Will sell gourmet meat, groceries
Will sell gourmet meat, groceries
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As complications with a federal financial regulations agency thicken, Carrboro will turn to the “next most local” bank as its official depository. After receiving an “Order to Cease and Desist” from the Office of Thrift Supervision on Nov. 23, Chapel Hill-based Harrington Bank likely won’t have the approval from the agency it needs to be chosen as Carrboro’s official town bank by its Dec. 31 deadline.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro residents are stepping up to help their neighbors in need this holiday season. People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes (PORCH) is a local charity organization that collects food donations from neighborhoods in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Though Carrboro maintenance projects have delayed construction on a new community garden, fundraising for the project is already well on its way. Carrboro Alderman Lydia Lavelle said that the board will not directly back the Baldwin Park garden financially and that funding will be left to the Carrboro Parks Project.
TO THE EDITOR: This Tuesday the Carrboro Board of Aldermen will consider a change to the Land Use Ordinance (LUO), which will affect property owners in Carrboro.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen agreed to establish a community garden at Tuesday’s meeting. Katie Allman spoke on the behalf of the Carrboro Parks Project, which has been working with town staff for the past six months to coordinate fundraising and construction of the garden.
Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday evening changes to a proposed development that will increase population density. The Raleigh developer, M/I Homes, requested the zoning classification of the proposed 25.79-acre site at 8110 Old N.C. 86 be changed so that more homes could be placed on the property.
In an area with a growing Latino population, it’s becoming apparent that some local police officers don’t know their Spanish. To combat the language barrier, senior Ahna Hendrix is creating La Voz Translation Services, a volunteer-based program working to provide local police departments with face-to-face language translation. With only a few bilingual officers, translation efforts between police and non-English speakers are poor at best, said Carrboro police Capt.
Carrboro officials discussed Weaver Street road improvements that could hurt businesses or force them to temporarily shut down at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Aldermen accepted a construction report but were concerned street closures would limit accessibility to businesses.
Carrboro will combine its centennial celebration with the annual Carrboro Day, a celebration official reported at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. The Carrboro Centennial Celebration event will be held May 1 and will feature circus performers, art and food.
11:20 p.m. Dec. 8 - Due to a reporting error, this story incorrectly stated that county commissioners were considering a second site off Millhouse Road for a waste transfer station. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed current and upcoming solid-waste issues for the town and neighboring jurisdictions at its meeting Tuesday.