Friday, October 03, 2008

"Mac McCorkle, Political Consultant for Lt. Governor Beverly Perdue, to speak at Town Hall Grill’s “Village Voice”"

"Chapel Hill, NC – October 1, 2008 – Mac McCorkle, Political Consultant for Lt. Governor Beverly Perdue and 2008 Democratic Nominee for Governor, will be speaking on behalf of the Lt. Governor on October 6, 2008 at Town Hall Grill in Chapel Hill as part of the Village Voice political forum.

Town Hall Grill, located in Southern Village in Chapel Hill, N.C., launched the bipartisan community issues forum, “The Village Voice,” in June and has featured political candidates William (BJ) Lawson, Republican candidate for U.S. House District 4 and Ellie Kinnaird, six-term NC State Senator, District 23.

Mac McCorkle will be speaking at 5:30pm on October 6th at Town Hall Grill on the covered patio. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to reserve a seat using the online reservations form at

The Village Voice is sponsored by The North Carolina Center for Voter Education, NBC TV-17 and

For more information, please visit or contact Sandy Andrews of Hummingbird Creative Group at or (919) 854-9100, ext 307.

About Mac McCorkle
Pope “Mac” McCorkle has worked as a policy and research consultant to political candidates, state governments, and various organizations for the past decade. He is now the Principal of McCorkle Policy Consulting in Durham, North Carolina. In his prior capacity as a lawyer with the Raleigh firm founded by former U.S. Senator Terry Sanford, McCorkle served as outside counsel to the North Carolina Association of Educators and also specialized in election law and other administrative legal matters.

In 1992, McCorkle joined the Raleigh law firm of Everett, Gaskins, Hancock & Stevens. There he served as a legal and legislative counsel to the Low-Wealth Schools Consortium and continued his litigation and administrative law practice. As a campaign issues consultant, McCorkle most recently worked with the 2000 U.S. Senate campaign of Mel Carnahan, as well as the campaigns of North Carolina Governor Mike Easley and Missouri Governor Bob Holden.

McCorkle’s clients include the campaigns of Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Governor Mike Easley, Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, and Congressman David Price.

About the Village Voice - A New Kind of Old Political Forum

Town Hall Grill, located in Southern Village in Chapel Hill, N.C., launched a bipartisan community issues forum, called “The Village Voice.” The purpose of the forum is to provide people with the opportunity to engage with political leaders in a comfortable, thought provoking dialogue regarding current issues in a “town hall” style format.

About Town Hall Grill

Town Hall Grill is a bar and grill offering an eclectic menu that infuses Southwestern flavors. With 14 different types of beers on tap and an array of liquor available, Town Hall Grill is the best full bar just outside of Chatham County.Located in Southern Village, Town Hall Grill is a place where sports fans, friends and family can meet to enjoy a delicious meal, watch the big game on one of many HDTV's and have a great time. The consistently fantastic food, diverse menu, unique drinks and friendly, professional staff make frequenting Town Hall Grill a pleasure every time."

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"300 E. Main project OK’d" - Daily Tar Heel

The role of the potential hotel in Carrboro, and the debate surrounding that issue, ought to be very instructive for Southern Village as we think about the best use of the parking lot on Market Street.

"Three arrested for Chapel Hill and Durham robberies" - Daily Tar Heel

Avery Hall is only a little over 2 miles from Market Street in Southern Village.