Archive for May 2009

Friday the Fifteenth

Ransom Street closed for steam tunnel repair, sustainability committee recommends waste transfer station at Carolina North, UNC School of Education’s school supply drive, Aveda Chapel Hill‘s “Brilliant Future” scholarship, Michael Phelps makes triumphant return to competitive swimming in… Charlotte, water conservation presentation shocks town council, Orange County air among cleanest in the state, indoor smoking ban. Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.

Witness Transformers the Second

Amish entertainment reporter Jacob Yoder reviews Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen and offers his suggestions to improve the film. Zach Ward, Bryan Buckley.

Dark Side of the Aldermen

Slapping Saudi Arabian wives, Durham public schools consolidating bus routes, 55 M seniors got stimulus checks, L. Ron Hubbard‘s birthday, Texas man jailed for skipping jury duty, $300 of clothing stolen from Roses in Chapel Hill, Morehead Planetarium‘s 60th birthday. Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.

Twitter Update

Dennis Lambert, the pop-up blogger and DSI Witness News technology specialist, explains why Twitter is in and why blogs and Facebook are so last week. Remember to follow @DSIComedy on Twitter! Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Michelle Obama on Sesame Street, Bobby McFerrin celebrates birthday, Bear Grylls from Man vs. Wild injured by bamboo, Bristol Palin speaks out about teen pregnancy, annual Haw River Festival, NC parents may have choice of “abstinence” or “comprehensive” sex ed, Chatham County approves sale of mixed drinks, routine traffic stop yields marijuana… and watermelons. Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.

Happy Mother’s Day

Illusionistic art exhibit, break-in at Homestead Park concession stand, rash of $20 robberies, gas-starved Cary man sentenced for robbing credit union ran, former Tulsa, OK, development director brought to Chapel Hill, man loses a night. Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.

The Future of UNC Basketball

UNC basketball recently brought home a national championship. Sports futures correspondent Frank Martin shares with us the hopes for the future of UNC basketball with scouting reports from Frank Porter Graham Elementary, McDougal Middle School, and the Alleghany County high schools. Kit FitzSimons, Zach Ward.

Give Us Your Psswrd!

Durham offering $100 for toilet updates, Talking Sidewalks, Chamber President Aaron Nelson looking for work, Pittsboro citizens create “PLENTY” currency, Orange County seeking locations for waste collections, SMiShing. Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.

Pittsboro, FOR LEASE

Jim Stone, President of the Pittsboro Chamber of Commerce, shares his enthusiasm about all the “For Lease” Stores in Pittsboro.  He also distinguishes “For Lease” from “For Rent.” Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.

First Edition

International Star Wars Day also Anoop Desai Day in Chapel Hill, mural artist Michael Brown, remember to call NC One Call, Google uses goats to mow lawn, official NC potato festival?, Federal government sending disaster aid to salmon fishermen, global economic crisis hits sex industry. Zach Ward, Kit FitzSimons.