Posted inCarrboro Town Council, Chapel Hill Town Council, Election 2023

This Election Was a Referendum. And a Mandate.

On Tuesday, voters in Chapel Hill and Carrboro made a choice.  In each town, there were candidates offering distinct visions for the future of our communities.  One vision, whose adherents claimed was “new,” “modern,” or “unique,” was instead just a warmed-over version of the same rhetoric we’ve heard for generations: Let’s protect what we have […]

Posted inTriangle Blog Blog

A critic of Triangle Blog Blog called my employer. That’s not okay.

In 2021, an East Chapel Hill High School junior named Caroline Chen wrote a piece about CHALT for her high school newspaper. Instead of ignoring the piece, CHALT’s leadership complained to Chen’s high school newspaper advisor, The Daily Tar Heel, and IndyWeek. This reaction was wildly inappropriate, and people across our community rightfully saw CHALT […]

Posted inChapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Election 2023

Interview: CHCCS School Board Candidate Allison Willis

Spanish/Espanol 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 […]

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 inCHALT, Chapel Hill

Factcheck: A new CHALT blog post is chock-full of factual errors

Labor Day marks the traditional beginning of the municipal election campaign season—one of our favorite times of the year. And earlier this week the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town (CHALT) launched a new website. CHALT is an “anti-development community group” that has “opposed nearly every major development proposal” in Chapel Hill since its […]