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A look at today's local headlines:

NEWTOWN CONNECTION: Thiscame too late for today's CHN but we report it online and in the N&O. One of the victims of the shootings in Newtown, Conn.,  6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard, was the niece of Matt Sullivan, an attorney for the Chapel Hill Police Department. Our condolences to Matt. Find out how you can honor Catherine's memory here.

BINGHAM FACILITY UPDATE: Neighbors of UNC's animal research complex in Bingham Township lost a bid for a public hearing last month. But the state has now given them a victory. Regulators want a lot more information on what contaminants are in the wastewater and have asked the university to consider scaling back the size of the spray fields. (Link here.)

NEW PRESERVATION HEAD: The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill has a new name and a new director. Cheri Szcodronskihas (left) succeeds Ernie Dollar as director of the newly named Preservation Chapel Hill. (Kinda like the name.) Read how she wants to link preservation with economic development. (Link here)

Today's issue also sees the return of a past popular feature, our end of year Current Events Quiz. Play 20 Questions and you could win $25 worth of free movie tickets.

My Facebook page is heating up with comments on those Dean Smith and Michael Jordan pics at East 54.  Tell us what you think on my FB page, here on our blog (with your name if you want your comments published in the CHN), at editor@newsobserver.com or by sending your comments to us at 505 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Thanks to those who have already sent in their Quiz answers (wow, that was fast!). You have until 5 p.m.this Friday. Good luck.

And thanks for reading,

Mark

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Mark Schultz is the editor of The Chapel Hill News and The Durham News.
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