5 years ago: Sue Sturgis investigated Lauch Faircloth's election tactic of wooing women voters by issuing breast cancer fund-raising stamps (an initiative actually begun by Sen. Dianne Feinstein) while voting against breast cancer funding in several other instances. Moreover, Sturgis examined research that showed how pollutants could facilitate the disease, and Faircloth's actions to gut environmental policy.
10 years ago: Hal Crowther reflected on the murder of Kristin Lodge-Miller, a young woman was murdered on Chapel Hill's Estes Drive, and cited the Lodge-Miller case as further evidence for gun control and the NRA's incompetence.
20 years ago: The Independent presented a two-page spread of aging Southern African American women to coincide with both the publication of Hope and Dignity: Older Black Women of the South and an upcoming seminar at the Reynolda Museum of Art in Winston-Salem. The photographs included preachers, gospel singers, blues guitarists and midwives.