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Tina Chang and Angie Newsome

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Local Mail Anthrax Scare Causes Increased Caution

Local officials are taking action to ease the concerns of a potential anthrax threat that came about Friday after a Chapel Hill man received a letter containing a suspicious white powder. Mail service officials in particular are working to assuage the community's fears that the local mail system is susceptible to attack. Testing of the substance found in the letter is expected to take one to two days, and the results will determine the nature of the department's investigation, said Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane Cousins.

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