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Wednesday December 8th

Brett Garamella


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Residents Oppose Opening Hunter Hill Road

More than 40 residents filled the seats at the Chapel Hill Town Hall on Monday night to voice discontent about a development proposal they say will change the character of their neighborhood. The residents, representing the Northwood Subdivision, said using Hunter Hill Road, which runs through Northwood and the proposed subdivision, to connect the developments would increase traffic. But some Chapel Hill town officials say the access road is needed to make sure emergency vehicles can enter the development.

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Incumbents, New Member Join Board

Experience prevailed in the race for seats on Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education, as voters returned incumbents Nick Didow and Valerie Foushee. Newcomer Lisa Stuckey also gained a spot on the board. The three newly elected Board of Education members significantly surpassed defeated candidates Joel Dunn and Chon Shoaf in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial returns. Didow said he is pleased to have the opportunity to continue as a member of the school board. “I’m also pleased that my fellow incumbent is returning to the board,” Didow added.

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5 Candidates Try for 3 Seats on School Board

Managing systemwide growth and improving minority student achievement are two goals that appear on the platforms of all five candidates for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education. Nick Didow and Valerie Foushee are running for re-election against newcomers Joel Dunn, Chon Shoaf and Lisa Stuckey.

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Boy Scouts Aid EMS With Disaster Training Exercise

A disaster training exercise had 38 Boy Scouts and troop leaders faking injuries Saturday for Orange County Emergency Management Service personnel. EMS spokesman Kent McKenzie said the drill, held at Camp New Hope off N.C. 86, involved more than 11 organizations, including UNC Hospitals, EMS, the Chapel Hill Fire Department and New Hope Boy Scout Troop 449. "The overall goal is to give EMS workers practice in handling a mass casualty incident in a controlled environment," McKenzie said.

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Officials Test Clinics' Suspicious Packages

N.C. public health officials say they are testing substances contained inside suspicious packages sent to 14 different abortion clinics in North Carolina. The local reports come in the wake of a nationwide scare for Planned Parenthood offices and independent abortion clinics. About 110 of these groups received suspicious envelopes or packages last Monday with white powder in them, The Associated Press reported Oct. 15. None of the suspicious packages tested positive for anthrax. Also Oct. 15, 15 abortion clinics across the state reported receiving a suspicious package.

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Institute Informs Public About Day of the Dead

Local residents and University officials celebrated the unification of the living with the dead Sunday with a slide show and presentation of artifacts. Sharon Mujica, the outreach director of Latin American Studies at UNC and Duke University, presented a slide show for the public to commemorate the Day of the Dead, a national holiday in Mexico. "It's to bring back in memory the people that you miss and that you love," Mujica said, "and to sort of turn death into something that is more life-giving than is scary and isn't discussed."

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Spiritual Festival Promotes Unity

Integrating his music with spirituality, guitarist David Seidel struck a chord that epitomized the Rumi Festival. Seidel's group, Beloved, performed Friday at the Hanes Art Center auditorium as part of the four-day festival, which aimed to unite people of different religions. The fourth annual festival, which started Wednesday night and ended Saturday night, included camp outs, spiritual discourses, workshops and musical performances in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. Seidel said his group's music fit in well with one of the festival's aims -- promoting cultural unity through music.

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School Districts Discuss Possible Merger

The Orange County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight with two local school boards to address the proposed $75 million bond package and the possibility of a school district merger. The commissioners will meet with the Orange County Board of Education and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education at 7:30 p.m. in the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill. Orange County officials said the three boards will discuss the impact of the bond package's $47 million allocated for education.

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