The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Celebration & Induction Ceremony @ The Carolina Inn
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct six business leaders and families into the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4 at The Carolina Inn.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Celebration and Induction Ceremony honors individuals who have made lasting and meaningful contributions to local business and the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community through inspiring leadership, entrepreneurial and courageous thinking and action, and excellence in business management.

The 2016 class of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame includes:

Joe Hakan, Engineer
Vic Huggins, Huggins’ Hardware
Brother Peacemaker, Gates of Beauty Body Shop
Dickie and Bev Dickinson, Dickinson’s Garden Center
Roger and Dorothy Jennings, Jennings & Company
Moreton Neal and Bill Neal, Restaurateurs

The 2016 inductees were chosen through the work of a nominating committee and a selection committee.

The Hall of Fame Gala is sponsored by Europa Center, East West Partners, Jennings, and The Word Factory. Tickets to the black tie event, including a cocktail hour, three-course meal and entertainment, are $150 per person or $1,200 for a table of eight.

Register online at or contact Chela Tu at or (919) 357-9990.

Coffee, Cookies and Cops @ Chapel Hill Public Library
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

No agenda, and no speeches, just a chance for neighbors to come meet Chapel Hill Police officers. Voice a complaint, share a compliment, and talk over coffee.

ICON Lecture Series @ Extraordinary Ventures
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Stephen Moore, senior economic writer for The Wall Street Journal, Distinguished Visiting Fellow from The Heritage Foundation, and economic adviser for the Trump campaign will give a lecture on “The Fed And The True Economy.” He will discuss the dire consequences of the Feds economic manipulations on individuals, small businesses, and society, as well as it’s impact on future generations. Tickets can be purchased online at

Gloria Steinem and a Showing of Kit Gruelle’s “Private Violence” @ The Fearrington Barn
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join McIntyre’s Books and Gloria Steinem at The Fearrington Barn for a fundraiser benefiting the Chatham County Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center on Sunday, September 25th at 11am.
Kit Gruelle’s documentary “Private Violence” will be shown in The Barn. Gruelle has worked as a family advocate and national trainer for over 25 years. She is a leader in bringing community agencies together to stop the violence. After the film, there will be a Q&A with executive producer, Gloria Steinem.
McIntyre’s Books will have signed copies of Steinem’s book, My Life on the Road, for sale. A percentage of sales will be donated to the FVRC.
Doors open at 10am with the documentary showing at 11. Seating is first-come-first-served. Space is limited. Donations will be accepted by FVRC at the door in lieu of an entrance fee.
Please note that this event may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Candidates Forum @ Chatham Community Library - Holmes Meeting Room
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from candidates for District 1 and District 2 seats on the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, and candidates for the North Carolina District 15B Court.

The forum will be held on Saturday October 8, 2016, in the Chatham Community Library Holmes Meeting Room, located at 197 Highway 87N, Pittsboro, from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The public is welcome to submit questions for the League to consider, by emailing prior to September 23.

A reception will follow the forum and other candidates will be invited to meet and greet the community. Members of the League of Women Voters will be available to register voters and provide information about voting rights. The forum is free and open to the public.

Study of Fracking in North Carolina @ Chapel Hill Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Environmental Issues Team of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a presentation by the Moore County League (LWVMC). The members of the LWVMC will present and lead a discussion on the results of their thorough study on Fracking in North Carolina. Come with your questions on the possible impacts of fracking on the environment.

This event will take place on Saturday October 22, 2016, at the Chapel Hill Public Library, located at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill, from 10:00 AM until noon. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Candidate Meet & Greet @ Ivy Community Center
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and the Durham Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to meet Election 2016 candidates on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Invitations have been extended to more than 30 candidates at the local and state level. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and engage in informal discussion with the candidates while enjoying refreshments.

The forum will be held in the Ivy Community Center located at 4222 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713. The forum is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.