Category: Locales

Moral claims don’t persuade

Tolerant Liberal

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In nearly three decades of writing a syndicated column on North Carolina politics and government, I’ve always received reader response. Back in the day, I’d get an occasional phone call or personal letter, but…

One On One: Memories on the fault lines of race

Bruce Jenner and Rachel

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Two people who wanted to be something else have grabbed our attention recently: Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president in Spokane, Wash., and Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion.…

Kudos to Chatham County Utilities

water main break

by Nancy Jenkins On Saturday there was a water main break in Fearrington Village leaving many of us without water.  Chatham County Utilities were out to determine where the problem was and fixed it in what I would say was…

Chatham County’s “deal” with Duke Energy

Coal Ash

By Judy Hogan Moncure, NC – I’m responding to Mary Phyllis’ Chatham Chatlist post of June 18. I’m sorry, Mary Phyllis, but I can’t celebrate the Chatham Commissioners deal with Duke Energy. There are two main problems. Duke’s actions in…

Free sun safety clinic at DCFL on June 26

Sun safety

Pittsboro, NC – Did you know that you can sunburn even on a cloudy day? Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D, which is important for the absorption of calcium. However, overexposure to sunlight is the main cause of…