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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 »

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 01:01 AM

A pioneering female Southern Baptist minister

If you grew up in Hillsborough and spent some childhood time in the woods and down by the creeks, you might have spied an unusual child practicing preaching to any flora or fauna that would lend an ear. 



Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

Don’t let grievances hide ‘light of the world in you’

 “A Course in Miracles” is a book that has given spiritual guidance to people since 1976. It contains many lessons.



Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Wentz: It’s been a very moving experience

So, there we were: Moving Day, 2014. Hotter than the basement of hell, with humidity that was flown here personally from the darkest tropical jungles on the African continent possibly by a swarm of tsetse flies, one of which had bitten or stung Kevin (one of the six hunky moving men) five or six times after becoming trapped inside his T-shirt ... or, it could have been a bee, but still ...

 


Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Wilde: Young adult books deal with death

John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (Penguin Books, Brilliance Audio read by Kate Rudd; ages 13 and up) won fans of all ages when he courageously wrote about two teens dying of cancer who fall in love. Probably the factor that skyrocketed this book to fame (and into movie theaters) is that it provides equal measures of tears and laughter.  It will undoubtedly send teens looking for another book that’s similar.