Navigate | OrangePolitics

Navigate

Travis Crayton's picture

Announcing the 2014 OP Candidate Forums

The editors of OrangePolitics are excited to announce our live online candidate forums for the upcoming elections for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen Special Election, the Orange County School Board, Orange County Sheriff, and the Orange County Board of Commissioners (Democratic primary). 

We are also excited to announce that we will be circulating a brief questionnaire to candidates for Orange County Register of Deeds. We will publish the responses to this questionnaire on OrangePolitics on Wednesday, April 16. We invite the candidates themselves, as well as members of the public, to then use these questionnaire responses to engage in a discussion about the election and the office of Register of Deeds right here on OrangePolitics.

Travis Crayton's picture

OCDW Forum Recap

In case you missed last Thursday's Orange County Democratic Women Forum for candidates for Orange County Register of Deeds and Orange County Board of Commissioners, here's our Storify from the event.

OP Editors's picture

This Week in Orange Politics: March 17-23

The campaign season for Orange County's Democratic primary races gets into full swing this week, with the first candidate forum, hosted by the Orange County Democratic Women. Also this week the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will consider a resolution opposing the state’s new legislation that ends teacher tenure and creating teacher contracts, and the County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a solution for solid waste. 


CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

OP Editors's picture

Forum Open Thread: Orange County Board of Commissioners

Welcome to the open thread for the Orange County Board of Commissioners candidate forum happening on April 27, 2014. Comments on this post will open at that time. This forum is for candidates running in the Democratic primaries for the County Commission.

There are three separate races for one seat each: 

District 1

  • Mia Burroughs

District 2

  • Mark Marcoplos
  • Earl McKee

At Large

  • Bonnie Hauser
  • Barry Jacobs

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2014/forums/ocbocc.

OP Editors's picture

Forum Open Thread: Orange County Sheriff

Welcome to the open thread for the Orange County Sheriff candidate forum taking place on April 23, 2014. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are six candidates for one seat: 

  • Charles Blackwood
  • Andy Cagle
  • David Caldwell
  • Larry Faucette
  • Buddy Parker
  • Keith Webster

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2014/forums/ocsheriff.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via Twitter, Facebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

Valerie Foushee's picture

Tell Governor McCrory to Hold Duke Energy Responsible for the Spill They Caused

It has been over a month since the Duke Energy coal ash spill and we are still finding new leaks. The cost of cleaning up this ecological disaster will be in the millions and North Carolina taxpayers should not have to shoulder the burden. 

New polling from PPP shows that 79% of Democrats and Republicans agree, Duke Energy shareholders, not taxpayers or customers, should pay to clean up the coal ash spill. 

Mark Marcoplos's picture

Let's Create a County Database of Local Independent Businesses

Orange County commissioner candidate and local business owner Mark Marcoplos is proposing that the Orange County Economic Development Office create, maintain, and promote a database of the county’s local, independent businesses. Said Marcoplos: “Our local, independent businesses are the backbone of our economy. They provide the majority of business jobs while accounting for the biggest share of retail sales in the county. Additionally they help to bind our communities together. The government of Orange County should actively promote and support these businesses. To that end, we need a comprehensive database of local, independent businesses detailing the goods and services that each one provides.”

Marcoplos envisions a searchable database that residents could use to find providers of products and services in our local business community. With a strong, ongoing promotional effort, county residents could more easily find local businesses to meet their needs.

gpknc's picture

ORANGE CHATHAM COUNTY SIERRA CLUB TO HOST ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANIDATE FORUM

Orange county commissioner candidates forum hosted by orange Chatham sierra club Wed 3/26/14 7pm-9pm  Carrboro Town Hall Hope to see ya there. Gary Kahn
Molly De Marco's picture

Process for Providing Sewer to Historic Rogers Road Moves Forward

On February 10, 2014 the Chapel Hill Town Council voted unanimously to pay their share of the preliminary engineering and surveying necessary to extend sewer to the historic Rogers Road Community (this would include 86 home lots). These activities are required for the extension of sewer regardless of whether the Chapel Hill Town Council moves forward with a utility district or ETJ. In addition to funding for this preliminary engineering work, the CHTC voted in favor of including funding for community outreach efforts to assist community members in learning about the preliminary engineering work and what it means to go forward with sewer hook-ups (see agenda item with link to staff memo here).

JeanBolduc's picture

Power Politics

A few days of no electricity restores the ability to think in complete sentences ... dare I suggest - even paragraphs?

My street - a mile-long cut-in near Camp New Hope- suffered a downed power line across the road. Very dangerous. Not only was the line down, the pole from whence it came was jutting out at about 45 degrees, as though it wanted to fall but lacked the nerve. It was falling not from ice, but from mud. The ground it sits on just off the road and up a few feet in elevation was giving way. Nerve wracking to drive under and scary to imagine it coming down. From Friday morning until yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, we watched and waited. Though Piedmont trucks were often nearby, we didn't see them in the neighborhood until yesterday afternoon. Not even to evaluate. No cones - nothing.

Syndicate content
 

Vote for OP!

Have you voted for OrangePolitics for Best Local Blog the 2014 Independent Weekly Best of the Triangle Survey yet? If not, take 5 minutes to support us today!

Upcoming events

Like OP

Follow OP

OrangePolitics is powered by drupal. Design by lotusmedia.org based on the NewsFlash theme.