Chapel Hill News

Chapel Hill News

Disparities in Orange County housing a local disgrace – Ellie Kinnaird

An article in the Real Estate section on Aug. 7 provided a dramatic example of our own local income disparity and how it is reflected in our community housing. It featured a super-mansion in the style of a French chateau located on 35 acres in rural Orange County and selling for $2.25 million. Ironically, it was next to a column by Robert Dowling, executive director of the Community Home Trust, about the severe shortage of low-income housing in Orange County.

Chapel Hill News

Help us make Chapel Hill more walkable, wheelable and connected

Chapel Hill’s interest and engagement in the town’s Mobility and Connectivity Plan highlight key community goals – to improve safety for people who walk and wheel, and to reduce automobile dependence. Many thanks to Joan Guilkey and her guest column in the Aug. 17 Chapel Hill News for stressing the importance of this planning effort.

Videos

Bob Herring talks about how he fell in love with old time music

Listen as jam leader and fiddler Bob Herring talks about how and why he fell in love with old time music, to spite his opera-singing father.
Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
Bob Herring talks about how he fell in love with old time music 1:14

Bob Herring talks about how he fell in love with old time music

Old Time Learning Jam is an open door for musicians 0:49

Old Time Learning Jam is an open door for musicians

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions 7:12

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions

UPS workers, NAACP rally for a better workplace, fair treatment 0:28

UPS workers, NAACP rally for a better workplace, fair treatment