Triangle Blog Blog is a daily group blog covering civics and news in Chapel Hill and Carrboro that reaches thousands of people across our region. It is run by Shameful Nuisance, a group of people working to make Chapel Hill and Carrboro more vibrant, accessible, fun, and sustainable.

Who we are

We’re renters, homeowners, students, UNC faculty, UNC staff, and community members. Over 50+ people have written for Triangle Blog Blog and their bios are available below their articles. (Our board has five people on it.)

We’re a blog – it says so twice in our title

We are a group blog with a commitment to accuracy. That’s why we always link to primary source documentation in our news and opinion pieces, so you can check our work. We fact check everything we put out into the world, using primary source documents and trusted sources. We also make corrections if we’ve erred. (You’ll find those clearly noted in italics below the articles.)

We write about housing, development, civics, community life, transportation, education and issues that affect our towns. We also occasionally partner with organizations to throw pop-up events to bring attention to a cause. (We are working on voter registration.)

Views are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of their employer or any organizational affiliations.

We have a point of view

And we make that view very clear. We’re a college town that benefits from new people and new ideas and new people moving in and out. We know UNC graduate students using food pantries. We see people driving more than an hour to teach in our school system. We live here, and want to make this a better town.

That to us means:

We believe in housing for all. Chapel Hill and Carrboro are at risk of becoming a place where only the wealthy can afford to buy a home. We need housing in a variety of sizes and price points for people at every stage of their lives.  

We believe in connected communities. We believe everyone should be able to safely get to schools and shops and food in 15 minutes from their home, without a car. Cars will not go away – people need them – but we believe in a future Chapel Hill and Carrboro where those who want to would be able to safely take 1-3 mile trips without cars on a regular basis. Buses, greenways, bike lanes, and sidewalks are vital for our health, for the climate and our environment, for our kids to safely get to school, and to create the kind of community we want to live in.

We believe in a community that works for all. We have a high quality of life here but have to work to ensure everyone –  students, BIPOC households, single member households, renters and homeowners, families with school age children, young professionals, empty nesters, and local businesses – has a seat at the table.

Who serves on your board?

Martin Johnson, Geoff Green, John Rees, Stephen Whitlow and Melody Kramer

How to reach our board

triangleblogblog@gmail.com

How to support us

Your donations help us pay writers, hold events, and improve our tech stack.

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Media

Chapel Hill pickleball players protest at Town Council meeting, prompt response from AOC (Daily Tar Heel)

The Editor’s Desk interview (January 2023)

Letter stirs election controversy in mayor, council races (News and Observer)