Here's a look at today's local headlines:
Too late for today's print DN, former Durham firefighter Damon Quick has been released from the hospital. Sheriff's officials say he tried to strangle himself in jail after he was charged with eight robberies in six weeks. Dubbed the Green Golblin for the mask he allegedly wore, Quick is due in court July 5.
SLIP RAMP TO 40: It's called a slip ramp because it would give northbound motorists a slip on traffic as they slide onto I-40 heading toward the Park and Raleigh. Jim Wise reports on the latest plans to unclog one of the Triangle's busiest bottlenecks.
VEASEY PRESERVE: Don't you wish you had 193 acres you could put into a permanent conservation easement? Jim also has this story, on how the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (the Beaver Queen folks) have helped protect a tributary to Falls Lake, the major drinking water source for our neighbors in Wake County.
DUKE CLEAR CUTTING: It's only an acre, but that's enough to start a feud between Duke and one of its neighbors over the clearing for a future sediment pond (two actually) designed to catch and filter runoff from university parking. Monica Chen has our story.
D.G. Martin asks who will replace Reynolds Price? Kelly Jarrett says tax priorities are misplaced, and we preview this week's happenings in the faith and local arts communities.
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