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Carrboro Aldermen nix million dollar soccer field

Carrboro Aldermen nix million dollar soccer field

En Espanol by Ann Ansley Carrboro Commons Writer Most young athletes dream of playing on soccer fields that professionals like David Beckham and Christie Rampone practice and compete on every day. Carrboro resident and state soccer referee William Madden stands at the lectern where he asked the Board of Aldermen to consider resurfacing the Smith Soccer Fields. The resurfacing would… Read more →

Trash idea trashed

Carrie Crespo Staff Writer There is too much trash in Carrboro and no place to put it. One option to option to lesson the amount of trash, called “Pay-As-You-Throw,” was not met with positive reviews. The Carrboro Board of Alderman and citizens sounded hesitant to this idea. Fees already are charged for picking up large items, extra yard waste and… Read more →

Carrboro scores high on mobility report card

Carrie Crespo Staff Writer Taking an extra minute to get to work isn’t such a bad thing — at least not to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. When presented the 2005 Carrboro Mobility Report Card, Board members felt that the slight increase in traffic since the previous study in 2003 was positive for the town because it might convince more… Read more →

A new position for Nelson

By Ashley Christian Former Carrboro Mayor Mike Nelson is scheduled to be sworn in on Dec. 4 as the latest addition to the Orange County Board of Commissioners. This latest title comes after a lifelong interest in politics and a dedication to making change. His campaign platform included such goals as valuing diversity, balancing human needs with environmental responsibility and… Read more →