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2008-07-16 12:01:10

By Sadia Latifi, The Chapel Hill News, N.C. Jul. 16--CHAPEL HILL -- The employees of the new Fresh Market store opening Wednesday in Chapel Hill were in crunch time this week.

2008-07-13 15:00:14

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, The Chapel Hill News, N.C. Jul. 13--CARRBORO -- J.K. Rowling's series of books about Harry Potter, the boy wizard who saves the world from Lord Voldemort, has sparked a legion of fans.

2008-07-09 12:00:29

By Dave Hart, The Chapel Hill News, N.C. Jul. 9--John Loftin steps onto the stage, thanks the audience for its welcoming applause and takes the microphone from its stand. "So I was at my gynecologist's this week ..." he begins.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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