Chris Powers

Chris is a UNC-CH senior journalism major from Wake Forest, N.C., serving as co-editor of the Carrboro Commons.

Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

When it comes to branding, sometimes the fewer words the better. At least that’s the approach the town of Carrboro has taken. Back in early February of last year, Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen unveiled a new logo for the town, as well as a slim new slogan: “Feel Free.” Since their debut, both the logo and the tagline have become… Read more →

Crafters turn hobbies into lessons for local students

Crafters turn hobbies into lessons for local students

For the Chapel Hill Woodturners, retirement has afforded not only an opportunity to focus attention on a hobby, but also a chance to pass on valuable skills to the next generation. Since last fall, the group has developed a course at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough to educate students about the unique and meticulous trade of woodturning. Titled Creative… Read more →