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Posted on: October 11, 2022

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Carrboro to feature 17th Annual West End Poetry Festival: Music In Poetry

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The 17th Annual West End Poetry Festival returns in person, Oct. 14-15, 2022. This year will provide all in-person events on Friday and Saturday at both Carrboro To...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

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Carrboro This Week - October 4 EV Rodeo

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rodeo Comes to Carrboro

CARRBORO, N.C.  –  Saddle up, cowhands! The EV Rodeo is coming to Carrboro! 

Explore various electric vehicles, test ride EV bikes, and bring the kids out for veggie-mobile r...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

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Carrboro Music Festival This Sunday! 

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The 25th Annual Carrboro Music Festival is scheduled to take place at venues all over the Downtown Carrboro area on Sunday, Oct. 2.  The daylong festival starts at 1 p.m. 

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

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The ArtsCenter Groundbreaking Celebration 

The ArtsCenter has announced a public groundbreaking at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at its new home located at 400 Roberson St.  The Town Council approved a special use permit in June 2022 to reno...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

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Help to Solarize in Carrboro

Thanks to a coordinated effort across the Triangle, it's easier to add solar to your home or business in Carrboro.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

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The Town of Carrboro’s Annual Community Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled to be held on the Carrboro Town Hall grounds on Monday, July 4th from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Kickoff Event activities will be held at Weaver Street Market beginning at 9:30 a...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

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Pride Food Rodeo & Dance Party 

Small Town Pride in Carrboro and Chapel Hill continues this June with the Pride Food Rodeo & Dance Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St.

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Carrboro This Week June 14 2022

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration

A coalition of local organizations invites the community to be a part of the second annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration. The event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Hargraves Commun...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Carrboro This Week May 6 2022

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Swearing-in Ceremony to take place Tuesday

Following results of a May 17, 2022, special election, Eliazar Posada will be sworn into office at the beginning of the Carrboro Town Council meeting this week.  

The Carrboro Town Council was le...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

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Gun Violence Awareness Day in Carrboro 

The Town of Carrboro will display orange flags at the entrance of Town Hall on Wear Orange Weekend, and the Town of Chapel Hill will host a rally and flag raising ceremony at Peace and Justice Plaza on East ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

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Freight Train Blues Concert this Friday 

Sister Lena Mae Perry of The Branchettes says her gospel music is like medicine. We can use her medicine about now. 

Come hear her amazing voice at the Freight Train Blues concert this Friday, May 2...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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An annual tradition during Bike Month in Carrboro, the Bike Breakfast is coming up! 

Everyone out on the Libba Cotten Greenway off Robeson Street from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, is welcome to drop by for breakfast treats! Cycling information an...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

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Legendary Carrboro Musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022) that legendary Carrboro, North Carolina musician ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

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We’re breaking ground on a new library and cultural center!

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Everyone is invited as our community breaks ground on the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center at 203 S. Greensboro St. 

The groundbreaking...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

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Carrboro Day is Sunday,  May 1 

Our annual Carrboro Day event will be returning in person this year!  The event is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. 

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

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Carrboro Celebrates Earth Day! April 22 from 5-7:30 pm

Join us at the Carrboro Town Commons to celebrate Earth Day 2022! In partnership with The Climate Reality Project's Orange County chapter, the Town of Carrboro will host an Earth Day Celebration on Apr...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

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Carrboro Celebrates Earth Day! April 22 from 5-7:30 pm

Join us at the Carrboro Town Commons to celebrate Earth Day 2022! In partnership with The Climate Reality Project's Orange County chapter, the Town of Carrboro will host an Earth Day Celebration on Apr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

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Come help us find all the lost eggs!

Saturday, April 16 will be the date of not one, but two community egg hunts this year. The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt originally scheduled for Saturday, April 9 has been moved to Saturday, Ap...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

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Nothing but LOVE for our Tar Heels! 

Our fingernails were chewed down to the nubs this past Saturday night when the University of North Carolina Men's Basketball team beat Duke to advance to the NCAA Finals. More than 35,000 people joyfully spille...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

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Nothing but LOVE for our Tar Heels! 

Our fingernails were chewed down to the nubs this past Saturday night when the University of North Carolina Men's Basketball team beat Duke to advance to the NCAA Finals. More than 35,000 people joyful...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

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Open Streets is coming Sunday, April 3! 

We are excited for Open Streets 2022! Please mark your calendars and join us for our in-person event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. We will close East and West Weaver Street to vehicles and reopen thi...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: March 21, 2022

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Local governing boards approve new library and cultural center for Carrboro

Separate votes by the Carrboro Town Council and the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, gave final approval to a new Orange County Southern Branch Libr...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

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Countdown to Spring begins!

This year, Spring will arrive on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.M. EDT.  Does this mean we can officially put away our cold-weather clothes?

Stay tuned!

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Carrboro Town Council passes resolution in solidarity with Ukraine

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

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Countdown to Spring begins!

This year, Spring will arrive on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.M. EDT.  Does this mean we can officially put away our cold-weather clothes?

Stay tuned!

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

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Carrboro Annual Kite Fly

Celebrate National Kite Flying Month (a couple of weeks early) by flying a kite! This welcome-to-spring event of the Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department provides plenty of fun. Bring a kite and ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

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Carrboro Named One of America's Top 5 Small Arts Towns 

CARRBORO, N.C. –  In a recent special report, 24/7 Tempo named Carrboro one of the country’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns. The town shares the honor with such ...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: February 21, 2022

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Community invited to Carrboro Conversations

Note: A new topic has been added to Carrboro Conversations. The process to advance Carrboro's affordable housing goals calls for researching town-owned property for possible future development. Learn more about t...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

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Share Some Carrboro Love This Valentine's Day!

Looking for a creative, hyper-local sweet gift for your sweetums? Look no further! As part of the #CarrboroLove campaign, local businesses are making donations to local charities, offering "made in Carrbo...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 2, 2023

Tree planting underway at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Tree Planting

The Town of Carrboro is planting more than 50 trees and shrubs this February at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1120 Hillsborough Road. 

The project will replace declining trees and enhance the natural habitat of the park. The plantings consist o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Celebrating Black America: The Black Resistance (history lecture)

Celebrating Black America

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro welcomes the community to join us as we host “The Black Resistance,” a history lecture for Black History Month.

The free event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Gr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 31, 2023

February is Black History Month in Carrboro

Celebrating Black America

CARRBORO, NC – Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed February 2023 as Black History Month in Carrboro.

The proclamation recognizes that Black people have played and continue to play significant roles in Carrboro’s economic, cultural, spiritu...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 6, 2023

Town Council Update

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Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at https://www.carrboronc.gov/SIGNUP Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community. Reach ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Carrboro Town Council Passes a Resolution in Support of Medicaid Expansion

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CARRBORO, NC – On January 10, the Carrboro Town Council passed a resolution in support of closing North Carolina’s health insurance coverage gap through Medicaid expansion.

Closing the health insurance coverage gap through expansion of Medicaid would exten...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Coffee with a Cop at Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. This Month

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Carrboro Police will be at Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. located at 360 E. Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. to host this year’s first Coffee with a Cop. 

The simple act of having a cup of coffee with community members can be the f...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Black History Month in Carrboro

Celebrating Black America

Black History Month in Carrboro is coming up in February, and a series of events are being organized by the Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department. 

From music and dramatic performances to history lectures, there will be an...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Town Council Update

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Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at https://www.carrboronc.gov/SIGNUP Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community. Reach ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Carrboro to observe National Day of Racial Healing

National Day of Racial Healing

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Jan. 17, 2023, the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as “National Day of Racial Healing” in Carrboro and encourages all residents to share ideas, knowledge, and points of ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

National Mentoring Month in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, NC – The Carrboro Town Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, Jan. 10, recognizing National Mentoring Month in Carrboro and encouraging residents to encourage and celebrate mentoring throughout the community.

Mentoring programs like th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Playground Area Closure

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The playground at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at 1120 Hillsborough Road will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 12, and will re-open the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 13, while the Public Works Department conducts maintenance.

Due to degradation of some of the n...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Town Council Update

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Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at https://www.carrboronc.gov/list.aspx  Civic involvement is a valued tradition in...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Carrboro to Observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

MLK Jr Day 2023

The Town of Carrboro will observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 16. 

Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed.

Yard waste collection will be delayed until Tuesday. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Carrboro Event Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Event 2023

UPDATE -- Now included among our guest speakers for this special event is Congresswoman Valerie Foushee. 

Join us for a youth-led event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We will have guest speakers featuring U.S. Rep. Valerie Fou...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Stormwater Rolls Out New Residential Assessment Pilot Project

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The Stormwater Division is rolling out a new Residential Assessment Pilot Project to perform assessments and provide technical advice to homeowners regarding possible solutions to flooding, drainage, erosion, and other stormwater and stream related concer...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Carrboro Celebrates Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten on Her Birthday

Libba Cotten Day News

CARRBORO, N.C. – Legendary North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten is being feted by her hometown with her very own day on this birthday anniversary. 

Mayor Damon Seils is officially proclaiming Thursday, Jan...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Carrboro Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Carrboro Fire Rescue

CARRBORO, NC – On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, at 5:50 p.m. members of the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department responded to 112 NC 54 Bypass for a reported structure fire at Berkshire 54 Apartments. Additional information was given that flames and smoke were visib...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Winter Weather Update: Extreme Cold, Wind Chill Advisory

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Extremely cold weather is coming to our area Friday evening through Monday.

A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued from 7 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday.  Wind chills as low as -5 degrees are possible.

A Wind Advisory has been issued by the Natio...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Save the Dates for Poetry Events this January

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Two special events to dig deeper into poetry and connect with community are scheduled this January! All are invited to come celebrate Carrboro's rich arts history and meet community members at these free and open events. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Mayor Damon Seils Proclaims Dec. 13, 2022 as Sergeant Brent Hobby and Firefighter Michael Miller Day

Police and Fire Day 2022

Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed December 13, 2022, to be Sergeant Brent Hobby and Firefighter Michael Miller Day in Carrboro and encourages all residents to celebrate their service and dedication to the community.

Each December, the Chamber for a Greater ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

203 Project Update

203 Project Update

Construction is underway on the 203 Project at 203 S. Greensboro St., the project to complete a new library and civic building. Currently, the site is being graded and excavated for the concrete foundations and floor slab. A tower crane is beginning to go...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Tree plantings coming to E. Main Street

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E. Main Street is about to become even more charming with this week’s planting of red maple trees. Public Works crews are scheduled to plant the trees in four spots from Armadillo Grill to the Speakeasy in Downtown Carrboro.  T...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Town Council Update

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Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community. Reach the Town Cou...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 12, 2022

December Holiday Service Schedule

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The Town of Carrboro will observe the holidays from December 22 - December 26. 

Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed.

Residential Trash will be collected two days prior to your regular collection day for the week of December 19...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Save the Date – Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Carrboro

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The Town of Carrboro will present a program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Century Hall of the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.

The event is planned by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Youth Cou...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 5, 2022

Mayor Seils Proclaims December 6 as Fred Joiner Day in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. – Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Tuesday, Dec. 6, as Fred Joiner Day “in gratitude for Fred Joiner’s leadership and service as poet laureate of Carrboro and his invaluable contributions to the life and spirit of our community.”

Joiner will...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Town of Carrboro Announces ARPA Pre-Application Workshops

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CARRBORO, N.C.--The Town of Carrboro invites agencies and individuals who are interested in applying for funds through the American Rescue Plan Act /Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program to attend a Pre-Application Workshop on Thursday...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Carrboro receives perfect score in the 2022 Municipal Equality Index

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The Town of Carrboro is excited to announce a score of 100 in the 2022 Municipal Equality Index (MEI)

Since 2014, the Town has been rated by the Human Rights Campaign in their annual report of the MEI. The index examines how inclusive m...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Gallop & Gorge 8K is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day

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CARRBORO, N.C. --The final race of the 18th annual Le Tour de Carrboro series is the Gallop & Gorge scheduled for 8a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

The race will begin and end on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro so expect traffic delays in that area. There...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday Service Schedule

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The Town of Carrboro will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25.

Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed. 

Residential Trash will be collected two days prior to your regular collection day. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Help us welcome the Carolina Sapphire Cypress!

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- There's no place like Carrboro during the holidays. And as always, Town Hall will have its tree lighting ceremony, where a simple tree comes alive with twinkling lights. This year, the event is expected to be even more beautiful...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 5, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Small Business Saturday in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. – Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) as Small Business Saturday in Carrboro.

There are 399 small businesses in Carrboro, making up 97% of all business in our town. These small business...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Care to Share Day

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Care to Share Day

CARRBORO, N.C. – Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 to be Care to Share Day in Carrboro, in conjunction with the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service has partnered wit...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Parade coming in December

Community Parade 2022

We are saddened by the loss of Hailey Brooks and the tragic accident at the Raleigh Christmas Parade. As we plan for the return of our community’s parade, we are working with our public safety partners to continue to prioritize the safety of par...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Carrboro In Motion is on the way! Saturday, Nov. 19

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The Town of Carrboro together with community partners is hosting a series of Carrboro In Motion events to increase neighbor-to-neighbor participation and engagement with the community. 

The events leverage community assets and strengths from publi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Town of Carrboro Veterans Day Ceremony

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, as a day to remember the invaluable contribution of Carrboro's veterans, and urges all residents of Carrboro to take every opportunity to honor the service and sa...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Carrboro prepares for Tropical Storm Nicole

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The Town of Carrboro public works and public safety teams are preparing for Tropical Storm Nicole by checking culverts, ditch lines, and equipment.  Personnel are prepared to respond to the effects of the storm, including flooding, fallen trees, ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 7, 2022

UNC alum’s feature film to open Carrboro Film Fest

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Stuart Howes grew up in Chapel Hill, graduated from UNC, and has now made a feature film he describes as “a love letter to Chapel Hill and Carrboro.” 

Carrboro Film Fest’s Opening Night Film, Tableau, is a fa...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Town of Carrboro Accepting Applications for Human Services Funding

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The Town of Carrboro is now accepting applications for Human Services funding for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. 

Performance Measures Workshop 

  • 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
  • Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B

Application Orientation Session&a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

North Carolina comes to the big screen at Carrboro Film Fest

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro Film Fest returns to The ArtsCenter for its 17th year, Nov. 18-20, 2022,  bringing to the big screen a distinct combination of award-winning and North Carolina-based films. The festival continues its mission to showcase...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Orange County Launches Zero Waste Survey, Schedules Public Meetings

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Orange County Solid Waste has released a survey and scheduled a series of public meetings seeking feedback on services and help in shaping its Road to Zero Waste master plan.

The survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, asks people who live or wor...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

2022 Orange County Veterans Day Celebration

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The 2022 Orange County Veterans Day Celebration will take place Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Orange County Veterans Memorial located on the Southern Human Services Campus, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

For the first time, the University...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten to be honored by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced earlier this year that legendary Carrboro, North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

Cotten will be honored with the Early Influe...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Join Mayor Damon Seils in the Inaugural Lighten Up Ride

Lighten Up 2022

The Town of Carrboro is joining with the Town of Chapel Hill and UNC-Chapel Hill to remind everyone to “Lighten Up.”  

As the days get shorter, it’s important to be visible when out walking and biking. Wearing bright ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Traffic Alert: Section of S. Greensboro to be closed for night work

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A section of roadway along the 400 block of S. Greensboro Street will be closed for utility work Wednesday to Friday, Nov. 2-4, according to a notice from the NC Department of Transportation to the Town of Carrboro.

Night work will be conducted from 7 p.m....

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Carrboro Town Council passes resolution in support of Operation Green Light for Veterans

Operation Green Light 2022

CARRBORO, N.C. – The Carrboro Town Council has passed a resolution to Nov. 7-11., to be a time to honor the service and sacrifice of individuals in uniform transitioning from active service.

In observance of Operation Green Light, the Town of Car...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Carrboro residents to benefit from major investments approved by Town Council

Welcome to Carrboro

Carrboro residents to benefit from major investments in affordable housing, community infrastructure including bike-ped improvements, improvements to parks and economic development 

Projects advance Council goals and policies; racial equity and in...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Carrboro This Week - Oct. 18, 2022

Carrboro This Week October 17

Carrboro Yard Waste Collection Info

Have you noticed leaf piles around town? It’s certainly that time of year. The Town of Carrboro would like to remind everyone that leaves should not be piled into traffic lanes, bike lanes or sidewalks, as they become a ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Traffic Alert: New Traffic Pattern for Roberson, Carr and Maple streets

Graphic shows new temporary traffic pattern for Roberson, Maple, and Carr St. beginning Oct. 31

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 31, a new one-way traffic pattern will be implemented around the construction site of The 203 Project on S. Greensboro Street. 

This will affect traffic movement on Roberson (westbound only), Maple (northbound only) and C...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Town Council Update

Carrboro Town Council

Town Council Update 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Check out all our Halloween events coming up

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Virtual Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest

The Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department presents a Virtual Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest for 2022! 

How to Enter:

  • Submit a photo of your carved or decorated pumpkin to dhugh...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Carrboro Yard Waste Collection Info

Leaf Collection

Have you noticed leaf piles around town? It’s certainly that time of year. The Town of Carrboro would like to remind everyone that leaves should not be piled into traffic lanes, bike lanes or sidewalks, as they become a dangerous public safety hazard.

“Ple...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Solar info session offered Oct. 12

STRI Solar Info Session 10.12.2022

Please join the Town of Carrboro and Solarize the Triangle to learn more about the Solarize program. The event will be held at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The event will cover:

  • An overview of bulk-purcha...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Carrboro This Week - Oct. 11, 2022

Carrboro This Week- October 10 Slow Down 4 Poetry

Carrboro to feature 17th Annual West End Poetry Festival: Music In Poetry

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The 17th Annual West End Poetry Festival returns in person, Oct. 14-15, 2022. This year will provide all in-person events on Friday and Saturday at both Carrboro To...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Fire Prevention Week in Carrboro

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The National Fire Prevention Association has designated Oct. 9-15 as Fire Prevention Week, an annual observance now in its 100th year that kicked off with National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend on Oct. 8-9, a tribute to all firefighters who have di...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Carrboro Announces New Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate

Liza Wolff-Francis has been selected as Carrboro’s new Poet Laureate, a unanimous selection by the Carrboro Arts Committee. 

Liza Wolff-Francis is an award-winning poet and writer whose work has been featured in publications and exhibits across th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Carrboro This Week - Oct. 5, 2022

Carrboro This Week - October 4 EV Rodeo

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rodeo Comes to Carrboro

CARRBORO, N.C.  –  Saddle up, cowhands! The EV Rodeo is coming to Carrboro! 

Explore various electric vehicles, test ride EV bikes, and bring the kids out for veggie-mobile races from ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Carrboro to feature 17th Annual West End Poetry Festival: Music In Poetry

2022 West End Poetry Festival Poster

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The 17th Annual West End Poetry Festival returns in person, Oct. 14-15, 2022. This year will provide all in-person events on Friday and Saturday at both Carrboro Town Hall and the Century Center. All events are free and open to the publi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Carrboro considers plan for use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds

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The Carrboro Town Council is considering a plan to spend its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. 

The American Rescue Plan Act 2021 signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, provides $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governme...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 3, 2022

South Greensboro parking lot closed beginning Oct. 17

LOT CLOSURE NOTICE web

Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, the parking lot located at 203 S. Greensboro St. will be closed to the public as crews prepare for construction of The 203 Project.  

Alternative public parking lots are located around town and a parking map can be viewe...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Severe Weather Information for Carrboro

weather alert

UPDATE for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 (9 a.m.) -- The area is still receiving some rainfall, but the winds gusts have calmed significantly.  Town crews worked to remove quite a few fallen trees and clear  roadways through the night....

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Join Carrboro in Walk & Roll to School Day

Walk & Roll to School 2022

Walk & Roll to School Day will be Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Damon Seils. 

“I encourage all students in Carrboro who are able to do so safely to walk, roll, or take the bus to school on this day and to co...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Carrboro This Week - Sept. 28, 2022

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro Music Festival This Sunday! 

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The 25th Annual Carrboro Music Festival is scheduled to take place at venues all over the Downtown Carrboro area on Sunday, Oct. 2.  The daylong festival starts at 1 p.m. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Carrboro Music Festival – This Sunday

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The 25th Annual Carrboro Music Festival is scheduled to take place at venues all over the Downtown Carrboro area on Sunday, Oct. 2.  The daylong festival starts at 1 p.m. 

Established in 1998, the festival was originally...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Carrboro This Week - Sept. 22, 2022

Carrboro This Week Sept 22 2022

The ArtsCenter Groundbreaking Celebration 

The ArtsCenter has announced a public groundbreaking at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at its new home located at 400 Roberson St.  The Town Council approved a special use permit in June 2022 to reno...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Carrboro increases town employees’ pay to more competitive levels

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, the Carrboro Town Council authorized implementation of a compensation and classification study designed to increase town employees’ pay to more competitive levels.  A study showed that the t...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Virtual solar info session offered Sept. 28

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 Solarize the Triangle campaign organizers and reps from Yes Solar Solutions are offering a free, virtual, informational event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. 

The event will cover: 

  • An overview of the bulk-purchasing concept
  • Inf...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Carrboro observes Community Planning Month

COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH

The American Planning Association has designated the month of October 2022 as National Community Planning Month, and the Town of Carrboro is on board! Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed the observance locally.

“I encourage all residents to celebrate the cont...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Founding Day

NAACP Founding Day

Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Sunday, Oct. 23, to be Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Founding Day in Carrboro. 

The proclamation recognizes the 75th anniversary of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Co...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Carrboro This Week - Sept. 22, 2022

Carrboro This Week

The ArtsCenter Groundbreaking Celebration 

The ArtsCenter has announced a public groundbreaking at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at its new home located at 400 Roberson St.  The Town Council approved a special use permit in June 2022 to reno...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Carrboro receives planning award for Carrboro Connects Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan (Instagram Post (Square))

The American Planning Association-North Carolina Chapter (APA-NC) has recognized the Town of Carrboro with the Marvin Collins Award for a comprehensive plan developed for a community of less than 25,000 population. 

The award was announced during ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Carrboro Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Carrboro is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed nationally from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20. 

“I encourage all residents to participate in the month’s events and to learn about and celebrate the lives, history, and contributions of Hisp...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade Returns

Holiday Parade

The towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are excited to announce the return of the Community Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. The parade will highlight a variety of arts, cultural, and winter holiday traditions. Local organizations aligned wi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

The 203 Project Update: September 2022

203 Project Update

Construction has recently begun on the 203 Project at 203 S. Greensboro St., currently the site of a Carrboro municipal parking lot across from Open Eye Cafe. The project to complete a new library and civic building will be underway through spring 2024.&a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Carrboro This Week - September 12, 2022

Carrboro This Week

Help to Solarize in Carrboro

Thanks to a coordinated effort across the Triangle, it's easier to add solar to your home or business in Carrboro.

The Town of Carrboro is a community partner of Solarize the Triangle, a community-based group-purchasing program ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Stay connected with Town of Carrboro

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Whether you’re new to the area or a longtime resident, we welcome your participation in local government and the Carrboro community. 

Ways to stay connected with local happenings and get involved: 

Carrboro This WeekOur news dige...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Avoid Collisions with Deer

Deer Sign

Drivers should remain vigilant on the roads to avoid deer-vehicle collisions, especially between September and December. Deer movement increases dramatically during this time, and limited lighting makes it more difficult for drivers to see them on or near...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Help to Solarize in Carrboro

Solarize Carrboro Logo

Thanks to a coordinated effort across the Triangle, it's easier to add solar to your home or business in Carrboro. 

The Town of Carrboro is a community partner of Solarize the Triangle, a community-based group-purchasing program for solar...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Update on the East Main Street Resurfacing Project

E Main Street Resurfacing Project

The NC Department of Transportation resurfacing project for East Main Street in Carrboro and West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is nearing completion 

The pavement work is completed.   The signal hardware is in place, and all ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Town of Carrboro announces lineups for Fall Arts Festivals

Fall Events in Carrboro  (Instagram Post (Square))

  • Carrboro Music Festival: October 2 
  • West End Poetry Festival: October 14-15
  • Carrboro Film Fest: November 18-20 

CARRBORO, N.C. – The Town of Carrboro has announced festival lineups and date information for three of the Tr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Students and motorists urged to use caution at start of school year

Start of school year

CARRBORO, NC — The start of school on Monday, Aug. 29, means an increase in pedestrian and bicycle activity around Carrboro. The Carrboro Police Department urges students to use caution as they walk or bike to and from campus, and encourages motorists to ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

The 203 Project construction begins this August

203 Project Design Schematic

CARRBORO, N.C. – Construction is about to start on the 203 Project at 203 S. Greensboro St., currently the site of a Carrboro municipal parking lot across from Open Eye Cafe. The project to complete a new library and civic building will be underway for th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Town of Carrboro receives national award for resident satisfaction

Award

The Town of Carrboro has been recognized with a national award for outstanding resident satisfaction. 

The Town received the “Leading the Way Award” from ETC Institute to recognize local governments for outstanding achievement ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Carrboro Town Manager announces Chief Race and Equity Officer fulltime position

Richard J. White III

Carrboro Town Manager announces Chief Race and Equity Officer fulltime position and recruitment for more leadership positions

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro has established the Chief Race and Equity Officer as a fulltime position within the Town Ma...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Update on the East Main Street Resurfacing Project

E Main St

The NCDOT resurfacing project for East Main Street and West Franklin Street is underway; Carolina Sunrock is the project contractor.  

As of Friday, July 22, all paving and installation of temporary paint pavement markings have been completed thro...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Resurfacing project underway to improve safety with new bike lanes and left turn lanes

E Main Street Resurfacing Project

NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resurfacing project for E. Main Street and a portion of Rosemary Street in Carrboro and W. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is underway to improve the road condition and safety through the corridor. 

Coming so...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Tips from Carrboro Stormwater: Disconnecting roof downspouts

Disconnecting Roof Downspouts for Rainwater Diffusion

Have you paid attention to your downspouts lately? These are the vertical pipes used to drain rainwater off a roof. 

Downspouts from your gutters may be directed to driveways or channeled through buried pipes to streets, swales, curb inlets, or st...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Update on the E. Main Street Resurfacing Project

Traffic Alert web

The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resurfacing project for E. Main Street and W. Franklin Street is underway; Carolina Sunrock is the project contractor.  

The subcontractor Fulcher continues to cut traffic signal sensor loops at intersec...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

The Town of Carrboro’s Annual Community Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled to be held on the Carrboro Town Hall grounds on Monday, July 4th from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Kickoff Event activities will be held at Weaver Street Market beginning at 9:30 a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Update on the East Main Street Resurfacing Project

Traffic Alert web

The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resurfacing project for E. Main Street and W. Franklin Street is underway; Carolina Sunrock is the project contractor.  

The subcontractor Fulcher continues to cut traffic signal sensor loops at intersec...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Joint Statement from Orange County Mayors

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June 27, 2022

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The decision effectively reverses Roe v. Wade, contradicting nearly 50 years of settled law. As a result, abortion is no longer federally pro...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Carrboro This Week

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Pride Food Rodeo & Dance Party 

Small Town Pride in Carrboro and Chapel Hill continues this June with the Pride Food Rodeo & Dance Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St.

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Carrboro This Week June 14 2022

Carrboro This Week June 14 2022

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration

A coalition of local organizations invites the community to be a part of the second annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration. The event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Hargraves Commun...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council June 2022

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Carrboro This Week May 6 2022

Carrboro This Week June 6 2022

 

Swearing-in Ceremony to take place Tuesday

Following results of a May 17, 2022, special election, Eliazar Posada will be sworn into office at the beginning of the Carrboro Town Council meeting this week.  

The Carrboro Town Council was le...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Gun Violence Awareness Day in Carrboro 

The Town of Carrboro will display orange flags at the entrance of Town Hall on Wear Orange Weekend, and the Town of Chapel Hill will host a rally and flag raising ceremony at Peace and Justice Plaza on East ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Town Resources for Stormwater

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An intense thunderstorm moved through Carrboro and southern Orange County during the morning of Friday, May 27. In addition to lightning strikes, the storm delivered a relatively short duration but high intensity rainfall.

The Town of Carrboro’s ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Freight Train Blues Concert this Friday 

Sister Lena Mae Perry of The Branchettes says her gospel music is like medicine. We can use her medicine about now. 

Come hear her amazing voice at the Freight Train Blues concert this Friday, May 2...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

E. Main Street resurfacing project set to begin May 23

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Crews for the NC Department of Transportation are scheduled to begin work to improve a prominent stretch of roadway in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The work will begin Monday, May 23, and run through mid-August. 

West Franklin Street/East Main Street...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Carrboro This Week May 16 2022

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An annual tradition during Bike Month in Carrboro, the Bike Breakfast is coming up! 

Everyone out on the Libba Cotten Greenway off Robeson Street from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, is welcome to drop by for breakfast treats! Cycling information an...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

In Memory of Carrboro Mayor Robert Drakeford

Mayor Robert Drakeford

The Town of Carrboro expresses its deepest sympathy following the death of Carrboro Mayor Robert “Bob” Drakeford (April 25, 1945 - May 16, 2022).  

Mr. Drakeford made history as Carrboro’s first and only Black mayor, ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Town of Carrboro receives NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards

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GREENVILLE, NC – The Town of Carrboro was among 29 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) 2022 Excellence in Communications Awards. The Town of Carrboro won two awards in the Citizen Par...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Carrboro This Week May 9 2022

Carrboro This Week May 10 2022

Legendary Carrboro Musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022) that legendary Carrboro, North Carolina musician ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Legendary NC Musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Libba Cotten

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022) that legendary Carrboro, North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

Ms. Cotten will be honored with...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Town of Carrboro recognized by NC League of Municipalities

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The Town of Carrboro was among 13 municipalities recognized by the North Carolina League of Municipalities Local Leadership Foundation in its 2022 Annual Awards program. 

Carrboro was recognized with an Honorable Mention for its Town Information C...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Carrboro This Week for May 2, 2022

Carrboro This Week May 2 2022

We’re breaking ground on a new library and cultural center!

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Everyone is invited as our community breaks ground on the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center at 203 S. Greensboro St. 

The groundbreaking ceremony ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Carrboro This Week for April 27, 2022

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Carrboro Day is Sunday,  May 1 

Our annual Carrboro Day event will be returning in person this year!  The event is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. 

Carrboro Day is an annual event...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Carrboro launches new website shaped by user input

Website Launch April 22 2022

CARRBORO, N.C. – The Town of Carrboro has officially launched a revamped website www.carrboronc.gov in its continuing commitment to provide exceptional services and enhance transparency, communication and community engagement.

The site r...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Thursday: We’re breaking ground on a new library and cultural center!

Groundbreaking web

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Everyone is invited as we break ground on the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center for Carrboro (also named The 203 Project) at 203 S. Greensboro St. 

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thurs...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carrboro This Week for April 18, 2022

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Carrboro Celebrates Earth Day! April 22 from 5-7:30 pm

Join us at the Carrboro Town Commons to celebrate Earth Day 2022! In partnership with The Climate Reality Project's Orange County chapter, the Town of Carrboro will host an Earth Day Celebration on Apr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Local residents express high satisfaction for town services and quality of life in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro ranks as a “high performing city” with nearly all (98%) of the residents surveyed rating the Town of Carrboro as excellent or good as a place to live, as a place to raise children (98%), and as a place they feel welcome (96%), a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Carrboro This Week for April 11

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Come help us find all the lost eggs!

Saturday, April 16 will be the date of not one, but two community egg hunts this year. The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt originally scheduled for Saturday, April 9 has been moved to&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 10, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Carrboro This Week for April 4 2022

Carrboro This Week (11)

Nothing but LOVE for our Tar Heels! 

Our fingernails were chewed down to the nubs this past Saturday night when the University of North Carolina Men's Basketball team beat Duke to advance to the NCAA Finals. More than 35,000 people joyfully spille...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 28 2022

Carrboro This Week March 28 2022

Open Streets is coming Sunday, April 3! 

We are excited for Open Streets 2022! Please mark your calendars and join us for our in-person event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. We will close East and West Weaver Street to vehicles and reopen thi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 21 2022

Carrboro This Week March 21 2022

Local governing boards approve new library and cultural center for Carrboro

Separate votes by the Carrboro Town Council and the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, gave final approval to a new Orange County Southern Branch Libr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Local governing boards approve new library and cultural center for Carrboro

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Joint News Release from the Town of Carrboro and Orange County 

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Separate votes by the Carrboro Town Council and the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, gave final approval to a new Orange County South...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 14 2022

Carrboro This Week March 14 2022

Countdown to Spring begins!

This year, Spring will arrive on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.M. EDT.  Does this mean we can officially put away our cold-weather clothes?

Stay tuned!

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Carrboro Town Council passes resolution in solidarity with Ukraine

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 7, 2022

Carrboro This Week March 7 2022

Carrboro Annual Kite Fly

Celebrate National Kite Flying Month (a couple of weeks early) by flying a kite! This welcome-to-spring event of the Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department provides plenty of fun. Bring a kite and help fill th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Tornado preparedness

The week of March 6-12 is North Carolina’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. During the week, the National Weather Service https://www.weather.gov/rah/ and its partners will focus on topics to ensure you are ready for the upcoming severe weather season. T...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Town Council has selected Wesley Barker as Carrboro’s New Town Clerk

Wesley Barker

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Following a comprehensive recruitment effort, the Town Council has selected Wesley Barker as Carrboro’s new town clerk.  

Since sworn into service on March 1, 2022, he has been busy organizing his office at Carrboro Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Thanks for joining us for Carrboro Conversations!

Carrboro Conversations with Richard White

Many thanks to the some 80 residents who came out for Carrboro Conversations held Feb. 23-24, 2022! 

Town Manager Richard J. White III welcomed attendees at the virtual drop-in session, as well as the two in-person drop-in sessions at Carrboro Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 1, 2022

Carrboro This Week March 1

Carrboro Named One of America's Top 5 Small Arts Towns 

CARRBORO, N.C. –  In a recent special report, 24/7 Tempo named Carrboro one of the country’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns. The town shares the honor with such ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Carrboro Named One of America’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns

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CARRBORO, N.C. –  In a recent special report, 24/7 Tempo named Carrboro one of the country’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns. The town shares the honor with such creative outposts as Santa Fe, N.M., and Marfa, Texas. 

To determine the best small a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Carrboro installs two new EV charging stations

EV Charging Station (Twitter Post)

The Town of Carrboro has installed two new EV Charging Stations!

The stations are located at the parking lot of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1120 Hillsborough Road, and at the 604 Rosemary St. gravel public parking lot with entrance from Sunset Drive.&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Carrboro This Week Feb. 21, 2022

Carrboro This Week Fb 21 2022

Community invited to Carrboro Conversations

Note: A new topic has been added to Carrboro Conversations. The process to advance Carrboro's affordable housing goals calls for researching town-owned property for possible future development. Learn more about t...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Community Invited to Carrboro Conversations

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Note: A new topic has been added to Carrboro Conversations for the in-person sessions scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 24. The process to advance Carrboro's affordable housing goals calls for researching town-owned property for possible future develop...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Our First Year with Black Lives Matters Murals

Mural Artist Team

CARRBORO, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2022) – One year ago today, this video youtu.be/T6MkHBxPkbY was played at a Carrboro Town Council meeting to dedicate the new Black Lives Matter (BLM) murals. 

In 2020, the Carrboro Town Council directed that the...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Carrboro This Week for Feb 14

Carrboro This Week Feb 14

Share Some Carrboro Love This Valentine's Day!

Looking for a creative, hyper-local sweet gift for your sweetums? Look no further! As part of the #CarrboroLove campaign, local businesses are making donations to local charities, offering "made ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 15, 2022

BIPOC Elected Officials Present Poem for Black History Month

BIPOC Elected Officials

BIPOC Elected Officials of Orange County, N.C. Present “Let America Be America Again” for Black History Month 

For Black History Month 2022, the BIPOC elected officials of Orange County, N.C., have released their video presentation of the Langston...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 23, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Special Meeting

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council

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Carrboro Town News

News Flash

Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Works Snow Plow Rodeo

The Carrboro Public Works Department schedules a Snow Plow Rodeo each year to provide training opportunities to employees. Before it's actually snowing, they work on skills and technical abilities with snowplows and other equipment. Meet the Publ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: December 6, 2021

New! Leave the Leaves

With appreciation and recognition to the New Hope Audubon Society, the Town is encouraging residents to follow their "Leave the Leaves" initiative. Leaving leaves where they fall, or close thereby, saves time and money and recycles nutrients int...

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Additional Info... Public Works News
Posted on: May 1, 2022

Loose Leaf Collection

Loose Leaf Collection

Public Works provides loose leaf collection to residents year-round.  

Loose Leaves may be raked in a pile curbside for collection. No plastic or paper bags are allowed.

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Loose Leaf Collection Schedule & Guidelines Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Rain Gardens

Rain Garden Diagram

A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway, or other impervious surface and allows it to soak into the ground.  Rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from yo...

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Rain Gardens Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Grow Zones

GROW ZONE  No Mow Zone Sign

Have you seen our new Grow Zone signs sprouting up around our town properties and parks? The Town of Carrboro is going back to nature with the creation of grow zones. Grow Zones are areas that are designated as NO MOW ZONES where native plantings are enco...

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Grow Zones Public Works News

News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Playground Area Closure

MLK Playground

The playground at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at 1120 Hillsborough Road will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 12, and will re-open the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 13, while the Public Works Department conducts maintenance.

Due to degradation of some of the n...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carrboro Day Event This Sunday

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Our annual Carrboro Day event will be returning in person this year!  The event is scheduled to occur at Town Commons on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p. m.

Carrboro Day is an annual event that is traditionally held at Town Commons on the...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Carrboro Egg Hunts to Occur April 16

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The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt and the Flashlight Egg Hunt are scheduled to occur on Saturday, April 16.

The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 9.  Due to a conflict with the facility, it has been rescheduled...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

2022 Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in the Arts

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The Carrboro Arts Committee is offering an award of up to $1,000 to assist emerging young artists in developing their talent through the Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in the Arts program.  A total of up to three (3) apprenticeships are ava...

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Recreation & Parks News