Author: Neil Offen

Neil Offen, who produced this article for the Chapel Hill/Orange Visitors Bureau, has been a newspaper reporter and columnist, a magazine editor, a blogger, radio news director and the author of more than a dozen books. He has lived in New York, Paris, Provence, Chapel Hill and Carrboro. You can follow him on Twitter  @NeilOffen1

           

Keeping Warm When it Gets Cool

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10:00 AM by Neil Offen

The weather outside is not exactly frightful — in fact, in Orange County, NC that almost never happens — but let’s admit it: it’s getting cooler. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to get warm and

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A Stroll Down Rosemary Street

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 8:00 AM by Neil Offen

Everyone knows Franklin Street. It’s Chapel Hill’s main drag, the classic college town’s classic strip. But just a block away, parallel to Franklin, is a lesser-known thoroughfare, a street with a

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The Burger is Back

Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 PM by Neil Offen

The burger is back.

Well, to be honest, it really never left. Perhaps the quintessential American food — contrary to legend, it was invented in the U.S., not in the northern German city that gave it

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Orange County Old and New

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:00 PM by Neil Offen

Construction cranes dot the sky. Growth is everywhere in booming Orange County, North Carolina.

We’re adding buildings, houses, stores, roads. But in the midst of all the change, there remain

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Trails for Geezers

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:00 AM by Neil Offen

There are lots of wonderful trails for vigorous hiking or biking in Orange County. Occoneechee Mountain, Duke Forest and the Pumpkin Trail in the Carolina North forest, among many others, all are

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