Chapel Hill's new mayor takes office

Posted December 7, 2009

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— Chapel Hill's new mayor and four town council members are officially on the job.

Mayor-elect Mark Kleinschmidt and council members Penny Rich, Ed Harrison, Laurin Easthom and Gene Pease took the oath of office Monday evening.

Kleinschmidt replaced Kevin Foy.

Foy, who has been mayor since 2001, announced in May that he would not seek another term.


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  • inventor61 Dec 8, 2009

    Actually, I disagree on that. About half of Chapel Hill voted on the issues, and their man lost by a sliver.

    This time.

    'Old fashioned' left-fringe Chapel Hill (the 60's hippies and trust-fund elite) is fading away, and is being replaced by a pragmatic mix of savvy and fair-minded moderate businesspeople and professionals. Yes, they'll still appoint an unelected person to the town council based primarily on the melanin content of her skin, but over time, the old guard will simply age out.

  • ncguy Dec 8, 2009


    Chapel hill bases their vote on personal preferences and not on the issues.

    If it wasn't for UNC, chapel hill would ......