we eat at Sutton’s?
The big news on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street is the change at Sutton’s Drug Store, one of the town’s landmark businesses for as long as anybody can remember.
“Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.”
So begins the latest DataNet report from the UNC Program on Public Life, directed by former journalist Ferrel Guillory.
Tom Earnhardt talks about “Crossroads of the Natural World: Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt” on North Carolina Bookwatch today at noon and Thursday at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV.
The good news for folks around Chapel Hill is that Elaine O’Neil will continue her series of North Carolina “Luv This Place” calendars for 2015. Her four previous editions, each with 12 different prints of her unique and quirky views of our state’s special places, have become collectables.
Why do we read books?
For entertainment, of course, first and foremost. But the best books also challenge us emotionally and intellectually to see the world in a different way, as it really is, or as it once was, as it could be, or, perhaps, as it will become.