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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 →

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 →