(From left) Town Council Members Damon Seils, Sammy Slade, Randee Haven-O'Donnell and Barbara Foushee and Mayor Lydia Lavelle listen to an ENO Arts Mill proposal in West Hillsborough on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at the Carrboro Town Hall. Katie Murray, Orange County's Arts Commission Director, spoke on behalf of the project, urging the Council to help create "a stronger local arts agency, physical space and increased accessibility to the arts" for Orange County's community of artists.

Carrboro Town Council discusses local measures to address COVID-19 pandemic

The Carrboro Town Council met Tuesday to discuss ideas to support the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


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(From left) Josh Delaney, 12, Ben Dover, 13, and Connor Pants, 10, swing as Dexter McQueen, 12, looks on at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

Carrboro celebrates the opening of Martin Luther King Jr. Park

“He’s not a hero for some of the community, he’s not my hero because I’m an African-American, he’s not the hero of women because he heralded women’s rights, he’s not the hero of the immigrant because he fought for their rights,” Richards said. “He’s not the hero of soldiers or those who would do war because he fought for peace. He is the hero of all of us.”