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Monday November 28th

Chapel Hill Town Council


(From left) Josh Delaney, 12, Ben Dover, 13, and Connor Pants, 10, swing as Dexter McQueen, 12, looks on at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

Carrboro celebrates the opening of Martin Luther King Jr. Park

“He’s not a hero for some of the community, he’s not my hero because I’m an African-American, he’s not the hero of women because he heralded women’s rights, he’s not the hero of the immigrant because he fought for their rights,” Richards said. “He’s not the hero of soldiers or those who would do war because he fought for peace. He is the hero of all of us.”

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A recount completed on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 officially confirmed UNC senior Tai Huynh has taken incumbent Nancy Oates' seat in the race for Chapel Hill Town Council. 

After a recount, Oates is out, Huynh is in

Per Orange County election law, non-prevailing candidates within one percent may request a recount after results are certified at the Board of Elections’ canvas meeting. After requesting a recount of the Chapel Hill Town Council race, incumbent Nancy Oates will finish her term on Dec. 4, and UNC student Tai Huynh will join the Council.

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Chapel Hill Town Council candidate Tai Huynh (far right) speaks at the UNC Young Democrats' Local Candidates Panel in Manning Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Also pictured are council candidates Jessica Anderson (far left), Nancy Oates (center left), and Renuka Soll (center right).

Oates to request recount in Chapel Hill Town Council race

Incumbent Chapel Hill Town Council candidate said she will request the Orange County Board of Elections conduct a recount. The Board met Friday for their canvas meeting to certify the results of the Nov. 5 municipal and school board elections. Three candidates — Oates and challengers Sue Hunter and Tai Huynh — stood at around 13 percent of the vote after certification. The recount will be conducted next Thursday.

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