Here is a look at today's local headlines. Please see The News & Observer and newsobserver.com for complete coverage of President Obama's visit to Chapel Hill. (The CHN goes to press Monday nights, too early to get that Tuesday story in today's edition.)
COUNCIL PANS HOUSING: "Icky," "a nightmare" and "lousy timing." The Chapel Hill Town Council had strong words for a planned hotel an student housing at MLK and Estes Drive Monday night. Katekyn Ferral has our report.
CHAIR TO SIT OUT VOTE: The Chapel Hill town attorney explains today why a citizen advisory board member can vote on a project even if she has already expresssed opposition to it. So why is Planning Board Chair Del Snow planning to recuse herself from her board's next vote on Charterwood?
FAIRIES, AND DRAGONS AND KNIGHTS, OH MY!: Durham school teacher Jeff Kass didn't find the Renaissance fairs "fantastical enough," he told me Saturday. So he's started one himself. Read about the Festival of Legends.
Bair Pollock says Carolina Flats has some pluses, too. Margaret Gifford and Jackie Helvey have proof squirrels like pizza. And parents in the CHCCS are still upset with plans to end Chinese dual language instruction and make Frank Porter Graham a Spanish magnet school.
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