Conversations with the Mayors Podcast

Carrboro: Carrboro Music Festival, Small Business Week, Town Council Meetings

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle joins 97.9 The Hill’s Elle Kehres on the air on Friday, September 17. She discusses the cancellation of the Carrboro Music Festival, Small Business Week and upcoming town council meetings.

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Chapel Hill: Booker Creek Watershed, East Rosemary St. Parking Deck and Rep. Verla Insko’s Retirement

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger joins 97.9 The Hill’s Elle Kehres on the air Thursday, September 16. She details the recent information meeting regarding concerns of flooding and stormwater in the Booker Creek watershed, the groundbreaking event for the East Rosemary Street Parking Deck and the announcement of State Representative Verla Insko’s planned retirement.

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Orange County: Verla Insko, Property Reevaluations and Suicide Prevention

Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners Renee Price joins 97.9 The Hill’s Elle Kehres on the air Wednesday, September 15.  She shares her thoughts on N.C. Representative Verla Insko’s much-deserved retirement, how the appeal process for county reevaluations is going, and resources to know during Suicide Prevention Month (and much more!).

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Hillsborough: Flags, High School Sports and Survey Results

Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver joins 97.9 The Hill’s Elle Kehres on the air Tuesday, September 14. She shares the latest from Hillsborough’s Board of Commissioners meeting, including a discussion with Duke Energy about flags on electrical poles and the town’s comprehensive sustainability plan survey results. Plus her thoughts on the Orange County Board of Education’s decision to continue “high risk” sports programs.

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Carrboro: Town Council, Vaccination Rates and Carrboro Connects

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on the air on Friday, September 10. She discusses the first town council meeting of the fall set for next week. Plus: reactions to President Joe Biden’s executive order on COVID-19 vaccines and preparation for the next step of the town’s comprehensive plan.

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Chapel Hill: Home Football Games, 9/11 Events and Bus Drivers

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on the air Thursday, September 9. She details several upcoming events around town, including 9/11 remembrance events, UNC football’s home opener, meetings about stormwater management and more!

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Orange County: Anna Richards, Affordable Housing and Veterans’ Memorial

Renee Price, chair of the Orange County Commissioners, joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on Wednesday, September 8. She discusses the recent appointment of Anna Richards to the board, as well as ongoing discussions about approaches to new challenges by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus: what will be discussed at Thursday’s county commissioners work session and how community members can recognize veterans this November.

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Hillsborough: Public Safety, Abortion Resources and Survey Results

Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on Tuesday, September 7. She shares details on her Labor Day holiday, as well as thoughts on state and local government news, like Texas’ new abortions law and North Carolina’s police reform.

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Carrboro: The Vaccination Rate, Council Meetings and A Live Burn

Carrboro Communications Manager Catherine Lazorko joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on Thursday, September 2, as she fills in for Mayor Lydia Lavelle. She talks about the town’s high COVID-19 vaccination rate among employees, as well as an upcoming council meeting, a fire-rescue training event and Labor Day closures.

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Chapel Hill: UNC Games, Noise Ordinances and Stormwater Changes

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on Thursday, September 2, a day after the town council’s first meeting of the fall. She covers some highlights, as well as recent discussions with UNC leadership, affordable housing demonstrations and upcoming meetings around the town government.

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