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Orange-Chatham Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: The Duke Energy/Progress Energy proposed merger

The Duke Energy/Progress Energy proposed merger: What difference will it make for clean energy and climate change?

Hear from Pete MacDowell, program director of NC WARN.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr.

Orange County Democratic Party Annual Convention

Check the Orange County Democratic Party website for more information coming soon.






Welcome and Call to Order

Jim White, OCDP Chair

Pledge of Allegiance


Address: Congressman David Price

Andrew Short


Recognition of elected officials

Cathy Chapman, 1st Vice Chair


Approval of Standing Rules

Jim White


Election of County Officers


First Vice Chair

Second Vice Chair

Third Vice Chair



OCDP Chair


Election of SEC members

OCDP Chair


Election of District Convention delegates

OCDP Chair



OCDP Chair


Consideration of Resolutions from the Precincts

Hank Elkins, Resolutions Chair

Mark Kleinschmidt, Parliamentarian


Other Party Business

OCDP Chair





Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm


Stanbeck Middle School, 3700 NC 86 S, Hillsborough

Orange County Democratic Party Annual Breakfast

Where:  Carolina Club, UNC Chapel Hill Campus

Tickets:  Purchase online with credit card or reserve with check:

                 $40 in advance, $75 at the door

Host:      Sponsored by the Orange County Democratic Party

This is not your usual political event!  The food, coffee and acoustics are great!  Guests will lead the conversation with at least three representatives as elected officials rotate from table to table.  Meet and greet for candidates from 8 to 8:30 a.m. 

Confirmed Guests: Congressman David Price, House Speaker Joe Hackney, Secretary Elaine Marshall, Senator Ellie Kinnaird, Representative Verla Insko, Representative Bill Faison, Representative Alice Borsden, Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, District Attorney Jim Woodall, Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass, Judge Joe Buckner, Judge Beverley Scarlett, Judge Page Vernon, Judge Carl Fox, Commissioner Valerie Foushee, Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier, Commissioner Steve Yuhasz, School Board Member Mia Burroughs, Chapel Hill Council Member Penny Rich, Chapel Hill Council Member Laurin Easthom, Carrboro Alderman Randee Haven-O’Donnell


Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 4:30am to 6:30am

The Battle Against Poverty: Writing a History of the North Carolina Fund

Program with Robert Korstad and James Leloudis
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m. Reception and viewing of exhibit The Poor Among Us, North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:45 p.m. Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 962-4207

Robert Korstad and James Leloudis will discuss their newly published history To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America. The fund was launched in 1963 by Governor Terry Sanford as a way to combat poverty and social inequality in the state.

Korstad is professor of public policy and history at Duke University. Leloudis is professor of history and associate dean of honors at UNC.

The program complements a two-part Wilson Library exhibit:

  • The Poor Among Us: Photography of Poverty in North Carolina is on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery (2nd floor) through September 30.
  • Communities in Action is on view in the Southern Historical Collection (4th floor) through October 16.



Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

Learn About Durham Tech’s New Sustainable Technology Program at OC Campus Event

Durham Technical Community College’s Orange County Campus is highlighting its new Sustainable Technology program on Saturday, July 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about this new program. They can also view solar technology demonstrations and displays and talk to solar technology professionals.

Some highlights include:

  • Seeing mobile solar technology displays provided by Solar Tech South, Nature’s Energy Solutions, and Southern Energy Management;
  • Learning about the proposed solar technology lab and monitoring equipment;
  • Hearing music from a solar-powered amplifier;
  • Enjoying fresh sun tea and locally grown food.
Durham Tech President Bill Ingram, Orange County Commissioner Chair Valerie Foushee, and representatives from Duke Energy will address the gathering at 11 a.m. Officials from the Orange County Economic Development office, the Orange County Board of Commissioners, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and other agencies will be on hand during the event.  

The new Sustainable Technology program is designed to train workers in the installation, repair, and upgrade of sustainable technology systems. These systems are used by government municipalities, corporations, small businesses, and homeowners. The Sustainable Technology program, which will include an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, prepares students for employment in environmental, construction, alternative energy, manufacturing, or other industries which emphasize energy production and waste reduction, along with sustainable technologies.

Beginning this fall, the program will offer the Alternate Energy certificate. This certificate is designed for licensed electricians, those pursuing an electrical degree, and those who are working in facilities services under the supervision of an electrician. The certificate instruction includes both energy audits and solar photovoltaic system installation. 


This new program will position Durham Tech’s Orange County Campus and Orange County as a leader and model in the state for developing innovative and practical green training programs and initiatives. 

For more information, contact Carlo Robustelli at 919-536-7200, ext. 4202, or cell 919 -943-2443, or

Also, check out the Orange County Campus blog so you can keep up-to-date on the latest news about Durham Tech in Orange County!   


Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 6:00am to 10:00am


Orange County Campus at Durham Tech 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278



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