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Author: Jonathan Yeomans

Each year, the TJCOG sends a legislative delegation – select TJCOG board members – to Raleigh to meet with the political elite and discuss some of the COG’s high priority issues. I have graciously been invited to tag along with … Continued

Author: bsmonroe

The trek to Shenyang was exhausting.  In began 6:00 am EST on May 31st and concluded 6:30 am EST on June 1st. Upon landing the first thing that I became aware of was the air.  It was thicker and heavier … Continued

Author: Amy Strecker

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit and tour the Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, NC – be sure to check out the video on this page.  Very few people are allowed inside the plant, and I was impressed … Continued

Author: Emily Portner

Hello All! It’s been a week since I’ve started my internship at the Town of Chapel Hill and it is fair to say that I’ve hit the ground running (I had a night council meeting on my first day!). The … Continued

Author: Safa Sajadi

North Salisbury Street seems especially busy this morning as swarms of interns, staff and legislators make their way to the legislative office building.  With the legislature being in session, I’ve been told that working for the General Assembly is quite … Continued

Author: Jonathan Yeomans

In addition to helping plan the TJCOG’s 50th Anniversary Forum, I was asked to cover it as a reporter. Here’s my story. DURHAM — Gov. Beverly Perdue knows the importance of regional Councils of Governments. She’s worked for one, and her … Continued

Author: Jonathan Yeomans

Greetings everyone! Hope you’re all having safe, enriching summers. I wanted to give a brief update about my first two and a half weeks at the Triangle J Council of Governments. It’s been a whirlwind. I’ve spent most of my … Continued

Author: Safa Sajadi

Wallet? Check. Notebook? Check. Car keys? Check.  As my mind races through the inventory of items I need, I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement before the big day! I have waited for this day to come! Tomorrow … Continued

Author: Emily Portner

I was so excited when I got the call that I had received the summer internship position at the Town of Chapel Hill. I attended undergrad at UNC and decided to stay at Carolina for grad school partially out of … Continued

Author: bsmonroe

Now that I have finished packing (which was not as big an ordeal as I was expecting) I think that this is a good time to introduce the city I will be living in for 10 weeks. Shenyang is the … Continued

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