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Even after death, Dean Smith continues to make a difference

Even after death, Dean Smith continues to make a difference

It’s hard to go out on top. It’s even harder to imagine anything bringing Duke and UNC fans together. There have been too many heartbreaking loses, elbows thrown, trash talked and mutual hatred to imagine the two shades of blue ever teaming up. But thanks to one man’s unparalleled legacy, a couple young entrepreneurs and the creativity of a Duke… Read more →

Former Tar Heel fosters a love of lacrosse at Chapel Hill High School

Former Tar Heel fosters a love of lacrosse at Chapel Hill High School

Back when high school lacrosse barely existed in North Carolina, Brent Voelkel was on two men’s lacrosse national championship teams at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since Voelkel was in school in the 1980s, he’s watched the sport grow. “When I was in college down here, there wasn’t high school ball,” Voelkel said. “Now there’s got to be well over 100 teams playing… Read more →

Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

No one can tell the story of Carrboro better than two local authors who have witnessed how the town has changed over the years. Dave Otto and Richard Ellington have teamed up again to write their second book — “Carrboro: Images of Modern America.” Their first book, “Carrboro: Images of America,” was published in 2011 and discusses Carrboro’s history from… Read more →

Empanadas, tequila, meatballs, oh my

Empanadas, tequila, meatballs, oh my

Downtown Carrboro is known for its food. An array of local, unique restaurants, food trucks and dives has given a modern, updated feel to the former milltown. Ken Yowell, owner of calavela empanada and tequila bar, located in the same building as the Hampton Inn at 570 E. Main Street, wanted a piece of that modernized pie, and he got… Read more →

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 →