We miss group blogging. We have been writing for a long time on Twitter and Facebook and NextDoor and over email and neighborhood listservs — and we’ve decided to test out putting everything in one place.

A number of us routinely attend council meetings and boards and commissions, and we’ll put our notes from those here as well, to make it easier for people to follow along. We’ll also provide historical context and help tie news events with previous ones.

For example, in 1991, the two leading items in the Chapel Hill newspaper were the Greene Tract and the library in Carrboro. Same as it ever was.

Welcome – and we’re glad you’re here.

-Melody Kramer

Chapel Hill News: 1991

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Melody Kramer is a Peabody-award winning journalist whose work has appeared on NPR and member stations around the country, as well as in publications ranging from National Geographic to Esquire Magazine....