Today's Phillips story already has prompted a new letter, our sixth, from a parent saying there is too a problem and he's tired of seeing it swept under the rug. We'll bring that to you later.
Here are our local headlines:
BULLYING PROMPTS REVIEW: Superintendent Neil Pedersen says the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district has reviewed bullying complaints at Phillips and found enough to merit a review of procedures there before school reopen this August. Lana Douglas has the story.
COLONY APARTMENTS UPDATE: Town Council members Penny Rich and Sally Greene had said they were worried the sale of Colony Apartments on Ephesus Church Road might remove affordable housing stock from Chapel Hill (Greene has called the apartments "organically affordable" because they're old and cheap.) Well, they were partly right. Read my story today.
MASTER CLASS: Lois Winkler is a new writer for The CHN, and a good one. She has a story today on a program that puts therapy dogs into some Orange County Schools classrooms, where they help children with autism and other special needs learn to read and de-stress. Chris Seward took our photos.
We have a page of your letters on the bullying complaints at Phillips, columns on growth and development, more on that shooting at a sheriff's deputy (a near miss; a bullet hit his radio belt), and much more. If your letter did not get in today, please look for it this coming week. And look online and in Wednesday's paper for photos from this weekend's high school graduations.
Thanks for reading,