Tyson Leonhardt



Three incumbents win council seats

Chapel Hill voters returned three incumbent town council members in Tuesday’s election but also brought in one fresh — and younger — face. Voters chose Lee Storrow to join Donna Bell, Matt Czajkowski and Jim Ward on the council, according to unofficial election results.

Town Council race sees steep increase in candidate fundraising

As Tuesday’s municipal elections creep closer, campaign finance reports filed Monday show the Chapel Hill Town Council race is more costly — and more competitive — than two years ago. Three candidates have collected more than $10,000 each since the election began, based on State Board of Elections filings.


Northside area responds to more break-ins

When junior Kaylon Kirk couldn’t find her backpack in her room, she thought she may have left it in her car. But when she saw books scattered across the floor and noticed a camera and Xbox were missing, she knew the possessions had been stolen. Chapel Hill police say Kirk, who lives in the Northside neighborhood, isn’t alone. Chapel Hill police records show a 42 percent increase in Northside-area break-ins from last year during the same January-to-August period.

Carrboro candidates discuss development at Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Club forum

Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton and four candidates vying for seats on the town’s Board of Aldermen met Friday night for a forum co-sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and the Orange/Chatham Sierra Club. The forum focused on environmental and economic questions, with candidates answering questions from the organizations and audience members on issues ranging from job creation to regional transit.