Here's a look at today's local headlines:
SOUTHSIDE VOTE: $29 million; that's the new up-front cost of revitalizing the Southside and Rolling Hills neighborhoods just south of downtown (Total cost $48 million). But don't call it Rolling Hills anymore. Jim Wise reports the city has renamed that portion Southside East, an attempt to escape the project's troublesome past. Read his story before the City's Council's vote tomorrow night.
FOSTER'S CHANCES: He finished second in the Democratic primary and was the front runner to fill Joe Bowser's unexpired term on the county board. Then the Durham County GOP sent out a release noting that 21 years ago Fred Foster was asked to resign his county job after findings that he conducted personal business on taxpayer time. Virginia Bridges reports that's given the county commissioners pause.
FATHER'S DAY HIKE: You know that Harry Chapin song "Cat's in the Cradle," (Man, I loved Harry Chapin; heard him play in Central Park, the New York one) about a father who never has time for his son until it's too late? Jim Wise has a story today about a family that wasn't going to make that mistake this Father's Day.
Bill Anderson says illegal parking makes the city look bad, Jesse James DeConto says Durham is a great place for families, and former City Councilman Frank Hyman says crime, not cost savings, is the best reason to merge Durham city and county governments. Tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org, and ... thanks for reading,