Posted inChapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Election 2023

Interview: CHCCS School Board Candidate Honoria “Honor” Middough

As we noted in our post about vetting school board candidates, we have sent questionnaires to each school board candidate and are publishing them in the order received. Questions were compiled by board members of both Triangle Blog Blog and Bridging the Gap, and attendees of a four-part community read and discussion series on reparations […]

Posted inElection 2023

What did we learn in the Democratic forum with Chapel Hill’s candidates for Mayor and Council?

On September 14, the Democratic Women of Orange County, the African American Caucus of Orange County, and UNC YoungDems hosted a 90-minute forum with candidates for Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council. It was my first chance to see the candidates in action. Here are some interesting tidbits: Dems ain’t trying to hear from non-Dems […]

Posted inAdvisory Boards, Chapel Hill, Housing, Planning Board: Chapel Hill

This week in Chapel Hill Planning Commission — Sept. 19, 2023

The third Tuesday of September will bring this month’s second Planning Commission meeting, and another installment in my effort to demystify the Town’s development review process and provide some insight on development applications that Town Council may be considering in the near future. (If you’d read the last edition, you’d have been one of the […]

Posted inChapel Hill Town Council, Downtown, Small business

What’s going on with the proposed wet lab, Purple Bowl, and other affected businesses?

Renuka Soll, who is running for Town Council recently emailed people who had written to Town Council in support of Purple Bowl. In her email, she encouraged Purple Bowl supporters to support her and the other candidates on Adam Searing’s slate (Searing’s campaign treasurer works at Purple Bowl.) Problematically, the email contained inaccurate information (we […]