Kelley Hamill

Kelley is a UNC-CH senior multimedia major from North Andover, Mass., serving as a staff writer and social media coordinator for the Carrboro Commons.

Community Climate Action Plan aims to half Carrboro's greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

Community Climate Action Plan aims to half Carrboro’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

When people think about Carrboro, a lot of people and places come to mind. Now, the town is working hard to ensure a certain color comes to mind: green. “If there is any place that can adopt the radical changes that climate change calls for today, I think that it’s Carrboro,” said Alderman Sammy Slade. “And we can hopefully be… Read more →

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

Matt Neal is no stranger to the restaurant industry. His father, the late Bill Neal, built a legacy for himself in the culinary world. Bill, alongside his wife, Moreton, opened La Residence in 1976, and later left to take over Crook’s Corner, a local favorite for southern inspired cooking. Moreton continued to run La Residence until 1992, when she left… Read more →

Town of Carrboro Oral History Project underway

Town of Carrboro Oral History Project underway

“Move over, Beulah. I need to take a nap,” Dr. Lloyd, Carrboro doctor and notorious party-goer, said to the new mother after delivering her baby son in the family home in February 1945. And he did. This is the story that prominent Carrboro historian and native Richard Ellington, 70, tells of his birth, and it’s the kind of community story… Read more →

Carrboro seeks to improve downtown parking situation

Carrboro seeks to improve downtown parking situation

The town of Carrboro prides itself on its walkability; however, there are times when both visitors and residents need to drive. With driving comes the need for parking. According to town officials, Carrboro currently has five municipal lots, with a total of 600 parking spaces downtown that are for public use. Of the 600 public spots, 350 spots are a… Read more →

Transportation Advisory Board works to improve pedestrian safety

Transportation Advisory Board works to improve pedestrian safety

Between the various coffee shops, restaurants and thrift stores in Carrboro, on any given day the streets of downtown are bustling with people. “Carrboro is an extremely walkable town,” said Linda Haac, chair of the Transportation Advisory Board. “People are always walking or biking.” At a Board of Aldermen meeting in 2014, the issue of pedestrian safety in Carrboro was… Read more →