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Posted on: November 6, 2020

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Carrboro People Photo Album

Carrboro People Photo Album

In time for Thanksgiving, the Town of Carrboro is creating a Carrboro People Photo Album. 

If you would like to be included, take a photo of yourself, your pod, or your family pets to be included, and feel free to add your name. 

“Many of us haven’t seen each other in a while, due to the pandemic,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle. “This is a simple way to catch up by sharing a snapshot to show your community how you’re doing. The faces of our community at this moment in time will surely be interesting to look back on, much like photos in a family album.

How to contribute your photos and more is available at http://www.townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1492


Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Carrboro Town Council Update

The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to consider the agenda at https://bit.ly/3k9Yo3M that also will be available at https://carrboro.legistar.com  

To view, livestream at https://carrboro.legistar.com/  or Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro).

To speak at the meeting email publiccomment@townofcarrboro.org


Veterans Day 2020

Veterans Day Recognition

Mayor Lydia Lavelle will read a proclamation in honor of veterans at the next virtual meeting of the Town Council at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The proclamation recognizes their immeasurable contributions and renews the commitment to showing them the fullest support of our gratitude. A special thanks and recognition will be paid to Town of Carrboro employees who are veterans.

The following events are planned for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 in our community: 


We're looking for volunteers to plant trees

We're Planting Trees in Carrboro! 

Volunteers will pick up their shovels from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, to plant trees in Henry “Hank” Anderson III Community Park at 302 N Carolina Hwy 54 W, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

The tree planting is part of a town project to restore a stream buffer and provide shade, beauty, and environmental benefits to the community. Made possible through a $4,000 grant from the NC Urban Forest Council and its Legacy Tree Fund grant program, Carrboro will be contributing toward the program’s statewide goal of planting 10,000 trees in 10 years. In Carrboro, volunteers will plant 28 trees, including tulip poplar, eastern redbud, flowering dogwood, bald cypress, river birch, water tupelo, and fringetree species. 

Learn more at http://www.townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1493

Food Distribution 11-19-2020

Community Food Drive

A Community Food Distribution event is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road.

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

Due to COVID-19, distributions are held on a drive-through basis. Boxes are placed inside vehicle trunks. Free masks will be distributed to anyone who needs them.

The event is sponsored by the Orange County Social Services Department and the Town of Carrboro. 


CommunityWorx-1Call To Artists: Black Lives Matter/End Racism Now Mural Project

The Town of Carrboro is seeking student artists and muralist to work together on the creation of a new mural to depict Black Lives Matter/End Racism Now.  The mural will be located on the east side of the CommunityWorx building located at 125 West Main St. in Downtown Carrboro. 

The deadline to apply is Nov. 8. For more information and to access application information, please visit http://townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1453


Recovery Website

Introducing: Moving Orange County Forward Website

The work of a group developing a plan for recovery from COVID-19 can now be seen on the group’s website, orangencforward.org.

The Orange County Long-Term Recovery Group is a partnership of nearly 150 community stakeholders, Orange County and the towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. Available now on the group’s website are:

  • An assessment of the impacts COVID-19 has had thus far on health, economy, housing, and social services in Orange County. 
  • A summary of the results of a community values survey conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2020. 

Learn more at http://www.townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1488

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