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See you in Fayetteville

Tomorrow is the second anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. And there will be a second annual demonstration in Fayetteville to oppose the war. This is not your typical Chapel Hill gathering of peaceniks and hippies making each other feel better. This event is being organized by veterans and military families (see below) who are most directly feeling the costs of this war.

Make no mistake, we all pay for it: in our ballooning federal deficit, in our decreased security, in the repression of the media, and so many more ways. But military families have the most to lose, and a lot to say.

Please join people from all across the South for this historic event.

Chatham County Growth Issues

are the topic of tonight's Sierra Club forum:

Chatham County Growth Issues
Prospects and Possible Solutions
Wednesday, March 9th, 7:30 p.m
Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 North Columbia Street

Loyse Hurley, president of Chatham Citizens for Effective Communities, Jeffrey Starkweather, president of Chatham Coalition and Mike Cross and Patrick Barnes, two newly-elected Chatham County commissioners who were endorsed by the Sierra Club, are the presenters.

The meeting will be televised on public access.

Sustainability matters

Guest Post by Sarah Myers

With Chapel Hill debating how to spend extra transit money, Carrboro looking at several major downtown development projects, and Carolina North looming over it all, encouraging integrated transportation is a hot topic and one important to the entire community. The UNC Sustainability Office has invited Spenser Havlick to speak Monday, 3/7. This is a great opportunity for Orange County residents to learn more about transportation strategies from a well-known expert in the field.

Blurb from the UNC Sustainability Office:

Stand up and be counted Wednesday 3/2

Here's an important message:


Please join us – Democracy North Carolina, NC Fair Share, Raleigh NOW, Planned Parenthood, & NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina – in standing up for voter's rights!

On Wednesday, March 2nd the Wake County Superior Court will decide the fate of more than 11,000 provisional ballots cast by North Carolinians on Election Day. In the still-undecided election for Superintendent of Public Instruction, the court is considering throwing out 11,310 provisional ballots, despite a provisional ballot law passed in NC two years ago to protect against this kind of voter disenfranchisement. More than 11,000 North Carolinians could lose their voice in matters that directly affect them as tax-paying citizens in North Carolina – representation in our state government! We must act now!

Show your support by participating in any or all of the following activities on March 2nd:

Blog Together

It's a big bloggy weekend!

The main event is a gathering tomorrow morning at UNC. I hope many of you readers will come. The Triangle Bloggers Conference 2005 (a.k.a. C.H.BloggerCon) will start 9 am in the auditorium of Murphy Hall. The format will be open but facilitated.



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