Over the past few years, we’ve started compiling where local political and news conversations are taking place, in addition to traditional sources like WUNC, the News and Observer, the Daily Tar Heel (which has excellent local coverage) and WRAL. Here’s a starting list for where we recommend getting high-quality news from social media and newsletters […]
We have been critical in the past of The Local Reporter’s unorthodox approach to reporting, but are nevertheless taken aback by the paper’s decision to run this editorial.
Sometimes a fact-check requires a deep dive into source material to disentangle the intricacies of a situation and explain why a claim is false. Other times, though, it’s simple. This is one of those times. Welcome to Fact Check, Lightning Round Edition! With the election campaign heating up, we’ve encountered some false statements of fact, […]
Updated October 22, 2023 with additional questionnaires and interviews. Just about every civic organization in Chapel Hill and Carrboro sends out questionnaires to candidates asking about their key issues. The responses to these questionnaires are often used to help decide endorsements and are often reprinted in full. Here is a link to all of the […]
A month ago, we broke the news about a PAC planning to inject $120,000 into the election cycle. We then continued to follow the story as members of the planned PAC decided to, instead, give their donations to the CHALT PAC. CHALT is an “anti-development community group” that has “opposed nearly every major development proposal” […]
Adam Searing is probably running to be the next mayor of Chapel Hill. He’s also a demagogue who routinely spreads misinformation and appears to prefer creating rather than solving problems. We all know how FOX News operates. It whips viewers into a frenzy with information that is false but taps into their deep-seated fears, all […]