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Town of Carrboro Oral History Project underway

Town of Carrboro Oral History Project underway

“Move over, Beulah. I need to take a nap,” Dr. Lloyd, Carrboro doctor and notorious party-goer, said to the new mother after delivering her baby son in the family home in February 1945. And he did. This is the story that prominent Carrboro historian and native Richard Ellington, 70, tells of his birth, and it’s the kind of community story… Read more →

Pauli Murray Award honors commitment to social justice

Pauli Murray Award honors commitment to social justice

“True community is based upon equality, mutuality and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.” These are the words of the late Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, a civil rights activist from Durham. On Sunday, Feb. 28, the Orange County Human Relations Commission recognized four Orange County… Read more →

St. Paul AME honors Paula Harrington’s service

St. Paul AME honors Paula Harrington’s service

  By Laura Frater Carrboro Commons Volunteer Writer   As an Indian Summer descended on the historic St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Carrboro, Paula Harrington had no idea she was about to receive the Sarah Allen Award for her community and church service at St. Paul AME. But the folks at the church, where she has been a… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The art beat in town: The Wacqueline Stern Show

The art beat in town: The Wacqueline Stern Show

Jackie Helvey was enjoying her breakfast at Weaver Street Market when a sweet melody drifted into her ears. There was a young violinist serenading the morning crowd with his playing. Helvey was interested. She walked up to him, handed him a card, and introduced herself. She was Jackie Helvey, host of The Wacqueline Stern Show at WCOM (103.5FM) in Carrboro,… 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 →