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Jan. 21, 2015 @ 12:22 AM

Taxes' low blows

State legislators opened their 2015 session saying they want to ease the tax burden on "regular folks."

That will be a turnaround. "Regular folks" -- those who earn moderate incomes or less -- pay a larger share of their incomes in state and local taxes than do the very wealthy in North Carolina.



The Chapel Hill Herald: Letters View All »

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Letters to the CHH editor, Jan. 18

For more than 50 years, the Chapel Hill Service League (CHSL) has sponsored Christmas House to benefit Orange County children who most need support during the holidays. In December, Christmas House served 380 families who filled shopping carts with new coats, toys and books to brighten the holidays for more than 800 children.



Columnist: Susan Gladin View All »

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:19 PM

‘Passing the buck’ not a good business strategy

I was happy to read that Durham Public Schools decided to do the right thing and pay the custodians who worked 50 days without remuneration -- due to a subcontractor going bankrupt.  It would have been easy for the school board to say, "Not our problem!"  I had already started working on this column about “pass the buck” schemes, so I was happy to read of a situation in which an organization owned their responsibility.



Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

Two saintly people pilot Kid's Warehouse

Recently, a group of good Samaritans gave a five-star dinner to 50 homeless people.  The dining room was elegantly decorated.  Filet mignon and other fine food was served.



Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

Vicki Wentz: A pig, a blanket, some peach schnapps ... It’s go time!

So, today is Super Bowl Sunday. I’m sure everyone has been to church (ahem) to “keep holy the sabbath”...and to pray that their team wins, meaning Seattle, because I mean hasn’t Tom Brady’s team (their name escapes me right now) won the Super Bowl like 782 times in the last 783 years? Enough, already!



Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Susie Wilde: It's not what it looks like

I have listened to all Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective books, including the newest, “The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café” (Recorded Books, 9.75 hours). This is his 15th about Precious Ramotswe, the “standardly built” lady detective from Botswana. I count on the audios’ consistencies and never tire of the samenesses. This one, however, surprised me.