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Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:25 PM

So much missing from utility's deal

After Duke Energy spilled massive amounts of coal ash into the Dan River last year, federal attorneys released a torrent of subpoenas. Attached letters said: "An official criminal investigation of a suspected felony is being conducted by an agency of the United States and a federal grand jury."



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 »

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 08:54 AM

Real ‘Pioneer Week’ not so charming, but instructive

When my children were young we planned to live out a “Pioneer Week,” turning off the electricity and running water here on the farm, and moving through our days as our county’s residents might have done during my grandmother’s childhood.  We discussed this idea in the early-to-mid 1990s, before home computers were so ubiquitous and when cell phones were still the size of bricks and nearly as heavy.



Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Our reaction to the triple murder

A newlywed couple, Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, and Abu-Salha's sister, Razan Abu-Salha were murdered in Chapel Hill on Feb. 10.

Our first reaction to that was horror.  The second reaction was fear.  Many people asked the police, “Are we safe?”



Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Vicki Wentz ... From mother to daughter: a good-night story

When my little girl was two-and-a-half years old, she fell in love with angels. My son was only around a year at the time, so the bedtime stories I began to tell were mainly for my daughter. I found and read to her every classic book for her age, and she loved them all, but mostly begged for angel stories, and those were hard to find. So, I made one up.



Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Susie Wilde: Quintero’s ‘Gabi’ is beautifully written

Isabel Quintero’s “Gabi, a girl in pieces” won the William C. Morris award for best young adult debut novel (book from Cinco Puntos Press; audio from Listening Library, approximately 8 hours; ages 14 and up).