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‘Thrifting’ for change

‘Thrifting’ for change

By Anshu Gupta Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Neil Shrimanker works in the parking lot of Club Nova Thrift Shop moving parking blocks. Richard Brown, a team leader said that when trucks come around to make deliveries, they tend to take the backs of cars off with them. Staff photo by Anshu Gupta When walking into Club Nova Thrift Shop on… Read more →

Carrboro High’s first seniors set the standard

Carrboro High’s first seniors set the standard

By Brittany Jackson Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Considering themselves high school seniors two years in a row only makes Carrboro High School’s inaugural senior class more proud of the work they have done and determined to make a name for themselves and the school by graduation. In a scene from last year, Carrboro High School student newspaper staffers huddle around… Read more →

Is Carrboro becoming beader’s heaven?

Is Carrboro becoming beader’s heaven?

By Clai Watkins Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro may be the smallest town in the state to have two bead shops. David Sterling sits in front of the $5 wall of beads at Rare Earth Beads in Carrboro. Sterling is the owner of Rare Earth Beads, which opened in Carrboro on Sept. 19. Staff photo by Clai Watkins With the… Read more →

Swimming clinics held for Hispanic youth

Swimming clinics held for Hispanic youth

By Stefani Price Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Hispanic children in Carrboro are learning to swim with the volunteer help of UNC students, while the swimmers’ parents learn about health issues. Eduardo Rodriguez and his mother, Martha Rodriguez, have fun together at the Bowman-Gray pool while Eduardo learns how to swim at the Hispanic swimming clinic. Staff photo by Stefani Price… Read more →

Carrboro Music Festival 2008

Carrboro Commons photographers Brittany Jackson, Hannah Sharpe and Danielle Verrilli covered last week’s Carrboro Music Festival with their cameras and microphones, creating this Soundslide presentation, crafted by Carrboro Commons Photo Editor Danielle Verrilli along with the help of Jay Almers, the J-School’s Web developer.

The other side of East Main Street

The other side of East Main Street

Barry Keith, owner of Sid’s Surplus, sets out his wares outside his store every morning. Sid’s Surplus is located directly across from where the proposed hotel will be located in the plans for the 300 East Main Street project. Staff photo by Hannah Sharpe By Hannah Sharpe Carrboro Commons Staff Writer While much of Carrboro holds its breath awaiting finalization… Read more →

Community Cinema presents LIONESS

by Hillary Vandewart Carrboro Commons Staff Writer As part of the Community Cinema program at Open Eye Café, there will be a free screening of the award-winning documentary “LIONESS” on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. The documentary explores the role of women in the military, and it aims to recognize and give identity to women soldiers in the contemporary… Read more →

Carrboro gears up for Fair Trade Month

Carrboro gears up for Fair Trade Month

By Hillary Vandewart Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Along with pumpkins, fall leaves and cool weather, October in Carrboro means a celebration of National Fair Trade Month, which aims to raise awareness about exploitative trading practices around the world. Laura Dallas, branch manager of the Carrboro Cybrary, works at her desk in the Cybrary. She said that planning the Fair Trade… Read more →

WCOM pushed too far away from home?

WCOM pushed too far away from home?

Audrey Layden, a WCOM program host and a co-chair of the WCOM Development Committee, sits behind the switchboard at WCOM in Carrboro. Many WCOM volunteers like Layden think that if the radio changes locations, it will be forced to do some much-needed growing up. Staff photo by Clai Watkins By Clai Watkins Carrboro Commons Staff Writer In the heart of… Read more →

Carrboro Free Press hits first year mark

Carrboro Free Press hits first year mark

By Lindsay Britt Carrboro Commons Co-Editor The weekly newspaper Carrboro Free Press celebrates its one year anniversary Friday, Oct. 10. “It started out as an underground operation,” said Ashley Atkins, founder, editor and publisher of Carrboro Free Press. “In the beginning, I just put it out. It wasn’t announced. People found it to be a discovery.” Ashley Atkins, founder, editor… Read more →