Blake Hodge

Carrboro Moving Forward with Arts and Economic Development

Art and economic development are converging in Carrboro and planning the best pathway to move forward. A public hearing has been called on a proposed new Arts and Innovation Center in Carrboro. Mayor Lydia Lavelle says this is your chance to voice your opinion on the project. “We want to hold this meeting to get input from Carrboro folks, from Carrboro residents, business owners, property owners,” she says. “We’ve had a request submitted to us by The ArtsCenter (and) Kidzu…that we construct, own, or lease to this partnership, an arts center building.” The meeting will be held at the...

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Carrboro Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday

The light switch is about to be flipped in Carrboro with the annual lighting of the tree. The Carrboro Tree will be lit for this holiday season at 6 o’clock Friday evening, December 12th, in front of Town Hall. According to Mayor Lydia Lavelle, “It’s an annual event we do, where we have students from the local elementary schools come together and sing carols. And then they help count down so that Santa can hear us, and we light the tree.” Those students will be from Carrboro, McDougle, and Frank Porter Graham Elementary Schools in Carrboro, and Mayor Lavelle...

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Discussions Continue Over Highly-Debated Carrboro Corner

Carrboro officials are working toward a solution of what to do at 201 North Greensboro Street. What to do with the space that was the proposed home of a CVS Pharmacy in recent years, is still up for debate. 201 North Greensboro Street sits at the corner of Greensboro and Weaver Streets in Carrboro, and Mayor Lydia Lavelle says they are working to come to a conclusion on what can be done with the area. “We talked about having a subcommittee of the board get together with the owners of the properties involved, and some other stakeholders,” she says....

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