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Community reacts to approval of new charter school

Community reacts to approval of new charter school

By Danielle Tepper Carrboro Commons Staff Reporter Listen to the full story: [audio:http://carrborocommons.mj.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Tepper_Lee-Charter-School-MP3-File.mp3] The Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School, set to open by August 2012, has caused controversy in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district since the community first heard of its proposal. The State Board of Education approved the new school March 1, despite criticism from the CH-CCS Board and… Read more →

Maple View products back to Weaver Street

Maple View products back to Weaver Street

By Melissa Abbey Carrboro Commons Staff Writer   Steven Allred and Marie McCravey come to Carrboro every couple of months to do some shopping. They poke around the downtown shops, stock up on local produce and always — always — get Maple View ice cream. Lucky for the Burlington couple, FRESH.taste, the new ice cream and frozen yogurt shop located… Read more →

New coach, new season, new era for Jags lacrosse

New coach, new season, new era for Jags lacrosse

By Kevin Collins Carrboro Commons Co-Editor It’s springtime in the Piedmont yet again, and the feeling of newness is palpable. For Carrboro High School’s varsity men’s lacrosse team, spring marks the start of a new season, and with a new coaching staff in place and a program on the rise, there’s a very new energy surrounding the Jaguars these days…. Read more →

New yoga, pilates studio comes to East Main

New yoga, pilates studio comes to East Main

By Maggie Cagney Staff Writer On the second floor of the office building at 118 E. Main St., in the heart of Carrboro sits a small room with wooden floors and earthy-green walls — the perfect location for a yoga studio, according to Irina Nordstrom. Nordstrom, 38, opened Soula Grove, a yoga and pilates studio, on March 5. “This is… Read more →

Teachers take to the track

Teachers take to the track

By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer During the next five weeks, the teachers of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro public schools aren’t just running the coordination of the classroom — they’re running the track for their students and for themselves. The first annual 5K for Education, which will take place in Carrboro on April 28, was previously an addition… Read more →