A state of being

A state of being

ShareThis past weekend, we left our bubble of Carrboro to celebrate my son becoming a teenager. He wanted to go to the mountains to an area where “we don’t see many cars.” I had just the spot—a secluded cabin owned by a childhood friend in Transylvania County. It was...
Ready to deal

Ready to deal

ShareWhat a difference a pandemic makes. Governor Roy Cooper dropped his budget this week and, while Republicans disagreed with much of it, nobody used terms like “DOA” to describe it like they have in the past. Both sides struck a conciliatory tone, sounding...
Continuing the Big Lie

Continuing the Big Lie

ShareYesterday, Republicans in the legislature grilled State Board of Elections Director Karen Brinson Bell. They claimed they are trying to get to the root of irregularities in election administration and restore confidence in our elections. In fact, they are doing...
Get the recovery right for the kids

Get the recovery right for the kids

ShareA friend who has been traveling around Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee came into town this weekend for a visit. His first observation was, “Carrboro is the only place I’ve seen where people are wearing masks just walking down the street.” It’s true. The...

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