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Monthly walk showcases local art

Monthly walk showcases local art

Liz Thomas Co-Editor Commons Photo by Liz Thomas 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… Read more →

CARRBORO FARE

By Summer Saadah EDITORIAL EDITOR “I want to say just one word to you — just one word. Are you listening?” Plastics.”

The man behind the surplus

The man behind the surplus

By Meghan Cooke Staff Writer Commons Photo by Meghan Cooke 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… Read more →

Leaders calls for education changes during King remembrance

Leaders calls for education changes during King remembrance

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

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

From Mill to Mall

By Kristen Pope Staff Writer Commons Photos by Kristen Pope “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

For Principal Ford, it’s all about the kids

By Allison Parker Staff Writer Commons Photo by Allison Parker 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

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.