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Updated Nov. 30 at 12:35 p.m.: Following an investigation into a bomb threat at Carrboro High School on Wednesday, the Carrboro Police Department has arrested and charged a Carrboro High student with making a false report concerning a destructive device.
Updated Nov. 27 at 3:54 p.m.: On Monday, federal judge James Dever III rejected a motion for a speedy decision from the plaintiffs in a case alleging the new state senate maps were racially gerrymandered.
Elizabeth Sharp has officially won the fourth seat on the Chapel Hill Town Council, following more than a week of uncertainty over who would win the position because of uncounted ballots.
On this episode of Before You Vote, City & State editor Ethan Horton breaks down the election results and talks about the behind the scenes of The DTH's local election coverage.
When Editor-in-Chief Emmy Martin hired me in April to succeed her and be the 2023-24 city & state editor, I immediately created a document to plan for the 2023 elections.
On this episode of Before You Vote, we are joined by the Opinion desk editor Le Ha and assistant editor Laney Crawley to take a closer look at the candidates who are running for Chapel Hill Town Council. We learn what each candidate said when the Opinion board asked: “What do you see as a solution for the lack of housing in Chapel Hill?” Listen now, for a collection of candidate responses and analysis of their points.
Jess Anderson will be Chapel Hill's next mayor, per unofficial results. Anderson won 58.79 percent of the vote, compared to Searing's 40.97 percent with a difference of more than 2,000 votes.
In episode 3 of Before You Vote, City & State desk editor Ethan Horton continues to break down what you need to know before voting in the 2023 local elections. This week, writers Emma Hall and Tori Newby join the podcast to talk about the Carrboro Town Council race and how Chapel Hill candidates view issues like park sustainability and the environment. Don't forget to vote! Early voting ends tomorrow and this Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day.
The Daily Tar Heel has covered a wide array of issues and produced dozens of stories on the 2023 municipal elections.
In episode 2 of Before You Vote, Ethan Horton, Lucy Marques and Walker Livingston from the City & State desk continue to break down what you need to know before voting in the 2023 local elections. This week, the main dividing lines in the Chapel Hill mayoral race, the most contentious race of the cycle, and more CHCCS School Board candidates.
Early voting locations opened Thursday in Chapel Hill and Carrboro for this year's municipal election. Seats on the Chapel Hill Town Council, Carrboro Town Council and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education are up grabs — as well as the mayoral seats in both towns.
Rep. Jeff Jackson (D-N.C. 14th), a first-term member of Congress drawn out of his district in new maps passed by the N.C. General Assembly, announced Thursday morning that he will be running to be North Carolina's next attorney general.
Many Chapel Hill residents received a mailer advertising Adam Searing's campaign for mayor — which broke state campaign finance law by not including a clear disclosure of who paid for the print media.
The first time I ever voted in a general election was in 2020. It was in the middle of the pandemic, and I remember it was an unseasonably warm Sunday before Election Day, so my breath under the mask I wore while standing in line was a little unpleasant.
New maps released by the N.C. General Assembly today would likely give Republicans an advantage in 10 or 11 of the state's 14 congressional seats up for grabs in 2024. The state's current congressional delegation is made up of seven Democrats and seven Republicans after court-imposed maps were used for the 2022 elections.
Welcome to a new season of Before You Vote, The Daily Tar Heel's election podcast. This season, we will be breaking down what you need to know about voting before the 2023 local elections. In this episode, Ethan Horton, Lucy Marques and Walker Livingston from the City & State desk go over some of the school board candidates, Barbara Foushee's campaign for Carrboro Mayor and campaign finance.
Chapel Hill Town Council member and mayoral candidate Adam Searing broke current Mayor Pam Hemminger's Chapel Hill fundraising record set in 2021 by almost $3,000, according to recent returns from the N.C. State Board of Elections.
According to a flyer and emails obtained by The Daily Tar Heel, the Friends of Bolin Creek — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in Carrboro — held a candidate event advertised as a "meet and greet" at Umstead Park in Chapel Hill on Sept. 24.
A federal judge placed a preliminary injunction Saturday on two parts of North Carolina's four-month-old abortion law, S.B. 20, which was passed over the veto of Gov. Roy Cooper by Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly.
The N.C. House and Senate will be voting on a nearly $30 billion state budget for the next two fiscal years on Thursday and Friday, N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland, Rutherford) and N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R-Guilford, Rockingham) announced Tuesday evening.