Conversations with the Mayors

Every week on the Afternoon News, Aaron Keck chats with the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough.

Latest Episodes

Week of May 14, 2018

Ribbon cuttings in Hillsborough; policing Silent Sam in Chapel Hill; stormwater in Carrboro. Also, CHPD Chief Chris Blue (filling in for Hemminger) discusses a new app to report non-emergencies – and Mayor Lavelle wishes Aaron a happy wedding.

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Week of May 7, 2018

Budget season for Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, and Orange County. Lavelle talks Chatham County planning, biking, and baseball. County commissioners consider a new ordinance governing flags (Confederate and otherwise).

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Week of April 30, 2018

A giant Confederate flag is raised on the outskirts of Hillsborough; budget season for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County; county commissioners consider a novel approach to the affordable-housing issue.

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Week of April 23, 2018

Stevens discusses the State of the Town; Hemminger and Lavelle look ahead to the General Assembly’s upcoming session; and Dorosin talks budgeting (which also requires an eye to the NCGA).

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Week of April 16, 2018

Stevens prepares for his annual “State of the Town” address. Hemminger discusses the removal of trees – and the non-removal of a controversial highway marker. Lavelle joins with El Centro to fight back against recent ICE raids.

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Week of April 2, 2018

Growth, budgets, and fire in Hillsborough; numerous housing issues in Chapel Hill; Carrboro introduces a new communications director; Orange County talks capital improvement.

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Week of March 26, 2018

Hillsborough considers rezoning for a new county jail; Carrboro and Chapel Hill consider affordable housing – and Orange County Commissioners confront both issues.

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