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Lee Storrow Chosen for HRC Fellowship

Executive director of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network Lee Storrow, who recently served one term on the Chapel Hill Town Council, has been chosen by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to participate in a program to provide high-level training to elevate the work of non-profit leaders across the country to end HIV in hard-hit US communities. Storrow is one of 10 chosen to take part in the Fellowship. The HRC HIV 360° Initiative is in coordination with the Elton John AIDS Foundation. HRC senior vice president for programs, research and training Mary Beth Maxwell said everyone involved is...

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NC Leaders Voice Opposition to Charlotte LGBTQ Ordinance

The Charlotte City Council extended the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to members of the LGBTQ community at its meeting on Monday night. The 7-4 approval vote came after several hours of public comment. The piece of the discussion that drew the most attention was that the ordinance will allow transgender residents to use either the men’s or women’s bathroom, based on which gender the individual identifies with. A similar ordinance was put before the council last year. It failed by a 6-5 vote. North Carolina leaders, including Governor Pat McCrory, have voiced opposition to this action by the council and...

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Former Chapel Hill Town Council Member Sentenced for DWI

Former Chapel Hill Town Council member Lee Storrow was given a 60-day suspended sentence following his guilty plea to driving while impaired. Judge Jay Bryan issued the sentencing on Tuesday morning, ordering Storrow to turn over his driver’s license, perform 24 hours of community service and pay a fine and court costs. Bryan issued a Level 5 sentence, the least severe among DWI charges in North Carolina. Storrow said in court that he had completed more than 30 hours of an alcohol-support program at UNC, and that he intended to continue participating in the program. Storrow was pulled over,...

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DWI Case for Chapel Hill Town Councilman Continued

Chapel Hill Town Councilman Lee Storrow appeared in court Tuesday morning on a DWI charge. The case against Storrow was continued until December 8, to allow Storrow time to complete an alcohol support class at UNC. Storrow says the support class has been beneficial in the days since his arrest. “I have found that to be a positive experience,” Storrow says. “I have not consumed alcohol since this incident happened and actually seen a lot of personal health benefits from that that I’ve been reflecting upon.” He says he has been encouraged through his time in the class. “My...

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Election Day: Chapel Hill ‘At a Crossroads’

Municipal elections will be decided at the ballot box Tuesday. In Chapel Hill, there appears to be a clear delineation among residents – those voting for the incumbents and those voting for candidates backed by the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town, or CHALT. Tom Henkel is one of the founders of CHALT. Henkel says the PAC is concerned about transparency and development decisions made by the current Council. “We’re concerned about the recent level of development,” Henkel says. “We have got some major development projects going on all over town and there has been no, let’s say,...

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Hemminger Leads Race for Chapel Hill Mayor

The Chapel Hill political landscape has seen a drastic shift in polling numbers in the lead-up to Election Day. A new Public Policy Polling survey has challenger Pam Hemminger leading the Mayoral race with 43 percent of those surveyed responding they would support the former Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School Board member and County Commissioner. PPP director Tom Jensen spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2015/10/28/PPP%20Chapel%20Hill%20survey%20TOM%20JENSEN%20FULL%20102815.mp3   Incumbent Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt received support from 37 percent of respondents. Challenger Gary Kahn came in at two percent. Support from Hemminger has grown by 18 points since the first Public Policy...

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