News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Oct 15 2021

The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

Join us Oct. 15-16 for online and outdoor events for our 2021 FestivalThe Carrboro Poetry Council presents the West End Poetry Festival Oct. 15-16, 2021.  The Council is composed of current Carrboro...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Governor Cooper and Congressman Price Visit Carrboro's Community School

Carrboro enjoyed a visit Thursday from NC Governor Roy Cooper and US Representative David Price. Learn more about the announcement https://bit.ly/3aejVpD of new funding for early child...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Local community organizations are excited to announce the completion of a new mural honoring Black civic leaders from Carrboro and Chapel Hill. 

Painted by artist Kiara Sanders, the African American Trailblazers mural celebrates twelve people who ...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro Celebrates Minority Enterprise Development Week

“Minority Enterprise Development Week” is recognized Sept. 19-25 in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I encourage all residents to honor the achievements of minori...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Carrboro NEWS - NOTICIAS

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Greetings from Our New Town Manager

Hello! After serving the past couple weeks as Carrboro Town Manager, I’d like to introduce myself. I am grateful and excited to join with the Town Council, town staff, and you to achieve extraordinary outcomes in our com...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week (13)

Enjoy the Summer! 

While Carrboro This Week takes a short break, we will still be issuing news and information from the Town of Carrboro. Please consider updating your subscription to include updates from Carrboro Town News. It's easy to update yo...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week (13)

Enjoy the Summer! 

While Carrboro This Week takes a short break, we will still be issuing news and information from the Town of Carrboro. Please consider updating your subscription to include updates from Carrboro Town News. It's easy to update yo...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week June 17

Commemorating the End of Slavery, Juneteenth Observed in Carrboro

The Town of Carrboro will celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday on Friday, June 18. Household trash will not be collected on Friday. Residents who normally receive waste collection services on F...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week June 11 2021

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten 

Catch the final Freight Train Blues concert tonight (Friday, June 11)! We celebrate such amazing talent! If you have missed any of the previous concerts, sit back and relax as ...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Around Carrboro Pop-Ups Coming Up!

Did someone say pop-up?! Swing by Carrboro Connects Pop-Up booths taking place Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 12, 2021, to share input on our Town's very first Comprehensive Plan!

Join your neighbors to talk abou...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week May 28 2021

Memorial Day Holiday

Town of Carrboro government offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

The Orange County Veterans Memorial will host a special ceremony on Memorial Day at the Veterans Memorial Site on Homestead...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week May 21

 

Free and Convenient Local Vaccine Options

We're posting everywhere to let the community know about free and convenient options for the COVID-19 vaccine! Help us spread the word! 

Pop-up clinics are being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Congratulations to the UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2021 from the Carrboro Town Council!

While the past months have been full of challenges, you have proven that focus, hard work, and dedication can get you to your goal. Thank you for being a wonderful part of...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week May 7 2021

Happy Mother's Day

We see you. We honor you. We cherish you. We love you. Happy Mother’s Day!  

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Carrboro Celebrates Bike Month

This May, the Town of Carrboro is celebrating Bike Month!

“I urge all Carrboro residents to...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro Day is Sunday, May 2

The annual Carrboro Day Event is scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.  This year’s event will be presented in a virtual format with activities presented via YouTube and Zoom.  Content will also be s...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Town of Carrboro and Music Maker Announce Freight Train Blues 2021!

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro, the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority, WUNC, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Soul Bag, and Artarie will present a livestream version of the annu...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Affordable Housing Coming to Cobb Street in Carrboro

Friday, April 16, was BRIGHT DAY for new affordable housing in Carrboro! Thanks to Carrboro Town Council (left to right) Members Damon Seils, Susan Romaine, Barbara Foushee (Mayor Pro Tem) and Randee Hav...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Everyone 16 and older in North Carolina is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Walk-in clinic for COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) will be held on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TARHEEL TOWN PHARMACY; 370 E Main Stre...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Town Holiday Service Changes

Town of Carrboro government offices will be closed in observance of the town holiday on Friday, April 2. Residents who normally receive solid waste collection on Friday will be serviced on Monday, April 5. Orange County Solid W...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week March 26

School is Open for In-Person Learning

Watch your speed in school zones! It's great to see safety guards like Roy Lungsford again, pictured earlier this week on Hillsborough Road. 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ return of stud...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week March 19 2021

Carrboro Town Council Approves The ArtsCenter Development

The Town Council has approved a conditional use permit application for The ArtsCenter’s new two-story building plan at 315 Jones Ferry Road. 

The $5.5 million building will replace...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Connects

Get Connected!

Participate in the Carrboro Connects Community Workshop to listen, learn and share input into Carrboro’s first comprehensive plan.

  • Attend the Community Workshop on Thursday, March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom.
  • RSVP to obtain the login informat...
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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week March 6

Frontline Essential Workers Now Eligible for Vaccination

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for vac...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Feb 26

Family Fun Sunday Series with JeGhetto

Join in for this free online zoom program scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.Tarish Pipkins a.k.a. Jeghetto has fine-tuned his skills by doing street performances with his puppets. He has worked with Pap...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Feb 19

Blue Skies Ahead! 

Most days this past week were cold, raining and dreary -- but we did have blue skies on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as seen here from McDougle Middle School Track. Blue skies are ahead, and the first day of spring is March 20!  

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Feb 12

For the Love of Carrboro

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Business Alliance and the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority (CTDA) encourage all local residents to show and share their #CarrboroLove this Valentine’s Day in commemoration of For the L...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Feb. 5, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Black History Month

Carrboro is proud to recognize and honor the history of Black people in Carrboro and throughout the nation, and to remember and celebrate them during Black History Month.

Black History Month grew out of the establishm...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Town of Carrboro to Commemorate George Henry White as part of Black History Month

CARRBORO, NC – The Town of Carrboro will be hosting a virtual program to commemorate the 120th anniversary of George Henry White’s historic farewell addre...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Carrboro This Week

First in Line to apply to a town advisory board.

Apply at http://townofcarrboro.org/228/Advisory-Boards-Commissions

Yes, we're having a little fun with the Bernie Sanders meme from Inauguration Day. Seriously, we hope you might consider applying an...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Carrboro This Week

 Carrboro This Week Jan 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Town of Carrboro administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

Residents who normally receive yard waste collection on Monday will be serviced on Tuesday. 

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Jan 8

Local Governments to Consider New Protections for LGBTQ People in Orange County, NC  

Local governments in Orange County, North Carolina, will consider adopting new safeguards against LGBTQ discrimination this January, following the expiration of ...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Dec. 18 2020

Winter Holidays Service Schedules 

In observance of winter holidays, Town of Carrboro offices will be closed for services Dec. 23-25, 2020, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

Carrboro Public Works will collect residential trash routes as follows: 

  • W...
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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: December 5, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Tyrone Small Carrboro This Week

Black Lives Matter Mural Installation Begins in Carrboro

Artist Tyrone Small and a student artist team has begun work this week on a Black Lives Matter mural on the side of the CommunityWorx building facing West Main at the intersection of Jones Ferry Road...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Nov 25 2020

We wish you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

In observance of the holiday, Town of Carrboro offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

North Carolina Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and E...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Carrboro This Week

203 Project Carrboro This Week

Meet the Designers Event  

The public is invited to meet the designers for the 203 Project, a public center-library planned for 203 S. Greensboro St.

The building will house the Orange County Southern Branch Library; Town of Carrboro Recreation, Pa...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Nov 13 2020

Carrboro Connects: Creating Community Together!

The Town of Carrboro is launching our first comprehensive plan, Carrboro Connects: Creating Community Together!

Through Carrboro Connects we will be exploring our community’s needs and priorities sur...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Carrboro This Week

 Carrboro This Week Nov 6, 2020

Carrboro People Photo Album

In time for Thanksgiving, the Town of Carrboro is creating a Carrboro People Photo Album. 

If you would like to be included, take a photo of yourself, your pod, or your family pets to be included, and feel free to add yo...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Oct 30

Happy Halloween!

We hope you're enjoying the fun activities brought by the Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources. For more guidance on celebrating Halloween safely during a pandemic, please check out this information provided by the O...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Oct 23

Residents Celebrate Barred Owl Creek Neighborhood 

There’s a new neighborhood in Carrboro! Named Barred Owl Creek, it is a series of subdivisions formerly designated Plantation Acres until a unanimous vote on Oct. 13 by the Town Council ...

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Carrboro This Week

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Oct 15 2021

The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

Join us Oct. 15-16 for online and outdoor events for our 2021 FestivalThe Carrboro Poetry Council presents the West End Poetry Festival Oct. 15-16, 2021.  The Council is composed of current Carrboro...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Need Help With Your Property Tax Bill?

LHA Flyer

The Longtime Homeowner Assistance program will provide property tax bill assistance to longtime homeowners who have been impacted by the 2021 property tax revaluation. To be eligible for assistance, homeowners must:

  • live in Orange County 
  • have live...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

October is Community Planning Month in Carrboro

National Community Planning Month

The Town of Carrboro has joined in the celebration of National Community Planning Month by proclaiming October as Community Planning Month. 

In issuing the proclamation, Mayor Lydia Lavelle recognizes the participation and dedication of the member...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

You're Invited to The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

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The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

Join us Oct. 15-16 for online and outdoor events for our 2021 FestivalThe Carrboro Poetry Council presents the West End Poetry Festival Oct. 15-16, 2021.  The Council is composed of current Carrboro...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Early Voting in Orange County Starts Oct. 14

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Early Voting

Orange County offers early voting to all registered Orange County voters who wish to vote early, in-person rather than voting absentee by mail or on Election Day.

2021 Early Voting Schedule: 

https://www.orangecountync.gov/DocumentCente...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Governor Cooper and Congressman Price Visit Carrboro's Community School

Carrboro enjoyed a visit Thursday from NC Governor Roy Cooper and US Representative David Price. Learn more about the announcement https://bit.ly/3aejVpD of new funding for early child...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup  

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Indigenous Peoples' Day in Carrboro

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The Town Council of Carrboro recognizes Monday, Oct. 11, as “Indigenous Peoples' Day” in Carrboro.

The Council strongly supports the proposition that Indigenous Peoples' Day shall be an opportunity to celebrate the thr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Marriage Equality Day

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Sunday, Oct. 10, is Marriage Equality Day in Carrboro!

On Oct. 10, 2014, Federal Judge Max Cognburn struck down NC’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional. Advocates for marriage equality rejoiced, and the Town of Carrboro hoisted the rainbow flags. The lov...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Mayor Lavelle Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Poster (Facebook Post)

“I encourage residents to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence, and to work toward a future when all people can feel safe in their relationships and their homes,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle who has proclaimed October Domestic Violence...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Walk to School Day is Wednesday!

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Wednesday, Oct. 6, is Carrboro Walk to School Day!

"I urge all students in Carrboro who are able to do so to walk to school on this day, and to consider doing this as often as possible during the school year," said Mayor Lydia Lavelle, who issued...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup  

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Rea...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Local community organizations are excited to announce the completion of a new mural honoring Black civic leaders from Carrboro and Chapel Hill. 

Painted by artist Kiara Sanders, the African American Trailblazers mural celebrates twelve people who ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Early Voting Scheduled Oct. 14-30

Vote here (Twitter Post)

Information from the Orange County Board of Elections 

Election Day is Nov. 2, 2021.

Orange County offers early voting to all registered Orange County voters who wish to vote early, in-person rather than voting absentee by mail or on Election Day.&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Carrboro Police Announce Burglary Arrest

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On Sept. 28, 2021, Investigators with the Carrboro Police Department arrested and charged Kenneth Wilson Fearrington of Carrboro, age 57, with Breaking & Entering, Larceny, and Possession of Burglary Tools. This arrest stemmed from an incident that o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

West End Poetry Festival Scheduled Oct. 15-16

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The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

Join us Oct. 15-16 for online and outdoor events for our 2021 FestivalThe Carrboro Poetry Council presents the West End Poetry Festival Oct. 15-16, 2021.  The Council is composed of current Carrboro...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

New Mural Honors African-American Community Leaders

Artist with Trailblazers Mural

Local community organizations are excited to announce the completion of a new mural honoring Black civic leaders from Carrboro and Chapel Hill. 

Painted by artist Kiara Sanders, the African American Trailblazers mural celebrates twelve people who ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

OWASA Update: Jones Ferry Road Water Line Resiliency Improvements Project

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OWASA construction crews will begin work in the roadway on Jones Ferry Road on Wednesday, Sept. 29. 

Over the course of October, periodic lane closures of Jones Ferry Road will be required in front of the Water Treatment Plant. Work in the roadway...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro Celebrates Minority Enterprise Development Week

“Minority Enterprise Development Week” is recognized Sept. 19-25 in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I encourage all residents to honor the achievements of minori...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Carrboro 10K Scheduled Saturday, Oct. 2

Carrboro 10K Race Map 2021 (003)

A Carrboro 10K road race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. 

Expect traffic delays around this time on N. Greensboro Street and Hillsborough Road. The race begins in front of McDougle Middle School, winds through downtown Carrboro and its n...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup  

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Advisory Board Recruitment

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Get Involved!

The Town of Carrboro is recruiting for Town Advisory Boards and Commissions. Serving on a board or committee is a great opportunity to connect with community and participate in local government!

We have openings on the following:

  • Affordable Hou...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion Scheduled

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Department of Economic Development has announced a BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. 

The Town of Carrboro seeks to hear the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, Lati...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Minority Enterprise Development Week

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“Minority Enterprise Development Week” is recognized Sept. 19-25 in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I encourage all residents to honor the achievements of minority business owners and to ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Carrboro Recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week

Diaper Need Awareness Week

The week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 is “Diaper Need Awareness Week” in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

Carrboro is proud to be home to trusted community-based organizations including Diaper Bank of North Carolina that recog...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

We're Going Virtual: Carrboro Connects Open House

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We’re going virtual! Due to weather forecasts, the Wednesday, Sept. 22, Carrboro Connects Community Open House has been moved online. 

We want your feedback on the Preliminary Draft Plan! Join us for a VIRTUAL Community Open House on Wedn...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Carrboro This Week - News & Noticias

Carrboro Postcard Sept 2021_1

Greetings from Our New Town Manager

Hello! After serving the past couple weeks as Carrboro Town Manager, I’d like to introduce myself. I am grateful and excited to join with the Town Council, town staff, and you to achieve extraordinary outcomes ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup  

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Mayor Lavelle Proclaims Small Business Week in Carrboro

Small Business Week

“Small Business Week” in the Town of Carrboro is Sept. 13-19, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.

“I encourage all residents to support the small businesses in our community, appreciating and celebrating the personal touches and unique expertise that sma...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Community Trash Cleanup: Sign up Today!

Cleaning Carrboro

Cleaning Carrboro - National Cleanup Day is happening from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Let’s rid our environment of litter by cleaning the local Carrboro area and promoting environmental education.  We need volunteers to help!&a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Town of Carrboro Earns National Communications Award

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The City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) presented the Town of Carrboro with an award in its national competition. 

Announced during a ceremony at the 3CMA national conference held in St. Louis on Thursday, Sept. 9, the To...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Town of Carrboro will honor the contributions of Latino and Hispanic communities with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle for Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2021.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to r...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

One Orange Countywide Racial Equity Plan Invites Input

ONE ORANGE web

The One Orange Countywide Racial Equity Plan: A Framework for Moving Forward is being developed with a commitment to uncover and address implicit biases in our institutions to ensure that race no longer can be used to predict life outcomes in our communit...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

2021 Carrboro Music Festival Canceled

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The Town of Carrboro is announcing the cancellation of the 2021 Carrboro Music Festival.  The festival was scheduled to be held on September 25-26 at venues throughout downtown Carrboro.

When planning for the event began earlier this year, there w...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Town Council Meets Tuesday, Sept. 14

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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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reac...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Carrboro Public Safety Leaders Reflect on 9/11

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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will mark the passage of two decades since 9/11 terrorist attacks. A livestream program will be aired on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/911memorial starting at 8:40 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, Sept. 11.&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Chapel Hill Transit reduces service to improve reliability amid operator shortage

Jones Ferry bus

Chapel Hill Transit will make temporary schedule adjustments to increase the reliability of the bus system in the face of staffing shortages.

Starting Monday Sept. 20, CHT will implement the following adjustments:

The last trip on most routes will run until...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Greetings from Our New Town Manager!

GREETINGS from our New Town Manager (community)

Hello!  After serving the past couple weeks as Carrboro Town Manager, I’d like to introduce myself. I am grateful and excited to join with the Town Council, town staff, and you to achieve extraordinary outcomes in our community.

Twenty years ago, ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Traffic Alert: Work along S. Greensboro scheduled Sept. 7-8

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Motorists are advised to be watchful for flaggers directing traffic along S. Greensboro Street between Main Street and just south of NC Highway 54 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 7-8.

The Town Carrboro is replacing a Town-owned fiber optic cable under the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Carrboro Fire-Rescue to Conduct Live Burn to Benefit Training and Fire Safety Research

Fire-Rescue Patch

The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department will conduct a live burn on the Carrboro Public Works property, 7917 Old NC-86, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3. 

In addition to providing fire training, research on carcinogen exposures will be conducted...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Join the Youth Advisory Board!

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The Town of Carrboro is accepting applications for the Youth Advisory Board. The board meets (virtually) once a month (currently, the first Tuesday at 4 p.m.). 

The Carrboro Youth Advisory Board plans the annual MLK Youth Event with the NAACP Yout...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Four Suspects Charged for Shooting

Carrboro Police

Investigators with the Carrboro Police Department have taken out charges on four suspects for the shooting incident that occurred outside of Wendy’s restaurant at 100 S. Greensboro St., on August 2, 2021.

A total of four suspects were identified during the...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Governor Cooper Visits Carrboro

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CARRBORO, NC -- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stopped by Pizzeria Mercato in Carrboro today (Thursday, Aug. 26) and talked with owner Gabe Barker about his experience during the pandemic and what they’re doing now to keep the community safe. Mercato ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Carrboro Citizens Academy Postponed

Citizens Academy

The Carrboro Citizens Academy has been postponed due to rising cases from the Delta variant of COVID-19. 

Town Clerk Catherine Dorando said she hopes the highly interactive, in-person academy can be brought back safely in spring 2022. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Estes-Greensboro Roundabout Update

Update

As part of the Estes-Greensboro roundabout project, two Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHBs) have been installed along N Greensboro Street at Williams Street and at Oak Avenue. 

These signals control the flow of traffic to create dedicated phase for p...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

New Mural Featured at Carrboro High School

Carrboro HS Mural

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro High School at 201 Rock Haven Road is sporting a new mural, ready the return to in-person classes beginning on Aug. 23.

The mural is a gift from the Carrboro High School Class of 2021, students who had not been in school most of ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Additional Third Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Approved for Certain Immunocompromised Residents

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News from Orange County Health Department

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. August 17, 2021 ? Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approval of an additional dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Carrboro Seeks Feedback on Town Information Centers (TICs)

Town Information Center

If you live in a community with a Town Information Center (TIC) – or maybe one is on your regular walking route and you take an occasional look – please feel free to offer feedback about them.

The Town of Carrboro has installed four Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Indoor mask mandate reinstated for Orange County effective Aug. 11 at 5 pm

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With several key COVID metrics increasing drastically since the end of June, Orange County will reinstate its indoor countywide mask mandate effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11. The mandate will apply to anyone 2 years and older, regardless of vaccinat...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Sign Up Today for the Carrboro Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy

The Town of Carrboro is accepting applications for the Carrboro Citizens Academy. 

If you would like a better understanding of the town, a familiar face to answer everyday questions about local government, and 11 new friends – you should ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

DCHC MPO seeking public feedback on transportation improvements

Cyclist Greenway

If you're interested in highway, bicycle, multi-use paths, and transit projects for our region, you're invited to give your feedback on scenarios of our future transportation system.The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning O...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Jones Ferry Road Bike Lane Installation Scheduled Aug. 11

Bike Lane Sign

The Town of Carrboro will be installing a protected bike lane along the eastbound lanes of Jones Ferry Road between the N.C. 54 highway eastbound ramps and Barnes Street.

Workers will be present in the roadway beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, and wo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Town of Carrboro Requires Masks Indoors, Vaccinations for all Employees

Carrboro Town Hall

Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, the Town of Carrboro will require all employees and visitors accessing Town facilities indoors to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing (maintaining a six-foot distance between individuals) is also requi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Carrboro Police Investigate Burglary and Shooting

Carrboro Police

The Carrboro Police Department is investigating a burglary and shooting that occurred at Oakwood Apartments, located at 605 Oak Ave.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2021, a resident returned home and discovered that multiple suspects had...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Provide Input on Countywide Racial Equity Plan

ONE ORANGE FINAL

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ? Work on a countywide racial equity plan is continuing, and community members are invited to virtual meetings on the plan this month.

During the virtual sessions at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 and 7 p.m. Aug. 17, you will receive information about ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Your Attention Please

Bikes Only

We have received several notifications that motor vehicles have attempted to drive down the Frances Shetley Bikeway via the bicycle exit from the new roundabout. This roundabout exit is for bicycles only!

Our Public Works department has installed some mea...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Plans for the Future of the Greene Tract

Greene Tract

To the Orange County Community, 

Thank you for engaging with us as Orange County, Carrboro and Chapel Hill collaborate to plan for the future of the 104-acre Greene Tract and permanent preservation of a 60-acre Headwaters Preserve. As you may be a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

CANCELED: National Night Out in Carrboro

National Night Out

DUE TO ANTICIPATED INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

The Carrboro Police Department invites community to come out for the National Night Out event being held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Carrboro to Unveil New Truth Plaque

Truth Plaque

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The official unveiling of the Town of Carrboro Truth Plaque for the Freedman School will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9. 

The plaque is located in the Town’s right-of-way next to St. Paul’s AME Church ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Assistance for Residents and Families Facing Eviction

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With federal and state COVID-related eviction moratorium programs already expired or set to expire July 31, Orange County residents and families facing eviction can seek assistance through the Orange County Housing Helpline and the Eviction Diversion Prog...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Town of Carrboro Reopens for In-Person Services

Carrboro Town Hall

Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, Town of Carrboro offices will reopen for in-person services and general public access.

The Town continues to follow guidance from Orange County and the state in support of a safe and responsible reopening of in-person servic...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Carrboro Seeks User Feedback on Town Website

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When you visit the Town of Carrboro website, what’s your experience? Is it easy to find what you need and do the things you want?

The Town is evaluating www.townofcarrboro.org for a future update and seeks your feedback.

An online survey, which takes about ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Orange County Health News

Vaccination

CDC Recommends Indoor Masking for Vaccinated Individuals in High-Risk CountiesTo prevent the further spread of the Delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas wher...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Mayor Lavelle Calls on White House and Congress to Pass Citizenship Legislation

Mayor Lavelle

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Today (Monday, July 26), Mayor Lydia Lavelle, alongside 83 fellow mayors across 28 states, sent a letter to President Biden, Vice President Harris, Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi calling for citizenship for Dreamers, Temporar...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

New Mural to Celebrate Black Trailblazers of Carrboro and Chapel Hill

Mural Artists

A new mural will start to take shape this week at 111 S. Merritt Mill Road, where Chapel Hill and Carrboro meet. The mural will celebrate 12 Black trailblazers who helped shape and improve our community. Triangle-based artist Kiara Sanders will be working...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

At-Home Vaccinations

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In its effort to provide all with access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging (PTRC AAA) to provide free COVID-19 vaccin...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Chapel Hill Transit returns to full service in August

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News from Chapel Hill Transit

Chapel Hill Transit will bring back all of its routes, with schedule adjustments, starting Aug. 1.

Chapel Hill Transit has been running reduced service since last year. Routes including the B, CCX, F, G, JFX, T, and Safe Rides...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Traffic Calming Interim Installation in Barred Owl Creek Neighborhood

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In response to drivers exceeding the speed limit, the Town of Carrboro will be installing traffic calming devices along Carol Street on Thursday, July 29, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Planning and Public Works staff will install the interim devices for testing p...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Report from the Carrboro Community Garden

Michele Easter

About 10 of us gardened together on a warm day. Here is what we did:

Lots of weeding and weed-suppression to clear up some of our aisles, which have been getting pretty wild!  Aisles that have been weeded should either be dug out to the clay layer...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Free Food Distribution July 22

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From 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, Carrboro and Orange County volunteers will distribute free food boxes at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road in Carrboro. Orange County Animal Services will also have pet food available at no cost. &nbs...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Carrboro Announces New Town Manager

Richard White III

CARRBORO, N.C. – Following a nationwide search, Mayor Lydia Lavelle and the Town Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard J. White III as Carrboro’s next Town Manager.

With 24 years of municipal government leadership, including at the Cit...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Orange County Master Aging Plan Community Survey

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News from Orange County 

Your input will help to improve equity throughout aging services in Orange County and inform plans to better serve older adults in our community.  Please take a moment to complete the brief, anonymous survey and l...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Town of Carrboro Prepares for Tropical Storm Elsa

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While we watch for potential local impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa, the Town of Carrboro’s Public Works team has worked to clear culverts and storm drains to reduce flooding. They are prepared to respond to issues throughout the day. 

C...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

July is Parks and Recreation Month in Carrboro

Rec and Parks Month

July is Parks and Recreation Month in Carrboro, proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

The global pandemic has highlighted that public parks are crucial to a community’s quality of life; and especially in the last 15 months, people have turned to the...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

FEMA Notice: Hazard Mitigation Grant Application

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) has received the following application for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of FEMA’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitig...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Frederick Douglass Community Reading Available for Viewing

Community Readers

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro held its eighth annual Frederick Douglass Community Reading under the old elm tree outside Town Hall on July 4, 2021.

Reading Frederick Douglass brings people together to read aloud Frederick Douglass’ speec...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Town of Carrboro to Observe Independence Day Holiday

Happy July 4th!

In observance of Sunday's Independence Day holiday, Town of Carrboro administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 5.

Yard waste and loose leaves will not be collected on Monday. Residents who normally receive yard waste or loose leaves colle...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

New Bulk Item Waste Collection Schedule

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The Carrboro Public Works Department announces expanded service to collect bulk waste items such as furniture and appliances on a regular, biweekly schedule.  

Collection Schedule: Residents from Hillsborough Road, Greensboro Street, Hann...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration: Historic Speeches at Carrboro Town Commons Available on YouTube

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This June, we celebrated JUNETEENTH to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. 

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Youth Council hosted a Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2021, at Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. Before the fes...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Frederick Douglass Community Reading to Feature Cheri Beasley

Cheri Beasley

Mayor Lydia Lavelle will host the eighth annual community reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay, "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.”

The community reading will take place from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, outside Carrboro Town...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Transit agencies suspend bus fares through June 30, 2022

Go Triangle

News Release from GoTriangle 

JUNE 28, 2021 – GoCary, GoDurham, GoRaleigh and GoTriangle are pleased to announce that they will continue to suspend bus fares through June 30, 2022.

The transit agencies suspended fares in March 2020 due to...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Call for Applicants: Affordable Housing Advisory Commission

Affordable Housing Advisory Commission Flyer

The Affordable Housing Advisory Commission (AHAC) currently has openings for applicants! The AHAC plays a key role in helping the Town further its goal to provide opportunities for safe, decent and affordable housing for all residents.  Learn mor...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Carrboro This Week

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Enjoy the Summer! 

While Carrboro This Week takes a short break, we will still be issuing news and information from the Town of Carrboro. Please consider updating your subscription to include updates from Carrboro Town News. It's easy to update yo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Attend a Free Virtual Screening of A Ghost in the Making

A Ghost In the Making

Wednesday, June 30 at 3 p.m. on Town of Carrboro YouTube 

You are invited to celebrate National Pollinator Week in Carrboro and attend a free virtual showing of A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee, a film by Day&a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Town of Carrboro July 4th Events

July Fourth 2021

The Town of Carrboro is excited to announce a return to limited in-person events in celebration of July 4th.  Due to recommendations regarding large-scale public gatherings as the event was being planned, the large traditional in-person event wil...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Free! Homebuyer's Education Webinar

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Empowerment Inc. is hosting a free webinar for prospective homebuyers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26.  

Topics will include:

  • Affordable Housing Coalition Classes
  • Understanding Mortgages
  • Household Budgeting/Money Management
  • Debt Management
  • Pred...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Pollinator Week in the Town of Carrboro

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The week of June 21-27 is Pollinator Week in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I encourage all Carrboro residents to reflect upon the vital role that pollinators play in sustaining our natural environment and join in th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Feel Small Town Pride!

Small Town PRIDE

Feel Small Town Pride this June! The towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are collaborating to show LGBTQ+ Pride, and to affirm community values ensuring that all residents, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated with respect and di...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week June 17

Commemorating the End of Slavery, Juneteenth Observed in Carrboro

The Town of Carrboro will celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday on Friday, June 18. Household trash will not be collected on Friday. Residents who normally receive waste collection services on F...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

South Greensboro Street Sidewalk Project Updates

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The Town of Carrboro is offering public information opportunities on Tuesday, June 22, for the South Greensboro Street sidewalk project, currently under design.

The project will extend along South Greensboro Street from Carr Street to Public Works Drive. &...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Eugenia Floyd Day in the Town of Carrboro

Eugenia Floyd

Today (Wednesday, June 16) is Eugenia Floyd Day in the Town of Carrboro, in appreciation of the dedicated service she provides to her students. 

“I urge all residents of the Town of Carrboro to congratulate North Carolina Teacher of the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Emergency Housing Assistance Listening Sessions

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Join us for a candid conversation! 

EmPOWERment Inc., in partnership with Orange County and the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, will hold two virtual listening sessions on Tuesday, June 22, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to hear communi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Commemorating the End of Slavery, Juneteenth Observed in Carrboro

JUNETEENTH IG

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has issued a proclamation to observe Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery, in the Town of Carrboro on June 19. 

“I encourage residents of Carrboro to learn about and celebrate this historic o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Community Food Distribution Scheduled June 24

Food Distribution English June 24 2021

A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road, Carrboro, NC 27510. 

Anyone in need is welcome. The distribution is first come, first served. It is free of charg...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Carrboro and Chapel Hill to Celebrate Juneteenth

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This weekend, area residents can celebrate Black culture and community with a variety of virtual and in-person Juneteenth events. The festivities are all free and open to the public and are organized by a coalition of community partners that includes the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team Available for Home Vaccinations

Mobile Vaccine Clinic

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ? In an effort to ensure that all community members have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team is ready to vaccinate people who are homebound or are otherwise unable to travel to a vaccine clinic.

Orange C...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week June 11 2021

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten 

Catch the final Freight Train Blues concert tonight (Friday, June 11)! We celebrate such amazing talent! If you have missed any of the previous concerts, sit back and relax as ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Call for Applicants: Community Safety Task Force

Communty Safety Task Force

The Town of Carrboro is recruiting members to a new Community Safety Task Force. 

In the interest of developing new approaches to public safety beyond policing, the task force will include five to seven residents of Carrboro. The Town Council seek...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Around Carrboro Pop-Ups Coming Up!

Around Carrboro Pop-Ups

Did someone say pop-up?! Swing by Carrboro Connects Pop-Up booths taking place Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 12, 2021, to share input on our Town's very first Comprehensive Plan!

Join your neighbors to talk about transportation, housing...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Orange County seeking feedback on election methods for county commission races

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News Release from Orange County, N.C.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners appointed the BOCC Elections Advisory Group (BEAG) in February 2021 to study how county commissioners are elected in Orange County and to recommend possible changes for conside...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

South Orange Rescue Squad Day in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Friday, June 11, is South Orange Rescue Squad Day in Carrboro. 

“I encourage all Carrboro residents to celebrate the service that SORS has contributed to our community over the last 50 years,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle, who issued...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Celebrate Black Community and Culture at the Inaugural Juneteenth Festival

JUNETEENTH SQUARE

A coalition of local organizations invites the community to be a part of the first annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration. Planning partners include the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Office of Equity a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Town of Carrboro Celebrates Juneteenth Holiday

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro will celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday on Friday, June 18. Household trash will not be collected on Friday. Residents who normally receive waste collection services on Friday will be serviced on Monday, June 21. Town...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Facilities Reopening Update

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The following is an update on the continuing reopening of the Carrboro Century Center and related department programs, events and reservations.

Since May 17, the Century Center at 100 N. Greensboro St. has been open for limited, reduced capacity pre-regist...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Around Carrboro Pop-Ups Coming Up!

Did someone say pop-up?! Swing by Carrboro Connects Pop-Up booths taking place Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 12, 2021, to share input on our Town's very first Comprehensive Plan!

Join your neighbors to talk abou...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Trails Day in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Saturday, June 5, is “Trails Day” in Carrboro, proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

Residents are invited to enjoy the hiking opportunities that can be found in our region and to celebrate the outdoors.&nbs...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Immigrant Heritage Month in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, NC -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed June 2021 as "Immigrant Heritage Month” in Carrboro. 

“I encourage all residents to respect and honor the many contributions that immigrants have made in our community and country,” Mayor Lav...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Friday is Gun Violence Awareness Day in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. – The first Friday in June (June 4) is National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I encourage all citizens to support their local communities’ efforts to pr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

Pride Flags Town Hall

CARRBORO, NC -- June 2021 is LGBTQ Pride Month in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month is celebrated nationally each year in the month of June. This month was chosen ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Call for Applicants: Human Services Advisory Commission

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The Town of Carrboro Human Services Advisory Commission http://townofcarrboro.org/292/Human-Services is seeking new members. 

Each year the Commission helps the Town award grants to support nonprofit agencies who provide important services to Carr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Period Poverty Awareness Week in Carrboro

Period Poverty IG

Recognizing that period poverty is a public health issue, Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed May 24-30 to be Period Poverty Awareness Week in Carrboro.

National surveys and research studies report that one in four women and girls struggle to secure enough ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 23, 2021

Call for Applicants: Safe Routes to School Committee

Active Routes to School

The Town of Carrboro is looking for people to serve on its Safe Routes to School Committee. 

We're interested in filling the following seats: 

  • Two (2) students of either an elementary or middle school (from different schools) located in Ca...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week May 21

 Free and Convenient Local Vaccine Options

We're posting digital and paper flyers everywhere to let the community know about free and convenient options for the COVID-19 vaccine! Help us spread the word! 

Pop-up clinics are being held from...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion

BIPOC Business Social Media Post

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Department of Economic Development has announced a BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 27.

The Town of Carrboro seeks to hear the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Peopl...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Carrboro Jaguars Men’s Tennis Day

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Today (Wednesday, May 19) is Carrboro Jaguars Men’s Tennis Day, proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

The Carrboro High School Jaguars won the NCHSAA 2-A Team Tennis Championship at Cary Tennis Park on Saturday, May 15, 2021. They are the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Carrboro Pays Tribute to Public Works Employees

Public Works Week

It’s Public Works Week in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“Despite the unprecedented challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our public works professionals continue to perform the myriad essential services that allow our Town...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Carrboro 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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Following New CDC Guidance on Face Coverings, Governor Cooper Lifts Many COVID-19 Restrictions

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Message from Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle: “Governor Cooper’s announcement today was possible because most of us have taken this pandemic seriously since last spring by following the state’s health protocols, and get...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Congratulations to the UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2021

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Congratulations to the UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2021 from the Carrboro Town Council! 

While the past months have been full of challenges, you have proven that focus, hard work, and dedication can get you to your goal. Thank you for being a wonderf...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Congratulations to the UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2021 from the Carrboro Town Council!

While the past months have been full of challenges, you have proven that focus, hard work, and dedication can get you to your goal. Thank you for being a wonderful part of...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Carrboro Engages with Immigrants through Virtual Community Listening Sessions

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- As part of the Town’s ongoing comprehensive planning process, Carrboro Connects, community members from Myanmar participated in a listening session with Mayor Lydia Lavelle on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

The listening session aired li...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week May 7 2021

Happy Mother's Day

We see you. We honor you. We cherish you. We love you. Happy Mother’s Day!  

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Carrboro Celebrates Bike Month

This May, the Town of Carrboro is celebrating Bike Month!

“I urge all Carrboro residents to have fun this month by ridin...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month in Carrboro

Mental Health Awareness Month

CARRBORO, N.C. -- May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I ask all residents to support those who struggle with mental health challenges, to understand the resources that are available t...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

May is Bike Month in Carrboro

Bike Month

CARRBOBO, N.C. -- This May, the Town of Carrboro is celebrating Bike Month!

“I urge all Carrboro residents to have fun this month by riding a bike,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle, who proclaimed Bike Month in Carrboro. 

Established in 1956 and promoted ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Local Vaccine Providers and NC COVID-19 Update

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Note: The following is information provided by the state and Orange County Health Department.

North Carolina is easing the mask mandate outdoors and increasing mass gathering limits in an executive order that takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday, April 30.

The ord...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Greene Tract Environmental Assessment Presentation Available for Viewing

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In January 2020, the Town of Carrboro, Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County adopted the Greene Tract Resolution for a Path Forward. This resolution initiated the drafting of an environmental assessment in order to obtain site-specific information on env...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Carrboro Joins Criminal Justice Debt Program to Assist with Court Fees

Criminal Justice Debt Program

CARRBORO, N.C. – Residents needing assistance with fees and costs imposed due to criminal justice or traffic court involvement are now able to apply for relief through the Criminal Justice Debt Program. 

The Carrboro Town Council voted o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro Day is Sunday, May 2 

The annual Carrboro Day Event is scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.  This year’s event will be presented in a virtual format with activities presented via YouTube and Zoom.  Content will...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

CDC Updates Guidance for Vaccinated People

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The Orange County Health Department has issued the following information from the CDC:

The CDC has updated its guidance for fully vaccinated people. Some of the changes include:

  • Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in cert...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Arbor Day in Carrboro

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Photo Caption: We thought it might be fun to glance back to 2019 Carrboro Arbor Day when Mayor Lydia Lavelle planted a tree with Carrboro Elementary School students. This year, a tree will be planted at Anderson Park by our Public Works Department.

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Carrboro is Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed the Town of Carrboro to be a 2021 Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and other leading health organizations,...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Feedback Invited on Regional Transportation Plan

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News from Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO)

DURHAM, N.C. – If you’re interested in the future highway, bicycle, multi-use paths, and transit projects for our region, you’re invited to give your feedback now on a prop...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Program and Facilities Updates

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The Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department will be re-opening the Carrboro Century Center at 100 N.  Greensboro St. for limited indoor programming and reservations beginning the week of May 17, 2021.  

The followin...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Town of Carrboro and Music Maker Announce Freight Train Blues 2021!

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro, the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority, WUNC, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Soul Bag, and Artarie will present a livestream version of the annu...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Community, Town Build Affordable Housing on Cobb Street in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, NC – Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is collaborating with the Town of Carrboro and other partners to build four units (two duplexes) of affordable housing on Cobb Street in Carrboro.

The project is a culmination of a collaboration among th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Orange County website allows property owners to appeal new appraised values

Property Tax Revaluation

News from Orange County, NC

North Carolina counties are required to revalue properties regularly to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the property tax burden. The Orange County Tax Office recently completed its 2021 revaluation and mailed notice ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Virtual Carrboro Day Event Information

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The annual Carrboro Day Event is scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.  This year’s event will be presented in a virtual format with activities presented via YouTube and Zoom.  Content will also be shared via the Carrboro Recreation, Park...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Town of Carrboro Achieves High Financial Ratings

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CARRBORO, NC -- Moody’s recently evaluated the Town of Carrboro’s financial condition and assigned a credit rating of Aa1.

“This rating is the highest of high quality and is only one notch below the highest possible rating of ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Greensboro-Estes Roundabout Project Update

Roundabout Greensboro and Estes

CARRBORO, NC -- Roundabout construction at N. Greensboro Street and Estes Drive will be about 75% complete when the traffic shifts into an initial roundabout design on Tuesday, April 20. 

This is the final stage of the NC Department of Transportat...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Traffic to Shift to Estes-Greensboro Roundabout

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News from NC Department of Transportation 

Note: Crews plan to be at work on Saturday, April 17, in preparation for the traffic shift. 

CARRBORO, NC – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to shift traffic next week onto a new...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Affordable Housing Coming to Cobb Street in Carrboro

Friday, April 16, was BRIGHT DAY for new affordable housing in Carrboro! Thanks to Carrboro Town Council (left to right) Members Damon Seils, Susan Romaine, Barbara Foushee (Mayor Pro Tem) and Randee Hav...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Carrboro Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Racial Equity Commission

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The Town of Carrboro is recruiting for the newly established Racial Equity Commission. 

The Racial Equity Commission is empowered to make short, mid- and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage cau...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Town of Carrboro and Music Maker Announce Freight Train Blues 2021!

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LIVESTREAM MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUESWOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTEN 

PERFORMANCES BY AMYTHYST KIAH, JOHNNY RAY DANIELS, THE HAMILTONES, ALEXA ROSE, AND HARVEY DALTON ARNOLD

Livestream each concert via the links below:

F...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

CASA breaks ground on affordable housing community, Perry Place

Perry Place Groundbreaking

News Release from CASA 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC – CASA is pleased to announce that they have broken ground on their newest community in Orange County. The site is located along South Merritt Mill Road and straddles the border of Chapel Hill an...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

The 2nd Annual Joint Creek Cleanup Ends on April 17

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The Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are inviting residents and businesses to help clean our urban streams this spring.

 Joining the challenge<https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/public-works/stormwater-management/...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

State advises providers to follow federal pause on use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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News Release from Orange County Health Department 

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) sent a message to health care providers around the state advising that they follow the federal recommendation to pause use of th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Everyone 16 and older in North Carolina is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Walk-in clinic for COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) will be held on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TARHEEL TOWN PHARMACY; 370 E Main Street, Suite...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Mayor Lydia Lavelle Signs Mayor’s Monarch Pledge

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CARRBORO, NC -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has signed the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge nwf.org/mayorsmonarchpledge a step aimed at protecting the iconic butterfly, a species whose eastern populations have declined by ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Poetry Month in Carrboro

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“As we enter the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, it continues to be ever so timely for a proclamation recognizing the value and essence of poetry.” –Mayor Lydia Lavelle 

CARRBORO, NC -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has declared April Poetry Month ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Everyone 16+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine

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Everyone 16 and older in North Carolina is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Note from Town of Carrboro: Walk-in clinic for COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) will be held on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TARHEEL T...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Orange County HOME Consortium seeking public input on draft Annual Action Plan

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The Orange County HOME Consortium is seeking public input on the draft Annual Action Plan for the FY 2021-22 HOME Program. 

Each year, Orange County receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the HOME In...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Meeting of the Minds Affordable Housing Panel Discussion + Q&A

Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds will host a virtual, communitywide Affordable Housing Panel Discussion and Q&A on Monday, April 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The discussion will center on the housing needs of people living at 30% AMI and below.

Please sign-up for the e...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Town Holiday Service Changes

Town of Carrboro government offices will be closed in observance of the town holiday on Friday, April 2. Residents who normally receive solid waste collection on Friday will be serviced on Monday, April 5. Orange County Solid W...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Carrboro Connects: Community Workshop 2 Recap

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“Tonight, even though we were virtual, we had a sense of community…and that is what will be remembered about Carrboro in 20 years to come.”  – Council Member Randee Haven O’Donnell

CARRBORO, NC -- More than 100 people from across Carrboro came tog...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Alamance County Chase Ends in Carrboro, Suspect Sought

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News Release from Carrboro Police Department 

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle suspected of being involved in a shooting in Graham yesterday evening (Monday, March 29). The vehicle fled and was chased into...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

2021 Summer Apprenticeship for 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 a summer apprenticeship.  A total of three (3) apprenticeships are available.

Purpose:To encourage and support eme...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Town Holiday Service Changes

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Town of Carrboro government offices will be closed in observance of the town holiday on Friday, April 2. 

Residents who normally receive solid waste collection on Friday will be serviced on Monday, April 5. 

Orange County Solid Waste Manag...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

All of Group 4 Will be Eligible for Vaccination March 31, All Adults Eligible April 7

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News Release from Orange County Health Department 

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced beginning on March 31, people in Group 4 who are essential workers ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

2021 Earth Hour in Carrboro

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Saturday, March 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., is declared as “Earth Hour” in Carrboro by the Town Council, which is calling on all everyone to join and demonstrate a commitment to address climate change by supporting the effort. &nbs...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Governor Cooper Announces Accelerated Timeline for Vaccination Eligibility

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News Release from Governor Roy Cooper's Office 

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., announced on Thursday, March 25, 2021, an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for vaccin...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week March 26

School is Open for In-Person Learning

Watch your speed in school zones! It's great to see safety guards like Roy Lungsford again, seen here on Hillsborough Road. 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ return of students to classrooms on Monday, March ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Gov. Cooper Announces North Carolina Will Relax Some COVID-19 Restrictions

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News from NC Governor Roy Cooper's Office 

NC Governor As North Carolina’s trends continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases with 31.7% of North Carolinians over 18 having received at least one dose of vaccine, Governor Roy Co...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Carrboro Fire-Rescue Responds to Apartment Fire

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CARRBORO, NC -- On Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 6:09 p.m., members of the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a report of a fire in the 100 Block of BPW Club Rd. 

Responding fire crews arrived just over five minutes after dispatch and found...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Shred-A-Thons Scheduled April 24 and May 1

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Orange County Solid Waste Management will hold two free Shred-A-Thons for confidential paper this spring. Bring your confidential papers for free, safe, and contact-free shredding.

The event is open to residents of Orange County and Carrboro, small busines...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week March 19 2021

Carrboro Town Council Approves The ArtsCenter Development

The Town Council has approved a conditional use permit application for The ArtsCenter’s new two-story building plan at 315 Jones Ferry Road. 

The $5.5 million building will replace the nonpr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Wednesday: People with High-Risk Medical Conditions Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

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News Release from Orange County Health Department

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced beginning on March 17, people in Group 4 who have a medical condition that pu...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Connects

Get Connected!

Participate in the Carrboro Connects Community Workshop to listen, learn and share input into Carrboro’s first comprehensive plan.

  • Attend the Community Workshop on Thursday, March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom.
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

NC Governor Announces Group 4 to Begin Vaccines March 17

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News from NC Department of Health and Human Services 

Today (Thursday, March 11), Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced that beginning on March 17, people in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk and people who...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

The Covid-19 Vaccination: Make an Informed Decision

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News from the Orange County Health Department 

Join us on Saturday, March 13 at 3 p.m. for a virtual panel discussion, "The COVID-19 Vaccination: Make An Informed Decision."

During this program, you will hear from a panel of four physicia...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Carrboro Farmers' Market hours are changing soon!

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News from the Carrboro Farmers' Market 

Mark your calendars - the Carrboro Farmers' Market hours are changing soon! The Wednesday afternoon market will start back up again on Wednesday, March 17, and the Saturday morning market w...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Carrboro Police Investigate Shooting

Carrboro Police

The Carrboro Police Department responded at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, to a disturbance call on the 200 block of Prince Street.  

Upon arrival, officers found a subject who was shot and who was subsequently treated at the scene. 

Th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Community Food Distribution Scheduled March 25

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A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at Henry Anderson Community Park, 302 N. Carolina Hwy 54W, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Anyone in need is welcome. The distribution is first come, first served. It is free o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

2nd Annual Joint Creek Clean-Up

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The towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are inviting residents and businesses to help clean our urban streams this March.

 Due to the public health safety concerns, we are not leading organized groups for the cleanup effort this year. Families and p...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week March 6

Frontline Essential Workers Now Eligible for Vaccination

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for vac...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Carrboro Connects Community Workshop

Carrboro Connects March 18 Meeting

 Get Connected!

Participate in the Carrboro Connects Community Workshop to listen, learn and share input into Carrboro’s first comprehensive plan.

  • Attend the Community Workshop on Thursday, March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom.RSVP to obtain...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Frontline Essential Workers Now Eligible for Vaccination

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News Release from Orange County Health Department 

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Women's History Month

Mayor Lydia Lavelle

March is Women’s History Month in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.  

All residents are encouraged to celebrate this observance, to learn more about the important achievements of women throughout history, and to find insp...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Town of Carrboro Awards Business Loan to Tesoro

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The Town of Carrboro has awarded a $60,000 business loan through its Revolving Loan Fund to Tesoro, a pasta-focused neighborhood restaurant slated to open this spring at 100 E. Weaver St. 

The application from David Peretin, a managing member of T...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Gov. Cooper Announces Frontline Essential Workers Eligible for Vaccination Beginning March 3

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  • Gov. Cooper Announces Frontline Essential Workers Eligible for Vaccination Beginning March 3. 
  • Group 4 vaccinations to begin March 24 for people who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk or who live in certain congregate settings....
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Feb 26

Family Fun Sunday Series with JeGhetto

Join us for this free online zoom program scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.Tarish Pipkins a.k.a. Jeghetto has fine-tuned his skills by doing street performances with his puppets. He has worked with Pap...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Virtual Stream Restoration Q&A

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The Town received a 2020 Legacy Tree Fund Grant from the NC Urban Forest Council to restore a stream buffer in Henry “Hank” Anderson III Community Park. 

Attend a virtual presentation from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, March 6, to learn more about ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Gov. Cooper Announces Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions as North Carolina Trends Stabilize

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News Release from the Orange County Health Department 

As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Gov. Cooper has announced that the state will carefully ease some of its COVID-19 restric...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

PreK-12 School Personnel and Child Care Workers Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Get Your Shot

News Release from Orange County Health Department 

Governor Roy Cooper announced Feb. 10 that childcare workers, educators and school personnel in pre-K through grade 12, including private and charter schools, will be eligible to receive a COVID v...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Scholastic Journalism Week in Carrboro

Scholastic Journalism

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Feb. 21-27 as Scholastic Journalism Week in Carrboro.

“I ask all residents to express their encouragement and gratitude to our student journalists and the teachers and advisers who support them,” Mayor...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Carrboro Project Updates

Project Updates

Get updates on Town of Carrboro Projects from the Climate Action Plan to sidewalk improvements and business outreach initiatives -- and much more at https://bit.ly/3dsI9zh     

Curious about the CASA Merritt Mill Affordable Housi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Invasive Species Awareness Week

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Feb. 22-28 as “Carrboro Invasive Species Awareness Week” and asks residents to join in the efforts to support native species. 

An invasive species is an organism that causes ecological or econ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Feb 19

Blue Skies Ahead! 

Most days this past week were cold, raining and dreary -- but we did have blue skies on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as seen here from McDougle Middle School Track. Blue skies are ahead, and the first day of spring is March 20!  

#...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion

BIPOC Business

CARRBORO, NC -- The Carrboro Department of Economic Development has announced a BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

The Town seeks to hear the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and People of Color bu...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Swearing-In Ceremony: Police Chief Chris Atack

Chief Chris Atack at Swearing-In

The swearing-in ceremony of Chris Atack as the new Carrboro Police Chief took place today (Monday, Feb. 15) in a short, socially distanced event at Town Hall. 

The ceremony was led by Town Clerk Catherine Dorando with Town Manager David Andrews. I...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Feb 12

For the Love of Carrboro

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Business Alliance and the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority (CTDA) encourage all local residents to show and share their #CarrboroLove this Valentine’s Day in commemoration of For the Love of Car...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Carrboro Town Council to Recognize Black Lives Matter Mural Artists

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The Carrboro Town Council plans to recognize the artists who were commissioned for Black Lives Matter murals at its next virtual meeting scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. 

The community is invited to join the live stream program at YouTube.com...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Fire Strikes Multi-Family Dwelling

Fire Station

CARRBORO, N.C. – On Friday, Feb.12, 2021, at 3:04 a.m., members of the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department responded to the 200 block of Cedarwood Lane, for the report of a smoke coming from the roof of a residence.

Responding fire crews arrived in just over f...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

PreK-12 School Personnel and Child Care Workers Become Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine Feb. 24

GetYourShot

News Release from Orange County Health Department 

Governor Roy Cooper announced Feb. 10 that childcare workers, educators and school personnel in pre-K through grade 12, including private and charter schools, will be eligible to receive a COVID v...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Carrboro Town Manager Announces New Police Chief

Chris Atack

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Town Manager David Andrews has announced the appointment of Police Capt. Chris Atack, a 22-year veteran of the Carrboro Police Department, as the next Police Chief for the Town of Carrboro, effective Feb. 15, 2021.  

“Chris has t...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

For the Love of Carrboro 2021

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Three ways to show and share your #CarrboroLove this Valentine’s Day and celebrate all that makes Carrboro a great place to live, learn, work, play, and visit.

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Business Alliance and the Carrboro Tourism Development ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

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Carrboro This Week Feb. 5, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Black History Month

Carrboro is proud to recognize and honor the history of Black people in Carrboro and throughout the nation, and to remember and celebrate them during Black History Month.

Black History Month grew out of the establishm...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

February is Black History Month in Carrboro

Black History Month in Carrboro

Carrboro is proud to recognize and honor the history of Black people in Carrboro and throughout the nation, and to remember and celebrate them during Black History Month.

Black History Month grew out of the establishment, in 1926, of Negro History Week by ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Carrboro Town Manager Announces Retirement

David Andrews

After more than 30 years in local government service, Town Manager David Andrews has announced plans to retire from the Town of Carrboro on July 31, 2021.

“While I will leave with many enjoyable memories, I am also looking forward to making new o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Carrboro Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Racial Equity Commission

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The Town of Carrboro is recruiting for the newly established Racial Equity Commission. 

The Racial Equity Commission is empowered to make short, mid- and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage cau...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Town of Carrboro to Commemorate George Henry White as part of Black History Month

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CARRBORO, NC – The Town of Carrboro will be hosting a virtual program to commemorate the 120th anniversary of George Henry White’s historic farewell address to Congress.  The online event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Police Chief Walter Horton Day in Carrboro

Chief Horton

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Monday, Feb. 1, is Police Chief Walter Horton Day in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I want to offer my thanks and appreciation to Chief Horton for his twenty-seven year career with the Town of Carrb...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

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Town of Carrboro to Commemorate George Henry White as part of Black History Month

CARRBORO, NC – The Town of Carrboro will be hosting a virtual program to commemorate the 120th anniversary of George Henry White’s historic farewell address to Congress. &...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Summary: Town CARES Support to Carrboro Residents and Businesses during Pandemic

Food Distribution During Pandemic

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Congress passed the federal stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), in March 2020 to aid individuals, business and communities throughout the U.S. affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

CANCELED: Community Food Distribution For Jan. 28

CANCELED

Due to inclement weather, there will not be a food distribution at Carrboro High School on Thursday, Jan. 28.  

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELED. 

A Community Food Distribution event scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Ca...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Comment Period Ends Jan. 29 for Plan on COVID-19 and Other Recovery

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Don’t miss the chance to review and provide comment on a draft plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions. The comment period ends Friday, Jan. 29.

The draft Orange County Long-Term Recovery and Transformation Plan is attached and a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Orange County Shares COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Get Your Shot

News Release from Orange County Health Department 

For the third week in a row the Orange County Health Department has not received any first dose allotment of COVID-19 vaccines from the NCDHHS. The lack of first dose allotment will not affect or ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Carrboro Fire-Rescue to participate in a digital community risk assessment program

Fire-Rescue Patch

CARRBORO, NC -- The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) www.nfpa.org to participate in the second phase of a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment (CRA) tool. Aligned to...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Traffic Alert: Greensboro-Estes Roundabout

Traffic Alert

Construction on the N. Greensboro Street-Estes Drive roundabout continues. 

Work on the installation of a large stormwater pipe will resume the week beginning on Monday, Jan. 25. 

Please be alert. Traffic patterns may change and there may ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett Day in Carrboro

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Tuesday, Jan. 26, as Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett Day in the Town of Carrboro to honor the Orange County native who played a key role in developing one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

“We recognize her remarkable research an...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

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First in Line to apply to a town advisory board

Apply at http://townofcarrboro.org/228/Advisory-Boards-Commissions

Yes, we're having a little fun with the Bernie Sanders meme from Inauguration Day. Seriously, we hope you might consider applying and...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Orange County Health Department Shares Information to Speed Vaccine Effort

Vaccine Distribution Phases

News Release from Orange County Health Department 

The Orange County Health Department is receiving an extremely high volume of phone calls and emails regarding vaccine registration. It is asking for the public’s patience and sharing inf...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission will present the 31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The community is invited to acknowledge and celebrate the honorees for their displays of courage in upholding the ideals of social jus...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Update on the South Greensboro Street Sidewalk Project

Sidewalk Rendering

Please join us for an update on the South Greensboro Street sidewalk project! 

The Town of Carrboro will be holding two remote public meetings on the installation of a sidewalk along South Greensboro Street from the north end of Old Pittsboro Road...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Town of Carrboro administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

Residents who normally receive yard waste collection on Monday will be serviced on Tuesday. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Black Lives Matter Installation at the Century Center

BLM at Century Center

CARRBORO, N.C. -- A Black Lives Matter mural was completed Friday, Jan. 15, at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.

The selected artist, Erbriyon Barrett of Atlanta, painted the mural on the building’s side facing E. Main Street. Mr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Long-Term Recovery Plan Ready for Review

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The draft Orange County Long-Term Recovery and Transformation Plan is ready for review, with two virtual public meetings occurring this week and public comment available online through Jan. 29.

The draft plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and oth...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

NCDHHS Revises the Vaccine Plan to Simplify Who is Eligible

65 and older Get Your Shot

News Release from Orange County Health Department 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ? The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) revised its vaccine distribution plan on Jan. 14 to simplify who is eligible to receive the vaccine.

North C...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

COVID-19 Memorial Day in Carrboro

COVID-19 Memorial Day Wednesday, Jan.uary 19, 2021

CARRBORO, N.C. -- To pause and reflect on the lives that we have lost to COVID-19, Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Tuesday, Jan. 19, as COVID-19 Memorial Day in the Town of Carrboro.

“Carrboro Town Hall will be lit on this evening, and I urge all church...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

CANCELED: Community Food Distribution For Jan. 28

CANCELED

Due to inclement weather, there will not be a food distribution at Carrboro High School on Thursday, Jan. 28.  

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELED. 

A Community Food Distribution event scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Ca...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Orange County Health Department Gives Update on Phase 1b COVID Vaccine Effort

Vaccine Info

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.  ? The Orange County Health Department has more than 4,200 people signed up for vaccination in Phase 1b Group 1 for individuals 75 and older since registration opened, Jan. 7, and appointment slots are being filled already for ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

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Local Governments to Consider New Protections for LGBTQ People in Orange County, NC  

Local governments in Orange County, North Carolina, will consider adopting new safeguards against LGBTQ discrimination this January, following the expiration of ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Local Governments to Consider New Protections for LGBTQ People in Orange County, NC

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JOINT NEWS RELEASE FROM Town of Carrboro, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Hillsborough and Orange County, NC

Local governments in Orange County, North Carolina, will consider adopting new safeguards against LGBTQ discrimination this January, following the exp...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Residents Directed to Take Immediate COVID-19 Safety Actions

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- Gov. Roy Cooper has extended North Carolina’s modified stay at home order through at least Jan. 29, and the state health department has issued a secretarial directive for North Carolinians to take immediate actions to prote...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Orange County Health Department Prepares to Move into Phase 1B of COVID Vaccine Effort

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News Release from the Orange County Health Department

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- North Carolina has moved into Phase 1b Group 1 of COVID vaccine distribution, meaning individuals 75 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. There is no requireme...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Carrboro Police Chief to Retire

Chief Horton

CARRBORO, NC -- After 27 years in law enforcement, Carrboro Police Chief Walter Horton has announced that he plans to retire effective Jan. 31, 2021. 

“I want to thank Chief Horton for his service to Carrboro,” Town Manager Dav...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Town of Carrboro Awarded $900,000 for Emergency Housing Assistance

Apartments in Carrboro

Mayor Lydia Lavelle announced today (Monday, Jan. 4) that the Town of Carrboro was awarded $900,000 in CDBG-CV funding for emergency housing assistance. This is the maximum grant amount awarded by the NC Department of Commerce.  

The funds will al...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Carrboro Installs Neighborhood Message Centers

Message Center

In an effort to reach people who do not access information via computers or the internet, the Town of Carrboro is piloting a Neighborhood Message Center system.

The first message center was put up on Christmas Eve at the Rocky Brook Mobile Home Park, a com...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 22, 2020

He Had a Dream. Are We Living It?

Dr. MLK Jr Special Event 2021 Flyer

Join the community from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a webinar event with special guest speakers.

The panel discussion titled "He Had a Dream. Are We Living It?" will feature the fo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 20, 2020

Black Lives Matter Mural Unveiled in Carrboro

BLM Mural Artists

Artist Tyrone Small and his student artist team joyfully unveiled on Friday, Dec. 18, their completed Black Lives Matter mural on the side of the CommunityWorx building facing West Main at the intersection of Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro.

Friday’s unveilin...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

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Winter Holidays Service Schedules 

In observance of winter holidays, Town of Carrboro offices will be closed for services Dec. 23-25, 2020, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

Carrboro Public Works will collect residential trash routes as follows: 

  • W...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Carrboro Extends Park Pavilion Fee Waivers

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Responding to community needs for social distancing and outdoor gathering spaces, the Town of Carrboro will continue to waive fees through March 31 for pavilion rentals at public parks.  

Pavilions are located at the following parks: 

  • Carr...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Friday is Ron Stutts Day in Carrboro

Ron Stutts

In honor of WCHL Radio Host Ron Stutts’ last day on the air before his retirement, Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Friday, Dec. 18, as “Ron Stutts Day” in the Town of Carrboro.

While on the air, whenever noting the temperat...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

The Orange County Health Department will be hosting various free COVID-19 testing events during the week of Dec. 14, 2020.

For the most up-to-date information on testing please visit: orangecountync.gov/testing 

Daily testing will conti...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Orange County Plans for Phased, Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID Vaccine

News Release from Orange County Health Department

When a COVID vaccine is available for the general public, the Orange County Health Department has a plan to ensure the vaccine is distributed equitably and efficiently to county residents.

To help determine...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Carrboro Annual Holiday Program

Happy Holidays Carrboro

The Town of Carrboro is excited to present our Annual Holiday Program for 2020!

Each year, the Town welcomes the community to gather in front of Town Hall for the lighting of the holiday tree along with remarks from our elected officials and songs from our...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

With Key Metrics Increasing Rapidly, NC to Begin Modified Stay at Home Order

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News Release from NCDHHS/Orange County Health Department 

North Carolina will begin a modified stay at home order at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, due to a rapid increase in North Carolina’s key COVID-19 trends. The order requires people to stay at home...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 5, 2020

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Black Lives Matter Mural Installation Begins in Carrboro

Artist Tyrone Small and a student artist team has begun work this week on a Black Lives Matter mural on the side of the CommunityWorx building facing West Main at the intersection of Jones Ferry Road...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Introducing: Carrboro Cheer

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News Release from Carrboro Business Alliance

The Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA) has launched the new Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide (www.CarrboroCheer.com), which showcases more than 60 curated, uniquely Carrboro gift ideas for the holiday shopping season. Th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Carrboro receives successful review of efforts to promote LGBTQ inclusion

Town Hall Rainbow Flags

The Town of Carrboro is happy to announce another successful review of the Town’s efforts in promoting LGBTQ inclusion. 

Since 2014, the Town has been rated by the Human Rights Commission in their annual report of the Municipal Equality Index (MEI...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Black Lives Matter Mural Installation Begins in Carrboro

Black Lives Matter Mural Underway at CommunityWorx

Artist Tyrone Small and a student artist team has begun work this week on a Black Lives Matter mural on the side of the CommunityWorx building facing West Main at the intersection of Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro.

The Carrboro Town Council selected the mura...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Traffic Shift to Occur Monday at Greensboro-Estes Intersection

Traffic Alert

Construction on the N. Greensboro Street-Estes Drive roundabout will move to the east side of the roadway on Monday, Dec. 7. 

Traffic will experience a lane shift when the westside lane reopens, and the eastside lane closes. Flaggers will continue...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

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We wish you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

In observance of the holiday, Town of Carrboro offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

North Carolina Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and E...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Dec. 1 Meeting Notice and Past Meeting Summary

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

North Carolina Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and Enforcement

Phase 3

News Release from Orange County Health Department 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. November 24, 2020 ? Gov. Roy Cooper has issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Caroli...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Help Select Top Strategies for COVID-19 Recovery

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The Orange County Long-Term Recovery Group has identified potential strategies for recovering from COVID-19 and needs your input on which strategies best meet the community’s needs.

Community members are asked to take a 10-minute online survey be...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

With Cases Rising Rapidly, North Carolina Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and Enforcement

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News Release from the Governor's Office 

Governor Roy Cooper today issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Small Business Saturday in Carrboro

Holiday Shopping in Carrboro

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday in Carrboro.  

“This year, more than ever, supporting our local businesses is even more necessary to their survival; support is easily accompl...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

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203 Project Carrboro This Week

Meet the Designers Special Event

The public is invited to meet the designers for the 203 Project, a public center-library planned for 203 S. Greensboro St.

The building will house the Orange County Southern Branch Library; Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Past Meeting Summary and Dec. 1 Meeting Notice 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance

2019 Transgender Day of Remembrance logo

Today (Friday, Nov. 20) is Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Town of Carrboro, proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

Mayor Lavelle asks all residents to reflect on the challenges facing the transgender members of our community, and work to ensur...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Community Invited to Meet the 203 Project Designers

203 Project Design Schematic

The public is invited to meet the designers for the 203 Project, a public center planned for 203 S. Greensboro St.

The building will house the Orange County Southern Branch Library; Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department; the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Nov. 17 Meeting Agenda and Past Meeting Summary 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

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Carrboro Connects: Creating Community Together!

The Town of Carrboro is launching our first comprehensive plan, Carrboro Connects: Creating Community Together!

Through Carrboro Connects we will be exploring our community’s needs and priorities sur...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Community Food Distribution Scheduled Thursday

Food Distribution 11-19-2020

A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road.

Anyone in need is welcome. The distribution is first come, first served. It is free of charge, and there are no eligibilit...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Indoor Gatherings Limit Reduced to 10; Precautions Need to Be Taken Now for Thanksgiving

Phase 3

News Release from Orange County Health Department

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ? North Carolina’s indoor mass gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people again, effective at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Anyone planning to gather with non-household members for ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Carrboro Announces BIPOC Business Roundtable Meeting

BIPOC Business Graphic

CARRBORO, NC -- The Carrboro Department of Economic Development has announced a BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

The Town seeks to hear the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and People of Color bu...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Introducing Visit Carrboro!

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CARRBORO, NC -- Last week, the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority (CTDA) launched “Visit Carrboro,” an initiative to promote safe travel and tourism in the Town of Carrboro. The new initiative includes a dynamic new website (www.Vi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Orange County Health Department Offers Guidance on Safer Holiday Breaks

HolidayGatherings

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ? Any scenario in which people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission. The Orange County Health Department offers information on how to gather more safely during the holidays, including guidance for students leaving coll...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

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Carrboro People Photo Album

In time for Thanksgiving, the Town of Carrboro is creating a Carrboro People Photo Album. 

If you would like to be included, take a photo of yourself, your pod, or your family pets to be included, and feel free to add yo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

We're Planting Trees in Carrboro!

We're looking for volunteers to plant trees

Carrboro, NC – Volunteers will pick up their shovels from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, to plant trees in Henry “Hank” Anderson III Community Park at 302 N Carolina Hwy 54 W, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

The tree planting is part of a town project to ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Statement from Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle

Lydia Lavelle

November 4, 2020

I have been asked to share my thoughts about the Black Lives Matter flags currently flying at Carrboro Town Hall.

Shortly after the killing of George Floyd in May, the Town Council began conversations about placing a Black Lives Matter mura...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 1, 2020

Fire Strikes Single-Family Home

Fire-Rescue Patch

On Friday, Oct. 30, at 9:25 p.m., members of the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department responded to the 300 block of Warren Court, in the South Orange Fire District, for the report of a kitchen fire.  

Responding fire crews arrived within six minutes an...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Carrboro 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 www.townofcarrboro.org/signup  

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Carrboro Awards $100,000 for Affordable Housing

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This week, the Carrboro Town Council granted Habitat for Humanity of Orange County $100,000 from its Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund in support of the construction of four new units (two duplexes) on Cobb Street in the Northside neighborh...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Carrboro This Week

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Residents Celebrate Barred Owl Creek Neighborhood 

There’s a new neighborhood in Carrboro! Named Barred Owl Creek, it is a series of subdivisions formerly designated Plantation Acres until a unanimous vote on Oct. 13 by the Town Council approving ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Oct. 27 Meeting Agenda and Oct. 20 Meeting Summary 

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 www.townofcarrboro.org/signup

Civic involvement is a value...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Town Halloween Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department Events

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The Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources is excited to share to fun, socially-distant activities for the community to safely enjoy for Halloween!  With traditional activities, such as trick-or-treating being discouraged thi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Carrboro Connects: Creating Community Together!

Comprehensive Plan - Carrboro Connects Kickoff

The Town of Carrboro is launching our first comprehensive plan, Carrboro Connects: Creating Community Together!

Don’t miss a beat! Get involved:

  1. Mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. when we hope you can join us for the Comprehensive...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Oct 16

New Mural of Elizabeth Cotten Coming Soon

A new mural will celebrate legendary blues musician and local hero Elizabeth Cotten.

Located on the Carrboro-Chapel Hill line at 111 N. Merritt Mill Road, the mural is part of a statewide project to honor famous Nor...

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Carrboro Town News

News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2021

2021 Carrboro Music Festival Canceled

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The Town of Carrboro is announcing the cancellation of the 2021 Carrboro Music Festival.  The festival was scheduled to be held on September 25-26 at venues throughout downtown Carrboro.

When planning for the event began earlier this year, there w...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Town of Carrboro July 4th Events

The Town of Carrboro is excited to announce a return to limited in-person events in celebration of July 4th.  Due to recommendations regarding large-scale public gatherings as the event was being planned, the large traditional in-person event wil...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Facilities Reopening Update

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The following is an update on the continuing reopening of the Carrboro Century Center and related department programs, events and reservations.

Since May 17, the Century Center at 100 N. Greensboro St. has been open for limited, reduced capacity pre-regist...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Celebrate Black Community and Culture at the Inaugural Juneteenth Festival

JUNETEENTH SQUARE

A coalition of local organizations invites the community to be a part of the first annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration. Planning partners include the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Office of Equity a...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Program and Facilities Updates

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The Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department will be re-opening the Carrboro Century Center at 100 N.  Greensboro St. for limited indoor programming and reservations beginning the week of May 17, 2021.  

The followin...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Virtual Carrboro Day Event Information

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The annual Carrboro Day Event is scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.  This year’s event will be presented in a virtual format with activities presented via YouTube and Zoom.  Content will also be shared via the Carrboro Recrea...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Town of Carrboro and Music Maker Announce Freight Train Blues 2021!

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LIVESTREAM MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUESWOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTEN 

PERFORMANCES BY AMYTHYST KIAH, JOHNNY RAY DANIELS, THE HAMILTONES, ALEXA ROSE, AND HARVEY DALTON ARNOLD

Livestream each concert via the links below:

F...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

2021 Summer Apprenticeship for 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 a summer apprenticeship.  A total of three (3) apprenticeships are available.

Purpose:To encourage and support eme...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Recreation Participants - Help Us Ensure We Are Reaching Everyone In Our Community

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HELP US BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY!

As part of the Town of Carrboro’s race and equity initiative, maintaining data is important to ensure we are reaching and serving all members of our community.  In order to achieve this goal, we hope to gain a b...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Town Halloween Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department Events

The Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources is excited to share to fun, socially-distant activities for the community to safely enjoy for Halloween!  With traditional activities, such as trick-or-treating being discouraged thi...

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Recreation & Parks News

News Flash

Posted on: September 4, 2020

Carrboro Courier: Black Lives Matter

A Message from Carrboro Town Hall

From Town Manager David Andrews and Race and Equity Officer Anita Jones-McNair 

With Labor Day marking the unofficial end of summer, it’s timely to look back at the season spent in Carrboro. As in parts of the coun...

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The Carrboro Courier