Hillsborough Town Board hearing on rail station plan

WHAT: Public Hearing on Proposed Rail Station Plan

WHEN: 7 p.m. July 26

WHERE: Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St. Access parking from East Corbin Street.


Monday, July 26, 2010 - 3:00pm


Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St., Hillsborough

Improper Record Keeping at Hillsborough Police Department?

I just received the following press release from the town of Hillsborough.  I wonder what impact this will have on the sheriff's race, where (recently) former Hillsborough Police Chief Clarence Birkhead is challenging incumbent Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass, with early voting starting today.  Because this is the first I have heard of this issue, I have no idea if it's significant that the town chose to put out a press release today, as opposed to waiting until the investigation was completed.  The timing seems odd to me, and from the press release it's unclear that the police department (or its leadership) did anything wrong if indeed their accrediting agency instructed them to backdate reports.  Is there anyone more familiar with this issue who can comment?

Hillsborough Town Manager Eric Peterson is nearing the end of an investigation regarding improper recordkeeping in the Police Department’s CALEA accreditation process.

Hillsborough Rail Station Plans

Last year, the Rail Station Task Force recommended the Collins Parcel in Hillsborough as the best place for a future Amtrak and commuter station for Orange County, which is one of only two counties along the North Carolina Railroad corridor statewide without passenger service today (Davidson County is the other). Conceptual plans for the station and transit-oriented development on the site were presented to a packed audience on March 31, 2010 at the Orange County Library.

Hillsborough Police Chief resigns to focus on his campaign for county sheriff

I don't have any more to report besides the contents of the press release below, which was released by the Town of Hillsborough this morning. I wonder if something changed since he filed for office over a month ago, or if the campaign is just now getting going.

Hillsborough Police Chief Clarence Birkhead will step down as the Police Department’s head on April 2.

“As you know, I am a candidate for sheriff of Orange County,” the police chief stated in his resignation letter. “I feel that I should devote all of my energies to my campaign. Under the circumstances, I feel it is best for the Town of Hillsborough and my campaign to step down.”

OCDP breakfast with Hillsborough Mayor and Council Candidates

September 26, 2009, Saturday,
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Occoneeche Steak House, 378 S Churton St., Hillsborough, NC
A forum featuring Hillsborough Mayor and Council Candidates at the Orange County Democratic Breakfast.


Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:00am


Occoneeche Steak House, 378 S Churton St., Hillsborough



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