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Exhibit features town’s change

Exhibit features town’s change

Sharing a common passion about a small town’s culture and identity, two men with different interests and backgrounds are once again documenting the evolution of Carrboro through words and pictures. Richard Ellington was born and raised in Carrboro and worked in information technology for 43 years. Dave Otto was born and raised in Massachusetts and worked as a research psychologist… Read more →

“Local Matters” brings new business alliance

“Local Matters” brings new business alliance

  Local business owners will launch a “Local Matters” campaign in early October that will create a business alliance and encourage people to support the local economy. The campaign follows recommendations from Think Local First Carrboro Think Tank (TLFCTT), which was appointed by the Board of Aldermen in July to find a way to educate, engage and excite both consumers… Read more →

Booming business accompanies Carrboro Music Festival

Booming business accompanies Carrboro Music Festival

Every year, the Carrboro Music Festival is accompanied by the beat of footsteps along the crowded downtown streets. And local businesses are keeping tune. Many of them say it’s their best day of the year. “We’ve had record-breaking days in the past,” said Jared Fruth, an employee at Jessee’s Coffee & Bar, one of the festival venues. “It’s a madhouse…. Read more →

Surprise announcement salutes Carrboro couple

Surprise announcement salutes Carrboro couple

In a surprise announcement at Tuesday’s Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting, the town leaders passed a resolution of appreciation, declaring Sept. 28, “Gerry Williams and Janet Place Day.” The special honor for the couple salutes Gerry and Janet’s 17 years of service to the town, coordinating the Carrboro Music Festival. Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Recreation and Parks Dept. Community Events… Read more →