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Ban deer hunting in Chapel Hill

--->>>  Sign the petition When you go for a walk around Chapel Hill, do you wear blaze orange for safety? You may wish to consider it. Hunting—both legal and illegal—is occurring in unexpected places in town and reflects a need for the town to revise the Deer Management Program. One neighborhood’s experience I live in… Continue reading Ban deer hunting in Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill Groundhogs—yes really!

Groundhog Day--that oddest of holidays in which we look to a rodent to predict the duration of winter.  On February 2, if a groundhog sees its shadow, gets spooked and runs back in the burrow, it will be six more weeks of winter.  Cloudy day and no shadow?  Hey, it's an early spring. Punxsutawney Phil may… Continue reading Chapel Hill Groundhogs—yes really!

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EXCLUSIVE: Historic cemeteries became Wall Street traded commodities, now financial trouble looms

How do you turn a profit off a cemetery? That is the question now facing a financially troubled international firm owning what were once community-run cemeteries across the country.  The answer has far reaching implications for grieving families seeking comfort in the new 'death care industry' where there are few regulations. StoneMor Partners L.P.,  a… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Historic cemeteries became Wall Street traded commodities, now financial trouble looms