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I've been around Orange Politics so long that Roy Cooper advanced events for me

One fall in the mid to late '70s I did a tour of several dorms speaking about elections and voter registration. An undergrad named Roy Cooper advanced at last the Morrison Dorm event, hand lettering posters on bulleting boards inviting folks. His name was Roy Cooper

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Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education candidate forum happening on October 11, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are eight candidates running for four seats:

  • Joal Hall Broun
  • Rani Dasi
  • Gregg Gerdau
  • Pat Heinrich
  • Margaret Samuels
  • David Saussy
  • Annetta Streater
  • Theresa Watson

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/chccs.

Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill Mayor

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Mayor candidate forum happening on October 4, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are three candidates running for one seat:

  • Pam Hemminger
  • Gary Kahn
  • Mark Kleinschmidt

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/chmayor.

Forum Open Thread: Hillsborough Town Board

Welcome to the open thread for the Hillsborough Town Board candidate forum happening on September 27, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are five candidates running for three seats:

  • Mark Bell
  • Ashley DeSena
  • Evelyn Lloyd
  • Brian Lowen
  • Cindy Talisman

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/hsbotb.

This Week In Orange Politics: September 21-27

Though most of the Orange County's public bodies will be taking a break this week, the Chapel Hill Town Council will meet tonight to review a concept plan for new development on Rosemary Street and discuss several LUMO changes and special use permits.

Election season is also in the full swing. Be sure to join us Sunday night for our forum with Hillsborough Town Board candidates and check out our calendar for the list of other forums this week.

CHTC Candidates Debate Again

WCHL/Chapelboro, the Chapel Hill Realtors Association, and the Homebuilders of Durham-Orange-Chatham joined with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber and Sierra Club this year to hold their joint forum last Thursday.

The forum, moderated by WCHL's Aaron Keck, was two hours of fast-paced questions and answers on jobs, affordable housing, transit, growth, and more. Our Storify from the forum is below.



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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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