By Megan Walker Carrboro Commons Staff Writer What do a Quaker meeting house, a teen center, a magic shop, an auto dealership and a recording studio all have in common? They were once all located at 100B Brewer Lane in downtown Carrboro, but this space will soon be reincarnated as a movement and music studio called the Flowjo. Carrboro residents… Read more →
By Megan Gassaway Carrboro Commons Staff Writer A tray of handmade, heart-shaped pins sits on a table near the entrance of Roulette Vintage, while a box of vintage cards stands near the cash register. Customers and friends mingle among sparkling dresses, plaid button-downs and flannel lingerie. It is Friday, Feb. 11, the date of this year’s Roulette Vintage Valentine’s Day… Read more →
Allison Russell Co-Editor, Carrboro Commons Parked deliberately on the corner across the street from Wendy’s, Will & Pop’s food truck makes a statement. “Everyone’s hooked on fast food,” said Kenny Pettis, 46, the “Pop” of Will & Pop’s, “but I’ve got a sandwich that’s made-to-order, and I’m keeping it in the community, unlike big corporations.” Will Pettis holds a “Gangsta”—a… Read more →
By Michael Bloom Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Sara Clay tells her Latin students at Carrboro High School she is 426 years old. It’s an ongoing joke on how long she’s been around. She’s seen a lot in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District over her 28-year tenure. The Hillsborough native has been in education on and off for 40 years—all… Read more →
By Alex Linder Carrboro Commons Staff Writer “If you want sense, you’ll have to make it yourself.” This quote from a children’s book began and defined one strange weekend in February for a group of zany and determined teenagers. They fought against time to write, produce and act out their own play – all in only 48 hours. Eliza Filene,… Read more →
By Trevor Kapp Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The boys’ locker room at Carrboro High School is a fairly ordinary space used by fairly ordinary athletes. It contains dozens of purple lockers with wooden benches and a few pairs of gym shorts strewn across the floor. At the front of the room is a white board that has instructions and notifications… Read more →
UNC associate professor Emily Buss thought she was coming to Chapel Hill to take part in a two-year fellowship at UNC. Twelve years later, she finds herself still in Chapel Hill, and cannot think of anywhere else she’d rather be.
Carrboro Elementary students brought the world of Dr. Seuss to life at three performances of “Seussical” Thursday and Friday in the school’s auditorium.
By Alex Linder Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Back during the Jazz Age in New York City, you took the A Train to get to Harlem. But to get most everywhere in Carrboro, you take the J Bus. In the spirit of Charles Kuralt’s dictum that everyone has a story, Commons reporter Alex Linder jumped on the J Bus and selected… Read more →
By Megan Gassaway Carrboro Commons Staff Writer James Henderson’s first stop at the Carrboro Farmers Market is not a produce stall or bread vendor. Instead, he heads to a small table and trades the swipe of a card for several wooden tokens. Henderson’s card is not the usual debit or credit card. Instead, he carries an Electronic Benefit Transfer card…. Read more →