Archive by category ''Sheehan


    Goodbye, from Ruth

    Back when I was in college, a guy I was dating wanted to know why I didn't write more often for the campus paper.



    Melanie Sill was managing editor of The News & Observer when Ruth Sheehan began writing her column. Sill's title was incorrect in a front-page story Wednesday about Sheehan's departure.


    N&O columnist Sheehan leaving for law school

    Longtime News & Observer columnist Ruth Sheehan, who has an ear for a story, an eye for detail and a strong sense of justice, is swapping her reporter's notebook for a legal pad.


    Peace at the stable

    Erica Jones had punched a kid - sent him flying across the lunchroom - when she was referred to CORRAL, a program that uses rescued horses to help rescue adolescent girls.


    Wide Open, for real

    Because I am an incredibly hip and cool mother, I like to pepper my conversations with hip and cool terms such as "Sa-weet." Or "It's all Gucci."


    Mother's sweet send-off

    Mary Clegg loved ice cream and adored ice cream socials.


    No more mommy maid service

    I was expecting some "atta girls" when I stopped by the neighbor's house to tell him about training my three sons to be more independent this summer.


    Sheehan: Obedient CEO wanted for Wake schools

    So you want a business leader to run the Wake County school system?


    Bublé's music soothes a mother's mind

    Maybe it's Michael Bublé's voice, reminiscent of a young Frank Sinatra, that resonates in some corner of Betty Byrd's Alzheimer's-riddled brain.


    Wheelchair hockey team seeks new challenges

    Sweet-faced George Silvey, representing the Carolina Fury hockey team, zoomed up in his electric wheelchair, his tiny legs folded and nearly invisible under his torso. Next to him, poised to defend the goal, was an able-bodied member of the Carolina Hurricanes staff in a manual wheelchair. The ...

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