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Sunday June 26th

Carrboro



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.

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Friends of Bolin Creek is developing its own transportation plan for greenways that it plans to present to the town in the fall

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.

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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.

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'La Voz' program provides translation services for Carrboro police

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.

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Board of Aldermen discuss Weaver Street construction

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.

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