Carrboro To Consider Extending Permits For 2 Development Projects

Carrboro Aldermen will consider extending the deadline for a pair of previously approved developments when the board meets Tuesday.

The Butler is a commercial and residential project planned for 120 Brewer Lane. It was approved in 2008, but developers are asking for an extension of the Condition Use Permit while they negotiate with Orange County on the location of a new branch library.

The Shoppes at Jones Ferry was approved in 2007. Developers for that project want to bring retail and possible a grocery store to Jones Ferry Road near Barnes Street, but say the economic downturn has made it hard to move forward.

If the board grants the extensions, the Conditional Use Permits would be valid for another year.

Aldermen will also receive an update on the public forum on community policing held last month.

The meeting gets underway at 7:30 in Carrboro Town Hall. You can read the full agenda here.

Carrboro High Wins Wells-Fargo Cup

CARRBORO – The coaches and athletic director at CarrboroHigh School say the school’s Wells Fargo Cup wins are thanks to the community and the people that make up the school.

Carrboro high school won the Wells-Fargo cup for the Carolina-12 conference and the 2A division. Wells Fargo Cup points are based on finishes in state championship events.

The Jaguars received high points for its women’s cross country state championship, a pair of state finals berths for men’s soccer and football, second-place finishes for men’s and women’s swimming, and a few individual championships in track and field, among others.

Athletic director April Ross says she’s proud of the students and coaches that made the wins possible.

“We have tremendous pride in CHS Jaguar athletics and it is not only in the school and the academic arena, but going out onto the playing field, the kids are taking that excellence and success and putting it out on the athletic field” said Ross.

The Wells-Fargo cup includes all sports throughout the year. The track and field team saw individual championships from Grace Morken in the 800 and 1,600 meters races, Scott Peretin in the discus and shot put, and Carrboro’s 4×800 and 4×400 relay teams. Coach Mimi O’Grady says the future of the team wasn’t always known.

“I coach the men’s and women’s distance athletes on the team, and I showed up not exactly sure how we were going to perform by May, but one day at a time we ended up having the strongest state finish we’ve ever had” said O’Grady.

The Carrboro Track & Field team had many senior this year that helped to bring the Wells-Fargo Cup home. O’Grady says despite the graduation, she is not concerned about the team’s performance in the upcoming year. She says she looks forward to seeing the new athletes perform.

“On the girl’s side I did lose quite a bit of heavy hitters, six seniors all together, four that were big score keepers, on the men’s side though less of a loss.  I lost two senior guys and the men’s team is going to have a good cross country season with a whole crop of very strong rising seniors” O’Grady comments.

With a strong track team, Coach Melvin Griffin comments on where it improved this year to pull in extra points for the cup.

“Realized that we are able in the past two years, even though we have been successful, to score points in the hurdles, sprints, and the throws which helped us out. And then obviously this year with the boys who did finish third, only had five boys in the state meet and finished third; and an individual Scott Peretin win shot and disk” said Griffin.

Carrboro High is the youngest high school in the district with seven years under its belt. For more information, click here. For the complete standings, click here.