Environment

Enough to feed a town

Enough to feed a town

By Louie Horvath Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Above the buzz of the crowd, local area groups performed as part of Carrboro’s 14th annual Community Dinner at McDougle School’s Cafetorium on April 10. The event’s slogan is, “sit down with a stranger, leave with a friend,” and it seemed that all of the participants took that mantra to heart, rarely ceasing… Read more →

Bolin Creek Greenway project stalled

Bolin Creek Greenway project stalled

By Mary Withers and Stephanie Bullins Carrboro Commons Co-editor and Staff Writer More than a year after concept plans for the Bolin Creek Greenway were finalized, contentious debate about the project continues. Disagreement between the local advocacy group, Save Bolin Creek, and proponents of the project has slowed further work on the final phases of the Greenway. Thus, Carrboro Transportation… Read more →

 Developer fights to build sustainable, affordable community

Developer fights to build sustainable, affordable community

By Mary Withers Carrboro Commons Co-editor Thirty-nine dilapidated trailers at Pine Grove Mobile Home Park on Fayetteville Road could soon be replaced by 39 new completely sustainable and affordable homes. With features such as a rainwater catch-and-reuse system, a native plant garden, bamboo flooring, recycled countertops and solar panels capable of creating enough energy to run the whole community, the… Read more →