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And so it begins... Filing officially starts today!

From the Orange County Board of Elections :

2009 Municipal and

Chapel Hill/Carrboro School Board

Election Schedule and

Candidate Filing Information


Election Day is November 3rd

In observance of Independence Day, the Board of Elections office will be closed

Friday, July 3rd.


Filing will start at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009,

and will end at 12:00 Noon, Friday, July 17, 2009.

How are you celebrating July 4th? & Ideas on celebrating locally?

I'm thinking of staying in Chapel Hill for the fireworks instead of hitting up the State Fairgrounds (my usual romping grounds on the 4th ever since undergrad at State). How do they compare? Who has been to the firework display in Chapel Hill, is it very good? Are there any good spots in town where you can park & watch w/o going to the main event as you can with the State Fairgrounds firework display? Will WCHL be covering the event live? Any other fun ideas for the 4th in Chapel Hill/Carrboro? What are you doing for the 4th?


I found this News Release on the Town of Chapel Hill's shiney new website:



 "News Review

NC against H8

I couldn't find any events in NC, so I'm making one.

If anyone is nearby and has 8 minutes to spare, I'm going down to the Court House (symbolic right?) in down town Chapel Hill across from the university. I figure the most open minded part of this state has to have some kind of event.

I've still got my sign from the November protests, and I've got some equality NC brochures that we could pass out. I'm going even if I have to stand alone. Its a little muggy, but I think the rain has cleared up. If there are any other North Carolinians who want to stand with our family & friends & allies in California, then feel free to meet me down their at 8.

Its a work night for me, gotta be up at 5:00 am, so I can't stay down there long, but I think we can at least muster this symbolic gesture for our allies in California.


A Visual Guide to the End of Civilization

aka my wedding pictures!

The anti-gay groups don't like that NC is the only southern state without a marriage discrimination amendment to their constitution because they are worried someone could get married out of state, then come back home and sue to have their marriage recognized.  Well as of Friday I am one more person for them to be afraid of because I got married in Boston Friday.


Wedding Reception Location Ideas?

So I figure discussion of my wedding plans have already been public here.  Between interning for a campaign for an openly gay chapel hill businessman who ran for senate, between my commentaries on wchl, and my discussions of local protests & vigils around the triangle area in response to prop 8.  Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of a decent, and relatively inexpensive, place for a wedding reception.  While I am getting married in Boston (instead of the orignal location San Franiscio where I had originally planned because I have some family out there), I am going to have a wedding reception back at home in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area so all my family and friends that can't afford to fly up to Boston can still take some part.




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