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A nationwide survey of about 7,000 Americans, mostly millennials, suggests that pandemic living has done more than change our living habits — it’s changed where we want to live. “For many … more
Tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill and changing rules about the Davidson College president’s religion pulled both schools into the headlines last week. These topics remind how hard it is for some of us … more
In a few weeks, New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones will join the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, as the Knight … more
With no meaningful state law giving North Carolinians the right to see disciplinary records of those they employ in state and local government jobs, how will we ever know? How will we know about … more
This academic year has been marked by a global pandemic. Yet, as in previous years, you will take end-of-grade tests. I don’t believe this makes any sense. But I believe in you. You have had … more
Despite the fact the calendar doesn’t say it yet, it’s a pretty safe bet we’re at summer. The signs are there — the school year is almost over; we’ve had some thunderstorms and rain and … more
We knew it was coming. We just didn’t know when or where. The Colonial Pipeline hacking was a scary introduction to ransom attacks. Here are five take-aways: 1. Human nature hasn’t changed … more
To the Editor: Every day, when we turn on the TV, we see news covering the unrest in America. No one in the news ever talks about what will happen if the U.S. government fails. With no government, … more
It’s been said that perception is reality. I think that’s true for the folks who really believe something at the time they believe it but the truth is that sometimes it isn’t. Reality, that … more
For all y’all who’ve gotten your shots, and in light of the CDC’s new masking guidelines, this week I’m offering a visual celebration of this weird but hopeful period we’re going through. … more
To the Editor: Hurricane season will be starting again in just over two weeks. Another dangerous and above-average season is forecast. At least this year we can see that some actions are being … more
I celebrate last week’s updated guidelines from the CDC. Not only do the vaccines safeguard an overwhelming majority of recipients from COVID-19, the vaccines are incredibly effective at preventing … more
I happily report I returned to Roanoke Island last week to work for The Lost Colony, America’s premier outdoor drama. I have worked for the big show under the stars off and on (mostly off) for 38 … more
To the Editor: New York, Houston, Chicago, even Chapel Hill: what do they have in common? The answer: a bike lane. Bikes help reduce carbon footprint, are cheap, and rarely cost anything for … more
Every year, almost 20% of the world’s food is wasted. That’s what the United Nations concluded in its 2021 Food Waste Index Report, released in March. “(T)he true scale of food waste and … more
To the Editor: On April 23, my husband and I went to Lowe’s in Pittsboro. We were shopping for lights. A young woman, Pam, came to help us. Suddenly, my husband crumpled. Pam grabbed him … more
I have continued to reflect upon the speech that Sen. Tim Scott, R–S.C., gave after President Joseph Biden’s address to Congress. In light of Mother’s Day last Sunday, it’s fitting to note … more
Life is full of questions — of all degrees. Some are profound, such as “Why do bad things happen to good people?” That’s not a new one; it’s been going on since the invention of people. … more
To the Editor: As North Carolina faces an economic crisis amidst a pandemic, our community colleges will be key to recovery efforts. North Carolina will undoubtedly turn to its 58 community … more
Here is a test for you. Look at our state flag. There are a couple of dates. One of them is May 20, 1775. Why is it there? A few years ago I wrote a column about Charlotte lawyer Scott … more
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