Alex Dixon

Alex is Co-Editor of the Carrboro Commons and a journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Now in its 35th year of operation, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market kicked off at 3 p.m. on April 9. While some vendors have been coming to the market since its inception, others offered up their produce for the first time Wednesday. From vendors specializing in micro-greens to hot dogs, Carrboro Commons’ Co-Editor Alex Dixon takes a look at some of… Read more →

Peccadillo bar thrives on secrecy

Peccadillo bar thrives on secrecy

If you walk down Brewer Lane looking for Peccadillo, you might not find it. There’s no sign out front; the only indication of the bar’s location is “100A” spray-painted on an old steel door in the same complex as the Carolina Car Wash & Detail. But owner Tim Neill, 41, wants it to be this way. “The building’s façade is… Read more →

Perch Studios provides co-working space, art exhibits to Carrboro

Perch Studios provides co-working space, art exhibits to Carrboro

Around 10 years ago, a puppy tore up the cover of an old book belonging to Anna Troupe. Trying to salvage the cover, Troupe meticulously attempted to piece it back together. That process eventually inspired her to make collage artwork, which evolved from a hobby into a profession. Troupe’s work is now featured in an exhibit at Perch Studios, at… Read more →