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FLORA: A November bouquet

“A November bouquet” depicts Cornelia Phillips Spencer's revered goldenrod with blue asters, black berries of catbrier, fruit of chokeberry and turning leaves of strawberry bush and sweetgum. Photo of original painting by Ken MooreBy Ken Moore
Flora Columnist
I’m returning to the words and paintings of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, who took a closer look at our local flora 139 years ago.
October 26, 2012 | Posted in: Features, Flora, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

FLORA: 10 things I love about gingko trees

Ginkgo trees have fantastic autumn foliage. Photo by Peter Del TrediciBy Carol Ann McCormick
Guest Flora Columnist
The earliest gingko trees were found in the Middle Jurassic (180 million years ago), and the seeds were probably dispersed by carrion-eating dinosaurs.
October 18, 2012 | Posted in: Features, Flora, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

FLORA: A plant nut’s paradise

Charlie Keith will be happy to greet visitors to his arboretum. Photo by David SwansonMany years ago I learned that “plant nut” is an endearing term for any man or woman who is truly passionate about plants.
October 11, 2012 | Posted in: Features, Flora, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

FLORA: Ponder the post oak

Post oak is a fairly common large tree that is typical of drier habitats. Photo by Will CookIt is hard for us not to see time through the lens of our species; humans have life spans measured in decades, at most about a century.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Features, Flora | Comments closed | Full Story »

Jammin’ at Jessee’s

MusicFestStandalone100412Curtis Eller and his band American Circus – which specializes in “banjo music for funerals” – perform at Jessee’s Coffee & Bar during the Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Features, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Tigers sweep Jags

Volleyball1The Chapel Hill High Tigers (13-4) defeated Carrboro High School’s women’s volleyball team (9-9) on Monday night in straight sets.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Schools, Sports | Tags: | Comments closed | Full Story »

Phil Blank, October 4, 2012

phil100412Illustration by Phil Blank
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Phil Blank | Comments closed | Full Story »

Uncle Jerry, the last photograph

1kwords100412Perhaps last’s week’s death of 98-year-old Gerald Angier Vernon of Darien, Conn., should not have surprised anyone, given his age.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

House Calls, October 4, 2012

stethoscope-4This week we respond to questions about urinary tract infections and celiac disease.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: House Calls | Comments closed | Full Story »

Virginia Tech game could set tone for season

Eddy LandrethThe season will not end with the final seconds of Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. home game against Virginia Tech, nor does it start with this test against the Hokies.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Sports | Tags: | Comments closed | Full Story »

Festifall Arts Festival

The Town of Chapel Hill will host Festifall Arts Festival in downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Community | Comments closed | Full Story »

Project Connect

Project Connect Orange County, a free program to aid those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, will be held at Hargraves Community Center on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Community | Comments closed | Full Story »

Organizing Against Racism forum

The Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Alliance will hold the third installment of Politics, Race and the November Election.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Community | Comments closed | Full Story »

Parks and Recreation survey

The Orange County Parks and Recreation Department, in association with UNC-Greensboro, invites county residents to participate in a survey.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Community | Comments closed | Full Story »

Walk for Education set for Oct. 13

The 16th annual Walk for Education, organized by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, will be held on Oct. 13.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: Schools | Comments closed | Full Story »