POLITICS


4/2/2014 5:17pm

6 candidates aim to replace Orange County sheriff

Lindy Pendergrass has served Orange County as its sheriff for the past 32 years, and following his announcement in November that he wouldn’t be considering reelection to a ninth term, six candidates filed in February to fill his shoes.


4/2/2014 5:16pm

Orange County voting site moves to N.C. Hillel

Following the Orange County Board of Elections’ inability to reach a unanimous decision on this year’s location for early voting, the North Carolina State Board of Elections voted last week  to select North Carolina Hillel as the voting site for the University community.


3/31/2014 5:01pm

Beau Mills is the new director of UNC’s Office of Federal Affairs.

Beau Mills chosen to lobby for UNC as director of Office of Federal Affairs

Universities such as UNC have placed an added emphasis on lobbying in Capitol Hill to support funding sources like the National Institutes of Health or to lobby in areas such as immigration law.Beau MillsHe worked for 11 years with the Environmental Protection Agency, for which he had to develop compromises between regulators, scientists and businesses. He also served as a special environmental adviser to former Vice President Al Gore and worked for former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt.He had to work with groups such as UNC’s Student Congress to pass a resolution and make a presentation to the Board of Trustees to persuade them to divest.777.8 million https://global.unc.edu/news/faculty-research-funding-increases-to-777-8-million-up-nearly-11-million/Beau MillsE-mail:beau.mills@unc.eduPhone: (919) 843-0051 http://research.unc.edu/offices/federal-affairs/PositionTitle: Director, Office of Federal Affairs Department: VC for Research (3905)


3/31/2014 4:24pm

Rep. Alma Adams is introduced at the Lillian's List campaign luncheon Monday morning. The pro-choice, women's rights PAC hosted the event at the Alumni Center to announce it's sponsored political candidates.

Lillian's List campaign luncheon focuses on women candidates

Giant anti-abortion posters lined the quad Monday — but across campus, donors were gathered to support pro-abortion rights candidates. Lillian’s List, a North Carolina group that financially supports progressive female candidates, held its campaign kickoff luncheon Monday in the Carolina Club of the Alumni Center.


3/30/2014 4:28pm

N.C. Democrats look to take control of state

GREENVILLE — At the Young and College Democrats of North Carolina convention this weekend, the message was clear — the Democratic Party wants to retake control of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion by 2016.