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Sierra Club County Commissioner Forum

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 The last day to register to vote for the primary in May is April 11th. (An official ID is not required until 2016).  Last week the Democratic Women had a forum for candidates who are registered Democrats. Tonight the Sierra Club will have a forum for all candidates for County Commissioner. Candidates for Orange County Commissioner will respond to questions posed by the Orange-Chatham Group. Members of the public are encouraged

"Current conditions: Heavy Snow & Freezing Fog"

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I already wish I had never heard the term "freezing fog." What is this fresh, freezing cold, hell?

I'm sitting in my home office looking out on Umstead Drive where the cars have been sitting still for at least the last 10 minutes. Have heard reports of at least two people who got stuck and are walking home miles in the snow. 

Apparently, this is the stormaggeddon we've been waiting for.  I can't wait until it freezes tonight!

How are y'all doing?

State Government and local regulation

ldhintz's picture

I just received this article from a neighbor. It focuses on the state once again opting not to use federal monies for important state activities. My guess is that in the future the state will do less environmental monitoring and then use that as an excuse to repeal current regulations making them even weaker. The last two days I have been attending LUMO (land use meetings.) An important issue is  House Bill 74 which was passed this year. It's goal was to prevent local governments from passing regulations which

Anybody know what's happening at Town Hall?

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 I drove by Town Hall around 8:40pm and it appeared that protesters (Occupy?) were blocking southbound traffic on MLK Jr. Blvd/Airport Road/NC-86 right next to the bridge that leads to the main Chapel Hill municipal building.  Last I saw (again, around 8:40pm), a couple of police cars were also in the southbound lanes protecting the protesters from getting run over by traffic. Anyone know what's going on now?

Occupy Chapel Hill/Carrboro Solidarity March

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From occupychapelhill.org:

When: November 17, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: P & J Plaza, 179 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill,NC 27514, USA

Join us after GA for a march in international solidarity!

This is part of an international day of action celebrating the 2 month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

http://www.occupytogether.org/2011/11/16/n17-mass-day-of-action/

http://occupywallst.org/action/november-17th/

Date: 

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:30pm

Location: 

Peace and Justice Plaza

Muddy Water Watch


Friends of Bolin Creek announces a Muddy Water Watch Workshop with Haw River Assembly held on Monday, May 23rd from 7 - 9 pm. The workshop is free but there are limited spaces.  Please register at this link.   http://bolincreek.org/blog/

With the OWASA earth moving activities happening now right along Bolin Creek, you can help us monitor impacts on our creek from the number one pollutant of NC waters – sediment! 

Date: 

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Main Street, Town of Carrboro, NC

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