Chapel Hill Town Councilman Bill Thorpe dies | News

Chapel Hill Town Councilman Bill Thorpe dies

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Local news radio station WCHL reports that Chapel Hill Town Councilman Bill Thorpe passed away Saturday night at his home at the age of 67. Thorpe was a well known local civil rights leader.

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Thorpe had announced earlier this month that he was taking a medical leave of absence to deal with matters related to his heart condition.

A memorial service is being planned for later this week. Meanwhile, Orange Politics has this discussion going, with local leaders posting remembrances of Thorpe.

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