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  • Vol. 25, No. 16

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  • Protester's case raises questions

    An Orange County judge postponed the trial of a UNC student activist Monday, while prosecutors weighed whether to pursue the case, and a memo from the Chapel Hill police chief questioned the necessity of the arrest.
  • Farmworkers draw student support

    This spring, Triangle college students have delved into the world of undocumented workers, bringing back stories about the complex culture and economic realities, staging local protests at a national restaurant chain and hosting educational events on campus.

Elections

  • Neal vs. Hagan
  • Neal vs. Hagan

    At a minimum, the 10th Congressional District straw poll results are evidence that Neal's grassroots campaign poses a challenge to Hagan's status as the presumptive nominee.

Music

Food

  • The Fresh Market comes to Chapel Hill

    Plus: Joe Van Gogh coffees now sold at Whole Foods and Weaver Street Market by the pound; Mark Day Company hosts Hillsborough Wine Company; Piedmont Farm Tour and Great Grapes! Wine, Arts and Food Festival are Saturday, April 19; and Neal's Deli is now open

Arts

  • Burning Coal's <i>Crowns</i>
  • Burning Coal's Crowns

    Some people might find tiresome the prospect of listening to older ladies reminiscing for 90 minutes. But Burning Coal's Crowns, essentially a series of monologues tacky-glued together by a loose plot, is anything but difficult to watch.

Film

Columns

  • Bitter in the sticks

    You could have just fallen off the turnip truck and still know the core of Obama's argument rang true: Many small-town voters feel embittered and frustrated by a government that largely ignores them.

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