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Teacher Supplies; Beware Of Internet Diagnoses; Chatham Visitors Up

By Ran Northam Posted August 21, 2013 at 6:00 am

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools teachers are filling their classrooms for another school year and need your help.

Wednesday and Thursday 514 teachers will be given the opportunity to take a $75 voucher through the East Chapel Hill Rotary Teacher Supply Store. The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., and the doors will be open until 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, the store will once again be open from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Teacher Supply Store has been open since January 2008. Nearly 2,000 teachers have participated in it. This year, first year novice teachers, pre-k and kindergarten teachers, specialists such as ESL teachers, music, art, PE teachers, and more will be taking part.

The first day of classes is Monday.

For more information about the Teacher Supply store, click here.

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Researchers at UNC are cautioning you to be sure you get proper medical information and don’t just rely on medical testimonials on the Internet.

Joseph Simons is a 2013 Ph.D. graduate in social psychology at UNC, and Melanie Green is an assistant professor of psychology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Together they authored “Distracted by Details: Narrative Influence Following Conflicting Stories”.

In a release, Green says people often identify with others who they have something in common with rather than stepping back and analyzing the information completely. She says it’s important to have someone do that, especially with complex medial conditions and treatment options.

For the full release from UNC, click here.

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ChathamCounty continues to be one of the top spots for visitors, according to a recent release that states the county saw a 6.3-percent increase in “domestic visitors” in 2012.

Those visitors spent $29.47 million last year which County Manager Charlie Horne says he is delighted to see. He says the increase provides more demand for visitor services which creates more jobs.

The report showed that visitors in ChathamCounty last year employed more than 170 people and generated payroll of $3.40 million.

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