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What's in today's Chapel Hill News

The biggest local story broke after the CHN deadline. We reported it first online yesterday.

BREAK IN MURDER INVESTIGATION: DNA evidence may be helping Chapel Hill police close in on whoever murdered UNC student Faith Hedgepeth. Get the latest and hear from her father in Gloria Lloyd's report. (See

JORDAN LAKE QUESTIONS: For years local political leaders have resisted tapping Jordan Lake's water supply, despite having an allocation. So why does OWASA want to make it easier to withdraw water from the lake now? Tammy Grubb talks with OWASA planner Ed Holland and with critics of the move, who fear it will undercut conservation efforts. (See

ART THERAPY SHOW: Each month Debbie Meyer spotlights a local artistic endeavor in her long-running Brushstrokes column (recently expanded to a second column in our Durham News edition). Today she previews a show by local students working with the Art Therapy Institute in Carrboro. (See

Lucas Selvidge gets to help choose a new pastor in today's My View. UNC Associate Vice Chancellor Bob Lowman responds to criticism of the university's animal research facility. And speaking of animals, Orange County is holding two information sessions on coyotes. Find out what that's all about.

And on today's opinion page an invitation: Do you follow local policy making? Do you think you may have better answers than the policy makers. If you do, or even if you just have really good questions, we'd like to hear from you. The Chapel Hill News is forming a small group of people to provide signed editorials about local issues on our Sunday opinion page. If you're interested submit a sample essay of about 600 words to me at

Enjoy the warmth, and thanks for reading,


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