Dear Neighbor:


Elections are over (almost) and we're keeping an eye on hearings and budgets.  Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest to you:

  • Runoff for 2014 Primary Election (July 15)
    • Democratic Ballot for Sheriff - Countywide
    • Republican Ballot for US House - 6th District (Caldwell, Cameron Park, Cedar Grove, Efland, Eno, St. Marys and Tolars)
  •  "Understanding Poverty in America," Thursday, May 29, United Church of Chapel Hill, 7:00-9:00 PM, to examine the roots of systematic poverty.  Presented by Justice United, Organizing Against Racism and the Racial Equity Institute.  (click here for more)
  • Roots of the Piedmont Symposium, Saturday, May 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, starting at the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough.  Presented by Orange County Historic Preservation Commission, Preservation Chapel Hill and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough.    (click here for more)
  • County Budget Hearings
    to offer comments on the proposed budgets for 2014-15   
  • Bus Transportation Hearings planned to discuss options for service in Efland and Cedar Grove
    • 5:30-7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 21, in the Mebane City Council Chambers, 106 E. Washington St., Mebane
    • 5:00-6:30 PM, Thursday, May 22, in the Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St., Hillsborough (parking on East Corbin Street)
    • 5:30-7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, at the Efland-Cheeks Community Center, 117 Richmond Road, Efland
    Email written comments to or call 919-245-2336.  (click here for more)


We'll send a full report next month.  In the meantime, please contact us if you have comments or questions.


Thank you for supporting Orange County Voice and the rural community. 



Alex Castro, Chair

Nick Davis, Vice Chair

Orange County Voice