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Michael Beauregard


Column: The tumultuous 1950 Senate Primary race

Primary season is upon us here in North Carolina, and many will head to the polls on May 17 to nominate candidates for hundreds of offices up for election in the fall.  Among the vacancies is an open Senate seat; incumbent Republican Richard Burr is set to retire at the end of this year.  Polling ...

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Column: The desegregation of UNC

"A closer analysis reveals the ugly truth: American integration was absolutely not instantaneous, and continues to be a work in progress. School districts have been ordered to desegregate as recently as 2016 and demographic maps of cities reveal urban environments fractured along racial lines. Similarly, the process of integration at  UNC-Chapel Hill has been a lengthy one. "


Column: The blight of historic preservation

"While keeping a standard as intricate as Chapel Hill’s historic district would render new projects unattractive to developers, maintaining some sort of form-based code while also allowing denser development could open the door to more affordable housing. By loosening some of our town’s zoning regulations and historic preservation restrictions, we can have a middle ground between gigantic apartment complexes and small, single-family homes."

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