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Carrboro’s community garden: a growing concern

Carrboro’s community garden: a growing concern

by Kate Newnam Carrboro Commons Editor In the face of a continuing drought, Lauren Craig waters a row of parched plants. Kate Newnam photo Each Saturday as the sun beats down and the temperature rises, a group of gardeners gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Hillsborough Road to lend a hand in community food production. As part… Read more →

What would Cat Baby say?

What would Cat Baby say?

By Jock Lauterer Adviser, Carrboro Commons A 26-year-old George “Cat Baby” Cannada leads the CHHS football team onto Carrboro’s Lions’ Park field in 1963. Jock Lauterer photo Cat Baby would have loved the return of high school football to Carrboro. That’s right, The inaugural football game on Aug. 31 at the new Carrboro High School off Smith Level Road was… Read more →

Jaguars hit the halls of new Carrboro High School

Jaguars hit the halls of new Carrboro High School

by Marianna King Carrboro Commons Writer Carrboro High School, the newest addition to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system, began the third week of its inaugural school year. While it boasts an environmentally sound “green” rating, new technology and a smaller student body, the new school faced a few challenges typical of any opening. About 70 more students than anticipated… Read more →

Putting the “free” back in “Free Market”

Putting the “free” back in “Free Market”

by Kate Newnam Carrboro Commons Editor Carrboro’s Really Really Free Market is putting the free back into the American free market system. An event intended for everyone, the market draws a crowd of people to the Carrboro Town Commons on the first Saturday of each month to share what they don’t need and take what they do. On Sept. 1,… Read more →

Greenspace still facing eviction

Greenspace still facing eviction

by Laura Davenport Carrboro Commos Writer The Carrboro Greenspace is still in imminent danger of being sold off and developed, claim local supporters. The Greenspace is a 10.5 acre piece of land filled with lush greenery and wildlife which is located off of Old Pittsboro Road. The land, which had previously been available for public access has been put on… Read more →

Do we have a future? the execs talk

by Jock Lauterer Director the Carolina Community Media Project UNC-CH July 27, 2007 Newspapers and their online sites need to leverage their assets and quit wringing their hands over their own death notices, said industry leaders Friday in Charlotte. Speaking to the annual summer convention of the North Carolina Press Association, a blue-ribbon panel agreed it’s high time for papers… Read more →

In which the Roadshow climbs up the mountain…

In which the Roadshow climbs up the mountain…

Herein the latter-day Johnny Appleseed of community journalism, Jock Lauterer, takes journalism workshops to the 192 small newspapers of the Tar Heel state. Ride along “shotgun” as he takes a sentimental journey to his old stompin’ grounds in Sparta, visits “Mayberry” where there’s a new daily startup in Mount Airy, and teaches teachers in Wilkes County. by Jock Lauterer Director,The… Read more →

From Kenly and Pinehurst, the Roadshow rolls on…

From Kenly and Pinehurst, the Roadshow rolls on…

In which roving journalism “perfesser” Jock Lauterer takes journalism workshops to the 192 small newspapers of the Tar Heel state. Herein he finds a jewel in Kenly and then spends a week back in the trenches as The Pilot of Southern Pines gears up and goes daily for the U.S.Women’s Open golf tournament in Pinehurst. by Jock Lauterer Director,The Carolina… Read more →

Dispatches from the road…

Dispatches from the road…

In which roving journalism “perfesser” Jock Lauterer takes journalism workshops to the 192 small newspapers of the Tar Heel state. Herein we find ourselves Down East in Pender County where a Carolina man is running the Pender Post. by Jock Lauterer Director,The Carolina Community Media Project School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-CH THE PENDER POST, BURGAW June 12, 2007… Read more →

Introduction to the Roadshow

Introduction to the Roadshow

By Jock Lauterer Director, the Carolina Community Media Project The staffs of several Womack newspapers welcome the Roadshow to the Warren Record in Warrenton, May 16, 2007. Photo courtesy of the Warren Record Let’s get this straight: Newspapers are not vanishing. At least not my kind of newspapers. Yes, many major metros are in a circulation free-fall. But not my… Read more →