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Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Editor’s note: Carrboro Commons asks Latino daily laborers what their opinion is regarding future workers’ center in El Centro Hispano’s new permanent location in Carrboro.   Cualquiera que haya pasado por allí se habrá dado cuenta. En el cruce de Davie Road con Jones FerryRoad, decenas de trabajadores latinos aguardan a que un patroón solicite sus servicios. Esta escena tiene… Read more →

Jones Ferry Road land remains untouched, for now

Jones Ferry Road land remains untouched, for now

By Elyse Archer By Carrboro Commons Writer Residents of Carrboro’s Barnes Street are breathing a sigh of relief. Their fight to stop the building of The Shoppes at Jones Ferry has paid off, at least for now. B.J. Johnston, a Barnes Street resident, says he is glad that there is no immediate threat to his neighborhood. Elyse Archer photo Northwest… Read more →

Mural project to match Carrboro's local color

Mural project to match Carrboro’s local color

  Known for its emphasis on local culture and its strong arts presence, Carrboro is culturally distinct from surrounding areas. But for people driving through the town, there are few defining images that showcase the Carrboro spirit. That is exactly what the Carrboro Mural Project aims to accomplish. “Several of us have looked at areas along the entrance way, the gateway… Read more →

Artist incorporates graffiti's message into mural

Artist incorporates graffiti’s message into mural

If you’ve ever been to downtown Chapel Hill, you’ve probably seen the “Parade of Humanity” mural. Located on the west wall of the Carolina Coffee Shop on East Franklin Street, the mural includes an array of people, animals, objects and symbols that represent the town and the University. But in early December 2014, passers-by saw more than just the familiar… Read more →

Creative Carrboro committee one step closer to arts district goal

Creative Carrboro committee one step closer to arts district goal

Carrboro is known for its artistic leanings, but now they’re closer than ever to making it official. The seven-member Creative Carrboro committee, given voice by Recreation and Parks Director Anita Jones-McNair, is researching how best to make Carrboro into an “Arts and Creativity District.” “We want to hear the opinions of the people before we do anything,” said Jones-McNair during… Read more →

Local Carrboro businesses join bike-friendly program

Local Carrboro businesses join bike-friendly program

As March rolls in, so do the applications for the Bike-Friendly Business Program in Carrboro. The program is relatively new, created by a bicycle advocacy group named the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition. The program’s purpose is to recognize businesses that encourage cycling in the community. There are many ways and varying degrees by which the businesses can get involved. Several businesses… Read more →

League of American Bicyclists honors Carrboro as bicycle friendly for 10th straight year

League of American Bicyclists honors Carrboro as bicycle friendly for 10th straight year

2014 marks the 10th year in a row that The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Carrboro as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Carrboro is one of only 10 towns or cities in North Carolina that currently holds this distinction. The League of American Bicyclists awards different levels of recognition within the communities it names as bicycle friendly. Out of the… Read more →

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano has recently moved from Carrboro Plaza to 201 W. Weaver St., which allows for the organization to be closer to downtown.  El Centro Hispano, according to the statement on their website, is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community in Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, with branch locations in Durham… Read more →