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The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to aid local first-time homeowners, discussed locations and times for early voting and approved a loan request for Cycle 9.
Nine months after opening, a nonprofit targeting the Latino population in Carrboro is expanding services to aid its local youth population. The El Centro Hispano center in Carrboro is adding several projects, including the Jóvenes Líderes en Acción program, or Young Leaders in Action, which began in 1996 in El Centro Hispano’s Durham office.
Carrboro has been known for having a unique, local economy, and will have a fresh face to lead the town at the end of the month.
Carrboro pride was almost tangible Thursday night as the town celebrated its 100th birthday with speeches, poetry, song and cupcakes.
As the town celebrates its 100th birthday today, Carrboro residents and officials say they are proud of the town’s progress and are confident it will maintain its culture-driven atmosphere.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night against giving the community and University unrestrained access to water supplies located in Jordan Lake.
The Town of Carrboro has received 70 applications for the town’s economic development director position, but officials aren’t sure when they will make their final selection. The job aims to stimulate local businesses and has been vacant since former director James Harris retired Feb.
After years of planning, budgeting and saving, Carrboro’s Weaver Street is finally ready for its makeover. Renovations from the east block to the west block of the street are slated to begin the week of March 7 after a bidding process was opened by town officials in January to area developing companies who vied for the chance to take on the project.
Mayor Mark Chilton said the priority for the new director will be keeping as much economic activity as local as possible while maintaining the Carrboro way. The job aims to stimulate local businesses and has been vacant since former director James Harris retired Feb. 1.
Carrboro could face serious financial difficulties if the state reduces the budget deficit by shifting more responsibilities to local governments, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen said at a meeting Tuesday.
Two projects were presented at Tuesday’s Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting that could improve students’ transportation to elementary schools and eventually to Carolina North.Aldermen discussed implementing a bicycle connection from UNC to Carolina North that would go through parts of Carrboro.
A plan to reconfigure a main Carrboro road could mean safer conditions for pedestrians — if it is approved by the state.
The streets of Carrboro may soon be going on a diet. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to pursue a “road diet” that would reduce a portion of West Main Street from four lanes to three to allow for a center turn lane and bike lanes.
Local foodies will soon have a choice in where they buy their specialty meats. Chapel Hill will get a gourmet-style butcher when the nationally-franchised The Meat House opens in April.
A local group has voted to develop its own greenway transportation plan, which members say will help protect a local watershed.The board of directors for the Friends of Bolin Creek, a non-profit organization that aims to conserve the Bolin Creek watershed, voted to create its own transportation plan at its first meeting of the year on Jan. 8.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to continue discussion of a proposed ordinance that will simplify and streamline current county regulations related to property-development.