Carrboro Commons

Monthly walk showcases local art

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in A&E by Liz

Liz Thomas

Commons Photo by Liz Thomas
Art Walk
Carrboro continued the five-year tradition of the Second Friday Art Walk on Friday, January 12. The monthly event invites residents and visitors alike to view a large variety of artwork. The eighteen separate locations, ranging from University Mall to West Main Street, offer debut and veteran artists a chance to display and sell their work.

Balderas encourages collaboration

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Growth and development by luchrist

By Christina Lopez
Staff Writer

Executive director at El Centro Latino, Ben Balderas, has new ideas for more collaboration with in Carrboro and the Latino community.


Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Editorials/columns by sumsah

By Summer Saadah

“I want to say just one word to you — just one word.
Are you listening?”

The man behind the surplus

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Features by megcooke

By Meghan Cooke
Staff Writer

Commons Photo by Meghan Cooke
Surplus Sid
A West Point uniform dangles from the ceiling while a purple belly dancing costume shimmers nearby. Black boots are aligned along shelves. Gas masks and purple wigs cover Styrofoam heads. Pez dispensers sit in a case beside military pins. The scent is musky, like a familiar old bookshop. Thrift shop heaven? Vintage nirvana? Maybe so, but it goes by the name Surplus Sid’s.

Leaders calls for education changes during King remembrance

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Uncategorized by smithjs

By Justin Smith
Staff Writer

Commons Photos by Justin Smith
Several hundred Carrboro and Chapel Hill residents spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day demanding better education for the communities’ black youth.

At a rally that began in front of the Chapel Hill post office on Franklin Street, community leaders called for change in the public education system.

ArtsCenter digs up roots

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in A&E by lzjordan

By Jordan Lawrence
Staff Writer

The roots of American music have once again tapped into the Carrboro music scene.

The ArtsCenter’s Fourth Annual American Roots Series kicked off Jan. 5 with a performance by Chris Hellman, a former member of The Byrds, with his longtime collaborator Herb Peterson.
The series features 24 performances and runs through June 30.

From Mill to Mall

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Growth and development by knpope

By Kristen Pope
Staff Writer

Commons Photos by Kristen Pope
Weaver Street Cafe
“If these buildings could speak…” reads the sign posted directly beyond the arched entry ways of Carr Mill Mall, hinting to visitors that there is history in the rafters, bricks and hardwood tiles of the modern shopping mall.

For Principal Ford, it’s all about the kids

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Features,School news by allisonp

By Allison Parker
Staff Writer
Commons Photo by Allison Parker
Tekeisha Ford
Everyday is just another day in paradise for 33-year-old school principal Tekeisha Ford. And that paradise is McDougle Elementary School in Carrboro. “I plan to be here for a while. I love what I do every day,” she said. “I enjoy the staff, students and parents that I work with.”

Crossing Hillsborough Road with Mr. James Burnett

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Features by nsotolon

By Nick Sotolongo
Staff Writer

Commons Photo by Nick Sotolongo
James Burnett
From most perspectives, the job of a crossing guard appears a middle-of-the-road existence. However, observing the after-school scene at McDougle Elementary School it is evident that there is something extraordinary in the air, and the man standing in the middle of the road is responsible.

It’s a Dog World in Carrboro

Posted on January 24th, 2007 in Features by Elsa

By Elsa Hasenzahl

Staff Writer

Commons Photos by Elsa Hasenzahl
Dog Park

Had my roommate decided not to purchase her 90-pound hound from the animal shelter last fall, I would have never discovered one of Carrboro’s neatest spots for people and canines alike. Turns out the people of Carrboro are fond of their dogs.

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