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Carrboro This Week

Posted on: October 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Carrboro This Week: Oct. 9, 2020

Carrboro This Week

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West End Poetry Festival To Be Held Virtually 

Carrboro’s West End Poetry Festival, on the theme Poetry for a Change, will take place Oct. 16-17.  

As always, there will be readings by nationally known and locally famous poets, a workshop, and an open mic. But this year, for the first time, the program includes the writing and performance of a community poem. The entire event will be virtual, with some live, and some recorded elements, via Zoom and YouTube. 

For more information, visit and this news release:


Council Zoom Meeting Photo

Town Council Update 

The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to consider the agenda now available at  

To view, livestream at  or Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro). To speak at the meeting email

Access the Council Meeting Update (with summary from Oct. 6 meeting) at 

Voting Safely

Safety Protocols for Early Voting and Election Day

Note: Carrboro Town Hall at 301 W. Main St. is one of six locations for early voting, which will be open Oct. 15-31. 

The Orange County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the Orange County Health Department, Public Libraries and Community Relations Department, has created a video about the voting process for the upcoming Presidential election.

Each voting location during early voting and on Election Day will feature enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing and single-use pens and single-use cotton swabs for voters.

More here:


Marriage Equality Day

Saturday, Oct. 10, is Marriage Equality Day in Carrboro!

The Town Council of Carrboro, North Carolina (then known as the Board of Aldermen) voted unanimously in 2014 to recognize October 10th each year as “Marriage Equality Day.”

Please take the time to read the founding resolution:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed October "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH” in the Town of Carrboro.

“I encourage residents to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence, and to work toward a future when all people can feel safe in their relationships and their homes,” Mayor Lavelle said.

More at


Call To Artists: Black Lives Matter Mural Project

The Town of Carrboro is seeking student artists and muralist to work together on the creation of a new mural to depict Black Lives Matter.  The mural will be located on the east side of the CommunityWorx building located at 125 West Main St. in Downtown Carrboro. 

Find detailed information including applications for muralists and students at


Headed to the Park? Take Your Mask

Now that patronage of Town park facilities has increased, due to the re-opening of park amenities and the nice weather, it is important that all park patrons practice safe social distancing guidelines.  Additionally, masks are currently required in public when safe social distancing cannot be maintained.  This applies to all park amenities including bicycle pump track, athletic fields and courts, pavilions, etc.  

Learn details at 

203 Project

203 Project Updates 

The Council has scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to receive public comment on the 203 South Greensboro Project as it proceeds with the development of a schematic design. See this agenda item at

The Town has scheduled a drop-in session to offer information about The 203 Project, which includes department programming space, the Orange County Southern Branch Library, WCOM, and more. Town staff will be available to provide information and answer questions about the project. The next session (via videoconference) is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30. 

More information about the project can be found online at: 

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Patricia McGuire, Planning Director via email at, or call 919-918-7324 for information.

Access the project summary at


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