The Daily Tar Heel

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Thursday March 30th


Carrboro a finalist for Oprah matchmaking show

Carrboro hopes to prove it is ready to show some love. The Oprah Winfrey Network and the BBC Network have selected the town as a finalist for the location of their reality show Lovetown, USA, in which professional matchmakers will visit for 30 days to match up local singles.

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	Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton checks the results of Tuesday’s elections. Chilton has served Carrboro and Chapel Hill for 20 years.

Chilton enters 20th year in local government

Twenty years ago this week, Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton made history when he won a seat on the Chapel Hill Town Council at age 21. Chilton, who was re-elected Tuesday to a fourth term as Carrboro’s mayor after running unopposed, was the youngest elected official the state had ever seen at the time.

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Carrboro aldermen gain new diversity through Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson, unofficially the newest member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, promises to ensure a minority voice on the board and offer a perspective that is diverse in other ways. Johnson, a black woman, will serve on the seven-member, predominantly white board alongside incumbents Lydia Lavelle and Dan Coleman, who were both re-elected.

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