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Homegrown Leadership

Homegrown Leadership

When Carrboro got word that veteran police chief Carolyn Hutchison would be stepping down in October 2013, a nationwide search began to find her replacement. More than 100 applicants from all over the country put their name in the mix, but in true Carrboro fashion, they stayed local. Carrboro Police Capt. Walter Horton was sworn in as chief of police… Read more →

The Jackson Center: Crossing borders with service

The Jackson Center: Crossing borders with service

Chapel Hill resident Dollie Hinch’s first interaction with The Jackson Center was about the practicalities of Thanksgiving dinner through the neighborhood’s monthly newsletter, the Northside News. “The newsletter would arrive at my door, and every issue would have a person answering a question,” Hinch said. “My question was, ‘If you don’t want to cook Thanksgiving dinner, where is a good… Read more →

Y’all Pendyal starts musical journey in Carrboro

Y’all Pendyal starts musical journey in Carrboro

The scene at Johnny’s Gone Fishing was picturesque: a charming coffee shop, a warmly lighted gathering area and the pervasive aroma of fresh coffee. But something was different. Above the whirring of the coffee grinder, above faint murmurs of conversation, you could hear it — the distinct sounds of classic blues. Anuraag Pendyal, 24, and Jim Lande, 63, the two… Read more →

Commentary: Carrboro and Durham: Two hearts, two towns, are better than one

Commentary: Carrboro and Durham: Two hearts, two towns, are better than one

A story of greater consciousness, of a longer social antenna, begins, rather morbidly, with an entombed pharaoh. The credit for this haphazard beginning lies with Gwendolyn Payne, a 16-year-old junior at Durham’s Hillside High School. She interns at The Durham VOICE on behalf of Partners for Youth Opportunity, a nonprofit mentorship program that extends academic support and professional training to… Read more →

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 →