Kali Hackett

Staff writer for the Carrboro Commons

Cameron’s settles into new location in Carrboro

Cameron’s settles into new location in Carrboro

After nearly two decades in University Mall, Cameron’s has a new home in Carrboro. Located at 370 E. Main St., with the new Hampton Inn and Suites, the specialty store and gift shop opened its doors for business at the new location on Oct. 16. Co-owners Wendy Smith and Bridget Pemberton-Smith say that at this point in their business it… Read more →

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro locals got a chance to buy locally grown Southeast Asian and American produce at the Transplanting Traditions Farmers’ Market on Friday, October 11. Located at Johnny’s, 901 W. Main St., the weekly market, which will continue until November 1, has been a welcomed addition to Carrboro’s local food scene. Transplanting Traditions is a nonprofit educational farm that equips Karen… Read more →

Local talent shines at 16th annual Carrboro Music Festival

Local talent shines at 16th annual Carrboro Music Festival

  The 16th Annual Carrboro Music Festival showcased over 180 performers from across North Carolina on Sunday. The daylong event, which took place at over 25 venues, attracted an estimate of 8,000 to 10,000 people and highlighted why Carrboro was coined The Paris of the Piedmont. Gerry Williams, the event coordinator, said that the festival is all about bringing good… Read more →

Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

  After  months of delays, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Carrboro is now open, and local businesses are already reaping the benefits. According to Barabara Leedy, sales manager for Atma Hotel Group, Inc., which manages the property, over Labor Day weekend, the hotel’s first weekend open, it housed five wedding groups and a bar mitzvah, bringing more than 300… Read more →