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Doris Betts, acclaimed Southern writer and longtime UNC professor, dies

Doris Betts, the celebrated Southern writer who for decades nurtured others as a creative writing professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, died Saturday at the age of 79. Betts passed away at her home, Araby Farm, near Pittsboro, more than a year after being diagnosed with lung cancer. (Raleigh News & Observer)

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