(3.25.10) Hookah Bliss Owner Defies Smoking Ban Despite Daily Fines
CHAPEL HILL — Adam Bliss received warning letters from Orange County in late January and early February. Monday’s ticket is what he’s been waiting for — a third violation, which comes with a $200 fine.
(2.25.10) Hansen to UNC-CH: Nukes Not So Bad
CHAPEL HILL — He’s the rock star of climate change activists, but James Hansen’s recent statements supporting nuclear power are pushing environmentalists to re-examine technology they’ve consistently opposed.
(2.11.10) If This Is Oppression, It Is Fine By Me
RALEIGH -- If you're looking for a job these days, there's a good chance you've interviewed with a company run by a woman. Nearly one in four chief executives is a woman, reports the U.S. Department of Labor, based on 2008 figures. In fact, so many women are now in charge that DOL will likely soon remove chief executive from its list of nontraditional occupations for women.
(2.08.10) State Lawmaker Calls for Offshore Drilling, End to Global Warming Commission
RALEIGH — A Davie County Republican is urging fellow state lawmakers to stop wasting time and money on the state’s climate change commission and support energy policy he says will have a tangible impact on the state. Sen. Andrew Brock says the legislature should move to tap the massive natural gas reserve experts believe is sitting off the North Carolina coast.
(1.22.10) If This Is Oppression, It’s Fine By Me
Despite complaints from some outspoken feminists, women are adding to their growing list of outstanding achievements in business and government.
(1.19.10) Retiring Realtor Association Exec Kent Recounts 24-0 Record Vs. Home Tax
RALEIGH — Tim Kent, outgoing executive vice president of the North Carolina Association of Realtors, characterized his group’s clean sweep over the home tax — 24 wins and no losses — as the organization’s greatest achievement and an example of how a committed effort can have a dramatic impact.
(1.13.10) Chapel Hill Hookah Bar Owner Asks County to Cite Him
CHAPEL HILL — Concerned that his sales have plummeted during the first week of the statewide ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, the owner of a Chapel Hill hookah bar is encouraging people to snitch to government officials that he’s defying the ban. Adam Bliss, owner of Hookah Bliss, says he needs an official violation notice from Orange County in order to proceed with his plan to fight the law in court.
(12.14.09) Hookah Bliss Owner Will Defy Smoking Ban
CHAPEL HILL — Adam Bliss, owner of Hookah Bliss, believes the ban is discriminatory. He will continue to sell hookahs and alcohol beginning Jan. 2, the day it becomes illegal to smoke in most North Carolina bars and restaurants.
(11.13.09) The Face of Government Overreach
His business might be unfamiliar or strange to you, but one Chapel Hill businessman has a story that should concern us all.
(9.23.09) Chewing and Dipping Still OK in Hillsborough Parks
HILLSBOROUGH — Commissioners had been considering a broad tobacco ban since July, when Town Attorney Robert Hornik presented a draft ban that covered products that are both lit and chewed.