Monday night's Town Council meeting went too late to get the whole Yates Motor discussion in. Please read staff writer Katelyn Ferral's story in today's N&O here. The issue moves to the citizens police advisory council at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hargraves Center. Occupy Chapel Hill-Carrboro plans to pitch tents there to show support for the call for an independent review of the Nov. 13 police raid.
'LIFE PARTNERS': In other news, correspondent Flo Johnston has a story on the wedding of Chapel Hill pastor Jenny Shultz and her partner, Shannon Thomas, this past weekend at United Church of Chapel Hill. Shane Snider took our photographs. Read the story and tell us what you think here, on my Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Speaking of Facebook, we got a lot of comments on a posting yesterday about the police raid. We will try to run some of them this Sunday. I've learned some readers really do prefer to have their conversations on social media; we will try to bring that conversation to print readers whenever possible.)
A PLAN IN THE WORKS: Still wondering what Chapel Hill 2020 is all about? We have two stories today: a short overview by Katelyn and more from co chairs Rosemary Waldorf, the former mayor, and George Cianciolo, the former planning board chair, and others in today's issue. Have you participated in 2020? We'd like to hear from you.
We give the Rev. J.R. Manley roses as he steps down from the pulpit at First Baptist. Bob Wilson says don't blame just the system for the Section 8 housing squeeze (I expect that will get some letters). PlayMakers brings an award-winning look at "No Child Left Behind" to the UNC campus this week. And sports editor Elliott Warnock reports Special Olympians are flocking to Chapel Hill.
And did I mention Mary Sonis has a really cool photo of a bat on our front page? Mary's amazing. She goes into the woods and creeks with a camera and comes back with magic.
It's a packed issue. Thanks for reading,