Mary Cox

Mary is a UNC-CH senior economics major from Burlington serving as a staff writer for the Carrboro Commons.

Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Heavenly Groceries is making a life-changing impact on the Chapel Hill community by providing quality produce and groceries to more than 5,000 people per month. Through this food bank, the ministry of St. Joseph Christian Methodist Church is creating a culture of compassion in the community. Zach Kopkin, the coordinator for organizing and advocacy at The Marian Cheek Jackson Center… Read more →

LGBTQ community fights HB2

LGBTQ community fights HB2

   North Carolina’s newest legislation—known as HB2—reverses a Charlotte ordinance, which extended rights to people who are gay or transgender. Carrboro’s LGBTQ community plans to fight this bill until laws are changed. On Feb. 22, Charlotte passed a law that granted protection to LGBTQ people in places of public accommodation. In response, on March 23, North Carolina’s General Assembly proposed… Read more →

Rise Biscuits Donuts changes how Carrboro does breakfast

Rise Biscuits Donuts changes how Carrboro does breakfast

Rise Biscuits Donuts, which opened in Carrboro on Feb. 24, sells both biscuits and donuts, giving them a unique angle to other places in the area. The first Rise opened in Durham, and since then it has expanded to locations across North Carolina, including Carrboro. The owner, Ken Priest, said Rise is not a corporate monster, which is why he… Read more →

Carrboro's Transactors Improv Company returns for a love-themed show

Carrboro’s Transactors Improv Company returns for a love-themed show

Transactors Improv Company will be returning to Carrboro to perform at The ArtsCenter on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. While Transactors performs primarily in the Research Triangle area, the group has performed coast to coast and appeared on NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Martha Brown is one of the founding members of the company, which was formed in 1983… Read more →