Here's a look at tomorrow's local headlines:
But first read tomorrow's N&O for Jesse DeConto's story on the investigation into a suspicious death at Duke Hospital. That story broke today, too late for tomorrow's Durham News.
And in the Durham News:
KIDZNOTES CONCERT: The East Durham program teaching inner-city kids had its first public performace Saturday. Ace correspondent Virginia Bridges was there for the cheers ... and the tears.
BENNETT UPDATE: The small business loan debacle was one of the Durham's biggest scandals a few years ago when it was discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars went to companies that didn't exist. Anita Bennett, who ran the program, has fallen behind on making good. Jesse James DeConto has our update.
COUNTRY CLASSIC: You know the old store that used to sit on the east side of old Erwin Road? (Old's not really part of the name, but my former boss Bill Stagg used to call it that, so if it was good enough for him ...). Jim Wise reports the store is coming back as part of the new park under way on the Durham-Orange border. We've got pictures too.
Jackie Wagstaff's out of jail. Reyn Bowman says walkable communities are more trusting communities. Dave Hart runs down the top picks in entertainment in ArtsWeek. And Bonitta Best reports on the latest accolades a former Jordan athlete is receiving for his accomplishments off the field.
It's been a difficult year. I want to thank those of you who stopped to ask how we were doing or offered encouragement as you read of our industry's struggles in the recession. Your support means a lot. Look for our special Readers Writes issue next Wednesday (the reader response has been awesome). And check out our special look back and look ahead issue with some of our favorite photos of the year Jan. 2.
Thanks for reading,