El Centro Hispano also has a location on W Weaver Street in Carrboro, which opened in 2015.

Hispanic community holds forum to inform residents following recent ICE detainments

The value of the Hispanic community in Carborro and the peace of mind immigrants should be allowed in the community was emphasized at the "Know Your Rights" event. 

 "Trust is a hard thing to gain and an easy thing to lose,” Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said. “We're willing to do the work to gain your trust if you're willing to give it to us." 


Chapel Hill Town Council

Chapel Hill’s Town Council is responsible for guiding Chapel Hill and making policy decisions. The town has a council/manager form of government, which means council members are responsible for the town’s legislative responsibilities. There are nine members on the council, which is headed by the mayor. The current mayor of Chapel Hill is Mark Kleinschmidt. The mayor is elected every two years.

Council members are non-partisan and are not given a designated district to represent. They are elected to four-year terms. Elections take place in November of odd-numbered years. The council is advised by the town manager, who carries out the policies and directives of the council.

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Long-time Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs pulls out of race

 “I had a gut reaction that it was time to do it,” Barry Jacobs said. “I’m usually a person that operates based on careful thought, so when I had a strong emotional reaction, I was fascinated. I thought maybe I should listen. I enjoy the work, but I want to do some other things while I’m still on as opposed to under the planet.”  


GoTriangle has designed mock-ups for a light rail between Durham and Chapel Hill paralleling 15-501. Graphic courtesy of GoTriangle.

Light rail funding continues to stay on track

The light rail project in Orange County took a big step forward in late January when Wake County officials helped clear the way for the project to gain state funding. Now, the goal to have reliable, sustainable transportation between Durham and Orange counties seems to be striding closer to reality.