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Crime

Durham judge sets Jan. 31 hearing in Craig Hicks case

Judge Orlando Hudson scheduled a hearing to weigh requests from the defense team representing Craig Stephen Hicks. The 48-year-old man is accused of murder in the shooting deaths of three Muslim-American students at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University — Deah Shaddy Barakat; his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha; and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.

Chapel Hill: Opinion

I fought the lawn, Part 2 – Blair L. Pollock

A short 22 1/2 years ago I titled my first column for this paper “I Fought the Lawn and the Lawn Won,” after the old Sonny Curtis song “I Fought the Law” that was a hit for Bobby Fuller in 1966. Recently I found myself reprising the tune as I observed the front lawn at Carrboro High School begin to disappear, replaced by carefully spaced oak and hickory trees, pollinator gardens, edible plants and beehives.

Videos

It's a tough lesson" - Chapel Hill soccer coach Jason Curtis on title loss

Chapel Hill boys soccer coach Jason Curtis talks a NCHSAA 3A boys soccer championship game loss to Marvin Ridge.
J. Mike Blake mblake@newsobserver.com
It's a tough lesson 3:21

It's a tough lesson" - Chapel Hill soccer coach Jason Curtis on title loss

Marvin Ridge wins state title on a PK 0:28

Marvin Ridge wins state title on a PK

President Obama works the crowd at Chapel Hill rally for Hillary Clinton 0:58

President Obama works the crowd at Chapel Hill rally for Hillary Clinton

James Taylor sings 'Carolina In My Mind' at UNC Hillary Clinton rally 5:09

James Taylor sings 'Carolina In My Mind' at UNC Hillary Clinton rally