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Carrboro will host ninth film festival this weekend

Carrboro will host ninth film festival this weekend

  Filmmakers from across North Carolina and around the world will present a variety of original, independent films this weekend, November 22 and 23, at the Carrboro Film Festival in the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street. Nic Beery, the festival’s director, said the event will have 43 film screenings, workshops, question and answer sessions, a concert and awards,… Read more →

Couple extends Celtic celebration to community

Couple extends Celtic celebration to community

Singing, dancing, fiddles and Gaelic phrases welcomed the Celtic New Year at Johnny’s Gone Fishing on Saturday, Nov. 1. Stephanie Johnston, a Celtic musician and dancer, and her husband, Dr. Michael Newton, a Scottish Gaelic scholar and writer, planned and held the celebration in hopes of meeting people who would be interested in Celtic workshops. Celtic languages include traditional Irish and Scottish… 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 →

Creative Carrboro committee one step closer to arts district goal

Creative Carrboro committee one step closer to arts district goal

Carrboro is known for its artistic leanings, but now they’re closer than ever to making it official. The seven-member Creative Carrboro committee, given voice by Recreation and Parks Director Anita Jones-McNair, is researching how best to make Carrboro into an “Arts and Creativity District.” “We want to hear the opinions of the people before we do anything,” said Jones-McNair during… Read more →

Carrboro CD and Record Show fueled by passion, love of music

Carrboro CD and Record Show fueled by passion, love of music

The atmosphere in the Carrboro Century Center on Sunday, Nov. 2, can only be described as “good vibrations.” During the 19th Carrboro CD and Record Show from noon until 6 p.m., guests rummaged through thousands of recordings of all genres, from The Beatles and Nirvana to more obscure bands and musicians such as The Misunderstood. Gerry Williams, the founder and… Read more →

Shining a light on bicycle and pedestrian safety

Shining a light on bicycle and pedestrian safety

Bicyclists and pedestrians gathered for a “Friday Night Lights” event on Oct. 7 that wasn’t about football. The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Go Chapel Hill hosted “Friday Night Lights” at the Carrboro Town Commons to encourage bicycle and pedestrian safety after dark. The event provided free lights, reflective armbands and safety information for bicyclists… Read more →

NC Big Sweep event makes Carrboro cleaner

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 →

Carrboro becomes safe habitat for bees

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 →

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

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 →