Orange County

This Week in Orange Politics: January 12-18

With the holidays now fully behind us, Orange County’s public bodies are gearing up for a busy 2015. This week the Carrboro Town Board will hear about Chapel Hill Transit and take on changes to the rural buffer, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on the town’s asset management plan and consider a special use permit. The Hillsborough Town Board will talk about preservation efforts at the Colonial Inn.

Both school boards will meet as well, with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board reviewing a report of discipline and the County Board getting an update on its Capital Investment Plan and considering a resolution on the right to an education for immigrant children.

Here’s the full summary:


Joint Office Hours: Mia Burroughs and Damon Seils

Join Orange County commissioner Mia Burroughs and Carrboro alderman Damon Seils for office hours this Saturday at 3:00 pm.


Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Looking Glass Cafe, 601 W Main Street, Carrboro

This Week in Orange Politics: January 5-11

Though most of Orange County's public bodies are still in recess for the holidays, the Chapel Hill Town Concil will hold three important meetings. The first, a work session, will cover the financial side of the town's transit plan. The council will also meet with the county's state legislative delegation to discuss priorities in advnace of the Genenal Assembly re-convening next week, and hold a special on Obey Creek.


  • The Board is in recess until Tuesday, January 13.


2015 Human Relations Forum: Voting Rights to Equal Rights, The Continuing Struggle

2015 marks the 95th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.  Women’s Equality has been a long hard struggle against entrenched cultural, social and religious dogmas, and the 19th Amendment was a major achievement in that long story of liberation.

Though great progress has been made by and on behalf of women’s equality since then, there are still major barriers to true equity and gross affronts to the basic human rights that plague many women today.

The 2015 Human Relations Forum will celebrate the anniversary of the right to vote and will focus on the remaining barriers and some specific areas that require immediate action and attention, including economic inequities and sex trafficking.


Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm


Carrboro Century Center

Board of County Commissioners Tour of Blackwood and Twin Creeks Properties

[Update: This event will begin at 10:00 am. -- Eds.]

Members of the Orange County Board of Commissioners have been invited to attend an informal tour of park space at Twin Creeks and Millhouse Road on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.  The tour will start at 2:00 p.m. at the former Julia Blackwood house, 6823 Millhouse Road in Chapel Hill.  A majority of the Orange County Board of Commissioners may attend this event.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:00am


6823 Millhouse Road



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