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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 16, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Traffic to Shift to Estes-Greensboro Roundabout

Estes-Greensboro Roundabout

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 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

Square - 2021 Joint Cleanup

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

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 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 5, 2021

Local Resources for Free COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, has been around people outside of their household or thinks they have been exposed to the virus should get tested

Monday-Saturday Testing Chapel Hill:COVID-19 testing is available every weekday Monday through...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 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

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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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Carrboro Recruiting for OWASA Board Member

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The Town of Carrboro is recruiting for a Carrboro representative to serve as Board Member of the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA). 

The position will become available upon the completion of a term held by Robert Morgan that is set to expir...

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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 30, 2021

Alamance County Chase Ends in Carrboro, Suspect Sought

Carrboro Police

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

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

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

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

GetYourShot

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

Earth Hour

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

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: March 22, 2021

Shred-A-Thons Scheduled April 24 and May 1

Shredathon

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.
  • RSVP to obtain the login informat...
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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

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

Frontline Essential Workers Now Eligible for Vaccination

GetYourShot

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

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

31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards Ceremony

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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...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 26, 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: 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

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 19, 2021

Scholastic Journalism Week in Carrboro

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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 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

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: 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 17, 2021

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning

The Town of Carrboro is preparing for winter weather expected to bring freezing rain and ice to our area late Wednesday to Friday, Feb. 17-19. 

Winter Storm Warning The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 7 a....

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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

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: 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

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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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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: 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 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 28, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Jan 29

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 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. 

Aft...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

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 townofcarrboro.org/signup

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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 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 28, 2021

Orange County Health Department Recognizes Local Businesses with Upcoming Contest

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News Release from Orange County Health Department 

The Orange County Health Department would like to recognize local businesses that have been vigilant in ensuring that their staff and customers feel safe, secure and well-served during the COVID-1...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

CANCELED: Community Food Distribution For Jan. 28

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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 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 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

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett Day in Carrboro

Dr K Corbett

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 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 21, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week Jan. 21

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 22, 2021

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR 2021-22 BUDGET

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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RECEIVE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON CARRBORO COMMUNITY NEEDS AND PRIORITIES 

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 BUDGET BEGINNING JULY 1, 2021

On February 2, 2021, the Carrboro Town Council will hold a public hearing to receive commen...

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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

Pauli Murray mural

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: December 17, 2020

Carrboro Extends Park Pavilion Fee Waivers

Town Commons - 1

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: January 15, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

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: 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: 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

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 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 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

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 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

NCDHHS Graphic

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

Carrboro Cheer Poster Nov2020

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

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

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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

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

NC COVID-19 Map

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 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

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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: 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  

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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 

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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

visit Carrborro feel free

 

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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

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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

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Oct. 13 Meeting Agenda and Past Meeting Summary  

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: August 5, 2020

Won’t You Be a Neighborhood Liaison?

A Carrboro neighbor saying "hello"

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 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?

ORANGE COUNTY HOUSING HELPLINE-8.5X11 (002)

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: 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

COVID-19 Testing in Orange County/Carrboro (English)

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

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 30, 2020

Carrboro relaxes rules temporarily to assist local businesses

Downtown Carrboro

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

Minority Roundtables Flyer

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

Small Town Pride

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 23, 2020

Temporary Bikeway Closure during Roundabout Construction

Estes Drive/Greensboro Street intersection

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

Hearing Impacted Voices program

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

Immigrant Heritage Month 2020

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

Jon Hartman-Brown

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

Gun Violence Awareness Day & Wear Orange Weekend

Orange flags at Carrboro Town Hall

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

Mayor Lydia Lavelle

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