If you're like me you read part of the paper over dinner. Here's a look at today's local headlines:
"SOUL" MAN: Ed Camp made me laugh. He sent a photo of himself for today's story on his being named the director of the ArtsCenter. "Wouldn't you like to send one where you're smiling?" I e-mailed him back. "I am smiling," he said. He may not look it, but read our story to find out more about the man everyone says is passionate about the community and eagerly looking forward to his new job.
UP ON THE ROOF: Always liked the James Taylor version ("Handyman" too). ... Kidzu, the children's museum on Franklin Street, still hopes to move to the top of the Wallace Parking Deck on East Rosemary Street. So why did board chairman Jonathan Mills recently tell Mayor Foy time was running out? Read our story and find out.
RANTING REPUBLICANS I was sure we'd get some calls this morning about our coverage of the Chatham Democrats meeting last weekend. Pretty partisan rhetoric, as you'd imagine. But the only call was about our political cartoon. Just for the record, cartoons do not reflect the position of the paper, just that of the cartoonist. Read Spencie Love's story to find out what the Democratic Senate hopefuls told the party faithful.
NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER: I still miss writer Rolland Wrenn, longtime columnist. I don't know if wisdom comes with age or some people are just born with it (or both). Read Eunice Brock because she's smart, writes about important things and knows how to tell a story.
Flo Johnston wries about the Kol Haskalah in this week's faith column. Randy Young recaps the fifth annual UNC Wellness Sprint Triathlon and Michelle Johnson says come get radicalized in Carrboro (like you'd go anyplace else).
Enjoy the respite from the heat, and thanks for reading,