By Nick Sotolongo Staff Writer Commons Photo by Nick Sotolongo From most perspectives, the job of a crossing guard appears a middle-of-the-road existence. However, observing the after-school scene at McDougle Elementary School it is evident that there is something extraordinary in the air, and the man standing in the middle of the road is responsible.
By Elsa Hasenzahl Staff Writer Commons Photos by Elsa Hasenzahl Had my roommate decided not to purchase her 90-pound hound from the animal shelter last fall, I would have never discovered one of Carrboro’s neatest spots for people and canines alike. Turns out the people of Carrboro are fond of their dogs.
By Ted Strong Just above the six different brands of hot sauce and the dehydrated sugar cane juice sit three elaborate statues of the Virgin Mary and a lifelike baby Jesus. While the babe—just waiting for swaddling clothes—is familiar as part of crèche scenes, the appearance of statues of Jesus’ mother at Don José’s Tienda, 708 W. Rosemary St., represents… Read more →
By Tony Kim He’s a fairly lean gentleman, with long hair braided into locks. Nothing about the way he dresses really makes him stand out amid the people sitting at the tables at Weaver Street Market. But when this man starts dancing, the whole town buzzes in controversy. Bruce Thomas shows Amelia and Henry Roeth his moves. Photos by Kristan… Read more →
By Ramsey Bowman and Michaele Stafford It’s 8:50 on Monday morning, slightly before the Inter-faith Councils’ Crisis Intervention Program on West Main Street in Carrboro begins interviewing clients, and already a line of men and womean extends out the door. They come seeking assistance, with needs ranging from food, clothing and rent to utility assistance and transportation. A volunteer comes… Read more →
By Jack Carley The Farmers’ Market,open at 7 a.m. every Saturday through Dec. 23, iis a great place to find organic fruits and vegetables and other local products. Photos by Jack Carley 1. Jelly and jam Nothing beats a PB&J or toast with homemade jelly. Delicious. Visit the Jam Mam, also known on alternate weeks as the Marmalady. Pick up… Read more →
By Jordan-Ashley Baker Seventh-grader Imani Miller practices Christmas music to prepare for the band’s upcoming holiday concert Music education at McDougle Middle School, where enthusiastic students and a dedicated band director work together to create more than music, is no longer just an elective class.McDougle Middle’s band program of 200 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders has undergone many changes in the… Read more →
By Junga Cho Yoon Young (Right) is pointing at her brother Joon Chul jumping to catch the frisbee. Photo by Junga Cho “My acne cleared up after I came here. I guess it’s because I feel less stressed than I was in Korea as well as the air is clean and fresh in Carrboro.” Yoon Young Hwang, a 15-year-old girl… Read more →