Chapel Hill hairdresser Gail Markland, 50, finishes her trim and style on regular customer Jim Thomas of Carrboro at Fringe Salon. The native Briton, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1993, will graduate with a major in Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill’s commencement  thanks to the help of her regular customer – the late Bill Friday, who took an interest in Markland’s Durham Tech studies and helped her get in to UNC-Chapel Hill on a scholarship.
Chapel Hill hairdresser Gail Markland, 50, finishes her trim and style on regular customer Jim Thomas of Carrboro at Fringe Salon. The native Briton, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1993, will graduate with a major in Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill’s commencement thanks to the help of her regular customer – the late Bill Friday, who took an interest in Markland’s Durham Tech studies and helped her get in to UNC-Chapel Hill on a scholarship. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Chapel Hill hairdresser Gail Markland, 50, finishes her trim and style on regular customer Jim Thomas of Carrboro at Fringe Salon. The native Briton, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1993, will graduate with a major in Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill’s commencement thanks to the help of her regular customer – the late Bill Friday, who took an interest in Markland’s Durham Tech studies and helped her get in to UNC-Chapel Hill on a scholarship. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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