Here's a quick look at today's Durham News:
WAFTING: If you're a regular reader of this blog, you already know what's in our lead story. City Councilman Eugene Brown thinks politics may be behind the Parks and Rec's decision to require Riverdave Owen to get insurance and to no longer let him use an old blacksmith shop as his office. Our update did not get in today's N&O. But as we reported here yesterday, city officials say they told Owen they would be taking the blacksmith shop several years ago and that they found his lack of insurance as part of a review of all department programs. Look for more on this next week.
THRIFTY: Durham's thrift shops are riding high on the recession. A survey of resale shops finds three-quarters are doing better business than a year ago, not surprisingly, as shoppers seek bargains. But the recession has a downside for the shops: would be donors are holding on to their old clothing and other goods longer. Read NCCU intern Geoffrey Cooper's report.
STATION SUCCESS: Bus riders like the new Durham Station on West Pettigrew Street. It is a pretty building, and practical too. From the glass walled interior to the high curbs that make it easier for people in wheelchairs to to use bus entrance ramps, riders generally gave a thumbs up. Read Stan Chambers' report.
PEWS NEWS: You can tell a lot about a community by paying attention to its houses of worship. Our faith correspondent, Flo Johnston, does an incredible job of noting the comings and goings on the church scene. Read her centerpiece story today on how one Baptist church is now home to a growing Korean congregation and how the members of both churches have formed a fellowship.
We have a lot more, including Jim Wise on the latest on the budget and Jordan Lake fronts, And remember, we launch our Wednesday edition this coming week. Please let us know how we're doing by commenting here and by sending letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate the feedback.
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