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Kayla Guilliams

City & State

Who are Chapel Hill’s PACs, and how do they influence the community?

Last year, the Orange County Board of Commissioners election was shaped by endorsements made by two local PACs: The Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town, or CHALT, is a group of community members who advocate for responsible growth and work to preserve Chapel Hill’s college-town character. Save Orange Schools and its affiliated PAC, the Save Orange Schools PAC, formed in 2020 in response to concerns over deteriorating infrastructure in CHCCS. Here's a look into the PACs of Chapel Hill and how they have impacted the community since their creation. 

City & State

Chapel Hill Town Council split over Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. redevelopment project

The project would redevelop the nonoperational Marathon Service Station and the Tar Heel Mobile Home Park by building a new gas station, convenience store and a multi-story self-storage building. Council members agreed that the project didn't align with the Town's land use goals and voiced other concerns, but their votes came down to whether or not they felt it was the best way to protect the park's residents.

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