Elliot (8), of Carrboro, breaks a board as one of the many activities at Carrboro Open Streets festival on Sunday April 10th, on Weaver St.

Open Streets returns to Carrboro

Weaver Street in Carrboro will be closed off to traffic on Sunday to encourage residents to come out and get active.


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Residents living in Carrboro's extraterritorial jurisdiction lack representation

Residents living within Carrboro's extraterritorial jurisdiction follow all of the town's laws — but they aren't able to vote for the officials who create these laws. An extraterritorial jurisdiction is a statutory provision in state law that gives cities the right to regulate zones outside of their municipal boundaries. The city has control over areas such as land use, zoning and any of the city regulations that would normally be enforced inside town limits.


Carrboro to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

When Amy Locklear Hertel, director of the UNC American Indian Center, told her first-grade daughter that Christopher Columbus did not discover America, she responded, “Mommy, do people know that?” The girl suggested Hertel write a Facebook post to inform the rest of the world.


Bethany Chaney stands in the kitchen area of her 400-square-foot home in Carrboro. Her house qualifies as a “tiny home.”

Tiny homes take tenants back to roots

Encompassed by her warm orange walls decorated with vivid art, Carrboro Board of Aldermen member Bethany Chaney said living in a home with a footprint of only 400 square feet was an experiment at first.