Liz Thomas Co-Editor Commons Photo by Liz Thomas Carrboro continued the five-year tradition of the Second Friday Art Walk on Friday, January 12. The monthly event invites residents and visitors alike to view a large variety of artwork. The eighteen separate locations, ranging from University Mall to West Main Street, offer debut and veteran artists a chance to display and… Read more →
By Christina Lopez Staff Writer Executive director at El Centro Latino, Ben Balderas, has new ideas for more collaboration with in Carrboro and the Latino community.
By Summer Saadah EDITORIAL EDITOR “I want to say just one word to you — just one word. Are you listening?” Plastics.”
By Meghan Cooke Staff Writer Commons Photo by Meghan Cooke A West Point uniform dangles from the ceiling while a purple belly dancing costume shimmers nearby. Black boots are aligned along shelves. Gas masks and purple wigs cover Styrofoam heads. Pez dispensers sit in a case beside military pins. The scent is musky, like a familiar old bookshop. Thrift shop… Read more →
By Justin Smith Staff Writer Commons Photos by Justin Smith Several hundred Carrboro and Chapel Hill residents spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day demanding better education for the communities’ black youth. At a rally that began in front of the Chapel Hill post office on Franklin Street, community leaders called for change in the public education system.
By Jordan Lawrence Staff Writer The roots of American music have once again tapped into the Carrboro music scene. The ArtsCenter’s Fourth Annual American Roots Series kicked off Jan. 5 with a performance by Chris Hellman, a former member of The Byrds, with his longtime collaborator Herb Peterson. The series features 24 performances and runs through June 30.
By Kristen Pope Staff Writer Commons Photos by Kristen Pope “If these buildings could speak…” reads the sign posted directly beyond the arched entry ways of Carr Mill Mall, hinting to visitors that there is history in the rafters, bricks and hardwood tiles of the modern shopping mall.
By Allison Parker Staff Writer Commons Photo by Allison Parker Everyday is just another day in paradise for 33-year-old school principal Tekeisha Ford. And that paradise is McDougle Elementary School in Carrboro. “I plan to be here for a while. I love what I do every day,” she said. “I enjoy the staff, students and parents that I work with.”
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.