Congressman David Price rings the Carrboro City Hall bell, remarking how he hasn't rung this bell in a long, long time. His contribution made up one of a hundred chimes marking the beginning of the centennial celebration.

Carrboro residents celebrate 100 years with packed Century Center

Proud residents pack town center

Carrboro pride was almost tangible Thursday night as the town celebrated its 100th birthday with speeches, poetry, song and cupcakes.


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Weaver Street renovations will likely begin March 7

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.

Carrboro names BB&T official town bank

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.

PORCH collects food donations from local neighborhoods

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.

Fundraising underway for community garden in Carrboro's Baldwin Park

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.

Board of Aldermen approve land development on Old N.C. 86

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.