Your letters, Feb. 19

February 18, 2014 

Project requires easier interchange

Re Eubanks developer seeks town aid (CHN, Feb. 16, http://bit.ly/1kI9V9i)

I believe we need to wait until we have written confirmation from the the Department of Transportation as to a date when they will be adding lanes on Interstate 40 and reconfiguring Exit 266 to allow an easy flow of traffic off I-40 West into The Edge property.

I'm sure the feds do not want a project that allows for traffic to back up onto the freeway from the beginning. The potential EDGE development cannot succeed until an additional exit or a reconfigured 266 is in place. I see no evidence that will be happening within the next few years.

Suzanne Haff

via chapelhillnews.com

‘Train wreck’ my lifeline

To Mr. DiSandro, that “train wreck“ you called the Affordable Care Act is my lifeline (CHN, Feb. 12, http://bit.ly/1nu7AvG).

The ACA is a critical rectification of a gross injustice on the part of an insurance industry to deny insurance to those of us with chronic health issues. Insurance is supposed to exist to manage risk among a large pool that doesn't exclude anybody. The ACA fixes that.

Any improvement in this system to make it work best for everyone is welcome, but it is certainly not a trainwreck. It is like saying to people like me, “You deserve to be dead.” I hope that you will realize the value of getting your information from a variety of sources that represents a more accurate portrayal of reality. Your letter appears to be parroting the scripts from the corrupt media giant that is funded out of the pocket of a few wealthy ideologues, “News Corp.”This organization has a propaganda agenda that supports the financial interests of a few and is well known as being opposed to any policies that actually help people.

Sally McIntee

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Ready for college?

In four years, approximately 90,000 students will enter their first year at a college or university, according to the U.S. Department of Education. If you are the parent or guardian of a high school freshman, this projected statistic includes your child … or does it?

For many families, the college application process can be overwhelming, largely due to a lack of information, access to resources, or the like. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated wants to aid in making the process as seamless and achievable as possible for your children, and for you.

On Saturday, Feb., 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the chapter will host a Teen Summit titled “Are You Ready for College?” at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hamilton Hall building. There will be representatives from colleges and universities including: Duke, Durham Tech, North Carolina Central, North Carolina State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, and Wake Tech.

Male and female high school students are encouraged to attend this day of interactive workshops, designed to enhance their skills to achieve higher levels of academic and personal success.

Discussion topics include college admission, being successful in the classroom, student life, and more! There will also be prize raffles.

Just for parents, there will be workshop offering practical advice on how to best support your children during the college application and transition processes and financial aid. Rhonda Manns, director of A2Z College Planning, will be the featured speaker.

All interested in attending must complete the eRegistration form: goo.gl/Gmci8t.

For more information, please email teensummitDST@gmail.com.

Casey Adams

Delta Sigma Theta

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