Day: June 27, 2016

Why do Chatham County Commissioners refuse public input and ignore the planning board’s recommendations?

Chatham County commissioners Jim Crawford, Diana Hales, and Karen Howard

By Bruce Hively Pittsboro, NC – Thank you Mr. Gastwaite for publishing the Chatham County zoning info in one coherent timeline. By doing this you have highlighted the problems and solutions with this hasty decision by a minority. What I…

Sealing family ties with dripping red wax

Maker's Mark

Chapel Hill, NC – On the second weekend of June, people in Louisville, Kentucky, laid to rest two leading citizens. One of them, of course, was Muhammad Ali, buried on June 10. The other, my cousin Boyce F. Martin Jr.,…

UNC: Saying ‘Christmas vacation’ a microaggression

Merry Christmas is NOT a micro aggression

Chapel Hill, NC – At the University of North Carolina, it’s not just the students walking on politically correct eggshells. Guidelines issued on the university’s Employee Forum aim to help staff avoid microaggressions in their interactions by cautioning against offensive…