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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Community Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 4th

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights Webinar

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The free webinar “Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights” will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Register at www.orangecountync.gov/FairHousingWebinar

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Who is protected by the Fair Housin...
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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Orange County Health Department Urges the Community to Celebrate Fourth of July Safely

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Celebrations with crowds that do not follow proper physical distancing guidelines could lead to extended restrictions in North Carolina and Orange County.

“The increase in positive COVID-19 cases in North Carolina i...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival Update

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The Town of Carrboro would like to provide an update on the 23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival, scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 4th, 2020.

Due to the uncertainty resulting from COVID-19 and the challenges that it creates with regards to the advanc...

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Carrboro Music Festival Website Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Carrboro relaxes rules temporarily to assist local businesses

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Carrboro reaches out to minority businesses with roundtables

Minority Business Roundtables

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 Townwide 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 Townwide News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Carrboro Shows Its Small Town Pride

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Bicycling Basics

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

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

Certified Cycl...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Town of Carrboro July 4th Virtual Celebration Schedule

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While our main in-person Town events at Weaver Street Market and Carrboro Town Hall were cancelled, the Town’s celebration of July 4th goes on!  We will be celebrating in a more socially-distant manner this year through the following ac...

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July 4th Event Website Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Temporary Bikeway Closure during Roundabout Construction

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

The sewer line reloc...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Inequality, Policing and Injustice Panel Discussion this Thursday

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Community Food Distribution this Thursday

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A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 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 eligibi...

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Carrboro Townwide 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 Townwide 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 Townwide 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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Juneteenth Video Presentation Link Carrboro Townwide News
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 Townwide 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 Townwide 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 Townwide News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Town of Carrboro Announces Economic Development Director

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide 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 Townwide News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

June 2 Council Meeting Summary

Carrboro Town Council Meeting June 2, 2020

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Gun Violence Awareness Day & Wear Orange Weekend

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide 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 Townwide News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

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

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

She Changed the World Virtual Exhibition

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The Town of Carrboro is pleased to partner with the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of the National Organization for Women to present this virtual exhibit.

“She Changed the World!” commemorates the 100th anniversary of the rati...

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She Changed the World Virtual Exhibition Link Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Town of Carrboro Announces Interim Economic Development Director

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Betsy Bertram has accepted the Interim Economic Development Director role for the Town of Carrboro on Earth Day 2020. Her lifelong love of the local Carrboro business community grew from her involvement in her family’s business Townsend Bertram ...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Town of Carrboro Virtual Recreation and Distance Learning Opportunities

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Town of Carrboro Virtual Recreation and Distance Learning Opportunities

The Town of Carrboro Department of Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources has created a webpage for virtual programming and distance learning opportunities. The purpose of the pag...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

UPDATE: Google Fiber Construction in Carrboro

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

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Carrboro Townwide News

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Introduction of Planning, Zoning, and Inspections' News Flash listserv

Welcome to the Town of Carrboro Planning Department's News Flash listserv. Information regarding development, land use, and other topics relevant to planning in Carrboro will be distributed through this listserv. Announcements will include but not be limi...Read on...

Planning, Zoning & Inspections News

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Estes/North Greensboro Roundabout Construction Starts in August

Please be alert! Construction of the new roundabout at Estes Drive/North Greensboro Street in Carrboro is set to begin the week of August 5th. Work will take place from 9:00 AM until Sunset and travelers should expect delays and lane closures at this inte...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival Update

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The Town of Carrboro would like to provide an update on the 23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival, scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 4th, 2020.

Due to the uncertainty resulting from COVID-19 and the challenges that it creates with regards to the advanc...

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Carrboro Music Festival Website Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

July Recreation Programs Update

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RECREATION PROGRAMS REGISTRATION UPDATE:A Community Resources Guide, which includes information for Summer recreation programs and Fall Athletic Leagues, has been developed and mailed to participants. It is currently available online by clicking HERE. &am...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Town of Carrboro July 4th Virtual Celebration Schedule

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While our main in-person Town events at Weaver Street Market and Carrboro Town Hall were cancelled, the Town’s celebration of July 4th goes on!  We will be celebrating in a more socially-distant manner this year through the following ac...

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July 4th Event Website Recreation & Parks 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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Juneteenth Video Presentation Link Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Express Yourself Through Art

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Are you looking for an opportunity to use art as a means to express what you may be feeling: hopefulness, making a difference in our community, uncertainty, a desire to strengthen justice and liberty for all? As a result of community requests, we are maki...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

She Changed the World Virtual Exhibition

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The Town of Carrboro is pleased to partner with the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of the National Organization for Women to present this virtual exhibit.

“She Changed the World!” commemorates the 100th anniversary of the rati...

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She Changed the World Virtual Exhibition Link Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Town of Carrboro Virtual Recreation and Distance Learning Opportunities

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The Town of Carrboro Department of Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources has created a webpage for virtual programming and distance learning opportunities. 

The purpose of the page is to provide a variety of programs and activities for parti...

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Virtual Programming and Distance Learning Recreation & Parks News

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