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Orange County Commissioner Named Chair of National Committee

Orange County Commissioner Renee Price has been named as chair of the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties. The National Association of Counties or NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. NACo works to advance issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improve the public’s understanding of county government, assist counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research and provide value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. The appointment was made last week by NACo’s newly-elected President Bryan Desloge...

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Early Voting Ends Saturday

Saturday marks the final day to early vote in the North Carolina primary. Voters will be choosing their party’s candidates for the general election for the offices of President, US Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Labor Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Treasurer and more. The winners of these primaries will then go on to the general election in November, but there are several items on the ballot that will be the deciding vote. The $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum is on the March ballot and will either be approved or voted down in the primary. And the...

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Endorsements Roll in Ahead of Primary

Early voting starts on Thursday across North Carolina for the 2016 primary election and endorsements are coming in fast and furious as voters prepare to head to the polls. Nine candidates are running for four seats on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. All of the candidates who filed are Democrats, meaning that the primary will determine the makeup of the next edition of the seven-member board. Voters will choose between four candidates for two seats from District 1. District 2 is a two-candidate race and three candidates are looking to fill the at-large seat that will be vacated...

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Meet Orange County Commissioner District 2 Candidates

Two candidates are vying for the one seat up for election to the Orange County Board of Commissioners from District 2. District 2 covers most of rural Orange County north of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Incumbent Renee Price is running for reelection, and community activist Bonnie Hauser, who ran for the at-large seat on the board in 2014, is challenging Price for the District 2 seat. Listen below for introductions from each candidate: Bonnie Hauser:   Renee Price:   Listen back to the District 1 candidate intros. WCHL will run introductions for the at-large seats through the...

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First Challenger Files in Orange County Board of Commissioner Race

Orange County voters will have at least one race to decide in the March primary for the Board of County Commissioners. Challenger Bonnie Hauser filed for the District 2 seat on the board, where incumbent Renee Price has also filed for re-election. Incumbents Mark Dorosin and Penny Rich have officially filed for re-election from District 1, with no challengers at this point. Board vice chair Bernadette Pelissier has announced she will not seek re-election to her at-large seat. Mark Marcoplos and Matt Hughes have each announced their intention to run for that seat, although neither has officially filed at...

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Renee Price Announces Re-Election Bid for Orange County Board of Commissioners

Renee Price has announced that she will seek re-election to her District 2 seat on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Price was first elected to her seat in the 2012 election. In a release, she says, “We have a long journey to travel in addressing the spectrum of needs and values of our diverse community. Orange County is evolving, and we must work together to maintain and enhance our quality of living. Month after month, you inspire me to proceed along this journey as commissioner.” Price says there are several areas that she can point to where progress...

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

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 four acres of blueberries,” says Pelissier. “I’m considering things like kiwi and blackberries. We have plans to do a cidery with blueberries and apples. I have no idea yet what it will evolve into.” Pelissier was first elected to the board in 2008. Looking...

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