Chapel Hill voters returned three incumbent town council members in Tuesday’s election but also brought in one fresh — and younger — face. Voters chose Lee Storrow to join Donna Bell, Matt Czajkowski and Jim Ward on the council, according to unofficial election results.
The Chapel Hill Town Council will welcome at least one new member to its ranks after all the votes are tallied — but with four seats up for grabs in a competitive race, council membership could see a major shake-up.
As Tuesday’s municipal elections creep closer, campaign finance reports filed Monday show the Chapel Hill Town Council race is more costly — and more competitive — than two years ago. Three candidates have collected more than $10,000 each since the election began, based on State Board of Elections filings.
A quarter of the 44 churches, fire stations, schools and other community buildings in Orange County are slated to morph into election precincts Nov. 8, but voters will only see one item on the ballot — the quarter-cent sales tax.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents who missed Friday’s voter registration deadline need not worry. Beginning Thursday, voters will have another chance to register to vote in Orange County — and can cast their ballots while they’re at it.
First-time candidate for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen Michelle Johnson emerged this week as the leading fundraiser among a field of mostly incumbents.
The North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club announced endorsements Wednesday for Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s municipal elections.
With the Nov. 8 election five weeks away, Chapel Hill Town Council and mayoral candidates submitted their 35-day campaign finance reports this week. The reports show that the election season is shaping up to be very different from 2009.
Ricardo Palao is tired of talking about 300 East Main St. The Carrboro resident said he has been negotiating with developers of the large mixed-use project, which will be home to the town’s first hotel, for the past three years.
When junior Kaylon Kirk couldn’t find her backpack in her room, she thought she may have left it in her car. But when she saw books scattered across the floor and noticed a camera and Xbox were missing, she knew the possessions had been stolen. Chapel Hill police say Kirk, who lives in the Northside neighborhood, isn’t alone. Chapel Hill police records show a 42 percent increase in Northside-area break-ins from last year during the same January-to-August period.
As the last few minutes of the voting day ticked away, two voters were still completing their ballots at the new North Carrboro precinct.
Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton and four candidates vying for seats on the town’s Board of Aldermen met Friday night for a forum co-sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and the Orange/Chatham Sierra Club. The forum focused on environmental and economic questions, with candidates answering questions from the organizations and audience members on issues ranging from job creation to regional transit.