News Flash

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
Posted on: October 16, 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 This Week
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

West End Poetry Festival To Be Held Virtually 

Carrboro’s West End Poetry Festival, on the theme Poetry for a Change, will take place Oct. 16-17.  

As always, there will be readings by nationally known and locally famous poets, a workshop,...

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Carrboro This Week
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Carrboro This Week: Oct. 2, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Orange County Moves into Reopening Plan

Orange County will align with Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order taking North Carolina into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, effective at 5 p.m. Oct. 2. The order allows bars, movie theaters and outdoor venues, ...

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Carrboro This Week

News Flash

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 24, 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 Town News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Dec. 1 Meeting Notice and Past 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 

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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

Carrboro This Week

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 

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 

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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 19, 2020

It’s Care to Share Day in Carrboro

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 19, as Care to Share Day to help raise funds for the Care to Share bill-assistance program administered by OWASA and the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.

This year’s Care to Share Day will, like most...

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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 

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 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 13, 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 Town 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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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 13, 2020

Carrboro Police Department Responds to Shots Fired Call

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The Carrboro Police Department is investigating an incident involving gunshots being fired from a vehicle in the area of Old Fayetteville Road.  

An off-duty officer heard shots shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and notified on-duty officers o...

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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 12, 2020

Flash Flood Warning / How to Report Flooding in Carrboro

OC Turn Around Dont Drown

Orange County remains under a Flash Flood Warning until 2:15 p.m. and a Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m. Heavy rains are expected to continue. If you encounter a flooded road, remember Turn Around, Don't Drown. It only takes a few inches of water t...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Applications for Housing Assistance Close Today

HOPE

The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) program will no longer accept new applications for housing assistance after 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 11).  Eligible applicants should apply online today:  http://...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Carrboro Announces BIPOC Business Roundtable Meeting

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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

Carrboro Honors Veterans: Thank you to all who have served

Veterans Day 2020

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed this Veterans Day on Nov. 11, as a day to remember the invaluable contribution of our veterans, and urges all residents of Carrboro to take every opportunity to honor our veterans today. Thank you to all who have served....

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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 10, 2020

Free Healthy Homes During COVID-19 Class

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The Orange County Health Department is offering a free, virtual Healthy Homes Class from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. 

Participants will learn about potential environmental triggers in the home, green cleaning principles, and home injury prevent...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Orange County Health Department Offers Guidance on Safer Holiday Breaks

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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

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 Town News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

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.  Reach the Town Counc...

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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 5, 2020

Be a Part of the Carrboro People Photo Album!

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 your name. 

“Many of ...

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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 2, 2020

Make a Plan for Election Day

Election Day

News from Orange County Government 

Orange County Elections Director Rachel Raper urges voters who have not yet voted to make a plan before heading out on Election Day. Polls open throughout the county Tuesday at 6:30 a.m.

“Unlike during Early Voti...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Introducing: Moving Orange County Forward Website

Recovery Website

The work of a group developing a plan for recovery from COVID-19 can now be seen on the group’s website, orangencforward.org.

The Orange County Long-Term Recovery Group is a partnership of nearly 150 community stakeholders, Orange County and the towns of C...

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Carrboro Town News
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 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

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

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

Cobb St homes

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 28, 2020

Town of Carrboro Receives Financial Reporting Award

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The Town of Carrboro has received an award for exceptional financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

The award is the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the comprehensive annual financial...

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Carrboro Town News
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 approving ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Yard Waste and Loose Leaf Collection

Loose Leaf Collection

Yard waste and loose leaves are collected year-round on Mondays. Residents from Hillsborough Road, Greensboro Street, Hanna Street, and points south will have yard waste collection on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  All points north of Hillsbo...

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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: October 31, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing at McDougle Middle School this Sunday

COVID-19 TESTING

Free COVID-19 testing will be offered Sunday, Nov. 1, at McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. See flyers below. 

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done online.

Regular testing events offered in Orange Co...

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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 22, 2020

Visit Carrboro Launch Event

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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
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Oct. 20 Meeting Agenda and Oct. 13 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 townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

AVISO DE AUDENCIA PÚBLICA

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SOBRE LA SOLICITUD DEL CONDADO DE ORANGE PARA FONDOS DEL PROGRAMA CDBG-CV PARA ASISTENCIA DE VIVIENDA DE EMERGENCIA - el 27 de octubre de 2020, a las 7:00 de la noche

Antecedentes

El ciudad de Carrboro va a aplicar para conseguir $900,000 en fondos...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing and Free Flu Shots

COVID-19 Testing

There will be a COVID-19 testing event Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will also be FREE Flu Shots during this event!

Where: 

Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church1701 Jimmy Ed Road EHurdle Mills, NC 27541

When:  Saturd...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Orange County Climate Council - Annual Community Update

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Join the Orange County Climate Council for its Annual Community Update from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.

The update will be held online, and a participation link will be sent to meeting registrants. Register at https://bit.ly/31eAg9I

The Orange County...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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TOWN OF CARRBORO APPLICATION FOR CDBG-CV FUNDS FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE - October 27th, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Background

The Town of Carrboro plans to apply to the North Carolina Department of Commerce for $900,000 in Federal Community D...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Early Voting Starts This Week

Early Voting Sites in Orange County

News Release from Orange County Government 

Early voting starts Oct. 15 and continues through Oct. 31 in Orange County with a key difference this year due to the coronavirus pandemic: The Orange County Board of Elections Office will not serve as a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

New Mural of Elizabeth Cotten Coming Soon

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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 North Carolina musicians in their hometowns....

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Make a Plan to Get a Flu Shot

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News Release from Orange County Health Department 

The Orange County Health Department is urging community members to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the county enters flu season ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Community Food Distribution Scheduled Oct. 22

Food Distribution Oct 22

A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 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: October 12, 2020

Carrboro Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, Monday, Oct. 12, is Indigenous Peoples Day in Carrboro.

The Town Council of Carrboro recognizes the second Monday of October as “Indigenous People’s Day” in Carrboro. The Council strongly supports the proposition that Indigenous Peoples' Day shall b...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 10, 2020

Marriage Equality Day in Carrboro

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

The Town Council of Carrboro, North Carolina (then known as the Board of Aldermen) voted unanimously in 2014 to recognize October 10th each year as “Marriage Equality Day.”

On Octo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Carrboro This Week: Oct. 9, 2020

Carrboro This Week

West End Poetry Festival To Be Held Virtually

Carrboro’s West End Poetry Festival, on the theme Poetry for a Change, will take place Oct. 16-17.  

As always, there will be readings by nationally known and locally famous poets, a workshop...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Oct. 13 Meeting Agenda and Past 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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

UPDATED Call To Artists: Black Lives Matter/End Racism Now Mural Project

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What initially was envisioned as a community activity to bring people together to create a mural has continued to evolve.  We have received feedback from community members and local artists and we have heard you.  Therefore, the Black Li...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Mayor Lavelle Proclaims Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Carrboro

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed October "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH” in the Town of Carrboro.

“I encourage residents to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence, and to work toward a future when all peo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

West End Poetry Festival To Be Held Virtually on October 16-17

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PRESS RELEASE FOR WEST END POETRY FESTIVAL

Carrboro’s West End Poetry Festival, on the theme Poetry for a Change, will take place October 16 and 17,  2020.   As always, there will be readings by nationally known and locally famo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Headed to the Park? Take Your Mask

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Now that patronage of Town park facilities has increased, due to the re-opening of park amenities and the nice weather, it is important that all park patrons practice safe social distancing guidelines.  Additionally, masks are currently required ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Carrboro This Week: Oct. 2, 2020

Carrboro This Week

Orange County Moves into Reopening Plan

Orange County will align with Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order taking North Carolina into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, effective at 5 p.m. Oct. 2. The order allows bars, movie theaters ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Orange County Moves into Phase 3 of State’s Reopening Plan

Open

News Release from Orange County Health Department 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ― Orange County will align with Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order taking North Carolina into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, effective at 5 p.m. Oct. 2. The order allows ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Guidance on Celebrating Halloween Safely During a Pandemic

Halloween 2020

News Release from the Orange County Health Department

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. ― Halloween is typically celebrated in ways that include prolonged and repeated contact with non-household members. This year, because of COVID-19, it is important to plan early and i...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival Goes Virtual

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The Town of Carrboro will present the 23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, 2020. This year's event will be presented in a virtual format with a combination of live and pre-recorded music featuring 100 performances with an ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Community School Celebrates 50 Years

Community School

 HAPPY 50TH! Mayor Lydia Lavelle proclaims Saturday, Sept. 26, as Community School for People Under Six Day in the Town of Carrboro. 

 “We join the faculty, staff and many volunteers who support the Community School for...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Diaper Need Awareness Week

DiaperNeed Awareness Week

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Sept. 21-27 “Diaper Need Awareness Week” in the Town of Carrboro.

“I encourage residents of Carrboro to donate generously to diaper banks and diaper drives, maybe even host your own diaper dr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Voter Registration Day in Carrboro

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Today is Voter Registration Day in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.

“I ask all citizens in Carrboro to make your voting plan,” Mayor Lavelle said. “This means making certain you are properly register...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

Council Zoom Meeting Photo

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

The Town Council encourages your civic participation for a more i...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Carrboro Prepares for Potential Impacts from Tropical Storm Sally

OC Turn Around Dont Drown

While we watch for potential local impacts from Tropical Storm Sally, the Town of Carrboro’s Public Works team is making sure that culverts and storm drains are clear of debris to reduce flooding.

Are You Prepared?

Check for news and weather updat...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Carrboro Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

HispanicHeritageCelebrated

Carrboro celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)! Receiving the proclamation from Mayor Lydia Lavelle and the Town Council at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept 15, with “thanks for our welcoming community” was Elizar Posa...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Public Meetings: The 203 Project

203 Project

The Town of Carrboro invites the public to learn more about renewed plans for the 203 Project, a public center planned for 203 S. Greensboro St.

The estimated $25 million project will house the Orange County Southern Branch Library; Town of Carrboro Recrea...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Minority Enterprise Development Week in Carrboro

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Sept. 13-19 as Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in the Town of Carrboro.  

Carrboro has more than 60 BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) owned businesses making up about 15% of the Town&r...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Protect yourself. Get a flu shot.

Get Your Flu Shot

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. 

Manufacturers have begun distributing flu vaccine and will continue to distribute vaccine throughout the s...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Won’t You Be a Neighborhood Liaison?

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The Town of Carrboro is looking for residents who would like to share and exchange information between the Town and residents in their neighborhoods.

Register to be a Neighborhood Liaison at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/FormCenter/Town-Managers-Office-20...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Take the Survey: Identify values for a more resilient community

Community Values Survey

Orange County’s Long-Term Recovery Group is creating a plan for recovery from COVID-19 to help strengthen our community for all people. Your input is needed to identify the values that will help shape the County’s path forward. Please ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Recap of Sept. 8 Council Meeting

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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Sept. 8, to consider an agenda with the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/3bQdf0J

Budget Amendment The Council approved a budget amendment. The Fire Department has be...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Orange County, North Carolina Takes Another Step Forward in Reopening

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News Release from Orange County Health Department

Following the state’s lead, Orange County will move into Governor Roy Cooper’s Phase 2.5 of the statewide reopening plan at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 4, with a few exceptions.

Orange County has...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Recap of Sept. 1 Council Meeting

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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Sept. 1, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/32U4HC7

Council meeting recaps are issued from the Town Manager’s Office....

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Carrboro Courier: Black Lives Matter Special Issue

The Carrboro Courier

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 o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Child Care Hotline Available

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With school now underway, many working parents are facing the added stress of finding a safe place for their children during the day that can also support their remote learning. The good news is that there is ample licensed child care available across the...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Orange County; Safer at Home Restrictions Remain

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Community Message From Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle: 

“The health and safety of our community continues be paramount during this pandemic. Everyone should be following the Phase Two restrictions regarding gatherings, and wearing their ma...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Council Meeting Summary

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Council Meeting August 18 Summary 

The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Aug. 18, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/34kKwQa

Council meeting summaries are is...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Need help with rent, eviction or housing?

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The Orange County Housing Helpline is available for residents to find emergency housing and assistance for security deposits, utility deposits and rent.

Call 919-245-2655 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday or email housinghelp@orangecountync.gov

Th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Welcome to Carrboro. Be a Good Neighbor.

Downtown Carrboro

Carrboro welcomes new and returning residents arriving for UNC-Chapel Hill’s fall semester. The Town of Carrboro reminds newcomers that you share this community with neighbors.

Welcome to Carrboro. Be a good neighbor. Due to the coronavirus pande...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Town of Carrboro Approves Twelve Local Businesses for Emergency Funds

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The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce that twelve local businesses have been approved for funds from the Emergency Loan and Grant Fund, created to assist Carrboro-based businesses and non-profits that serve Carrbo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Carrboro Prepares for Potential Impacts from Hurricane Isaias

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While we watch for potential local impacts from Hurricane Isaias, the Town of Carrboro’s Public Works and Stormwater Management teams are making sure that culverts and storm drains are clear of debris to reduce flooding.

Are You Prepared?

Check fo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

The Carrboro Courier

The Carrboro Courier

Together with our partners, the Town of Carrboro is responding to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more in this special issue of The Carrboro Courier. 

Distributing Free Masks to All 

North Carolina has mandated the use ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Americans with Disabilities Act Day in Carrboro

Mayor Lydia Lavelle

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Sunday, July 26, 2020, as “Americans with Disabilities Act Day” in the Town of Carrboro.

“I encourage all residents to celebrate the positive changes brought about by the ADA, to reaffirm our...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Carrboro

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ATTENTION: The Town of Carrboro was forwarded the following information on 10/1/2020 from the Orange County Health Department in response to complaints about billing from this testing event: 

To Our Patients,

We have been notified that you may have...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Council Meeting Summary

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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, July 14, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/2CB9iPZ

Council meeting summaries are issued from the Town Manager’s Offi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Orange County issues new standards for food-service establishments

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With COVID-19 cases rising in Orange County, the county amended its emergency declaration to provide new standards for the onsite consumption of food and beverages at restaurants, private clubs and other food-service establishments.“Cases in Ora...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Community Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 4th

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle will host a virtual gathering of community members for the 7th annual community reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay, "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro." Join us for this Carrboro tradition at 12 noon...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Carrboro relaxes rules temporarily to assist local businesses

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Under an emergency proclamation signed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Town of Carrboro is relaxing rules temporarily to give businesses more flexibility in the use of private lands and the opportunity for increased use of and access ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Carrboro reaches out to minority businesses with roundtables

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The Town of Carrboro recognizes that in order to better serve our minority businesses, we need to learn about their needs and provide support.

We invite our minority business owners and/or leaders to share with the Town through two Minority Busine...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Council Meeting June 23 Summary

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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, June 23, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/2A6rgsR

Council meeting summaries are issued from the Town Manager’s Offi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Carrboro Shows Its Small Town Pride

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There may not be rainbow floats in the streets, but Pride is still happening in Carrboro, N.C.

You’re invited to take a trip down memory lane and sample the Pride vibe that took place in Carrboro in 2019 through the film Small Town Pride ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Bicycling Basics

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Are you new to bicycle riding? Join us for the "Bicycling Basics" webinar set for 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

This webinar class will go over laws, best practices, safety checks and other things one needs to know for a safer ride.

Certified Cycl...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Temporary Bikeway Closure during Roundabout Construction

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To protect pedestrians and cyclists during roundabout construction, the Frances Shetley Bikeway that leads from the Greensboro Street/Estes Drive intersection to Shelton Street will be closing from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays June 22-29.

The sewer line reloc...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Inequality, Policing and Injustice Panel Discussion this Thursday

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A moderated panel discussion on inequality, policing and injustice will be held online at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25.

Registration is required for the free event, which is sponsored by the Orange County Local Reentry Council in partnership with the towns...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Council Meeting June 16 Summary

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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, June 16, and continued its meeting on Thursday, June 18, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/3egMDGN

Council meeting summaries a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Immigrant Heritage Month in Carrboro

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle proclaimed June as Immigrant Heritage Month 2020 in Carrboro at the Town Council’s meeting of Thursday, June 18.

This was also the day that the Supreme Court blocked the attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (D...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Town of Carrboro Juneteenth Program Now Available

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We are pleased to announce a program honoring Juneteenth is now available.  Current and former African American elected officials of Orange County have come together to share a Resolution in Recognition of 400 Years of the African American Story....

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Carrboro to Offer Free Virtual Showing of Flight of the Butterflies

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed June 22-28 as “Pollinator Week,” encouraging all Carrboro residents to reflect upon the vital role that pollinators play in sustaining our natural environment and join in the efforts to create pollina...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Community Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 4th

Frederick Douglass July 4th Flyer

Mayor Lydia Lavelle will host a virtual gathering of community members for the 7th annual community reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay, "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro." Join us for this Carrboro tradition at 12 noon...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mask distribution underway in Carrboro

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Orange County has mandated the use of face coverings in indoor or outdoor situations where people cannot maintain a 6-foot physical distance from others. By covering your face when you are out in public, you help reduce the risk of infecting those around ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Town of Carrboro Announces Economic Development Director

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The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce Jon Hartman-Brown as our new Economic Development Director.

Jon Hartman-Brown comes to the Town of Carrboro from the City of Elizabethton in East Tennessee. During his tenure there, he worked to recruit new retai...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Orange County Extends Emergency Declaration, Mandates Face Coverings

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HILLSBOROUGH ― Orange County has extended its COVID-19-related state of emergency through Aug. 31 and has mandated the use of face coverings in many situations.

The face covering requirement, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday, June 12, applies to:

  • All...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

June 2 Council Meeting Summary

Carrboro Town Council Meeting June 2, 2020

The Carrboro Town Council met virtually on Tuesday, June 2, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at bit.ly/2AEKOob

Council meeting summaries are issued from the Town Manager’s Office. To...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Gun Violence Awareness Day & Wear Orange Weekend

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Join us to observe Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 5) and Wear Orange Weekend (June 5-7) in Carrboro to show your support for efforts to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence.

This is when Americans across the country mourn victims, speak the truth a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Carrboro announces second round recipients of Emergency Loan and Grant Fund

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The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce that 10 small businesses and non-profits will receive a total of $187,500 from a second round of funding to ease the economic impact of COVID-19.

“Now more than ever, local businesses need our support,&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Mayor Lavelle signs onto pledge to fight racism following death of George Floyd

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Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and more than 70 other North Carolina mayors have issued a joint statement, condemning the actions of Minneapolis police officers in the killing of George Floyd.

 “As mayors of cities in North Carolina, we ha...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

UPDATE: Google Fiber Construction in Carrboro

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In December 2019, Google Fiber started construction in the Town of Carrboro. Throughout this process, residents can expect to see Google Fiber crews in various permitted areas. The town is closely monitoring and communicating with Google Fiber and will pr...

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Carrboro Town News

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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
Posted on: October 8, 2020

UPDATED Call To Artists: Black Lives Matter/End Racism Now Mural Project

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What initially was envisioned as a community activity to bring people together to create a mural has continued to evolve.  We have received feedback from community members and local artists and we have heard you.  Therefore, the Black Li...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

West End Poetry Festival To Be Held Virtually on October 16-17

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PRESS RELEASE FOR WEST END POETRY FESTIVAL

Carrboro’s West End Poetry Festival, on the theme Poetry for a Change, will take place October 16 and 17,  2020.   As always, there will be readings by nationally known and locally famous poets, ...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Headed to the Park? Take Your Mask

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Now that patronage of Town park facilities has increased, due to the re-opening of park amenities and the nice weather, it is important that all park patrons practice safe social distancing guidelines.  Additionally, masks are currently required ...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival Goes Virtual

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The Town of Carrboro will present the 23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, 2020. This year's event will be presented in a virtual format with a combination of live and pre-recorded music featuring 100 performances with an ...

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