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Voters approve sales-tax measure

Apparently, the second time was the charm for the Orange County quarter-cent sales-tax referendum, which passed with 60.67 percent of the vote in Tuesday night’s election.
November 10, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Storrow, 22, elected to Chapel Hill Town Council

Town Council incumbents Donna Bell, Jim Ward and Matt Czajkowski won reelection Tuesday night, joined by 22-year-old newcomer Lee Storrow, a recent UNC graduate.
November 10, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Johnson joins Carrboro board

Elected Carrboro Board of Aldermen members Dan Coleman, Michelle Johnson and Lydia Lavelle prepare to thank supporters at their election night gathering at Open Eye Cafe. Photo by Alicia StemperJohnson, Lavelle, Coleman and Chilton will join Jacquie Gist, Randee Haven-O’Donnell and Sammy Slade on the new board. Joal Hall Broun chose not to run for reelection, having served on the board since 1999.
November 10, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Barrett, incumbents win school board race

James Barrett campaigning on Tuesday.  Photo by Alicia StemperChallenger James Barrett joined four incumbents in being elected to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education on Tuesday.
November 10, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News, Sports | Comments closed | Full Story »

Pittsboro elects Voller, newcomers

Pittsboro voters went to the polls Tuesday to select from two mayoral candidates and eight town commissioner candidates running for three open seats.
November 10, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Big decisions ahead for voters

Renee Price and Mary Bushnell (right) enjoy a light-hearted moment with Mayor Mark Chilton and the candidates for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen at a forum hosted by the Orange County Democratic Women earlier this election season. Photo by Alicia StemperGrowth. Economic development. Budgetary woes. A new school superintendent. It’s an even more transitional time in Orange County than usual.
November 3, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

School board candidates get final chance to express views

The Lake Hogan Democratic Precinct school board candidate forum provided candidates with a last chance to voice their opinions and their proposed solutions to the most pressing issues facing the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
November 3, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Candidates discuss justice issues

While most candidate forums focus on only one election, Justice United broke the mold by inviting candidates running for all three local races to their fall assembly on Monday.
October 27, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

School board hopefuls discuss imperatives

Improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs and reducing the achievement gap are imperative, candidates for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board said at a forum last week.
October 6, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Carrboro candidates square off at Chamber/Sierra Club forum

Candidates running for seats on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and the lone candidate vying for the title of Carrboro mayor answered a number of questions at a forum on Friday.
September 29, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Chapel Hill candidates talk environment, economy

Balancing economic priorities with environmental sustainability was the theme of the evening at a Chapel Hill candidates forum last week.
September 29, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Voter-owned elections in limbo

In light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that deemed a similar fund in Arizona to be unconstitutional, the N.C. State Board of Elections on Sept. 9 suspended a funding portion of Chapel Hill’s Voter-Owned Elections program, the only of its kind in North Carolina.
September 22, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Final filings round out local fields

elections-100x37The deadline to file to run in the November election passed on Friday, with four additional candidates throwing their hats in the ring.
July 21, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Candidate fields grow crowded in local races

electionsAs the filing period for this fall’s municipal elections draws to a close, more candidates have signed up for the races. . .
July 14, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News, Top Story | Comments closed | Full Story »

Election season opens with a bang

Filing season got underway on Friday, with a flood of candidates throwing their hats in the ring for this fall’s municipal elections.
July 7, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »