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Posted on: May 7, 2021

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Carrboro This Week May 7 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

We see you. We honor you. We cherish you. We love you. Happy Mother’s Day!  


Bike Month

Carrboro Celebrates Bike Month

This May, the Town of Carrboro is celebrating Bike Month!

“I urge all Carrboro residents to have fun this month by riding a bike,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle, who proclaimed Bike Month in Carrboro. 

Established in 1956 and promoted by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month has been celebrated in communities from coast to coast. 

Open to everyone, the Town of Carrboro and community partners are planning events to encourage new riders by showcasing the many benefits of biking, such as enjoying the outdoors and using active transportation options to commute.

Thanks to our partners, including the Town of Chapel Hill, the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, Orange County Commuter Options, and UNC Transportation and Parking.

Carrboro Bike Month 

  • May 14 – Taco Truck Tour – 7 p.m. at ReCYCLEry 
  • May 17-23 – Bike to Work Week 
  • May 18 – Bike to Work Day Afternoon Snack – 4 to 6 p.m. at Libba Cotten Greenway 
  • May 21 – Salute Heroes & Bike to Work/School – Decorate Your Bike 
  • May 21 – Full Moon Ride – QRC Cruiser Ride – 8 p.m. Queer Ride Carrboro – Meet at ReCYCLEry 
  • For more information above bike month events being held across the Triangle, visit:

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Carrboro Engages with Immigrants through Virtual Community Listening Sessions

CARRBORO, N.C. -- As part of the Town’s ongoing comprehensive planning process, Carrboro Connects, community members from Myanmar participated in a listening session with Mayor Lydia Lavelle on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

The listening session aired live on the Refugee Community Partnership’s Bridge Builders Facebook page available at  The conversation, which was assisted through interpreters in Burmese and Karen languages, centered around topics of housing, transportation and jobs/economy.

Back in March, Carrboro Connects held a similar listening session with members from the Latino community. In this bilingual session, Mayor Lavelle and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Foushee joined to hear ideas and concerns of residents. It aired live on El Centro Hispano’s Facebook page at  

Common themes shared in both sessions are the desire for quality affordable housing, expanded transit service, workforce development, translated materials, jobs and services.

THANK YOU to all residents who participated for sharing their thoughts with us! Special thanks to Eliazar Posada of El Centro and Meagan Clawar of the Refugee Community Partnership for facilitating these events and to interpreters Murtado Bustillos, Rosy, and Rose Nuam. 

We continue to welcome and seek out all Carrboro voices and perspectives to join in contributing to the development of the Town of Carrboro’s first comprehensive plan. This sets a vision for our community’s future. 

Register at to learn more about the project, stay up to date on future events and news, and share your ideas with us! 



Town Council Live Stream

Town Council Update

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 

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Town Council with your ideas, views and questions at

Coming Up
The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, to consider the agenda  that will be posted at     

To view, livestream at or OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro). To speak at the meeting email 

Access the summary from the May 4 meeting and more information at 


Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month in Carrboro

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle. 

“I ask all residents to support those who struggle with mental health challenges, to understand the resources that are available to those in need, and to encourage those in need to seek help, in order to achieve well-being for themselves as well as their friends, families, and community,” Mayor Lavelle said. 

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month is “You Are Not Alone” and using the time to focus on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health, and acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay; these connections and stories will be shared by the National Alliance on Mental Illness through their website

The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses; to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses; and to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.

Read Mayor Lavelle’s proclamation at  



Vaccines are free and convenient

For self-scheduling of appointments through the Orange County Health Department:

  • Online ― Visit Search for ZIP code 27278, and choose a time and date.
  • Phone ― Call 919-913-8088. The phone line is operated daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with Spanish and other languages available.
  • The state maintains a complete list of vaccine providers. Visit or call 888-675-4567. Additional area providers are:
  • Duke Health ― Visit or call 919-385-0429
  • UNC Health ― Visit or call 984-215-5485
  • Walgreens ― Visit or call 800-925-4733

Walk-in and pop-up clinics

  • The Orange County Health Department offers walk-in vaccine clinics every week at the Whitted Human Services Center, 300 W. Tryon St. in Hillsborough:
  • Mondays and Thursdays ― 2 to 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays and Fridays ― 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See the Health Department’s vaccine page for updated information on the vaccine clinics. 


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