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Creative Coworking offers a new dynamic

Creative Coworking offers a new dynamic

By Caroline McMillan Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Sitting in the kitchen, Brian Russell checks his e-mail while he waits on the Carrboro Creative Coworking’s first pot of coffee to brew. Staff photo by Caroline McMillan You might call Brian Russell a “Renaissance man” of the digital world. As a former multimedia designer, developer, consultant and blogger, Russell is used to haunting… Read more →

Retired minister practices what he preaches

Retired minister practices what he preaches

By Dioni L. Wise Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Charlie Kast, 68, of Chapel Hill, used to see an elderly, retired man pick up litter off the street near his Northside home on Mitchell Lane. Retired minister Charlie Kast places trash in a container at the intersection of Franklin and South Columbia streets Monday. For two years, Kast has been picking… Read more →

Business going strong for Neal’s Deli

Business going strong for Neal’s Deli

By Lyndal Wilson Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Neal’s Deli, at 100 E. Main St., will be celebrating its first six months of business this Saturday. The shop, co-owned by Matt and Sheila Neal has enjoyed steady trade, the couple said. “We were really busy at first,” Matt said. “We had this kind of great reception from the town…and then it… Read more →

Local band works all day to play at night

Local band works all day to play at night

By Jasmina Nogo Carrboro Commons Staff Writer They met in ninth grade at a Halloween party and became best friends. He was the guy from “Scream” and she was Slash. A leap of faith and their passion for rock ‘n’ roll brought them to Chapel Hill in 2006, where they wait tables by day in order to be musicians by… Read more →

Town promotes healthy lifestyles for kids

Town promotes healthy lifestyles for kids

By Heather Mandelkehr Carrboro Commons Staff Writer While a national debate over childhood obesity looms and the sales of electronic goods skyrocket, blame and pleas for change are levied in every direction. Carrboro is prepared to face the challenge of encouraging children to undertake a healthier lifestyle. Carrboro Yoga Company instructor Andrea Martinez leads a children’s yoga class. Martinez, who… Read more →

CHS football: defining a new tradition

CHS football: defining a new tradition

By Kelsey Hamilton Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The traditional glory of high school football may be defined by your team reaching the impressive state championship or defeating a rival on homecoming night. But the football team at Carrboro High School, only in its second season, cannot boast any of these accomplishments, yet it provides the school and community with more… Read more →

The Merch joins Carrboro businesses

The Merch joins Carrboro businesses

By Brittany Jackson Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The owners of downtown Carrboro’s The Merch don’t just stick to screenprinting and design. But what they do stick to influences their business, from their artistic backgrounds to playing in bands to skateboarding. Patrick Cudahy, left, and Chip Hoppin, co-owners of The Merch in downtown Carrboro, stand in front of the warehouse- designed… Read more →

Moving West: UNC Students make homes in Carrboro

Moving West: UNC Students make homes in Carrboro

By Anshu Gupta Carrboro Commons Staff Writer When UNC-CH students are ready to move off campus, the first place they look is not necessarily Chapel Hill. Bettina Goesele and Brenna Dwyer, both seniors at UNC-CH, enjoy the warm summer weather while studying outside Weaver Street Market. Both know that their visits will become less frequent as the weather begins to… Read more →