Conversations with the Mayors Podcast

Chapel Hill: UNC-Duke Preparation, Group 3 and Short-Term Rentals

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger speaks with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about the latest news from around the community, including the town and university’s preparation for the UNC-Duke basketball game this weekend. Plus: she shares her thoughts about hitting the one year mark of the pandemic in North Carolina and the town council’s upcoming committee meeting.

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Orange County: Pandemic Reflection, The 203 Project and the Dr. Pauli Murray Awards

Chair of the Orange County Commissioners Renee Price joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss where the county and North Carolina stand one year after its first COVID-19 case. Plus: updates from the latest county commissioners’ meeting and recognition for the winners of an Orange County social justice award.

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Hillsborough: Vaccination Group Changes, Name Changes and Weather Changes

Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the changes to COVID-19 vaccine eligibility announced by North Carolina leaders. Plus: how the loosened capacity restrictions will affect local businesses and how the town is proceeding with a potential name change to a Hillsborough street.

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Carrboro: Updates from the State and Understanding Conditional Zoning Hearings

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle speaks with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about the latest news from around the state that affects our community. Plus: updates from Carrboro Town Council’s latest meeting and ways the local government has honored Black History Month.

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Chapel Hill: Impact of Eased Restrictions, a Challenging Development and Wegmans

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the latest news affecting her town, including the impact of North Carolina moving toward eased capacity restrictions. Plus: updates on several items discussed at the Wednesday town council meeting, Black History Month projects on the town’s website and Wegmans opens in the community.

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Orange County: Eased Restrictions, Vaccine Efforts and Wegmans’ Opening

Chair of the Orange County Commissioners Renee Price joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss her reactions to Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement of North Carolina easing several restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She shares the likely county response, as well as updates on vaccination around the community and a popular grocery store opening.

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Hillsborough: Crown Act, Transportation Options and A Near Miss

Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver calls in to speak with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about recent news from around her town. She shares updates from the Board of Commissioners’ recent work session, which saw the town adopt language from the Crown Act. Plus: a new transportation option for Orange County residents could significantly help Hillsborough mobility.

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Carrboro: Food Distribution, BIPOC Businesses and High School Journalism

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle joined 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to wrap up the week with news from around her town. She shared updates on the town council’s weekly meeting, as well as details on an upcoming business roundtable and several proclamations she’s made in the last few days.

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Chapel Hill: Winter Weather, Booker Creek Basin Park and Food For Students

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger checks in with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to share some recent news from around her town, including updates on the icy weather seen on Thursday. Plus: discussions of the town council about stormwater retention and a celebration for the Food for Students program!

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Orange County: Buckhorn Area Plan, Vaccination Slowdowns and A State of Emergency

Orange County Commissioner Renee Price calls in to speak with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about the latest news from around the county. She provides updates on the county state of emergency issued ahead of inclement weather on Thursday. Plus: the bad weather causes vaccination rollout to hit a snag and county commissioners discuss the Buckhorn Area Plan.

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