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The Candidates Respond: 2016 County Bond Referendum

We asked the nine candidates for Orange County Board of Commissioners to answer five questions, and all provided responses. Every Monday, we are posting the responses to one question. Today, we continue with the second question: Is the allocation of funds in the county's proposed 2016 bond referendum appropriate? If not, how would you have designed the bond proposal differently?

The Candidates Respond: Why Are People Poor?

We asked the nine candidates for Orange County Board of Commissioners to answer five questions, and all provided responses. On each the next five Mondays, we will post the responses to one question. We begin today with the first question: Why are people poor? What tools or programs is the county using and/or should the county use to address poverty?

OP Candidate Questionnaire: Orange County Board of Education

As with the county commissioner election, we're also doing things differently for this year's Orange County Board of Education election. Instead of holding our usual live online candidate forums, we have asked the candidates to complete a brief questionnaire.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Announces Process for School Board Vacancy

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools today announced the process for filling the vacancy on the Board of Education resulting from the resignation of Michelle Brownstein.

So far, we've heard only that 2015 school board candidate and former Carrboro alderperson Joal Hall Broun intends to apply for the vacancy.

North Carolina statute requires the vacancy to be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the board until the next election of board members. Applications for the vacancy are due in the superintendent's office by noon on February 5th. The school board will interview candidates on February 11th and make the appointment on February 18th.

OP Candidate Questionnaire: Orange County Board of Commissioners

This election year, we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of holding our usual live online candidate forums, we have asked the candidates for the Orange County Board of Commissioners to complete a brief questionnaire.

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