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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall Recreation Programs Update

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Fall Athletic League UpdateDue to the ongoing public health situation related to COVID-19 and the restrictions limiting the number of participants we are able to accommodate at any given time, all Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources 2020 ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Community Food Distribution Aug. 27

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A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road.

Anyone in need is welcome. The distribution is first come, first served. It is free of charge, and there are no eligibilit...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Won’t You Be a Neighborhood Liaison?

A Carrboro neighbor saying "hello"

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Carrboro Prepares for Potential Impacts from Hurricane Isaias

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Carrboro Firefighters Respond to Multiple Homes Struck by Lightning

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On Wednesday, July 29, at 4:48 p.m., members of the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department responded to the 100 Block of Lantern Way for a report of a house struck by lightning. Based on initial reports of a structure fire, additional fire crews were dispatched ...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

The Carrboro Courier

The Carrboro Courier

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

Distributing Free Masks to All 

North Carolina has mandated the use ...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Important COVID-19 Parks and Facilities Reminder

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Based on the Governor’s guidance and recommendations provided by various agencies, all Town of Carrboro parks remain open, but some amenities within the parks remain closed.

No new facility reservations are being accepted at this time.

A list of w...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Orange County announces #MaskUpOCNC Campaign

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Orange County is excited to announce the #MaskUpOCNC public health campaign.

The artist-designed poster series and corresponding social media campaign will encourage residents to “mask up” in compliance with state and county mandates.

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Americans with Disabilities Act Day in Carrboro

Mayor Lydia Lavelle

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Carrboro

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A COVID-19 testing event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road.

The Orange County Health Department is working with StarMed to host the drive through testing. The event targets populations in the sou...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Community Food Distribution Thursday

Community Food Distribution 7-23-2020 Flyer

A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road.

Anyone in need is welcome. The distribution is first come, first served. It is free of charge, and there are no eligibi...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Council Meeting Summary

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Orange County issues new standards for food-service establishments

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Community Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 4th

Frederick Douglass July 4th Flyer

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights Webinar

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The free webinar “Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights” will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. 

Register in English: www.orangecountync.gov/FairHousingWebinar 

or Spanish: www.orangecountync.gov/Viv...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

23rd Annual Carrboro Music Festival Update

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

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

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

Carrboro relaxes rules temporarily to assist local businesses

Downtown Carrboro

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Carrboro reaches out to minority businesses with roundtables

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Council Meeting June 23 Summary

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Carrboro Shows Its Small Town Pride

Small Town Pride

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Bicycling Basics

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

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

Certified Cycl...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Temporary Bikeway Closure during Roundabout Construction

Estes Drive/Greensboro Street intersection

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

The sewer line reloc...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Inequality, Policing and Injustice Panel Discussion this Thursday

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Community Food Distribution this Thursday

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A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road.

Anyone in need is welcome. The distribution is first come, first served. It is free of charge, and there are no eligibi...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Council Meeting June 16 Summary

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

Council meeting summaries a...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Immigrant Heritage Month in Carrboro

Immigrant Heritage Month 2020

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Town of Carrboro Juneteenth Program Now Available

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

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Juneteenth Video Presentation Link Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Carrboro to Offer Free Virtual Showing of Flight of the Butterflies

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Community Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 4th

Frederick Douglass July 4th Flyer

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mask distribution underway in Carrboro

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Town of Carrboro Announces Economic Development Director

Jon Hartman-Brown

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Orange County Extends Emergency Declaration, Mandates Face Coverings

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

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

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

June 2 Council Meeting Summary

Carrboro Town Council Meeting June 2, 2020

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Gun Violence Awareness Day & Wear Orange Weekend

Orange flags at Carrboro Town Hall

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Carrboro announces second round recipients of Emergency Loan and Grant Fund

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

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

Mayor Lydia Lavelle

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

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

She Changed the World Virtual Exhibition

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

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

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She Changed the World Virtual Exhibition Link Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Town of Carrboro Virtual Recreation and Distance Learning Opportunities

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Town of Carrboro Virtual Recreation and Distance Learning Opportunities

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

UPDATE: Google Fiber Construction in Carrboro

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

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Carrboro Townwide News