News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2022

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An annual tradition during Bike Month in Carrboro, the Bike Breakfast is coming up! 

Everyone out on the Libba Cotten Greenway off Robeson Street from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, is welcome to drop by for breakfast treats! Cycling information an...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

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Legendary Carrboro Musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022) that legendary Carrboro, North Carolina musician ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

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We’re breaking ground on a new library and cultural center!

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Everyone is invited as our community breaks ground on the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center at 203 S. Greensboro St. 

The groundbreaking...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

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Carrboro Day is Sunday,  May 1 

Our annual Carrboro Day event will be returning in person this year!  The event is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. 

Carrboro Day is an annual event...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

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Carrboro Celebrates Earth Day! April 22 from 5-7:30 pm

Join us at the Carrboro Town Commons to celebrate Earth Day 2022! In partnership with The Climate Reality Project's Orange County chapter, the Town of Carrboro will host an Earth Day Celebration on Apr...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

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Carrboro Celebrates Earth Day! April 22 from 5-7:30 pm

Join us at the Carrboro Town Commons to celebrate Earth Day 2022! In partnership with The Climate Reality Project's Orange County chapter, the Town of Carrboro will host an Earth Day Celebration on Apr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

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Come help us find all the lost eggs!

Saturday, April 16 will be the date of not one, but two community egg hunts this year. The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt originally scheduled for Saturday, April 9 has been moved to Saturday, Ap...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

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Nothing but LOVE for our Tar Heels! 

Our fingernails were chewed down to the nubs this past Saturday night when the University of North Carolina Men's Basketball team beat Duke to advance to the NCAA Finals. More than 35,000 people joyfully spille...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

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Nothing but LOVE for our Tar Heels! 

Our fingernails were chewed down to the nubs this past Saturday night when the University of North Carolina Men's Basketball team beat Duke to advance to the NCAA Finals. More than 35,000 people joyful...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

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Open Streets is coming Sunday, April 3! 

We are excited for Open Streets 2022! Please mark your calendars and join us for our in-person event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. We will close East and West Weaver Street to vehicles and reopen thi...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

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Local governing boards approve new library and cultural center for Carrboro

Separate votes by the Carrboro Town Council and the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, gave final approval to a new Orange County Southern Branch Libr...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

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Countdown to Spring begins!

This year, Spring will arrive on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.M. EDT.  Does this mean we can officially put away our cold-weather clothes?

Stay tuned!

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Carrboro Town Council passes resolution in solidarity with Ukraine

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

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Countdown to Spring begins!

This year, Spring will arrive on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.M. EDT.  Does this mean we can officially put away our cold-weather clothes?

Stay tuned!

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

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Carrboro Annual Kite Fly

Celebrate National Kite Flying Month (a couple of weeks early) by flying a kite! This welcome-to-spring event of the Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department provides plenty of fun. Bring a kite and ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

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Carrboro Named One of America's Top 5 Small Arts Towns 

CARRBORO, N.C. –  In a recent special report, 24/7 Tempo named Carrboro one of the country’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns. The town shares the honor with such ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

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Community invited to Carrboro Conversations

Note: A new topic has been added to Carrboro Conversations. The process to advance Carrboro's affordable housing goals calls for researching town-owned property for possible future development. Learn more about t...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

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Share Some Carrboro Love This Valentine's Day!

Looking for a creative, hyper-local sweet gift for your sweetums? Look no further! As part of the #CarrboroLove campaign, local businesses are making donations to local charities, offering "made in Carrbo...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Carrboro This Week Feb. 7, 2022

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Mayor Seils Proclaims Black History Month in Carrboro

Mayor Damon Seils has declared Black History Month in Carrboro this February.

“I encourage all residents to participate in local Black History Month events and to learn about and celebrate the ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

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Carrboro This Week Jan 31 2022

Motorist Safety Tips

Safety is a shared responsibility. Motorists need to be watchful for pedestrians and bicyclists, drive at slower speeds, avoid distraction, and know the laws regarding when pedestrians or bicyclists have the right-of-way.

  • Be prepared to...
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Posted on: January 15, 2022

Carrboro Prepares for Winter Storm

WINTER STORM WARNING

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect with a wintry mix of precipitation expected, starting in the early hours of Sunday morning. For the most up-to-date weather information, please visit the National Weather Service - Raleigh at weather.gov/rah 

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

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Town of Carrboro offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 

Monday's yard waste will be collected on Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

  • You're invited to join a Town of Carrboro virtual celebratio...
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Posted on: January 4, 2022

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Libba Cotten Day in Carrboro

Legendary North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten is being feted by her hometown with her very own day on this birthday anniversary.&n...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

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Carrboro To Survey Residents about Town Services 

What do you think of Town services? The Town of Carrboro seeks to find out through a survey being issued to a random sampling of residents. 

Results are used in Town planning efforts to ide...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

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Thanksgiving Holiday Service Changes

The Town of Carrboro will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26.

Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed. 

Residential Trash will be collected two days prior to you...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

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Carrboro Film Fest Preparing for Big Return

Carrboro Film Fest is bringing the movies back to Carrboro this November!  Now in its 16th year, Carrboro Film Festival will run from Friday Nov. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 21, at The ArtsCenter, and includes si...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

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Greene Tract Community Open House

Please join us for a Community Open House on the future of the Greene Tract. Two opportunities to participate are scheduled:

  • First meeting: In-Person Sunday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the RENA Community Center located at 1...
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Posted on: October 29, 2021

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Election Day is Nov. 2, 2021

Information from the Orange County Board of Elections 

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

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Carrboro Film Fest Scheduled for Nov. 19-21

Carrboro Film Fest is bringing the movies back to Carrboro this November!  Now in its 16th year, Carrboro Film Fest begins with a special Early Fest Screening of the local documentary We Are Here at the ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

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The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

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Governor Cooper and Congressman Price Visit Carrboro's Community School

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

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Carrboro Celebrates Minority Enterprise Development Week

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

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Carrboro NEWS - NOTICIAS

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Greetings from Our New Town Manager

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

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

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Enjoy the Summer! 

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

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

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Enjoy the Summer! 

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

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Carrboro This Week June 17

Commemorating the End of Slavery, Juneteenth Observed in Carrboro

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

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Carrboro This Week June 11 2021

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten 

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

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

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Around Carrboro Pop-Ups Coming Up!

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

Join your neighbors to talk abou...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

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Memorial Day Holiday

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

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

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News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2022

Carrboro This Week May 16 2022

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An annual tradition during Bike Month in Carrboro, the Bike Breakfast is coming up! 

Everyone out on the Libba Cotten Greenway off Robeson Street from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, is welcome to drop by for breakfast treats! Cycling information an...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

In Memory of Carrboro Mayor Robert Drakeford

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The Town of Carrboro expresses its deepest sympathy that former Carrboro Mayor Robert “Bob” Drakeford has passed away. 

Mr. Drakeford made history as Carrboro’s first and only Black mayor, elected in 1977 and serving ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

No Mow May!

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The Town of Carrboro is participating in No Mow May! The goal of No Mow May is to allow grass to grow unmown for the month of May, creating habitat and forage for early season pollinators. 

Learn more below and at https://beecityusa.org/no-mow-may...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Small Town Pride Is On!

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride Month is celebrated nationally and locally each year in June. The Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are collaborating to host a joint celebration featuring in-perso...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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 Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Bike Breakfast on Libba Cotten Greenway

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An annual tradition during Bike Month in Carrboro, the Bike Breakfast is coming up! 

Everyone out on the Libba Cotten Greenway off Robeson Street from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, is welcome to drop by for breakfast treats! Cycling information an...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

"Freight Train Blues" Concert Series - Tonight's concert moves to Cat's Cradle

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The Town of Carrboro is proud to present the Music Maker Foundation’s Freight Train Blues series of live concerts every Friday evening May 13 to June 10. The series is a collaboration among the Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Carrboro seeks feedback on Jones Ferry Road’s protected bike lane

Community Bike Ride

The Town of Carrboro is seeking feedback from cyclists who have used the protected bike lane along the eastbound lane of Jones Ferry Road. 

Take the survey at: 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Police Week is May 15-21 in Carrboro

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The week of May 15-21 is Police Week in the Town of Carrboro

Mayor Seils stated: “I encourage residents to share their gratitude with the officers and other professionals in the Police Department for promoting the safety of Carrboro’s residents ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Carrboro celebrates Public Works services

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The week of May 15-21 is Public Works Week in the Town of Carrboro, proclaimed by Mayor Damon Seils. 

The town is following a national observance, of which the theme is “Ready and Resilient,” highlighting the ability of public works professionals ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Town of Carrboro receives NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards

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GREENVILLE, NC – The Town of Carrboro was among 29 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) 2022 Excellence in Communications Awards. The Town of Carrboro won two awards in the Citizen Par...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

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Legendary Carrboro Musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022) that legendary Carrboro, North Carolina musician ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Carrboro's Cycling with the Mayor!

Mayors Bike Ride

Carrboro's Cycling with the Mayor! Calling all people on bikes! You’re invited to join Mayor Damon Seils and community members at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, for the Mayor’s Bike Ride starting from Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

The Revised Draft is Ready! View the Carrboro Connects Adoption Draft

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After multiple rounds of public comment and review by Town staff, advisory boards and commissions, and the Town Council, the Carrboro Connects Adoption Draft is ready to be considered for adoption. It reflects the extensive engagement conducted throughout...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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 Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Legendary NC Musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today (Wednesday, May 4, 2022) that legendary Carrboro, North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

Ms. Cotten will be honored with...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Carrboro Police investigating sexual assault

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The Carrboro Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred in the 600 Block of Jones Ferry Road at approximately 12:05 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Investigation revealed that the victim was jogging on Jones Ferry Road near Willow Cre...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Town of Carrboro recognized by NC League of Municipalities

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The Town of Carrboro was among 13 municipalities recognized by the North Carolina League of Municipalities Local Leadership Foundation in its 2022 Annual Awards program. 

Carrboro was recognized with an Honorable Mention for its Town Information C...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

203 S. Greensboro St. Parking Lot Closed Thursday

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The parking lot at 203 S. Greensboro St. will be closed on Thursday, May 5, to accommodate the groundbreaking ceremony for the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center for Carrboro, also named The 203 Project.

The lot will reopen on Thursd...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

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We’re breaking ground on a new library and cultural center!

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Everyone is invited as our community breaks ground on the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center at 203 S. Greensboro St. 

The groundbreaking ceremony ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Small Business Week in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed May 2-5 to be Small Business Week in Carrboro. 

Did you know that 96% of businesses in Carrboro are small businesses, and together they employ more than 3,350 workers?  Let's cel...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

COVID Emergency Declaration to expire at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1

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News from Orange County NC Government

The longest-running state of emergency declaration in Orange County history will expire at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Orange County originally declared a state of emergency due to COVID on March 13, 2020, and extended it...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Weigh in on proposed transit investments for next year!

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Each year, a work group with representatives from Orange County, GoTriangle and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization puts together a work program for transit service and infrastructure improvements that will be funded in the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

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Carrboro Day is Sunday,  May 1 

Our annual Carrboro Day event will be returning in person this year!  The event is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. 

Carrboro Day is an annual event...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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 Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Take delight in every bike ride!

Bike Month

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed May to be Bike Month in Carrboro. And that’s not all!

  • Wednesday, May 4 is Bike to School Day
  • May 16-22 is Bike to Work Week
  • Friday, May 20 is Bike to Work Day

“I encourage residents to add...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Carrboro launches new website shaped by user input

Website Launch April 22 2022

CARRBORO, N.C. – The Town of Carrboro has officially launched a revamped website www.carrboronc.gov in its continuing commitment to provide exceptional services and enhance transparency, communication and community engagement.

The site r...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carrboro Day Event This Sunday

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Our annual Carrboro Day event will be returning in person this year!  The event is scheduled to occur at Town Commons on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p. m.

Carrboro Day is an annual event that is traditionally held at Town Commons on the...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Orange-Chatham African American Cultural Festival Day

Orange-Chatham African American Cultural Festival Day

Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Saturday, April 23, to be Orange-Chatham African American Cultural Festival Day in Carrboro. 

The Orange-Chatham African American Cultural Festival will be held by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of D...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Weekend Traffic Update from OWASA

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Update from Orange Water and Sewer Authority 

Work for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to restart at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 23, and continue until 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

The work on April 23 will consist of paving...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Thursday: We’re breaking ground on a new library and cultural center!

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Everyone is invited as we break ground on the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center for Carrboro (also named The 203 Project) at 203 S. Greensboro St. 

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thurs...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

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Carrboro Celebrates Earth Day! April 22 from 5-7:30 pm

Join us at the Carrboro Town Commons to celebrate Earth Day 2022! In partnership with The Climate Reality Project's Orange County chapter, the Town of Carrboro will host an Earth Day Celebration on Apr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Traffic Alert: E. Main Street Closure Tuesday and Wednesday

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- A contractor conducting work on Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing that intersects near the 200 block of E. Main Street in Carrboro will close this portion of the roadway on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19-20. 

Detours will be se...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

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 Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Local residents express high satisfaction for town services and quality of life in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro ranks as a “high performing city” with nearly all (98%) of the residents surveyed rating the Town of Carrboro as excellent or good as a place to live, as a place to raise children (98%), and as a place they f...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Pump Track at MLK Park closed April 19-22

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For a few days, you'll need to find somewhere else to do the bunny hop with your bike. The Pump Track located at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1120 Hillsborough Road, will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday, April 19 to Friday April 22.

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Town Offices to be closed on Friday

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Town of Carrboro government offices will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday on Friday, April 15.

Residents who normally receive solid waste collection on Friday will be serviced on Monday, April 18.

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Come enjoy the WCOM Radio Friends & Family Festival April 23

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Not many towns the size of Carrboro can boast their VERY OWN radio station, but we can! To celebrate and support the station, come enjoy the WCOM Friends & Family Festival from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St.

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

OWASA announces traffic impacts on Jones Ferry Road

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News from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) 

OWASA is continuing construction of our Jones Ferry Road Water Line Resiliency Improvements Project. Work is currently occurring only on the OWASA campus at the Water Treatment Plant on Jones...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Town/CBA to Host All-Business Briefing

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town Economic Development Department in partnership with the Carrboro Business Alliance will be hosting an in-person All Business Briefing for all business in Carrboro from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Century Center in D...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Carrboro This Week for April 11

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Come help us find all the lost eggs!

Saturday, April 16 will be the date of not one, but two community egg hunts this year. The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt originally scheduled for Saturday, April 9 has been moved to&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 10, 2022

Carrboro Town Council Update

Carrboro Town Council

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Carrboro Egg Hunts to Occur April 16

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The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt and the Flashlight Egg Hunt are scheduled to occur on Saturday, April 16.

The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 9.  Due to a conflict with the facility, it has been rescheduled...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

OWASA Weekend Work Update

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Update from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)

Work for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to restart at 7 a.m. Saturday (April 9) and continue through 9 p.m. Saturday (April 9).

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Town Council Celebrates Native Plants

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At the April 5 Town Council meeting, Council Members resolved to designate April as "Native Plant Month" in Carrboro. The designation recognizes the benefits of native plants to our town's environment and economy. Read the full resolution here h...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 5, 2022

UPDATED: E. Main Street closure to occur on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19-20

Traffic Alert

UPDATED: A contractor conducting work on the railroad that intersects near the 200 block of E. Main Street in Carrboro will close this portion of the roadway on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19-20. 

Detours will be set up for local traffic, but com...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Help Preparing for April Showers

Get ready for April showers REVISED

April showers in Carrboro can sometimes result in more than just May flowers. Wet weather can also bring flooding, streambank erosion and property damage. In Carrboro, Stormwater management is always top of mind. We have an entire Stormwater team dedicate...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Carrboro This Week for April 4 2022

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Nothing but LOVE for our Tar Heels! 

Our fingernails were chewed down to the nubs this past Saturday night when the University of North Carolina Men's Basketball team beat Duke to advance to the NCAA Finals. More than 35,000 people joyfully spille...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Weekend Traffic Update from OWASA

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Update from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)

Work for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to restart at 7 a.m. Saturday (April 2) and continue through 4 p.m. Saturday (April 2).

The project is shifting into the restora...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

April is Poetry Month in Carrboro

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There’s a poem in this place—in the footfalls in the hallsin the quiet beat of the seats.It is here, at the curtain of day,where America writes a lyricyou must whisper to say.

Amanda Gorman from “In This Place" (An American Lyric)

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day in Carrboro

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Earth Day will be celebrated from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St., with a wide array of food vendors; information tables, displays and demonstrations; and a children’s parade at 6 ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Slow down! New speed table on James Street installed

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Carrboro Public Works has installed a temporary speed table on the 100 block of James Street. 

The speed table, installed on Wednesday, March 30, is the remaining element of the interim traffic calming measures for the Barred Owl Creek Neighborhoo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Mayor Seils Signs Monarch Pledge

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On March 29, Mayor Damon Seils joined mayors and leaders from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico in signing the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge https://www.nwf.org/mayorsmonarchpledge a step aimed at pro...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 28 2022

Carrboro This Week March 28 2022

Open Streets is coming Sunday, April 3! 

We are excited for Open Streets 2022! Please mark your calendars and join us for our in-person event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. We will close East and West Weaver Street to vehicles and reopen thi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Weekend Traffic Update from OWASA

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Update from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)

Work for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to restart at 8 p.m. Friday (March 25) and continue through 6 a.m. Monday (March 28).

Work this weekend will be happening across...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Public invited to annual Pauli Murray Awards Ceremony

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News from the Orange County Human Relations Commission

This year's Pauli Murray Awards will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Visit this link to register: http://ow.ly...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Open Streets is coming Sunday, April 3

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We are excited for Open Streets 2022! Please mark your calendars and join us for our in-person event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. We will close East and West Weaver Street to vehicles and reopen this public space for recreation!

About Open StreetsT...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Carrboro Town Council passes resolution in support of Earth Hour

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Town Council has passed a resolution to recognize Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. as Earth Hour in Carrboro. 

Every year, at 8:30 p.m. local time on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour asks people ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Carrboro participates in Black Restaurant Week

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It was too hard to celebrate all the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine in just one week. That's why the Triangle event has now been expanded to a 10-day showcase. From April 22 to May 1, you are invited to discover and enjoy Blac...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 21 2022

Carrboro This Week March 21 2022

Local governing boards approve new library and cultural center for Carrboro

Separate votes by the Carrboro Town Council and the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, gave final approval to a new Orange County Southern Branch Libr...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Shred-a-Thons are coming!

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Bring your confidential documents for free, safe and contact-free destruction and recycling. 

Orange County Solid Waste has scheduled the following Shred-a-thons: 

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Park & Ride Lot, 1768 Euban...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Local governing boards approve new library and cultural center for Carrboro

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Joint News Release from the Town of Carrboro and Orange County 

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Separate votes by the Carrboro Town Council and the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, gave final approval to a new Orange County South...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Traffic Alert: Rosemary Street closed approaching E. Main Street

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News from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority 

Work for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to restart at 8 p.m. Friday (March 18) and continue through 6 a.m. Monday (March 21).

One lane of East Main Street will remain o...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Mayor Seils Proclaims Transit Driver Appreciation Day

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Mayor Damon Seils has declared Friday, March 18, 2022, Transit Driver Appreciation Day and March 14-18, 2022, as Chapel Hill Transit Operator and Maintenance Team Member Appreciation Week in Carrboro.  

“I encourage all resident...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

"Freight Train Blues" Concert Series returns in-person May 13

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The Town of Carrboro, North Carolina, will present the Music Maker Foundation’s Freight Train Blues series of live concerts every Friday evening between May 13 and June 10 at the Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. The series is a collaborati...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 14 2022

Carrboro This Week March 14 2022

Countdown to Spring begins!

This year, Spring will arrive on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.M. EDT.  Does this mean we can officially put away our cold-weather clothes?

Stay tuned!

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Sewer Construction Project Update from OWASA

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OWASA News Update 

Work for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is postponed for this weekend, March 11-14, due to expected rain throughout the weekend. We expect to resume construction the following weekend, March 18-21.

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Registration now open for entrepreneur class

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Calling all aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs! The Town of Carrboro is partnering with The Business Accelerator Group (BAG) and the Durham Tech Small Business Center to host some business accelerator programs starting in April.

Get practical, actionab...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Got Questions about Invasive Plants in Carrboro?

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Got Questions about Invasive Plants in Carrboro? 

Want to learn more about how to control invasive plants in your yard? 

Interested in learning about volunteer opportunities? 

Connect with volunteers from Chapelboro Tree Rescue (ht...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Carrboro Town Council passes resolution in solidarity with Ukraine

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Town Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, March 8, in solidarity with Ukraine and in opposition to the Russian invasion, assault and atrocities against the Ukrainian peoples. 

The resolution states: "The Town...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Contractors: Get listed for stormwater-related work

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Are you a contractor who performs stormwater-related work? 

The Town of Carrboro Stormwater Division is requesting applications from qualified contractors who are available to perform stormwater-related work on a residential scale and wish to be l...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 7, 2022

Carrboro This Week March 7 2022

Carrboro Annual Kite Fly

Celebrate National Kite Flying Month (a couple of weeks early) by flying a kite! This welcome-to-spring event of the Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department provides plenty of fun. Bring a kite and help fill th...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Tornado preparedness

The week of March 6-12 is North Carolina’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. During the week, the National Weather Service https://www.weather.gov/rah/ and its partners will focus on topics to ensure you are ready for the upcoming severe weather season. T...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Town Council has selected Wesley Barker as Carrboro’s New Town Clerk

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Following a comprehensive recruitment effort, the Town Council has selected Wesley Barker as Carrboro’s new town clerk.  

Since sworn into service on March 1, 2022, he has been busy organizing his office at Carrboro Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

2022 Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in 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 the Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in the Arts program.  A total of up to three (3) apprenticeships are ava...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Traffic Update for this Weekend from OWASA

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News from Orange Water and Sewer Authority

Construction for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is progressing and most work has now been completed on East Main Street from Greensboro Street through the intersection with Roberson Street.

Begin...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Street Resurfacing Underway in Carrboro

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The Town of Carrboro’s biennial street resurfacing project has started and will be underway through April. 

Carrboro residents will be notified at least 48 hours before the resurfacing on their road beings, with notices placed on the win...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Mask Mandate to be amended Monday, March 7, to No Longer Require Masks in Public Spaces

Mask Mandate to be amended Monday, March 7, to No Longer Require Masks in Public Spaces

3/11/2022 Update: Masks will still be required on public transportation until April 18, 2022. 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. March 2, 2022 ? Effective Monday, March 7, 2022, Orange County will no longer require masks in public, indoor spaces if key COVID-19 ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Thanks for joining us for Carrboro Conversations!

Carrboro Conversations with Richard White

Many thanks to the some 80 residents who came out for Carrboro Conversations held Feb. 23-24, 2022! 

Town Manager Richard J. White III welcomed attendees at the virtual drop-in session, as well as the two in-person drop-in sessions at Carrboro Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Carrboro This Week for March 1, 2022

Carrboro This Week March 1

Carrboro Named One of America's Top 5 Small Arts Towns 

CARRBORO, N.C. –  In a recent special report, 24/7 Tempo named Carrboro one of the country’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns. The town shares the honor with such ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Carrboro Named One of America’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns

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CARRBORO, N.C. –  In a recent special report, 24/7 Tempo named Carrboro one of the country’s Top 5 Small Arts Towns. The town shares the honor with such creative outposts as Santa Fe, N.M., and Marfa, Texas. 

To determine the best small a...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Carrboro installs two new EV charging stations

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The Town of Carrboro has installed two new EV Charging Stations!

The stations are located at the parking lot of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1120 Hillsborough Road, and at the 604 Rosemary St. gravel public parking lot with entrance from Sunset Drive.&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

OWASA announces traffic changes in downtown Carrboro this weekend

Traffic Map for OWASA Feb 25

News from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) 

Work for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to restart at 8 p.m. Friday (Feb 25) and continue through 6 a.m. Monday (Feb 28).

Work is progressing into the intersect...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Save big on pet shots this Saturday!

Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

Low-Cost Rabies Clinic for Pets

Protect your fur baby and save money to boot!  The Orange County Animal Services will be offering a discount clinic for rabies shots and microchips this Saturday, February 26.

Get more details at https://www.orangec...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Mayor Seils Proclaims National Invasive Species Awareness Week in Carrboro

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Mayor Damon Seils has declared Feb. 28 to March 4 as National Invasive Species Awareness Week in Carrboro.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is an international event created to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Help NC Update Its Bicycle Route System!

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Carrboro residents, help shape the future of NC’s bike route system! For the first time in nearly a decade, the @NCDOT is updating its bike route system and wants public input to identify areas for improvement. The deadline to submit is March 14...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Carrboro This Week Feb. 21, 2022

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Community invited to Carrboro Conversations

Note: A new topic has been added to Carrboro Conversations. The process to advance Carrboro's affordable housing goals calls for researching town-owned property for possible future development. Learn more about t...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Orange County Officials leave Indoor Mask Mandate in place, will monitor situation continually

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Orange County local elected leaders, after meeting with Orange County Health Director Quintana Stewart, have opted to leave the county’s indoor mask mandate in place and to continue to meet and reassess the situation on an ongoing basis.

Key metrics in Ora...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Community Invited to Carrboro Conversations

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Note: A new topic has been added to Carrboro Conversations for the in-person sessions scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 24. The process to advance Carrboro's affordable housing goals calls for researching town-owned property for possible future develop...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Public Hearing set for Tuesday on Carrboro Connects Comprehensive Plan

Draft Plan Public Hearing

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, the Carrboro Town Council will hold a remote public hearing to continue to receive public comment and discuss the Draft Carrboro Connects Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will be held virtually at 7 p.m. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Our First Year with Black Lives Matters Murals

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CARRBORO, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2022) – One year ago today, this video youtu.be/T6MkHBxPkbY was played at a Carrboro Town Council meeting to dedicate the new Black Lives Matter (BLM) murals. 

In 2020, the Carrboro Town Council directed that the...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Dive In and Celebrate Creek Week With Us!

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Show your love for Orange County’s waterways during the first-ever Orange County Creek Week, held March 12-19.  

Come volunteer, hike, learn, and celebrate with a variety of activities the entire family can enjoy. The week of events is d...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Community Invited to Carrboro Conversations

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Carrboro Conversations kicks off this month with opportunities to meet virtually or in person to chat with Town of Carrboro staff about current issues. 

These are drop-in community sharing sessions with the Town of Carrboro. 

Carrboro Conv...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 15, 2022

El Centro Hispano Opens New ToolBank Program

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CARRBORO, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2022) – On a bright, sunny Saturday morning, El Centro Hispano unveiled its new ToolBank program. 

Many community members and elected leaders were on hand to cheer and celebrate the program’s j...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Carrboro This Week for Feb 14

Carrboro This Week Feb 14

Share Some Carrboro Love This Valentine's Day!

Looking for a creative, hyper-local sweet gift for your sweetums? Look no further! As part of the #CarrboroLove campaign, local businesses are making donations to local charities, offering "made ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 15, 2022

BIPOC Elected Officials Present Poem for Black History Month

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BIPOC Elected Officials of Orange County, N.C. Present “Let America Be America Again” for Black History Month 

For Black History Month 2022, the BIPOC elected officials of Orange County, N.C., have released their video presentation of the Langston...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Face Mask Giveaway!

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Related Note from the Town of Carrboro: FREE N95 masks are available from the CVS at Carr Mill Mall while supplies lastOver the past two weeks, Carrboro Housing & Community Services and the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department have coor...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Carrboro This Week Feb. 7, 2022

Carrboro This Week Feb 7

Mayor Seils Proclaims Black History Month in Carrboro

Mayor Damon Seils has declared Black History Month in Carrboro this February.

“I encourage all residents to participate in local Black History Month events and to learn about and celebrate the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Town Council Update

Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project to Begin

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News from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) 

Construction for the East Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation Project is anticipated to begin on the night of Feb. 11, 2022, and be completed by June 2022. That timeline could be extended by wea...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

NC Homeowner Assistance Fund Opens Statewide

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The NC Homeowner Assistance Fund is now accepting applications from North Carolina homeowners whose finances were impacted by the pandemic and who need assistance with housing-related expenses. Established through the 2021 American Rescue Plan to prevent ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Town Council Honors Catherine Dorando

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The Carrboro Town Council expressed its gratitude to outgoing Town Clerk Catherine “Cathy” Dorando for more than a decade of service as Town Clerk to the Town of Carrboro. The honoring resolution was presented on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022....

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Black History Month Events in Carrboro

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The Town of Carrboro is celebrating Black History Month throughout February.

Since its beginnings as a weeklong recognition by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926, Black History Month has grown to include opportunities for education, reflection and celebra...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Mayor Seils Proclaims Black History Month in Carrboro

Black History Month

Mayor Damon Seils has declared Black History Month in Carrboro this February.

“I encourage all residents to participate in local Black History Month events and to learn about and celebrate the lives, history, and contributions of Black people dur...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Carrboro This Week

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Motorist Safety Tips

Safety is a shared responsibility. Motorists need to be watchful for pedestrians and bicyclists, drive at slower speeds, avoid distraction, and know the laws regarding when pedestrians or bicyclists have the right-of-way.

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Winter Weather Update

WINTER STORM WARNING

For the most up-to-date weather information, please visit the National Weather Service - Raleigh at weather.gov/rahwinter 

Friday (Jan. 28) Morning UPDATE -- A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for our area.  

National Weather Service f...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

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Do you need assistance paying your water bill?

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help!  

LIHWAP is a temporary emergency program that will help eligible households and families a?ord water and wastewater services, provi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Indoor Recreation Programs and Reservations To Resume January 31st

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Following a brief pause in indoor programming and events, the Town of Carrboro Department of Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources will resume indoor programming and reservations effective January 31.

On January 18, prior to Winter/Spring session cla...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Celebrating Black America: The Lessons of the Hour

Celebrating Black America 2022

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro welcomes the community to join us as we host Celebrating Black America for Black History Month.

On Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., the town will host local history scholars and community leaders to view Fred Mors...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 23, 2022

Town Council Update

Town Council Special Meeting

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 20, 2022

Duke Energy Winter Storm Update

Duke Energy

As Duke Energy's team of meteorologists continue to monitor the next winter storm's development, Duke Energy crews are making preparations to safely handle any winter weather-related service interruptions.

This storm will again feature sn...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Winter Storm Jasper Updates for Carrboro

WINTER STORM WARNING

For the most up-to-date weather information, please visit the National Weather Service - Raleigh at weather.gov/rahwinter

Friday (Jan. 21) Afternoon UPDATE -- A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 4 a.m. Saturday.  

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Carrboro to Switch to .Gov

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Starting on Feb. 1, 2022, the Town of Carrboro website and emails will change their domain to .gov from .org. 

The new domain will be CarrboroNC.gov. The .org website and emails are still operational and will be until further not...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Indoor Recreation Programs and Reservations Suspended Through January 30th

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In response to the increased number of COVID cases related to the Omicron variant, all Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources indoor programs and reservations are being suspended through January 30.

Participants currently signed up fo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Carrboro Mayor Proclaims “National Day of Racial Healing” on Jan. 18

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Jan. 18, 2022, the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as “National Day of Racial Healing” in Carrboro and encourages all residents to share ideas, knowledge, and points of ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Winter Storm IZZY Updates for Carrboro

WINTER STORM WARNING

For the most up-to-date weather information, please visit the National Weather Service - Raleigh at weather.gov/rah 

Sunday (Jan. 16) Morning UPDATE -- Freezing rain and sleet will limit the amount of snow expected to fall in our area Sun...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

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Town of Carrboro offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 

Monday's yard waste will be collected on Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

National Mentoring Month in Carrboro

Mentoring Month

The Carrboro Town Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, Jan. 11, recognizing National Mentoring Month in Carrboro and encouraging the recruitment of caring adult mentors throughout the community.

January 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of National Mentor...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Town of Carrboro issues reminders of public health guidance to reduce spread of Omicron

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As a reminder to the community, the Town of Carrboro requires all employees and visitors accessing Town facilities indoors to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing (maintaining a six-foot distance between individuals) is also req...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Carrboro Observes Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

MLK Day

Town of Carrboro offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday's yard waste collection will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for Jan. 15

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The Town of Carrboro invites the community to a virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

Register in advance at https://townofcarrboro.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Udd_gurXQher2iYknnQ3sg

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cotten!

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CARRBORO, N.C. – Legendary North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 5, by her hometown on her birthday anniversary.  

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Public Health Officials Urging Vaccination and Boosters Against COVID-19 Omicron Variant

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. Jan. 5, 2022 ? COVID-19 cases have risen 587% since the end of November in Orange County, with 1,010 new cases reported last week. Orange County health officials urge the public to take steps now to protect themselves and others and to ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

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Libba Cotten Day in Carrboro

Legendary North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten is being feted by her hometown with her very own day on this birthday anniversary.&n...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Carrboro Celebrates Native Daughter Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten on Her Birthday

Libba Cotten Day News

CARRBORO, N.C. – Legendary North Carolina musician Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten is being feted by her hometown with her very own day on this birthday anniversary. 

Mayor Damon Seils is officially proclaiming Wednesday, Ja...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Town of Carrboro Holiday Service Changes

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The Town of Carrboro’s administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23, Friday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 31, for the holidays. 

Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. 

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Town awards COVID-19 Mitigation Business Grants to small businesses

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Town Council has announced 30 small businesses will be receiving grants from the COVID-19 Mitigation Business Grant program. 

The Town Council voted on Tuesday, Dec. 14, to approve a list of 30 small businesses to re...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Carrboro Sidewalk Repair Underway

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CARRBORO, N.C. --  About 4,000 square feet of sidewalks around Carrboro are being repaired in a project underway now through the end of January 2022. 

Included in the $75,000 maintenance and repair project are sidewalks, wheelchair ramps,...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Town Council Update with Swearing-In Ceremony and Resolutions of Appreciation

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Carrboro Leaf Collection Underway

Leaf Collection

Have you noticed leaf piles around town? It’s certainly that time of year. The Town of Carrboro would like to remind everyone that leaves should not be piled into traffic lanes, bike lanes or sidewalks, as they become a dangerous public safety hazard.

“Ple...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Back for the Holidays! Carrboro People Photo Album

Carrboro People Photo Album

The Town of Carrboro is bringing back the Carrboro People Photo Album for the holidays! Send photos of yourself or your pod and family (including pets) to be included! 

The 2020 album – posted at https://youtu.be/yw3S7a65nLs  -- debuted i...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Mayor and Town Council To Take Oaths of Office

Swearing-In Ceremony (1)

The post-election swearing in of the Town of Carrboro Mayor and Council Members will occur at an organizational meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Council Chamber of Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510. 

Taking thei...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro To Survey Residents about Town Services 

What do you think of Town services? The Town of Carrboro seeks to find out through a survey being issued to a random sampling of residents. 

Results are used in Town planning efforts to ide...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Crews Repair Gas Leak

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Update: The gas leak is capped and the road will soon reopen. 

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CARRBORO N.C. -- Barnes Street is closed from Jones Ferry Road to Queen Street in Carrboro as crews respond to a gas leak. Carrboro Fire and Resc...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Property Tax Bill Assistance Program

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Orange County's new Longtime Homeowner Assistance Program (LHAP) provides property tax bill assistance to assist households affected by the 2021 countywide property revaluation.  The Orange County Board of Commissioners initiated the LHA...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 27, 2021

Introducing the Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Today, the Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA) launched the new Carrboro Cheer Gift Guide (CarrboroCheer.com), which showcases more than 70 curated, local Carrboro gift ideas for the holiday shopping season. The Gift Guide is part of Carrbo...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shot Eligibility Expanded to Anyone Age 18 or Older

COVID-19 Vaccines

News from the Orange County Health Department 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. Nov. 22, 2021 ? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)?has?recommended?booster vaccine shots?for all adults 18 and older to ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Indoor Mask Mandate Continues for Orange County

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News from Orange County Health Department

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. November 23, 2021 ? With several key COVID metrics increasing, Orange County will continue its indoor countywide mask mandate. The mandate applies to anyone 2 years and older, regardless of vacc...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Thanksgiving Holiday Service Changes

The Town of Carrboro will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26.

Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed. 

Residential Trash will be collected two days prior to you...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Seeking Input on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding

Downtown Carrboro

The Town of Carrboro is collecting information on how funds provided from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) can best address difficulties caused by COVID-19. 

The Town is reaching out to hear your views for the best uses of ARPA funds. An initia...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Carrboro Film Fest Scheduled Nov. 19-21

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro Film Fest is bringing the movies back to Carrboro this November!  Now in its 16th year, the main festival will run Friday to Sunday, Nov. 19-21 at The ArtsCenter, and includes six feature films and four blocks of short ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Town of Carrboro Establishes Community Safety Task Force

Community Policing

CARRBORO, N.C. -- In the interest of advancing racial equity in law enforcement and public safety, the Town of Carrboro has established a Community Safety Task Force. 

“We are looking for new approaches to public safety beyond policing,&...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Small Business Saturday in Carrboro

Carrboro Downtown

CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) as Small Business Saturday in Carrboro. 

“I urge the residents of our community to support small businesses and merchants on Small Busi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Gallop & Gorge 8K Scheduled for Thanksgiving Day

Le Tour de Carrboro

CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Gallop & Gorge 8K race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25.

Expect traffic delays around this time on W. Weaver Street and Main Street. Feel free to cheer on the runners!

There are two ways you can participate in the run:

  • The ...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro Film Fest Preparing for Big Return

Carrboro Film Fest is bringing the movies back to Carrboro this November!  Now in its 16th year, Carrboro Film Festival will run from Friday Nov. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 21, at The ArtsCenter, and includes si...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Celebrating Carrboro’s New Electric Vehicle DC Fast-Charging Station

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- We’re celebrating Carrboro's first new electric vehicle (EV) DC fast-charging station! It’s located at Carrboro Plaza, 104 NC Highway 54, Carrboro, NC 27510. 

Watch our video from the November 12, 2021 ribbon cutting event at htt...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Saturday, Nov. 20, is Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Veterans Honored Today

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Veterans Day on Thursday, 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 ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Public Input Invited on Region’s Future Transportation Plan

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Input Requested by December 7

If you’re interested in deemphasizing highway widenings and more support for public transportation as well as bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, now is the time to give your input on our region’s future transportation syst...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

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Greene Tract Community Open House

Please join us for a Community Open House on the future of the Greene Tract. Two opportunities to participate are scheduled:

  • First meeting: In-Person Sunday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the RENA Community Center located at 1...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Carrboro CD and Record Show

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The 29th Biannual Carrboro CD and Record Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. in the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. in downtown Carrboro. Admission is free. Masks are required during the event.

The event w...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

COVID Business Grant Application Period Now Open

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro Economic Development Department announces the opening of the application period for the much-anticipated COVID-19 Mitigation Business Grants. The grants are provided through additional funding the Town has received f...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

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Election Day is Nov. 2, 2021

Information from the Orange County Board of Elections 

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Community Bike Ride Set for Friday, Oct. 29

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro will participate in a community bike ride starting from Carrboro Town Hall (301 W. Main Street) at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. 

The purpose of the ride – organized by the Carrboro Bike Coalition/Bike...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Greene Tract Community Open House

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Please join us for a Community Open House on the future of the Greene Tract. Two opportunities to participate are scheduled:

  • First meeting: In-Person Sunday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the RENA Community Center located at 101 Edgar Street. (rain date of Su...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

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Carrboro Film Fest Scheduled for Nov. 19-21

Carrboro Film Fest is bringing the movies back to Carrboro this November!  Now in its 16th year, Carrboro Film Fest begins with a special Early Fest Screening of the local documentary We Are Here at the ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Carrboro Farmers’ Market Hours Changing Soon

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Mark your calendars - the Carrboro Farmers' Market hours are changing soon! 

  • The last day of Saturday main season hours, 7 am to noon, will be Saturday, Oct. 30 
  • Saturday winter hours, 9 am to noon, begin on Saturday, Nov. 6, and ...
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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County Bring Racial Equity Focus to Human Services Funding Program

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Consistent with their commitment to equity and inclusion, the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and Orange County Government are taking steps together to center racial equity in the Human Services Funding Program. The Human Services Program provides fundi...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Carrboro Film Fest Scheduled Nov. 19-21

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro Film Fest is bringing the movies back to Carrboro this November!  Now in its 16th year, Carrboro Film Fest begins with a special Early Fest Screening of the local documentary We Are Here at the Varsity Theatre on Nov. 5...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Carrboro This Week

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The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

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

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The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Governor Cooper and Congressman Price Visit Carrboro's Community School

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Indigenous Peoples' Day in Carrboro

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Marriage Equality Day

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

West End Poetry Festival Scheduled Oct. 15-16

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The United Poetry Service - Poems for the People

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

New Mural Honors African-American Community Leaders

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro This Week

Carrboro Celebrates Minority Enterprise Development Week

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Town Council Update

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Advisory Board Recruitment

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Get Involved!

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

We have openings on the following:

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

BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion Scheduled

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

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Carrboro Celebrates Minority Enterprise Development Week

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

We're Going Virtual: Carrboro Connects Open House

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Carrboro This Week - News & Noticias

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Greetings from Our New Town Manager

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Town Council Update

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Town of Carrboro Earns National Communications Award

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

One Orange Countywide Racial Equity Plan Invites Input

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Town Council Meets Tuesday, Sept. 14

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Carrboro Public Safety Leaders Reflect on 9/11

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Greetings from Our New Town Manager!

GREETINGS from our New Town Manager (community)

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

Twenty years ago, ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

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

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Join the Youth Advisory Board!

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Governor Cooper Visits Carrboro

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

New Mural Featured at Carrboro High School

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Carrboro Seeks Feedback on Town Information Centers (TICs)

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

The Town of Carrboro has installed four Tow...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Town of Carrboro Requires Masks Indoors, Vaccinations for all Employees

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Assistance for Residents and Families Facing Eviction

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Town of Carrboro Reopens for In-Person Services

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Carrboro Seeks User Feedback on Town Website

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

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

An online survey, which takes about ...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

New Mural to Celebrate Black Trailblazers of Carrboro and Chapel Hill

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Carrboro Announces New Town Manager

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

New Bulk Item Waste Collection Schedule

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Town Council w...

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Carrboro This Week

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Enjoy the Summer! 

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Carrboro This Week

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Commemorating the End of Slavery, Juneteenth Observed in Carrboro

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Carrboro This Week

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten 

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

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

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

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Carrboro Town News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

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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

News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2022

National Public Works Week - May 15th - May 21st

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National Public Works Week is celebrated annually at the end of May.  Since 1960, the American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week "to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their d...

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Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Grow Zones

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Have you seen our new Grow Zone signs sprouting up around our town properties and parks? The Town of Carrboro is going back to nature with the creation of grow zones. Grow Zones are areas that are designated as NO MOW ZONES where native plantings are enco...

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Grow Zones Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Rain Gardens

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A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway, or other impervious surface and allows it to soak into the ground.  Rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from yo...

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Rain Gardens Public Works News
Posted on: May 1, 2022

Loose Leaf Collection

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Public Works provides loose leaf collection to residents year-round.  

Loose Leaves may be raked in a pile curbside for collection. No plastic or paper bags are allowed.

Please help our community improve travel safety for all, especially cyclists a...

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Loose Leaf Collection Schedule & Guidelines Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

2022 Street Resurfacing Project

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The Town of Carrboro maintains 47.04 miles of roadways comprising of 566 street segments or blocks, 41 miles of sidewalks, and 872 curb ramps throughout the community. The 2022 Street Resurfacing Project is intended to keep streets and curb ramps ...

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2022 Street Resurfacing Project Public Works News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Works Snow Plow Rodeo

The Carrboro Public Works Department schedules a Snow Plow Rodeo each year to provide training opportunities to employees. Before it's actually snowing, they work on skills and technical abilities with snowplows and other equipment. Meet the Publ...

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Public Works News

News Flash

Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carrboro Day Event This Sunday

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Our annual Carrboro Day event will be returning in person this year!  The event is scheduled to occur at Town Commons on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p. m.

Carrboro Day is an annual event that is traditionally held at Town Commons on the...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Carrboro Egg Hunts to Occur April 16

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The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt and the Flashlight Egg Hunt are scheduled to occur on Saturday, April 16.

The Carrboro Community Egg Hunt was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 9.  Due to a conflict with the facility, it has been rescheduled...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

2022 Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in 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 the Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in the Arts program.  A total of up to three (3) apprenticeships are ava...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Celebrating Black People in America: The Lessons of the Hour

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro welcomes the community to join us as we host Celebrating Black People in America for Black History Month.

On Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., the town will host local history scholars and community leaders to view...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Indoor Recreation Programs and Reservations To Resume January 31st

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Following a brief pause in indoor programming and events, the Town of Carrboro Department of Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources will resume indoor programming and reservations effective January 31.

On January 18, prior to Winter/Spring session cla...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Indoor Recreation Programs and Reservations Suspended Through January 30th

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In response to the increased number of COVID cases related to the Omicron variant, all Town of Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources indoor programs and reservations are being suspended through January 30.

Participants currently signed up fo...

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

2021 Carrboro Music Festival Canceled

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

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

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Recreation & Parks News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Facilities Reopening Update

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

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

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Recreation & Parks News