When Franklin McCain died last week, I remembered how often his acts and his words inspired me. McCain was one of the four North Carolina A&T State University students who first sat down in 1960 at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro and quietly asked to be served, sparking a wave of sit-ins across the country.
For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes.
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt was cited for speeding in Chatham County on New Year’s Day. Folt, 62, was cited for going 76 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone at around 4 p.m. on Hwy. 64 outside the town of Pittsboro near the Haw River.