Here is a look at today's local headlines:
MOM'S WORDS: Jurors in Brian Minton's trial sat through horrific testimony. But, as Tammy Grubb reports, equally if not more emotional were the words of Steve and Julie Bailey, the parents of Josh Bailey. Read interviews with three jurors in today's paper.
OCCUPY'S NEXT PHASE: The alternative commencement at UNC is under way this morning alongside the main event. Read why some activists are protesting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as UNC's commencement speaker and what's next for the movement. Monica Chen reports.
DUAL LANGUAGE REPORT: If you're a betting person, the recommendation to end Dual Language Mandarin instruction is probably DOA after massive opposition. But turning Frank Porter Graham into a Spanish magnet elementary? More complicated, Dave Hart reports.
For those who missed it, Chapel Hill's cell phone ban is on hold (new towing rules too), the county commissioners are getting close to deciding whether to put a sales tax on the ballot for mass transit (read what Benjamin Haven and James Carnahan have to say about that), and Virginia Lee graces us with her first guest column, 'Stories Grandmama never told me.' (I met 'V,' a few months ago and she dropped the opening line of today's column in conversation. I said you have to write about that, and so she did.)
I caught "Marley" yesterday at the Chelsea. If you've already seen the Avengers or comic book movies aren't your thing, this documentary is a riveting, rollicking look at reggae icon Bob Marley, an amazing, creative life cut short at 36.
Thanks for reading,