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Friday September 17th

Carrboro



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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CHCCS students, teachers return to in-person instruction for the first time in a year

On Friday morning, about one hundred students returned to Frank Porter Graham Elementary School to finish out their first week of in-person instruction in a year.   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education voted in early March to offer in-person instruction to all students beginning March 22.  Frank Porter Graham Elementary Principal Karen Galassi-Ferrer said it has been important to think creatively about safety measures, like holding lunch and breakfast outside or placing colorful tape on the ground for students to follow for social distancing. 

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Owner and director Lindsay Metivier poses for a portrait at the Peel Gallery in Carrboro on March 6, 2021.

New art gallery "Peel" aims to provide safe space for Carrboro artists

“The peels that I collect are aged by moisture and air, bleached by sunlight – they’re almost cameraless photographs themselves, and documenting them has taken on a life of its own,” Metivier said. “Maybe part of me wanted an excuse to fill the gallery with dried peels that are spilling out of my studio and apartment, but I also see Peel as a multi-layered art space. It’s all accumulation – the accretion of layers, images, textures, moments and memories.”

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