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CARRBORO MAKES ‘GREAT PLACES YOU'VE (MAYBE) NEVER HEARD OF’ LIST 
National magazine honors town’s grassroots efforts and forward-thinking government 

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 4, 2011) — Carrboro, N.C., has earned a spot on Mother Earth News’ fifth annual “Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of” list. Mother Earth News, the leading magazine dedicated to sustainable living, features six communities in its February-March issue, on sale Jan. 25.

According to the article, of all the towns in this year’s list, Carrboro best exemplifies the kind of place where forward-thinking grass-roots efforts and local government can come together to achieve remarkable things. Carrboro’s commitment to the local food movement, its environmentally friendly development policies, bohemian culture and arts scene all earn points with the magazine.

“Carrboro is a cultural and food mecca in the south,” says Alison Rogers, assistant editor for the magazine. “Mother Earth News focuses on cool things you can do to live wisely and create community, and we think our readers will identify with a place like Carrboro.”

The annual Great Places list serves as a fun way to recognize cities and towns that demonstrate positive civic energy, invest in the local economy and develop meaningful initiatives for the environment.

Other cities making this year’s list are Huntsville, Ala.; Elgin, Ill.; Louisville, Ky.; Fredericksburg, Texas; and Floyd, Va.

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