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JAGWIRE: another first for Carrboro High School

JAGWIRE: another first for Carrboro High School

In the heat of battle: Journalism teacher and JAGWIRE Advisor Jan Gottschalk, left, works with Carrboro High School newspaper staffers on a thorny technical issue, left to right, Gottschalk, Emile Toscano, news reporter; Mariah Norris, section editor; Tony Powell, reporter and photographer, Editor-in-Chief Daniel Matchar (at computer); and Lavanya Rao, editor of Top Spots. Jock Lauterer photo by Sam Giffin… Read more →

Speling good is stil inportant

Speling good is stil inportant

Oops. Mason Phillips photo In spite of what some readers may think, we journalists place a high premium on accuracy. And as anyone ever involved in any publication knows, “typos” are all-too easy to make and are not the sole property of folks having “senior moments.” So when the journalist spots a really terrible typo out there in the real… Read more →

Primetime Players defy age; “Life Begins at Eighty”

Primetime Players defy age; “Life Begins at Eighty”

Bobbie Lubker, leader of the Prime Time Players, and Charles M. Stern, playwright of “Life Begins at Eighty,” look over a draft of a program for the upcoming Players performance. Cameron Weaver photo by Cameron Weaver Carrboro Commons Editor To anyone who thinks an increase in age correlates with a decrease in activity, think again. Senior citizens in this area… Read more →

CHICLE addresses local immigrant issues

CHICLE addresses local immigrant issues

by Kendal Walters Carrboro Commons Writer More than thirty people gather in a room above Weaver Street Market on a Sunday afternoon to watch ¡Salud!/Health, a movie about the Cuban Health Care system. The video draws viewers like Chapel Hill resident and local family practice doctor Carol Klein, and Dina Castro, who has experience working in a community health program… Read more →

Residents escape another Carrboro apartment fire

By Emily Burns Carrboro Commons Writer More than two dozen residents escaped unharmed as a fire swept through J Building at Ashbrook Apartments, 601 Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro, just after 6:30 p.m. on Weds, Nov. 28. The cause is under investigation. Three minor injuries were sustained by two police officers and one firefighter who responded to the scene. Their… Read more →

IFC Food Pantry: hunger takes no holidays

IFC Food Pantry: hunger takes no holidays

by Emily Burns Carrboro Commons Writer For many Carrboro residents, the month of November means finding one perfect turkey to share with family and friends on Thanksgiving, but staff and volunteers at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services have to find about 450 perfect turkeys for the underprivileged members of the community. Catherine Mitchell, a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, bags… Read more →

Arts Committee is part jury, part cheerleader

Arts Committee is part jury, part cheerleader

By Gregg Found Carrboro Commons Writer Long before being displayed for the gaze of the town, any gallery of drawings, sculpture or photography on public exhibit in Carrboro must be investigated by seven pairs of critical eyes. The Carrboro Arts Committee, a seven-member town government advisory board tucked away next to such giants as the Planning Board and Transportation Board,… Read more →

Marty Ravellette was a teacher too

Marty Ravellette was a teacher too

By Jock Lauterer Carrboro Commons Adviser I always wanted to write a story about Marty Ravellette, but never imagined I’d be writing a footnote to his obituary. When Marty Ravellette, 67, of Carrboro died Monday, he left behind not only a loving family, but also a veritable fan club of friends who are heartsick over his untimely death. And the… Read more →

Carrboro winners celebrate elections Tuesday night

Carrboro winners celebrate elections Tuesday night

Mark Chilton, center in hat, checks election return with, clockwise from bottom, his mother, Mary-Dell Chilton; supporter Robert Kirschner; and 8-year-old son Samuel. Sam Giffin photo By Jon Sullivan Carrboro Commons Writer In an open room at the entrance of Milltown, 307 E Main St.,candidates for the Carrboro election met and celebrated the end of their campaign and awaited the… Read more →

High-tech democracy at work

High-tech democracy at work

By Kendal Walters Carrboro Commons Writer My assignment: show up at the Board of Election Headquarters in Hillsborough and give my impressions as Voting Day ’07 comes to a close and the returns come in. As the county seat, Hillsborough is ‘Election Central,’ i.e. where all the votes are tabulated countywide for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Orange County Board… Read more →