Here's a look at today's headlines:
TEACHER CUTS: The state and county budgets aren't final year, but the Durham Public Schools has aready eliminatednearly 200 jobs. Read what teachers had to say this week about how some of the cuts are being made. Alicia Banks has the story.
LITTLE GUYS LOSING OUT? You know that convenience store on Morris Street next to the Arts Council? The owner has wanted to fix it up but can't get more than a month to month lease from his landlord. And who's the landlord? Well, indirectly it's ... you. Read Stan Chambers' report.
JORDAN LAKE: It will be a while longer before we know where Jordan Lake is. Read why a committee this week decided to wait to begin settling the boundary dspute holding up a development project in (or just outside) the critical watershed area. Jim Wise has the story.
RACIAL JUSTICE: Should lawyers be able to argue against the death penalty because it is applied disproportionately to black men. State NAACP President William Barbar explains his stance in a guest column on our Viewpoints page.
Flo Johnston has our faith news, I explain why some N&O readers are seeing double and Dennis Draughon brings you his illustrative take on the news in this week's cartoon. Have a great weekend.
And thanks for reading,