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Forum Open Thread: Conversation With the Mayors

Welcome to the open thread for tonight's Conversation With the Mayors. There are three candidates running unopposed for mayor in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough:

  • Alderwoman Lydia Lavelle is running unopposed for mayor of Carrboro.
  • Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt is running unopposed for reelection as mayor of Chapel Hill.
  • Mayor Tom Stevens is running unopposed for reelection as mayor of Hillsborough.

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2013/forums/mayors.

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Town Hall Series: Let your voice be heard!

As the new State Senator, especially one appointed by a committee, I feel an obligation to proactively engage my new constituents and give them the opportunity to voice their concerns. One of my favorite quotes is by Alastair Farrugia, "Freedom is when the people can speak;  democracy is when the government listens." I take that to heart and I hope these Town Hall meetings can be a positive conversation about how to move our state forward. We face a lot of challenges and I also want the opportunity to present my progressive agenda for the upcoming session. I understand the political realities of the General Assembly, but it's critical that we begin to articulate a Democratic agenda and fight back against the intolerant and harmful policies the legislature has given us. 
Here are the dates, times and locations of the Town Hall events:

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Forum Open Thread: Hillsborough Board of Commissioners

Welcome to the open thread for tonight's Hillsborough Town Board candidate forum.

There are three candidates for two seats:

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2013/forums/hillsborough-board-of-commissioners.

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Municipal Election Filing Nears: Potential Candidates for Hillsborough Town Board

Continuing our series about upcoming municipal elections, here's a look at what's happening in the northern part of the county in the race for Hillsborough Town Board. As a reminder, election filing opens in just a few weeks on July 5th. (You can read my post about Chapel Hill Town Council here and Molly's post about Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board here.)

There are two incumbents up for re-election this year:

Mike Gering was first elected to the Hillsborough Town Board in 2001, and has announced that he will not be seeking re-election this year. "The town is in good shape, and I believe change is healthy - both for me and for the town," Gering said in a news release, as reported by the News & Observer.

Frances Dancy also faces re-election this year. Dancy will complete her fourth term on the Town Board this year, and has not yet announced whether she will seek a fifth term yet.

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Proposed community hashtags to use and/or crowdsource

Hashtags: Government Entities

#CBOA Carrboro Board of Aldermen

#CHCCS Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

#CHTC Chapel Hill Town Council

# ? Hillsborough Board of Commissioners (aka Hillsborough Town Board)

#NCGA North Carolina General Assembly

#OCBOCC Orange County Board of Commissioners

#? Orange County Schools


Hashtags: Issues

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Live Blog: OC Democratic Women Municipal Candidates Forum

The Orange County Democratic Women are hosting the Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough candidates this evening in the OWASA Community Room. OP editors Molly De Marco and Erin Crouse live-blog.

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The 21 Openings of 2011

A total of 21 seats are available in this year's municipal and school board elections. As incumbents and newcomers begin declaring their intentions, a quick summary of what we're in for is in order. Below is a list of the municipal and school board positions that will appear on local ballots in November.

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Solar Technology Demonstrations, Rocking High School Bands (amplified by solar power), Food Trucks, Free Workshops, and More!!!

04/30/2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Durham Tech's Orange County Campus, 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough NC

Durham Tech’s Orange County Campus Hosts Sustainability Technologies Fair

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Durham Tech's Orange County Campus hosts special FREE Small Business Seminar featuring Mayor Tom Stevens 11/4

11/04/2010 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278

New! Edge of the Box Thinking
Date: Thursday, November 4
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Orange County Campus, Hillsborough, NC

Resist mediocrity, overcome complacency, cultivate creativity, foster innovation - and make your small business or organization exceptional. It all starts with how you think! This presentation is designed to stimulate insight, practical ideas, and creative thinking about strategy, marketing, innovation, and performance – exploring how small business scale and agility can be leveraged for success.

Keynote Seminar featuring: Tom Stevens

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SEHSR Mtg in Raleigh Monday 7/26/2010


There will be a public meeting Monday evening in Raleigh on the Raleigh to Richmond section of the high speed rail + Greenway.
Meeting Details: http://ht.ly/2fPrT
DEIS PDFs: http://sehsr.org/deis/sehsr_deis_download_files.html

Comments also accepted online: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SEHSR

The trains will probably be hybrid (NOT all-electric).  They will make 4 roundtrips daily Charlotte⇄Raleigh (via Hillsborogh & Durham), plus 4 roundtrips daily Charlotte⇄Washington DC (via Hillsborogh, Durham & Raleigh).

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