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Crossing Hillsborough Road with Mr. James Burnett

Crossing Hillsborough Road with Mr. James Burnett

By Nick Sotolongo Staff Writer Commons Photo by Nick Sotolongo 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

It’s a Dog World in Carrboro

By Elsa Hasenzahl Staff Writer Commons Photos by Elsa Hasenzahl 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.

La Virgen comes to Carrboro

La Virgen comes to Carrboro

By Ted Strong Just above the six different brands of hot sauce and the dehydrated sugar cane juice sit three elaborate statues of the Virgin Mary and a lifelike baby Jesus. While the babe—just waiting for swaddling clothes—is familiar as part of crèche scenes, the appearance of statues of Jesus’ mother at Don José’s Tienda, 708 W. Rosemary St., represents… Read more →

Inter-Faith Council rings in the holiday season with a meal program

Inter-Faith Council rings in the holiday season with a meal program

By Ramsey Bowman and Michaele Stafford It’s 8:50 on Monday morning, slightly before the Inter-faith Councils’ Crisis Intervention Program on West Main Street in Carrboro begins interviewing clients, and already a line of men and womean extends out the door. They come seeking assistance, with needs ranging from food, clothing and rent to utility assistance and transportation. A volunteer comes… Read more →

Music Makes a Difference at McDougle

Music Makes a Difference at McDougle

By Jordan-Ashley Baker Seventh-grader Imani Miller practices Christmas music to prepare for the band’s upcoming holiday concert Music education at McDougle Middle School, where enthusiastic students and a dedicated band director work together to create more than music, is no longer just an elective class.McDougle Middle’s band program of 200 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders has undergone many changes in the… Read more →

From Korea to Carrboro

From Korea to Carrboro

By Junga Cho Yoon Young (Right) is pointing at her brother Joon Chul jumping to catch the frisbee. Photo by Junga Cho “My acne cleared up after I came here. I guess it’s because I feel less stressed than I was in Korea as well as the air is clean and fresh in Carrboro.” Yoon Young Hwang, a 15-year-old girl… Read more →