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Posted on: February 26, 2021

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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 Paperhand Puppet Intervention. He has built puppets and performed in several Paperhand productions. Most recently, Jeghetto had the pleasure to work with national recording artist, Missy Elliott on her music video, WTF (Where They From) controlling the Pharell puppet and doing some puppet building. He also worked on the Amazon Echo commercial featuring Missy Elliott and Alec Baldwin as puppets. Children and adults alike will be amazed. 

For more information on registration, contact Robbin Justice-Jones at or 919-918-7368.
To register for the Zoom program, please visit

Get Your Shot

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

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 vaccine beginning today, Feb. 24. Other frontline essential workers listed in Group 3 will become eligible March 10.

The Orange County Health Department (OCHD) is preparing to vaccinate educators, including Prek-12 (public, private, and charter schools), and childcare providers. Health Department staff are reaching out to childcare workers, educators and school personnel in pre-K through grade 12, including private and charter schools to get them signed up. They will be prioritized over the other Group 3 essential workers on the waiting list.

It may take a few weeks or longer before the Health Department notifies educators and staff to schedule an appointment with Orange County Health Department as vaccine supplies remain limited. Educators and staff may check with all of the different organizations vaccinating in Orange County. If they have already signed up on the OCHD interest survey they do not need to sign up again.

The Orange County Health Department is not the only place to get the vaccine. See a full list of vaccinators at or call 888-892-1162.




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

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 restrictions. Executive Order No. 195 will take effect Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. and will expire March 26 at 5 p.m.

The Executive Order lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 10 to 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption will be moved from 9 pm to 11 pm. Some businesses, including bars and amusement parks, will now be open for patrons indoors with new occupancy restrictions. Many businesses, venues and arenas will have increased occupancy both indoors and outdoors. 

Executive Order No. 195  has two general categories of occupancy restrictions: 30% capacity and 50% capacity. Because indoor spaces have a higher risk of spread for COVID-19, indoor facilities in the 30%-occupancy category may not exceed two hundred fifty (250) people per indoor room or indoor space. 





Town Council Live Stream

Town Council Update

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

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Town Council with your ideas, views and questions at

Coming Up
The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, to consider an agenda also available at  

To view, livestream at OR OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro). To speak at the meeting email 

Past Meeting
The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Feb. 23, on the agenda and took the following actions: 

  • Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Text Amendment Relating to Stormwater Management Regulations – The Council held a public hearing on a proposed amendment to Section 15-263 of the Land Use Ordinance, Management of Stormwater. The consideration of an amendment to the Land Use Ordinance is a legislative decision; the Council must receive public input before reaching a decision on the draft ordinance. The amendment is scheduled to return for a vote on March 9. 
  • Public Hearing: Conditional Use Permit for The ArtsCenter at 315 Jones Ferry Road – The Council held a public hearing on Conditional Use Permit application for The ArtsCenter at 315 Jones Ferry Road. The public hearing was continued to March 9. 
  • Appointments – The Council made appointments to advisory boards and commissions including arts, transportation, greenways and economic sustainability.  

About the Town Council
The Town Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Carrboro, consisting of seven elected members: Mayor Lydia Lavelle, Mayor Pro Tempore Barbara Foushee, Council Member Jacquelyn Gist, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Council Member Susan Romaine, Council Member Damon Seils, and Council Member Sammy Slade. More information is available at 


Virtual QA Flyer_March 6

Virtual Stream Restoration Q & A

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 the stream restoration project and how it will help Carrboro meet ecosystem protection and enhancement goals of the 2017 Community Climate Action Plan. This plan is posted for review at 

After the presentation, residents are invited to participate in a live stream restoration question-and-answer session with staff from the Town of Carrboro's Planning Department and Stormwater Utility. 

Contact Laura Janway at or 919-918-7342 for a link to the virtual meeting.



31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards Ceremony

The Orange County Human Relations Commission is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Pauli Murray Awards. 

Congratulations to Quinton Harper (adult winner), Savannah Clay (youth winner), and Present Day on Main (business winner).

  • Quinton Harper is the team leader for Activate! IFC, a voting and advocacy project with the local Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, and he also chairs the Town of Carrboro Affordable Housing Commission and Human Services Board. 
  • Savannah Clay is a senior at Orange High School and serves as President of the Minorities Achievement Program and is a leading member of the Equity Team at her school. 
  • Sophie Suberman and Soteria Shepperson co-own Present Day on Main, a coffee shop in Carrboro that infuses social justice, equity and hope by diversifying their customer base, being intentional about using art to invite community and justice while making sure coffee and tea are served.

Join us at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 via Zoom Webinar to celebrate our winners and commemorate the life of Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray.

You don't want to miss our amazing speakers, Nikki Giovanni, Jaki Shelton Green, and Alani Rouse.

REGISTER for this Sunday's program at 


Rec Program

Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Monthly Newsletter

View a copy of the most recent monthly events newsletter at


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