In a press release, Chapel Hill Town Council member Rachel Schaevitz said she'll be leaving the council in February to move to New Zealand.
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.
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.
The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Michael Taffe is the assistant City & State editor.
“I appreciate the faith and trust that voters in Carrboro put in me, and I consider it really a great honor to be the mayor of Carrboro,” Lavelle said.
The local elections taking place throughout Orange County came to an end Tuesday night, giving way to a surprising voter turnout that nonetheless does not reflect the population as a whole.
UNC residence halls are split between five different polling places in Chapel Hill. Find out where to go for voting in the 2019 elections if you are registered at a residence hall.
Kay Hagan, who served both in the N.C. Senate and U.S. Senate, died from complications from a brain disease on Monday morning. Family, friends, and Senators alike all mourn her loss.
Local election season is here in Orange County, so we broke down exactly what you need to know about the candidates in each of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro races.
After interim UNC-System President Bill Roper said he will not seek to serve in his role in a permanent capacity, the search for a new system president became even more uncertain. Though the names of candidates have not been released, one controversial public figure has been the topic of recent rumors: Tim Moore. Moore, the speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, has made his name by supporting fiscal prudence and controversial moves such as HB2. Some say Moore would be a poor leader for the UNC System given his history in the General Assembly, while others argue that he could be a viable candidate.
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.