Orange County

This Week in Orange Politics: March 17-23

The campaign season for Orange County's Democratic primary races gets into full swing this week, with the first candidate forum, hosted by the Orange County Democratic Women. Also this week the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will consider a resolution opposing the state’s new legislation that ends teacher tenure and creating teacher contracts, and the County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a solution for solid waste. 


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 pm, Town Hall Board Room


Let's Create a County Database of Local Independent Businesses

Orange County commissioner candidate and local business owner Mark Marcoplos is proposing that the Orange County Economic Development Office create, maintain, and promote a database of the county’s local, independent businesses. Said Marcoplos: “Our local, independent businesses are the backbone of our economy. They provide the majority of business jobs while accounting for the biggest share of retail sales in the county. Additionally they help to bind our communities together. The government of Orange County should actively promote and support these businesses. To that end, we need a comprehensive database of local, independent businesses detailing the goods and services that each one provides.”

Marcoplos envisions a searchable database that residents could use to find providers of products and services in our local business community. With a strong, ongoing promotional effort, county residents could more easily find local businesses to meet their needs.


Orange county commissioner candidates forum hosted by orange Chatham sierra club Wed 3/26/14 7pm-9pm  Carrboro Town Hall Hope to see ya there. Gary Kahn

This Week in Orange Politics: March 10-16


Teacher contracts, traffic and and affordable housing can all be found on the agendas of Orange County’s elected bodies this week. The Carrboro Board of Alderperson will get an update on downtown traffic and discuss how to incentivize environmentally friendly developments, while  an affordable housing strategy will be before the Chapel Hill Town Council. In Hillsborough, the Town Board will consider approving several new developments,


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 pm, Town Hall Board Room

Efland Community Disaster and Recovery Planning Event

Orange County Justice United, the United Voices of Efland, and Orange County Habitat for Humanity are holding the following, very timely, event: 

The Reconnecting Communities Team of Justice United will hold a disaster and recovery planning event in Efland on March 29. Join community leaders from Efland, and supporters from Carrboro and Chapel Hill, at the Efland Cheeks Community Center (117 Richmond Rd, Efland) on Saturday, March 29, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Hosted by Justice United, the United Voices of Efland, and Orange County Habitat for Humanity, this event will kick off a series of community led initiatives to bring together local churches, businesses, and residents in developing a disaster plan for the area. 

More information is available here: Press ReleasePoster


Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Efland Cheeks Community Center (117 Richmond Rd, Efland)



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