Here's a look at today's local headlines:
751 SOUTH END RUN?: Southern Durham Development has some friends in the legislature. Read Jim Wise's report (reported as it happened yesterday on the Bull's Eye blog) to see how some lawmakers are seeking to extend city water and sewer to the controversial, 1,300-home project near Jordan Lake.
COUSIN REJOINS BOARD: Veteran local pol Phil Cousin will finish out the unexpired term of Joe Bowser. Virginia Bridges says the commissioners wanted someone who could hit the ground running. That's not what Fred Foster says.
And in today's Durham News:
SECOND CHANCE DANCE: (Which leads to this morning's musical aside, which is how one of the first 8 tracks I ever bought was a 1970s Bette Midler album with her fantastic "Do You Wanna Dance?" And yes I'm that old.). Lewis Kendall reports how Durham's Naomi Smith (that's her, left) is giving people with disabilities a gala night to remember this Friday.
ROBBERIES TAKE A DIVE: Finally some good news on the crime front. Armed robberies through the first six months of the year arr down 15 percent. The thing is, no one know why. Read Jim Wise's story on today's fron page.
We have a special two-part Carl Kenney column coming this weekend. Keep an eye out and stay cool. It's going to be a scorcher.
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