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Self-starters: CFRD’s quest for medical excellence

By Hannah Weinberger Carrboro Commons Staff Writer EVERYDAY MIRACLES This past June, three firemen received a call from Crescent Green Assisted Living in Carrboro. Capt. Carl Freeman, Driver Josh Asbill and Firefighter Hendrix Valenzuela arrived on the scene to find an older woman unconscious on the floor of the cafeteria of the building located at 624 Jones Ferry Road. “She’d… Read more →

Warm up with local holiday lattes and treats

Warm up with local holiday lattes and treats

By Alex Arey Carrboro Commons Staff Writer   Jack Frost is on the move and with winter rapidly approaching, what better way to escape the cold than to indulge oneself with a toasty seasonal latte or holiday-themed pastry delight? Carrboro and the greater Chapel Hill area are credited as being the home to numerous charming and eccentric restaurants and cafes…. Read more →

A Southern gourmet celebrates side dishes

A Southern gourmet celebrates side dishes

By Shweta Mishra Carrboro Commons Staff Writer When food writer Fred Thompson set out to cook as a 10-year-old, he almost burned down his parents’ house. “I’d decided to make them breakfast in bed: eggs and bacon,” he said. “Grease all aflame, eggs all over, smoked-up kitchen. I was grounded for a long time.” The Raleigh resident addressed 12 food-lovers… Read more →

Second annual Homebrew for Hunger celebrates generosity, PORCH

Second annual Homebrew for Hunger celebrates generosity, PORCH

By Sarah Ang Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Fifth Season Gardening Co.’s second annual Homebrew for Hunger at West End Public raised $8,520 for PORCH last Saturday. PORCH, or People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes, is a grassroots hunger-relief organization serving more than 2,500 residents in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. “The holidays seem like the perfect time for… Read more →

Tenth Annual Playslam serves up quick stories

Tenth Annual Playslam serves up quick stories

By Jacqueline Kantor Carrboro Commons Co-Editor The lights dim and Jeri Lynn Schulke, director of ArtsCenter Stage at The ArtsCenter, fingers the thin slips of paper she holds onstage. In the front few rows, a crowd of actors and writers wait anxiously for her next decision. “Waiting for Eternity!” she calls out, reading from one of the slips of paper,… Read more →

Carrboro hosts its seventh annual Carrboro Film Festival

Carrboro hosts its seventh annual Carrboro Film Festival

By Seth Muller Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Nic Beery, the co-founder of the Carrboro Film Festival, bounced around energetically on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Carrboro Century Center. He was in charge of managing the largest short film festival in the South and he did it with ease; everything from managing the movie screen, to checking on concessions, to laughing… Read more →

Protestors object to rising rent prices.

Protestors object to rising rent prices.

By Cheney Gardner Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Moses Beltran, an immigrant from Mexico City, shares an apartment in Collins Crossing with four roommates. He said he works hard to find construction jobs to make rent every month, but new increases in rent prices could make it impossible for him to continue to live there. “My rent [has] only gone up by… Read more →