Here is a look at today's local headlines:
In today's N&O and at www.thedurhamnews.com, Virginia Bridges reports the county denies claims made by former DSS director Gerri Robinson that she was fired becaise of racial discrimination. (See story here) The county's attorneys argue that elected and appointed officials can't be sued because of their governmental immunity. But Bridges also reports that the county is paying for an attorney to represent Commissioner Joe Bowser, whom Robinson has also sued in his capacity as a private individual. No word on what that's going to cost.
In The Durham News:
BENNETT PLACE TURNS 50: Jim Wise, a historian in his own right, previews this weekend's big celebration at Bennett Place, the Durham homestead that was the scene of the largest surrender of Confederate troops to end the Civil War.
FAIRIES, DRAGONS AND KNIGHTS, OH MY! Kestrel Heights English teacher Jeff Kass told me Renaissance fairs weren't fantastical enough for him. So he created his own. See my photos from the Festival Legends here.
DUKE LAB TO MOVE INTO WEST VILLAGE: Correspondent Monica Chen reports on the latest puzzle piece falling into place in West Village. Construction on the Research Lab began in February.
Robert Wallace remembers the dogs in his life, Lamon Lilly praises the Bull City's Phonte Coleman, and Durham police have arrested a suspect in a homicide "cold case" that happened almost 12 years ago. By the way, you can support the police and their work on behalf of the Special Olympics by eating at the Chik-Fil-A restaurants this Friday. See photos from the Olympics on today's front page, too!
Thanks for reading,