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Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

When it comes to branding, sometimes the fewer words the better. At least that’s the approach the town of Carrboro has taken. Back in early February of last year, Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen unveiled a new logo for the town, as well as a slim new slogan: “Feel Free.” Since their debut, both the logo and the tagline have become… Read more →

Homegrown Leadership

Homegrown Leadership

When Carrboro got word that veteran police chief Carolyn Hutchison would be stepping down in October 2013, a nationwide search began to find her replacement. More than 100 applicants from all over the country put their name in the mix, but in true Carrboro fashion, they stayed local. Carrboro Police Capt. Walter Horton was sworn in as chief of police… Read more →

What you 'mayor' may not know about Lydia Lavelle

What you ‘mayor’ may not know about Lydia Lavelle

Mayor, teacher, partner, mother and avid Wolfpack fan are only the beginning descriptors of Carrboro’s newest mayor Lydia Lavelle, who was sworn in on Dec. 3, 2013. Lavelle is a strong community leader seeking not only to improve the community, but also to advance Carrboro’s influence as a town. Part time mayor, full time teacher Lavelle isn’t your average mayor… Read more →

The ArtsCenter presents to the Board of Aldermen

The ArtsCenter presents to the Board of Aldermen

Members of the board of directors of the ArtsCenter provided a vision for the new facility and the creative economy of Carrboro during its presentation to the Board of Aldermen on Oct. 8. Don Rose, vice chair of the ArtsCenter board of directors, and Philip Szostak, principal of Szostak Design, architect for the new ArtsCenter as well as an ArtsCenter… Read more →

The DNC: You can feel the difference

The DNC: You can feel the difference

Editor’s Note: “Our woman at the DNC,” Jessica Coates, is sending real-time observations and tweets (@jessicalcoates) to the Carrboro Commons and Durham VOICE. Coates is a rising senior at South Mecklenburg High School and a future journalism major at UNC-CH.   By Jessica Coates Special Correspondent The Durham VOICE and Carrboro Commons Tuesday night, Sept. 4. I somehow have schmoozed… Read more →

17th annual Carrboro Day celebration set for May 6

17th annual Carrboro Day celebration set for May 6

By Maggie Cagney Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On Dec. 6, 1994, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen adopted a town philosophy that still rings true today: “As Carrboro grows in population and its boundaries expand, its citizens need opportunities to enlarge their circle of acquaintances, as well as to feel part of the entire community.” And for that, there is Carrboro… Read more →