New member appointed to Chapel Hill council

Posted November 11, 2008 12:15 a.m. EST

— The Chapel Hill Town Council appointed a new member Monday evening.

James Merritt, a retired school administrator and former guidance counselor, was chosen to fill the vacancy left by Bill Thorpe.

Thorpe died in September. He was resident of Chapel Hill for nearly 40 years and served on the Town Council for 11 years.