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Carrboro, North Carolina (U.S.)

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[flag of Carrboro, North Carolina] image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 March 2009

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Description of the flag

Carrboro, settled in 1882 around a railroad spur of UNC, was first known as West End because of its geographical location west of Chapel Hill. Incorporated in 1911 as Venable, the town made its final name change two years later in honor of Julian Shakespeare Carr, owner of the local textile mill. For the first fifty years after its incorporation, Carrboro remained a small mill town with a slow, steady pace of growth. In 1960, approximately 2000 people lived in the town. By the year 2000, the town's population had grown to over 16,000 residents."
- from the official website

In "The Chapel Hill News", 9 September 2007, Meiling Arounnarath explains how the town's aldermen have decided not to design a new flag but to keep the old one:
As far as town officials know, there is only one flag of its kind -- and it stands in Town Hall. Administrators at the new Carrboro High School have just ordered a flag to be made for the school. And representatives of the new Winmore subdivision requested to have a town flag of their own. So, the town staff wanted to know the protocol for these and future requests. Since the design is not copyrighted, and a few aldermen apparently love it dearly, the board decided to keep the current design and to let anyone order a copy."

The flag is white with the town's seal in the middle. The seal shows a local building below a blue sky bearing the writing "March 3, 1911", the incorporation date of the town. The Chapel Hill News shows only the seal but an article in "The Carrboro Citizen", already off line, shows the complete flag.

Ivan Sache, 10 September 2007

The design features a white background with a seal in the middle with Town Hall, formerly the old Carrboro School, and the date of the chartering of Carrboro - March 3, 1911 - over it. The seal includes the words "Town of Carrboro" and "North Carolina."" - from:
Valentin Poposki, 23 March 2009