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Tuesday December 7th

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The Library sits on Franklin Street on Wednesday June 23, 2021.

The Library closes on Franklin Street to make room for national brand

The Library, a bar and club on Franklin Street, was denied a lease renewal and announced it will be closing after 18 years in order to make space for a national brand. "It is very difficult to own a business on Franklin Street," owner AJ Tama said. "It's very hard to maintain a high overhead and high rental rate. All these people who've had their businesses close, it's disappointing."

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Protestors gather outside the Peace and Justice Plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020 to protest against police brutality after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans.

Carrboro's new Community Safety Task Force aims to offer policing alternatives

The Town of Carrboro announced its plans to create a Community Safety Task Force, which will explore alternatives to public and community safety beyond traditional policing. Council member Susan Romaine said these alternatives to traditional policing could include non-violence and de-escalation training, domestic violence intervention and prevention, youth programs and an on-call crisis response team.

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Orange County Commissioner Mark Dorosin pictured in his office on Tuesday.

Orange County Commissioner Mark Dorosin to step down; Penny Rich considering role

Dorosin was reelected to the BOCC in November after beating Rich in the primary by a seven-vote margin. Rich said she is considering a run particularly because of her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ll certainly put my name in because there were 12,400 people that voted for me, and I think it would be a letdown to those people who supported me to not put my name forward,” Rich said.

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