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Brian Davis, a Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department team leader, and Lindsey Hooker, a volunteer, carry full trash bags after cleaning the Purple Leaf bike trail. (Photo by Eric Surber)

NC Big Sweep event makes Carrboro cleaner

Over 50 volunteers swept through town and gathered trash Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of the “NC Big Sweep” campaign to reduce litter across the state. Galen Poythress, recreation specialist, said the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department sponsors the cleanup each fall to keep the town looking good while helping the environment. Poythress oversaw the event, which targeted heavy litter… Read more →

“I love bees, and I love sharing this,” Dale Morgan says. She uses her paintings as a platform for telling people about the declining population of bees. (Staff photo by Liz Tablazon)

Carrboro becomes safe habitat for bees

Bees officially have a safe haven in Carrboro. The Board of Aldermen approved a request to designate the town as the newest Bee City USA community on Oct. 7. Bee City USA encourages communities to create and become safe habitats for bees and other pollinators. The program comes out of people’s concern about the declining honeybee population. According to Bee… Read more →

Actors (left to right) Jeb Brinkley, Brandon Rafalson, Justin Johnson, Peter Vance and David Byron Hudson pose for a photo shoot. Jeb Brinkley said one of the most intimidating parts of working on “Into the Breach” was learning to talk and sing in a convincing British accent, especially with a genuinely British director to correct him. (Photo courtesy of Jason Abide)

Carrboro ArtsCenter remembers World War I with new play “Into the Breach”

“Into the Breach,” the first play commissioned exclusively for the Carrboro ArtsCenter, debuted on Friday October 10th. Jeri Lynn Schulke, Artistic Director of the ArtsCenter Stage and producer of the play, said she was looking for a play about World War 1 to fit a season centering on the war’s bicentennial. She came across the story of boys playing at… Read more →

Tulsi Craddock, a member of Krishna West in Chapel Hill, passes out lollipops and discusses her Hare Krishna faith with guests at the 10th Anniversary Really Really Free Market. (Photo by Chloe Opper)

The 10th Anniversary of Carrboro’s Really Really Free Market brings new events, new faces

On the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Carrboro Town Commons, people exchanged food, clothes and candy and even watched a bilingual puppet show — all for free. What’s the catch? There isn’t one. The organizers of the Really Really Free Market encourage participants to trade goods and services for no charge. The free market, which happens on the… Read more →

Evan and Alona Sloan, Jessica Solis enjoying a meal

Carrboro Asian restaurants, Part 3: Gourmet Kingdom — the spice of the town

Evan Sloan dines at Gourmet Kingdom with napkins in his hands. Every few minutes, he wipes his face, glistening with sweat. The source of his perspiration comes from the dishes on his table—that are typically red in color. “We like to experiment every time we come here,” Sloan says. “How hot can it get? How many peppers can you eat?”… 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 →

Guests line up at the Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner to stack their paper plates high with locally-sourced, chef-created dishes. (Photo by Chloe Opper)

The Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner builds community with food

  The Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market was not a typical day at the market. On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 25, platters of chef-created food replaced booths of local produce, multicolored flowers topped long tables of community-style seating and friends and families shared drinks under a lit gazebo. The Harvest Fundraiser is a potluck-styled… Read more →

Naturopathic physician promotes ‘natural path’ to wellbeing

Naturopathic physician promotes ‘natural path’ to wellbeing

When Dr. Susan Delaney began her practice 27 years ago, naturopathic medicine was nearly nonexistent in North Carolina. In 1987, local physicians only practiced conventional medicine, wearing bleached lab coats, performing surgeries and writing prescriptions in sterile, fluorescent-lit offices. Delaney’s practice challenged this conception. Delaney’s office, 301 W. Weaver Street, houses an estimated 500 vials of natural remedies and supplements…. Read more →