Ever wonder just who those lucky people are who get to attend those TV cook-off shows, or how they happen to know these talented chefs? At Community Nutrition Partnership’s local chef challenge, they were your friends and neighbors. In fact,...
As most of you who read my columns know, I’m the tech support for my family (and many other people too). That means, when my mom’s email stopped working two or three weeks ago, she asked me to fix it.   The problem was that she...
“Breaking news out of Boston! Yes, the bombing suspect has been captured. No, wait, he hasn’t. No, wait, they’re questioning someone, but—wait, no, now it’s two people, and one of them is a missing student from Br—oh,...
Last weekend I participated in the innagural WW Finlator Lectures in Faith & Social Justice at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. The church Bill Finlator pastored for 3 decades celebrated his legacy as one of the great American prophets...
Normally I avoid chains, but Lime Fresh Mexican Grill hadn't hit my restaurant radar screen yet. After perusing the company's creative website, it sounded tasty and unique with a twist. And it is! Started in Florida's chic South Beach,...
Finally, Wednesday morning, Jan cried. Before then, she was caught somewhere between five minutes from the finish line at the Boston Marathon and the tragedy that occurred a mile or so up the road.   She and her sister, both UNC graduates from...
This is a parenting page, about parenting Page. I am a child psychologist and a mother. So I specialize in children, yet I am human, thus I am full of knowledge and yet as full of emotions as any other parent. So I decided to write this Parenting Page...
In 2002, a couple of my broadcast journalism students were Morehead Scholars.  The young people who vie for that scholarship are among the best and the brightest in the world. Morehead Scholars get to travel, at university expense, on a summer...
Taking place at Shakori Hills, the annual Piedmont Earthskills Gathering is a five day event in which professionals spanning from the south east teach ancient vocations such as flint mapping, hide tanning, rope making, basket weaving and food...
Global Warming can be used in some really cool ways. First, it makes a great pun. Second, it provides fuel for intellectuals’ favorite pastime: making points that can’t be disproven.   Let’s be clear, this essay isn’t...
The facilitator for the April meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Roundtable was Tori Williams Reid, Ph.D., co-owner of Right at Home – Durham/Chapel Hill, an in-home care and assistance company.   During a session...
Not far removed from being an undergraduate, I am all too familiar with making the most of a meager budget. Let me explain: When you have champagne taste on a beer budget, you have to get creative whilst shopping. This sort of creativity often entails...
This is a parenting page, about parenting Page. I am a child psychologist and a mother. So I specialize in children, yet I am human, thus I am full of knowledge and yet as full of emotions as any other parent. So I decided to write this Parenting Page...

-Through her work at Business Class Inc, Jan works with leaders and their teams to achieve their goals. She loves the challenge, the process and the celebrations. You can read more about Jan here or contact her via email.

-Art Chansky has been a sportswriter, broadcaster, publisher and sports marketing exec since his days at UNC, when he was Sports Editor of the Daily Tar Heel. He has authored five books on Carolina and college basketball, including two on Dean Smith and one on the Duke-Carolina rivalry. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Jan Bolick, another Chapelboro blogger, and their cat, Nellie, who does not blog. Contact Art via email.

In our Chapel Hill-Carrboro community, there are 4 opinions for every 3 people. Either on air or online, we want to help get your opinion to the public. Email Ron Stutts to record a Commentators (Listen to past Commentators audio here.) Email Chapeboro to submit just a written letter.

-A shameless believer of human potential and a motivator to many, Kristin is as dynamic and energetic about career issues as a nice person can be. She combines real world knowledge from her many years of hiring experience in Washington, DC with a decade of college admissions experience, and the results are a deep understanding of how the career process unfolds for the individual. Contact Kristin via email.

-Business writers frequently address “Main Street” in contrast to “Wall Street." Donnabeth finds it incredibly interesting that, for Chapelboro’s leaders and residents, “Main Street” isn’t’ just about economics; it’s about our quality of life. After living and working in many places, she is absolutely, completely, dazzlingly delighted to be settled in Chapel Hill and exploring all the nooks and crannies, both old and new. Contact Donnabeth via email.

Josh Leffler lives in Chapel Hill and is in fifth grade. He's a big fan of Apple and other technology. His favorite book series is Harry Potter, and his favorite food is sushi. He also loves chocolate. Josh decided to write this column because he thought that it would be interesting for people to see things from the perspective of a pre-teen (or tween).

-D.G. Martin is smart. He is a retired lawyer, Green Beret, athlete and democratic politician. He can talk about anything and everything, and does he ever. He brings in the greatest political minds of our area… on both sides and lets them hash it out on the air. As a local writer, D.G. interviews other local writers as well. Contact D.G. via email.

Former OWASA Board Chair, green builder.

-Ron Stutts has been waking up the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community on 1360 WCHL for over 35 years. He's been married to Beverly since 1982, and they have a son Zac and daughter Cam. He drives his family and everyone else crazy with non-stop music references; being the host of the Morning News means he's a frustrated disk jockey, and always has a song in his head. Contact Ron via email.

-Meg is the Executive Director for the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. She has a Masters of Public Administration from NC State with a focus on local government relations and nonprofit administration.

-In 2009, Kristin channeled her fashion energy as a style consultant for The Trunk Club, a revolutionary men’s clothing club. A native of the Midwest, Kristin attended journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill and has never left the southern part of heaven. Kristin has written for Chapel Hill Magazine as a style editor and keeps busy with non-profit event-planning for several philanthropies. Contact Kristin via email.