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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Lavelle Proclaims May 30, 2020 as "Heatstroke Awareness Day"

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Mayor Lavelle Proclaims May 30, 2020 as "Heatstroke Awareness Day". In light of the two worst years for child heatstroke deaths, Mayor Lavelle would like to strongly encourage Carrboro parents to never leave a child behind in a car, and asks all...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Update on Town Recreation Facilities and Programs

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The following is an update from the Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department.

RECREATION PROGRAMS UPDATE:The following are updates regarding Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources programs and events:

Winter/Spring classes and ev...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Orange County Moves to “Safer at Home” Phase Two

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Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will take a cautious step toward Phase Two of its reopening plan, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd. Phase Two lifts the Stay At Home order and moves the state into a “Safer At Ho...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Town of Carrboro and Music Maker Announce Freight Train Blues 2020!

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LIVESTREAM MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUES WOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTEN TO FEATURE N.C. ARTISTS

PERFORMANCES BY MANDOLIN ORANGE, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, PHIL COOK, LIGHTNIN’ WELLS, AND THOMAS RHYANT’S ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Counties Release FY21 Transit Work Plans for Public Comment

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Orange and Durham Counties have released their draft FY 21 Transit Work Plans and are collecting comments from the public until May 22. Send all comments to Aaron Cain at aaron.cain@durhamnc.gov.

Highlights of the proposed Durham County work plan include t...

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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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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Town Parks and Amenities Update

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PARKS AND FACILITIES UPDATE:Based on the Governors guidance and recommendations provided by various agencies, all Town of Carrboro parks will remain open, but amenities within the parks remain closed. No new facility reservations are being accepted at thi...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Orange County to Begin Phased-in Lifting of Restrictions at 5 p.m. May 8, 2020

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Orange County, North Carolina’s Stay at Home Order will end on May 8, 2020. Thereafter, the County will fall under the state order. According to Governor Cooper, restrictions will be lifted in three phases, with the first phase beginning at 5:00...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Local Businesses Call on Community to Buy Local!

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Now more than ever, local businesses need our support. The coronavirus crisis has dealt a serious blow to small businesses, but a new #LocalStimulUS campaign makes it safe, easy, and rewarding for residents to support these enterprises now and as our comm...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Estes Dr. & North Greensboro Roundabout 5/8/2020 Update

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Latest Update - 5/8/2020

NCDOT has informed us that the intersection has been reopened to through traffic traveling along N Greensboro Street. (As of 4:07 PM on 5/8) There is still construction equipment present, so please be careful as you navigate throug...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Mayor Lavelle Proclaims May 2020 as "Bike Month" in Carrboro

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Mayor Lavelle proclaimed May as “BIKE MONTH” in Carrboro at the April 28, 2020 Town Council meeting. Mayor Lavelle would like to urge all residents of
Carrboro to take time during this picture-perfect-weather month to get out and enjo...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Town of Carrboro Announces Communications Manager

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The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce the selection of Catherine Lazorko as communications manager. 

The communications manager leads public communication strategies including crisis communications, media relations and community engagement.&...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

CARRBORO FIRE-RESCUE RECEIVES IMPROVED ISO RATING

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Carrboro, NC – The Town of Carrboro announced an improvement in the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) evaluation. The report indicated the department would improve ...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Town of Carrboro Announces Interim Economic Development Director

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Carrboro Farmers' Market Offers Vouchers to Unemployed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Carrboro Farmers’ Market will be offering vouchers to anyone who has been permanently or temporarily unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you have experienced recent unemployment: come to the Info Booth at the entrance to the marke...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

NCDHHS to Provide Additional Food Benefits for More than 800,000 Children Impacted by the COVID-19 P

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Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19. NCDHHS is working to operational...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches "Save Small Business Grant Fund."

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has launched the “Save Small Business Fund,” a grant program providing assistance to small businesses owners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Funded by contributions from corporate and phila...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Mural Installation

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The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce the installation of the town’s newest murals at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

The project was an effort to create murals that would reflect Dr. King’s message in the town’s newes...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Leaders across Orange County Encourage the Public to Continue Social Distancing

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. April 16, 2020  With the number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina surpassing 5,000, officials across Orange County remind the public of the need to continue practicing social distancing.

 Orange County Board of Commi...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Town of Carrboro Approves Twelve Local Businesses for Emergency Funds

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Orange County Health Department Reporting Second COVID-19 Associated Death

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. April 11, 2020 – A second Orange County resident has died from
complications associated with the virus, COVID-19. The patient was in their 60’s and was aresident at PruittHealth – Carolina Point, one of ...

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Town of Carrboro Virtual Recreation and Distance Learning Opportunities

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Town of Carrboro Virtual Recreation and Distance Learning Opportunities

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

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Carrboro Townwide News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Carrboro to Serve as Drop-off Site for COVID-19 Donation Drive

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The Orange County Emergency Operations Center is sponsoring the drive with no-contact, drop-off sites in the northern and southern parts of the county.

When and where

The drop-off sites will be open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, st...

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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