March 2011

Candidate Filing Ends


Friday, July 15, 2011 - 12:00pm

Town of Carrboro hires new Economic and Community Development Director

Welcome to Carrboro Ms. Stone! The following is a press release from the Town of Carrboro about the hiring.
Carrboro Names New Economic and Community Development Director

Annette Stone, a native of New Bern, North Carolina, has been appointed by Town Manager Steve Stewart to the position of Economic and Community Development Director for the Town of Carrboro.

Finding a Site for the Carrboro Branch Library

A full-service library has been at the top of Carrboro's community facilities wish list for decades. So, the recent announcement of a contract to purchase a 2.7-acre site at 210 Hillsborough Road (see map) was, in some ways, welcome news. Unfortunately, however, it is not clear that this site will fulfill Carrboro's dream of a place downtown for the community to gather and learn.

Geeking out at OP

Some of you may remember that OrangePolitics has used three diferent content management systems in it's 7+ years. We started on MoveableType in 2003, moved to WordPress in 2004, and then made a huge leap to Drupal (and a managed server) at the very beginning of 2008. There are a few more changes coming for OrangePolitics. Some are technical and some are not, some will be obviously noticeable and some not so much (I hope). 

Food Truck Rodeo

Five Amazing Food Trucks--March 19th--At Al's Garage in Carrboro from 4pm until 7pm. Music, good weather, top notch cuisine. Captain Ponchos Tacos, Parlez Vous Crepe, Will and Pops, Only Burger, and Blue Sky Dining. Pet friendly. Cash accepted. No admission fee. On Main Street in Carrboro (near Crooks Corner, Jiffy Lube) as it begins to turn into Franklin Street.

Round-up your friends for Street Cuisine multiplied by FIVE


Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm


Al's Garage, 100 S Merritt Mill Rd

Struggling For Peace Amidst War

APR 4, MON 5:30 PM, Struggling For Peace Amidst War, Conversation with Jesús Emilio Tuberquia, Colombian Peace Community of San José de Apartadó Leader, Global Education Center Room 1005, University of North Carolina, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514. Free. A reception will follow. Email  for more information. Presented by Institute for the Study of the Americas and Fellowship of Reconciliation, Co-Sponsored by Duke-UNC Rotary Center, UNC Center For Global Initiatives, UNC Global Studies, Social Movements Working Group, Latin American Political Imaginaries and Counter-Cartographies Collective. 


Monday, April 4, 2011 - 5:30pm


Global Education Center Room 1005, University of North Carolina, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill

Carrboro Food Truck Rodeo

My wife and I attended the food truck rodeo near Al's Garage this recent Saturday.  There were five food trucks: Captain Ponchos Tacos, Parlez Vous Crepe, Only Burger, Will and Pops, Blue Sky Dining.  I enjoyed the event, and since I have frequented all of the vendors except for Blue Sky, that is where I bought my dinner.  There was a good turnout, and many of my friends were there too.  We all had a good time.  Here are a few comments I have about the experience.

CH 2010 Census info

Town press release 3/23:



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