Sunday sampler

On the heels of a survey that shows news readers are interested in “prices,” both Charlotte and Greensboro feature stories about stores and prices.

Charlotte: Harris Teeter, Walmart and Food Lion are the biggest grocery stores in Charlotte, but Target, Lidl and Publix are taking their market share, the Observer reports. “Harris Teeter holds 18.7 percent of the local sales, down from 19.8 percent the prior year. Walmart has a 17.8 percent share, down from 18.6 percent. And Food Lion has a 17.3 percent market share, down from 18.1 percent.”

Greensboro: Some people in Guilford County don’t want a dollar store in their community.  “It’s an ugly box store, I don’t care how they decorate it up, that’s what it is, it’s a box store whose money is going into shareholders’ (pockets),” Robin Heath of 3327 Alamance Church Road told commissioners. “It’s not going to help our community, there’s nothing about it that’s going to help our community.’ (The county commissioners approved the rezoning anyway.)

Raleigh: The N&O features a piece by my UNC Media Hub students Alex Zietlow and Callie Williams on a tale of two immigrant generations: the father who found his way to America to make a better life for his family and who expects his son to go to college, and the son who doesn’t want college.

And, like the N&O story, the Charlotte Observer published UNC Media Hub student Sophie Whisnant’s story about how Native American history is taught (or not taught) in public schools today. “Not only is it not accurate, there is a significant portion of information missing,” said Locklear, now the program director for the First Americans’ Teacher Education Program at UNC-Pembroke.

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