Tara Jeffries

Tara is editor of the Carrboro Commons. She is a senior journalism major at UNC-Chapel Hill and a native of Stokesdale, N.C.

Carrboro Board of Aldermen passes resolution welcoming immigrant minors

Carrboro Board of Aldermen passes resolution welcoming immigrant minors

As thousands of migrant children cross the U.S. border seeking refuge from violence in Central America, the town of Carrboro wants them to know they’re welcome. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Nov. 18 proclaiming the town a welcoming environment for these unaccompanied minors and the families sponsoring them. “It’s, in part, a reaction to other communities’ local… Read more →

Community radio station WCOM celebrates 10 years

Community radio station WCOM celebrates 10 years

When Carrboro community radio station WCOM launched in 2004, it was a tiny revolution. WCOM, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last week, was one of the first radio stations to open under the Federal Communications Commission’s low-power FM licensing program, an initiative that began in 2000 to offer more licenses to small community radio stations and allowed Carrboro to carve… Read more →

Carrboro Business Alliance kickoff event sparks conversation between business, town

Carrboro Business Alliance kickoff event sparks conversation between business, town

When Carrboro business leaders and town officials gathered on Thursday evening to discuss the newly formed Carrboro Business Alliance, they could barely fit into one room. Leaders from more than 100 local businesses flooded into Venable’s new B-Side Lounge at Carr Mill Mall at the kickoff event for the new organization, which aims to bring business owners together to help… Read more →

Booming business accompanies Carrboro Music Festival

Booming business accompanies Carrboro Music Festival

Every year, the Carrboro Music Festival is accompanied by the beat of footsteps along the crowded downtown streets. And local businesses are keeping tune. Many of them say it’s their best day of the year. “We’ve had record-breaking days in the past,” said Jared Fruth, an employee at Jessee’s Coffee & Bar, one of the festival venues. “It’s a madhouse…. Read more →