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Talking religious expression in our local public schools

“As classes get under way, public school students across America will form religious clubs, pray together in their free time, distribute religious literature to classmates, share their religious convictions in class discussions and in many other ways belie the myth of the ‘godless public schools,’” Charles Haynes recently wrote.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Charter school approved

The North Carolina State Board of Education has given the go-ahead to the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School to begin providing K-8 instruction.
September 13, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Charter school a bad idea, foes say

Hardly anyone is saying the entire effort for charter schools should be scrapped.
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Charter school questions unanswered

Communications with the proposed charter school’s local board of directors and the national for-profit company that will co-manage it remain inadequate.
August 30, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Working from home

Harvesting sweet potatoes, from Minnow Media's Harvest of Dignity. Photo by Peter EversollDonna Campbell and Georgann Eubanks have traveled wide in documenting lives and discovering truths – but North Carolina’s home.
August 16, 2012 | Posted in: Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Lee charter school awaits final approval

The state board of education held discussions regarding approval of 25 new charter schools.
August 9, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Questions linger over charter school

The state board of education to decide on the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School as one of 25 new charters across the state.
August 2, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

RENA community center to close

A community center on Purefoy Drive operated by the RENA has been told it must close its doors by Aug. 11.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Court upholds mental health benefits

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most provisions of the PPACA is good news for many previously uninsured North Carolinians.
July 12, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Discovering symmetry in sound and design

Wes and Lisa Lachot of Wes Lachot Design, a Chapel Hill-based, world-class designer of sound studios. Photo by Alicia Stemper“Think of a kaleidoscope,” Wes Lachot says in explaining how he sees his work, describing notes and chords and architectural blueprints.
July 5, 2012 | Posted in: Features | Comments closed | Full Story »

Lee charter school awaits final approval from state advisory board

The proposed Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School given the go-ahead to enter the next stage in its approval process.
June 28, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Alderman Coleman Australia bound

Coleman-BOACarrboro Board of Aldermen member Dan Coleman has announced that he will be resigning his position early next year and relocating with his family to Australia.
May 17, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Incumbent commissioners defeated

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Penny Rich, mayoral aide Mark McCurry and campaign manager Brooks Rainey Pearson watch the returns come in in Rich’s favor Tuesday night. Photo by Alicia StemperWith three seats on the Orange County Board of Commissioners being contested in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, voters signaled a desire for change.
May 10, 2012 | Posted in: News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

UNC researcher advances study of sport-related concussion

Bigger. Stronger. Faster. That’s how we’re building our young athletes today. More durable? Arguably, in some respects. But we haven’t yet figured out how to engineer a more shock-absorbent skull.
May 10, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

No tax increase in proposed Carrboro budget

Carrboro Town Manager David Andrews submitted his proposed fiscal year 2012-13 budget at the board of aldermen’s Tuesday night meeting, calling for no property tax-rate increase and a 3 percent raise for town employees.
May 3, 2012 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »