Here is a look at some of the stories coming in tomorrow's Chapel Hill News:
BIG DIG: Merritt's Gravel Pit on Damascus Church Road has told the state it wants to expand the portion of its property being used for mining. Read why the Merritts don't consider it an expansion, and why the town of Carrboro has a beef with the business.
CREATIVE CORNER: We're excited about a new series starting Wednesday. I met NCSU Professor Tom Hoban while he was singing and strumming in the lobby of the ArtsCenter last year during one of the town's Second Friday ArtWalks. He contacted us a few months ago to talk about creative communities, the buzz term coined by Richard Florida. Anyway, Tom's since moved to Carrboro full time and he's going to spend the next year telling us why he thinks the town has got it right (We're sure others will disagree and will let us know where Tom has got it wrong.) Check it out and chime in.
MAYOR'S E-MAIL: Getting access to public records is not always as easy as asking the public official. Just ask Gov. Mike "I chunked it" Easley. Read how Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton responded recently when we asked for that town's public correspondence.
A DOG'S LIFE: My View columnist Carol Henderson writes about her golden retriever. I'll stop there. My guess is you won't finish the column without a lump in your throat. Carol teaches writing; we're lucky to count her among our regulars.
Thanks for reading,