Shortly after North Carolina novelist Reynolds Price died in 2011, his friend, Duke professor Alex Harris, received an unusual assignment: To photograph and document the rooms in Price’s Durham home before the estate was broken up.
With several of our cities wooing teams and pursuing new stadiums in recent years, the economic impact of minor league baseball – and the wisdom of supporting it with tax dollars – remains a hot topic.
Warming seas and the resultant stronger hurricanes are going to put policymakers on the horns of a dilemma, Duke professors say. Federal flood insurance premiums could skyrocket, coastal real estate values would fall, beaches disappear.
“I think it’s interesting social media becomes the villain in the story,” City Council member Jillian Johnson said after Thursday’s work session. In another era, people would use phone trees and signs, she added.