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Every week, 97.9 The Hill WCHL’s Aaron Keck chats with the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, plus the chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. From breaking news to hot-button issues, they cover all the big news, trends, events and developments in one of the most exciting, most progressive, most desirable, and fastest-growing communities in America.

Every week, 97.9 The Hill WCHL’s Aaron Keck chats with the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, plus the chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. From breaking news to hot-button issues, they cover all the big news, trends, events and developments in one of the most exciting, most progressive, most desirable, and fastest-growing communities in America.
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Every week, 97.9 The Hill WCHL’s Aaron Keck chats with the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, plus the chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. From breaking news to hot-button issues, they cover all the big news, trends, events and developments in one of the most exciting, most progressive, most desirable, and fastest-growing communities in America.

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Episodes

Bassett: Chapel Hill Economic Development

5/23/2019
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Filling in for Mayor Hemminger, Chapel Hill Economic Development Director Dwight Bassett discusses downtown plans, "opportunity zones," Blue Hill changes, office space, and more. The post Bassett: Chapel Hill Economic Development appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:10:45

Stevens: Hillsborough Budget Hearing

5/20/2019
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Hillsborough Mayor Stevens discusses the upcoming public hearing on the town's budget proposal. The post Stevens: Hillsborough Budget Hearing appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:09:13

Lavelle: Transparency and Equality

5/17/2019
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Carrboro Mayor Lavelle discusses a new town transparency initiative, a groundbreaking for the IFC's new building, and Pride Month (plus the US House's vote on the Equality Act). The post Lavelle: Transparency and Equality appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:17:33

Rich: Budget, Transit, and Flags

5/15/2019
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Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich discusses ongoing budget talks, the future of public transit post-light rail, and the county's new ordinance on flags (and how to enforce it). The post Rich: Budget, Transit, and Flags appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:16:08

Stevens: Cemetery Remembrance, Smoking Ordinance

5/13/2019
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Hillsborough Mayor Stevens discusses an upcoming "remembrance" ceremony for those buried in the Margaret Lane cemetery - and a town board discussion on how to promote (but not actually enforce) a county no-smoking ordinance. The post Stevens: Cemetery Remembrance, Smoking Ordinance appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:08:10

Lavelle: Budgets and Parking Plans

5/9/2019
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Carrboro Mayor Lavelle discusses the town's budget proposal - and the town's future parking plan. The post Lavelle: Budgets and Parking Plans appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:17:08

Hemminger: Highways, Birthdays, and Water

5/9/2019
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Chapel Hill Mayor Hemminger discusses the town's 200th anniversary, a highway widening project, new stormwater requirements...and victory in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Water Challenge! The post Hemminger: Highways, Birthdays, and Water appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:13:04

Marcoplos: Climate Change, Transit

5/8/2019
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Orange County Commissioner Mark Marcoplos comes on to discuss local action on climate change and the future of regional transit - including a commuter-rail line through the Triangle. The post Marcoplos: Climate Change, Transit appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:24

Stevens: Restaurants, Events, Awards

5/6/2019
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Hillsborough Mayor Stevens discusses new restaurants in town, upcoming summer events, and recent awards won by the town's communications staff. The post Stevens: Restaurants, Events, Awards appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:09:42

Lavelle: Carrboro Day, Bike Month, Budget

5/3/2019
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Sunday, May 5, is Carrboro Day, and all of May is Bike Month in Carrboro. Mayor Lydia Lavelle discusses those - and the town's upcoming budget discussions. The post Lavelle: Carrboro Day, Bike Month, Budget appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:02

Hemminger: Energy Future, Budget Now

5/2/2019
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Chapel Hill Mayor Hemminger discusses town manager Maurice Jones' proposed budget and lessons learned from a recent energy conference. The post Hemminger: Energy Future, Budget Now appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:17:24

Rich: Budget Season In Orange County

5/2/2019
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Orange County manager Bonnie Hammersley is set to release her budget proposal for 2019. County Commissioner Penny Rich discusses the biggest challenges when it comes to making the county budget. The post Rich: Budget Season In Orange County appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:13:45

Stevens: Storm(s) Recovery, Upcoming Events

4/29/2019
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Hillsborough Mayor Stevens provides an update on ongoing storm recovery and upcoming events in town. The post Stevens: Storm(s) Recovery, Upcoming Events appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:07:44

Stevens: Tornado Recovery, State Of The town

4/22/2019
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As Hillsborough continues to recover from an EF-2 tornado, Mayor Stevens gets ready for his annual State of the Town address - which, as it happens, is on "resiliency" this year. The post Stevens: Tornado Recovery, State Of The town appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:08:49

Hemminger: Rogers Road And The Greene Tract

4/18/2019
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Chapel Hill Mayor Hemminger discusses rezoning on Rogers Road, and talks about development in the Greene Tract. The post Hemminger: Rogers Road And The Greene Tract appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:05

Lavelle: Flooding, The Greene Tract, And Reelection

4/18/2019
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Carrboro Mayor Lavelle announces her reelection bid. Also, the town addresses flooding concerns, and conversations continue on the Greene Tract. The post Lavelle: Flooding, The Greene Tract, And Reelection appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:23:03

Rich: UDOs, AirBNBs, And The Greene Tract

4/17/2019
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Orange County commissioners discuss the county's unified development ordinance, especially regarding "short-term rentals"; the Greene Tract is back on the local government agenda. The post Rich: UDOs, AirBNBs, And The Greene Tract appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:43

Stevens: Storm Cleanup, Egg Hunts, And “Resiliency”

4/16/2019
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Hillsborough cleans up from a torrential weekend downpour; Mayor Stevens gears up for his annual State of the Town address (on the topic of "resiliency"). Also, Easter egg hunts for dogs! The post Stevens: Storm Cleanup, Egg Hunts, And “Resiliency” appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:07:47

Hemminger: Sidewalk Dining Good, Panhandling Bad

4/11/2019
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Chapel Hill passes a new ordinance easing restrictions on sidewalk dining; downtown businesses struggle with panhandling on Franklin Street. The post Hemminger: Sidewalk Dining Good, Panhandling Bad appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:07:28

Lavelle: Combating Racism In Carrboro

4/11/2019
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Carrboro mayor Lavelle discusses the town's efforts to mitigate downtown construction noise, a plan for flex zoning on Old 86, and a resolution condemning racist acts on UNC's campus. The post Lavelle: Combating Racism In Carrboro appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:17:05