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St. Paul AME honors Paula Harrington’s service

St. Paul AME honors Paula Harrington’s service

  By Laura Frater Carrboro Commons Volunteer Writer   As an Indian Summer descended on the historic St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Carrboro, Paula Harrington had no idea she was about to receive the Sarah Allen Award for her community and church service at St. Paul AME. But the folks at the church, where she has been a… Read more →

Surprise announcement salutes Carrboro couple

Surprise announcement salutes Carrboro couple

In a surprise announcement at Tuesday’s Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting, the town leaders passed a resolution of appreciation, declaring Sept. 28, “Gerry Williams and Janet Place Day.” The special honor for the couple salutes Gerry and Janet’s 17 years of service to the town, coordinating the Carrboro Music Festival. Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Recreation and Parks Dept. Community Events… Read more →

Enriching the community through a love of language

Enriching the community through a love of language

Student-led tutoring program teaches English to immigrants in Carrboro-Chapel Hill By Zach Potter Special to the Carrboro Commons   Editor’s Note: Zach Potter, a senior from Mooresville, N.C., majoring in reporting, serves as a staff writer for Students of the World, a student group focused on community issues around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. He likes chocolate ice cream and long… Read more →

Surfing for new experiences

Surfing for new experiences

By Faima Ramirez Carrboro Commons Staff Writer It’s less than 40 degrees outside and a sort of static electricity is in the air in downtown Carrboro. In almost every bar, restaurant and living room, people are sitting at the edge of their seats, eyes fixated on the television screen, one hand holding a drink and the other hand getting another… Read more →