Karen Garloch

Vaccines are safe, but there are risks

Despite reassurances from health officials that vaccines are safe, some Charlotte parents continue to worry about potential vaccine injury and choose not to have their children immunized against measles and other childhood diseases. Instead of shouting them down, let’s find out why some children are at higher risk for adverse reactions.

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UNC grad school pushed to take players

Cheryl Thomas, former admissions director of the UNC-Chapel Hill graduate school, said she was asked repeatedly to admit athletes who hadn’t applied on time, hadn’t taken the GRE or didn’t have sufficient grades. The athletes had eligibility remaining but had finished undergraduate degrees.

Carolina Panthers

NFL won’t get Hardy’s trial evidence

The NFL asked a judge to unseal evidence from the Greg Hardy’s bench trial, including dozens of photographs documenting Nicole Holder’s injuries, but the judge signed an order denying that request. That will keep some of the evidence the NFL most wants to see away from the league as it decides what punishment the former Panthers defensive end deserves.

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