Here's a look at today's local headlines:
ANTI-LOITERING CHALLENGE: As blog readers know, we reported this week how a Durham group has challenged Carrboro's limits on how long people may wait for work at the Jones Ferry and Dave roads intersection. I attended the meeting with town leaders, community advocates and several day laborers yesterday at El Centro Hispano. Look for a report on that this week.
NO COUNTY TAX INCREASE: For 20-plus years, in a row, the Orange County Board of Commissioners has passed annual county budgets with tax increases. Today it's a different story as not-so-new Manager Frank Clifton and the board worked out a spending plan that holds the tax rate steady for the third consecutive year.
FOURTH SUSPECT SOUGHT: We really do bring you the news on the blog first. For everyone else, we have more on the Greenbridge case, with the release this week of a surveillance photo of a fourth suspect police are looking for. Still no word from any of the anarchists involved in the protest, despite our best efforts to reach them.
We wrap up all of the week's news, with the big vote on Aydan Court (closer than you'd think), the Northside moratorium, more details of the Edge development proposed for Eurbanks Road, photos of the new American flag being installed at University Mall (nice one, Harry) and more letters than we've had in weeks. If your letter did not get in today, look for it this coming week as we try to get them all in.
Dave Hart shares opinion on the UNC athletics scandal (tell us if you agree or disagree), sports editor Elliott Warnock bring you the week in local sports and recreation, and lots more. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about the elephant off Erwin Road (most of you think it's the handiwork of sculptor Damian Hoffman), and a happy birthday to Preservation Society Ernie Dollar.
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