Brandon White

Brandon is a UNC-CH senior journalism major from Apex serving as a staff writer for the Carrboro Commons.

Organizations provide sex education to parents of special needs teens

Organizations provide sex education to parents of special needs teens

Parents of special needs children arrived at Carrboro High School the evening of April 14 for a discussion about sex education and safety. Representatives from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and the Special Needs Advisory Council in Carrboro provided information about teaching the concept of consent to their children during a critical transition period in their lives. “Recently there was… Read more →

Addition of new Hilton hotel could have economic benefits for Carrboro

Addition of new Hilton hotel could have economic benefits for Carrboro

The Board of Aldermen heard positive feedback on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for a proposed Hilton Garden Inn on 107 Padgett Lane. If the proposal passes, the Hilton would be the second hotel in the town, preceded only by the Hampton Inn & Suites, which opened to the public in September of 2013. Trish McGuire, planning director for Carrboro, has witnessed the success of… Read more →

Art lights up the night at Shimmer

Art lights up the night at Shimmer

Twenty-three artists from across the country arrived in Carrboro on Friday to display their unique talents at the inaugural Shimmer: The Art of Light event. The various art installations, sponsored by Duke Energy and the Orange County Arts Commission, featured illuminated displays across 20 Carrboro and Chapel Hill venues from 6-11 p.m. Sarah Wolfe, the head coordinator of Shimmer, was inspired… Read more →

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Residents of Carrboro looking for a good time can attend a Dance Jam session at Carrboro Century Center, at 100 N. Greensboro St, once a month on a Friday night at 7:30 p.m. These unique sessions cost $3 and feature a wide variety of dances, including rhythm, Latin and Zumba. Robbin Justice-Jones, the recreation specialist and head coordinator of Dance Jam at… Read more →