By Elizabeth Friend
  • Photo via Michael Kooiman.

    UNC Investigating Possible Check-Cashing Scam

    November 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    The UNC Department of Public Safety is looking into a possible check cashing scam. DPS says multiple victims have recently contacted them about the scam. Victims have been contacted through University email and Craigslist job postings with requests for babysitting or personal assistant work. DPS is encouraging anyone receiving a check from a suspect who requests that […]

  • Bernadette Pelissier

    Vice Chair of Orange County Board of Commissioners Not Running for Re-Election

    November 5, 2015 at 8:39 am

    County Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier says she’s ready to take on a new challenge. After two terms on the Orange County Board of Commissioners, Bernadette Pelissier announced she won’t be seeking re-election next year. Instead, she’ll pursue a long-time dream, running a farm with her family in Cedar Grove. “Between my children and myself, we have […]

  • Election

    Challengers Sweep Chapel Hill Town Council

    November 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Challengers swept the Chapel Hill Town Council race Tuesday night, unseating two incumbents.

  • hillsborough

    Incumbents win in Hillsborough

    November 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Hillsborough voters welcomed two incumbents and one newcomer to the Town Board. Commissioner Evelyn Lloyd returns for her seventh term in office. Commissioner Brian Lowen returns for his fifth. Lloyd received 618 votes; Lowen 611. Eric Hallman opted not to run for re-election, paving the way for Mark Bell to take his place, beating out […]

  • Carrboro Mayor Lavelle

    Unopposed Carrboro Leaders Look to Future

    November 3, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Carrboro incumbents sailed to victory on Tuesday, as all were running unopposed. Mayor Lydia Lavelle was re-elected to her second term with 1,746 votes. Alderpeople Bethany Chaney, Damon Seils, and Michelle Johnson received 1,585, 1,562 and 1,635 votes. In the coming year the board will tackle questions of how to regulate parking in downtown Carrboro, […]

  • Campaign Money

    Mayoral Challenger Hemminger Ahead In Campaign Spending

    October 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Once again, challenger Pam Hemminger has raised more money than incumbent Mark Kleinschmidt in the race to become Chapel Hill’s mayor

  • Chapel Hill Public Library Book Machine

    New Book Machine Speeds Reads Back To Chapel Hill Public Library Shelves

    October 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    More than 1.3 million items go in and out of the Chapel Hill Public Library each year. Now, librarians have a new way to handle all those books.

  • Margaret Spellings

    Spellings Elected Unanimously Following Divisive Search Process

    October 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has been named the new president of UNC’s 17-campus university system.

  • election

    Endorsements Roll Out As Early Voting Begins

    October 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Early voting begins Thursday and local groups are rolling out endorsements for November’s municipal election.

  • Board of Governors

    UNC Board Of Governors to Name New System President Friday

    October 22, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    After months of controversy, the UNC Board of Governors is expected to elect a new system president Friday.

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