Chapel Hill News

Chapel Hill: Opinion

Ramp Capital and a magnet for UNC artists struggles to survive

“Jeromy Rose called me out of blue,” my husband Michael Brown, the Chapel Hill muralist, said. The two men were nearly a generation apart, but their conversation two decades ago began a friendship that compelled Brown to walk the Chapel Hill and Carrboro streets this June with hat in hand, soliciting funds and supplies to help the town of Richwood, West Virginia.

Durham News: Opinion

White skin in a black robe – Marcia Morey

A recent CBS news poll found that 69 percent of Americans defined race relations as “bad” in the United States. When I zip up the black robe and enter a criminal courtroom I am very aware of my “white” skin as I sit in judgment of a predominantly “black” courtroom.

Chapel Hill: Sports

Tar Heels help Habitat for Humanity

Habitat officials initially expected “a couple of starting football players, a few basketball players” and a smattering of student athletes from other UNC teams. Instead, it turned out to be the largest ever volunteer day for Orange Habitat.

Videos

Parrish plans to revive Pine Knolls Community Center

Community leader and retired NCCU professor Ted Parrish talks about his plans for reviving the Pine Knolls Community Center in Chapel Hill. In this clip Parrish, with friend Kenneth Mustafa off camera, says he has the track record to make it happen after years of dormancy.
Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
Parrish plans to revive Pine Knolls Community Center 0:46

Parrish plans to revive Pine Knolls Community Center

A first kiss remembered more than 70 years later 1:23

A first kiss remembered more than 70 years later

Officials discuss immigrant fears about photo IDs 1:26

Officials discuss immigrant fears about photo IDs

Carrboro Mayor Supports Faith ID 1:06

Carrboro Mayor Supports Faith ID