After UNC’s men’s basketball team defeated Duke in the NCAA Final Four on Saturday, April 2, fans rushed Franklin Street. Photographers and television news crews captured an exuberant crowd, eager to celebrate their second victory in so many months over their biggest rival. While basketball isn’t everything in Chapel Hill, it’s nights like these that […]
Martin Johnson lives in Chapel Hill. He teaches film studies courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his research interests include documentary, educational film, and local film. Like John, he serves on the board of NEXT Chapel Hill-Carrboro and the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill. He believes that walkable urbanism is the solution to our environmental and economic challenges.
A look at the week ahead: June 13, 2022
The busy season in local politics continues this week. Although Chapel Hill passed its budget last week, Carrboro is still debating theirs. (In their defense, Carrboro passed its Comprehensive Plan last week, which will shape development in the community for years to come). Here’s a few highlights: In their meeting this Tuesday, Carrboro Town Council will be […]
June 9, 2022: Lunch Links
At last night’s Chapel Hill town council meeting, there was a spirited debate about pickleball courts. What happened?
Where Things Stand on the American Legion Site, June 2022
A recap of the Chapel Hill Town Council Working Session on the American Legion Park, June 1, 2022
A Tale of Two (or maybe Four) Petitions: Determining the Future of the American Legion Property
tl;dr – A CHALT petition circulating calls for park on the American Legion site. The petition is misleading: The plan has ALWAYS been to build a park on the American Legion site. Five members of Town Council announced plans to build a “world class park” on the site last week, in addition to some retail […]
In advance of tomorrow’s primary, local elected officials weigh in on state and national races.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, marks the most competitive local Democratic primary election in generations. Who have our local elected officials endorsed?