Here is a look at today's local headlines:
OBEY CREEK REVISED: Obey Creek is the name of the mixed-use (housing, shopping and office) project proposed for U.S. 15-501 South, across from Southern Village. It would be three to four times larger than East 54. Developer Roger Perry talks about the changes he's making to the plan in today's lead story package.
EAST 54 CONDOS 80 PERCENT SOLD: Perry says don't judge his project based on past developments. Given the recession and still struggling economy, he says East 54 is an "overwhelming success." We did not answer everything we wanted to in today's stories, and we are continuing to look into the question about whether mixed use projects like East 54 are a net positive or negative on the local economy. It's a tough question.
WINNING COACH LEAVING: Few people are happy in Pittsboro to learn that Russ Frazier will move to Raleigh’s Leesville Road High School next semester. But his father is very pleased. Find out why in sports editor Elliott Warnock's story.
A letter writer says Chapel Hill should end the foreworks show (the reason may surprise you), aging and increasingly infirm riders are complicating bus and van service for Orange County's disabled ... and American Idol top 6 finisher and hometown crooner Anoop Desai (that's him at left, in 1997) returns with a new sound for a show this weekend at Local 506.
Thanks for reading,