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Sep. 20, 2014 @ 11:52 PM

McCory’s break from legislature

Gov. Pat McCrory said it with a smile, but there was a sharp edge to his explanation for not calling legislators back to Raleigh: "After a lengthy session, they need a break. And frankly, I need a break from them," he said in a videotaped statement.

The Republican governor's relations with Republican legislators can be illustrated by two incidents, one before and one after the session.



The Chapel Hill Herald: Letters View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Letters to the CHH editor, August 31

Jason Hawkins' column in the Chapel Hill Herald Aug. 24 gave a short but meaningful look at the life and achievements of one of Orange County's most distinguished educators, Steve Halkiotis



Columnist: Susan Gladin View All »

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 08:51 AM

Industrial farming stealing Earth’s health

Whenever we make a case for (or against) something we think is important, we’ll often cite a study.  By referring to “studies,” we intend to use the best of the scientific method to help us make vital decisions -- often about our health.



Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

The sad case of the confused canine

Once upon a time, not too long ago and not far away, in the State of Confusion, I was living in my home, minding my own business.

As a matter of fact, I was sleeping. Suddenly, in the late darkness of night, there is a tap-tap-tapping at the front door.



Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Wentz: Who needs a house out in Hackensack?

Moving Day is lots of fun, so much so that I’ve decided to capitalize it! This way I’ll never forget ... how much fun it is, I mean. Otherwise, I might make some silly pronouncement like I Will Never Move Again As Long As I Live, and miss out on all the big fun!!

 


Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Wilde: Young adult books about coming of age as Native American

For years I’ve sought out Native American books, mostly because they are some of the least-published children’s books of diversity. I’ve seen these books develop, and recently listened to two incredible coming-of-age stories by people from within the culture.