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Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro locals got a chance to buy locally grown Southeast Asian and American produce at the Transplanting Traditions Farmers’ Market on Friday, October 11. Located at Johnny’s, 901 W. Main St., the weekly market, which will continue until November 1, has been a welcomed addition to Carrboro’s local food scene. Transplanting Traditions is a nonprofit educational farm that equips Karen… Read more →

Annual cleanup project in Carrboro was a success

Annual cleanup project in Carrboro was a success

Who knew beer bottles, empty sushi containers, foam cups and old pairs of shoes littered Carrboro? Julie Collins, recreation supervisor for Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department, did, and she organized volunteers for the annual NC Big Sweep to do something about the problem. “You’ll be surprised by the amount of trash you’ll find,” she told volunteers gathered in the Carrboro… Read more →

A grand vision for relocation and expansion of the ArtsCenter

A grand vision for relocation and expansion of the ArtsCenter

The ArtsCenter plans to have a new facility, location and modified role in the community within the next three to five years, according to Executive Director of the ArtsCenter Art Menius. The new ArtsCenter will not venture very far at all; it will be located at the corner of Roberson Street and East Main Street, according to Menius. The proposed… Read more →

Local talent shines at 16th annual Carrboro Music Festival

Local talent shines at 16th annual Carrboro Music Festival

  The 16th Annual Carrboro Music Festival showcased over 180 performers from across North Carolina on Sunday. The daylong event, which took place at over 25 venues, attracted an estimate of 8,000 to 10,000 people and highlighted why Carrboro was coined The Paris of the Piedmont. Gerry Williams, the event coordinator, said that the festival is all about bringing good… Read more →

Annual cleanup project coming to Carrboro

Annual cleanup project coming to Carrboro

Efforts to keep Carrboro clean will be showcased during the city’s annual NC Big Sweep event on October 12th. NC Big Sweep is a statewide program committed to keeping the environment clean.  Over the past few years, Carrboro has adopted this initiative to keep its area and streams litter-free. “We have sort of transitioned over the last three years into… Read more →

Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

    When Radio Latijam airs on Friday evenings, Carrboro’s WCOM-FM studio is usually frenzied and hectic, the room packed with teenagers and young 20-somethings making spur-of-the-moment decisions before air time. By comparison, the studio is almost empty lately. Radio Latijam is a radio program broadcast completely in Spanish and tailored to local Latino youth, who in previous years have… Read more →

Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

  After  months of delays, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Carrboro is now open, and local businesses are already reaping the benefits. According to Barabara Leedy, sales manager for Atma Hotel Group, Inc., which manages the property, over Labor Day weekend, the hotel’s first weekend open, it housed five wedding groups and a bar mitzvah, bringing more than 300… Read more →