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Michael Harris Named CHCCS Teacher of the Year

CHAPEL HILL– Michael Harris of Phillips Middle School was named the District Teacher of the Year at the Annual Recognition Reception Friday. Harris is a Social Studies teacher with fourteen years of experience, has a bachelor’s degree in biomechanics from the University of California at Davis, and a teaching certificate from Chapman University in Orange, CA.  Harris received a $1,000 check from Harrington Bank, as well as gifts from area businesses. Sherry Norris of Seawell Elementary and Suzanne Stokes of Frank Porter Graham Elementary were named as Honor Teachers as well. Other Teachers of the Year were recognized included:...

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Carrboro Police Chief Search Narrows Down Candidates

CARRBORO- The search is on for Carrboro’s next police chief. Town Manager David Andrews says they had 101 applicants so far—after he only expected 60 at the most. Now they’ve narrowed it down to seven. “We’re trying to be as objective as we can and find the most qualified candidate. And also ones that we really be a great fit for the community and share the same values that Carrboro does,” Andrews said. Andrew has been working with Developmental Associates to assist with the recruitment. The interview process for the top 15 included a phone interview, responses to written survey questions, and emotional...

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UNC Men’s LAX Falls In NCAA Quarterfinals To Denver

INDIANAPOLIS —  UNC men’s lacrosse saw its 10-game winning streak come to an end against Denver, falling 12-11 in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Joey Sankey, Davey Emala and Mark McNeill each scored a pair of goals for UNC while Steve Pontrello, Chad Tutton, Evan Connell, Ryan Kilpatrick and Pat Foster each scored goals.  Jimmy Bitter, Ryan Creighton, Marcus Holman, greg McBride and Sankey each had assists for UNC. But the fourth-seeded Denver carved away a six-goal Carolina lead and outscored fifth-seeded Heels 5-1 in the fourth quarter. The Pioneers tied the game at 11-11 with an unassisted...

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State Bill To Roll Back Smoking Bans Stalls, County Leaders Hope It’s Killed

CHAPEL HILL – A bill proposed by the state Senate is seeking to overturn local rules on smoking bans has some Orange County leaders concerned. The bill’s future is now uncertain as it was not discussed Thursday before the cross over deadline—but still it raises questions about state versus local authority. “I absolutely do think that this bill is continuing a pattern of chipping away at local rights. It’s the general assembly saying to the county commissioner that ‘We know better what’s right for your community than you do,’” said Orange County Health Director Dr. Colleen Bridger. Senate Bill...

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