Events

Carrboro, somewhere in time

Carrboro, somewhere in time

    You think you know Carrboro. There is the ArtsCenter, the Farmers’ Market, Cat’s Cradle and Weaver Street Market, in addition to a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Carrboro, however, was not like this decades ago. You would know that if you took the Historic Downtown Carrboro Walking Tour. Victoria Hensley, a senior history major at UNC-Chapel Hill,… Read more →

Medicine drop prioritizes town safety

Medicine drop prioritizes town safety

Carrboro residents and community members dropped off old prescription drugs all afternoon and into the evening on Sept. 25. Operation Medicine Drop, which was organized by the Carrboro Police Department and sponsored by the State Bureau of Investigation and Safe Kids North Carolina, ran from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Carrboro Town Commons on West Main Street. Operation Medicine… Read more →

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

On Saturday, April 12, the second annual Carrboro Open Streets festival was held on Weaver Street, emptying the road of its usual traffic and opening it up to residents to participate in various activities. Weaver Street was a sight of celebration on the beautiful, sunny Saturday morning.  Families flocked around with their strollers while children drew with sidewalk chalk, tossed… Read more →

Eat, drink and be merry with Taste Carolina’s walking food and wine tour

Eat, drink and be merry with Taste Carolina’s walking food and wine tour

Taste Carolina’s walking food and wine tour in Carrboro may sell you on a new restaurant, drink of choice or even the town itself. Every Saturday, Taste Carolina organizes a walking food and wine tour that explores some of downtown Carrboro and Chapel Hill’s finest restaurants and wineries. Lesley Stracks-Mullem and Joe Philipose, co-owners of Taste Carolina, started the food-touring… Read more →

Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Nonprofits and other organizations came together Feb. 8 at the Hargraves Community Center to promote health to the Latino community. The Carolina Latina/o Collaborative hosted the health fair that included services such as free fluoride treatments, blood pressure screenings and glucose screens. Amos Fung, a UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore and an event coordinator, said the purpose of the fair is to… Read more →

The ArtsCenter jams to bluegrass

The ArtsCenter jams to bluegrass

Banjos, guitars, mandolins, jeans and beards – these are a few things you can expect to see on Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. at the local Bluegrass Jam in the gallery of The ArtsCenter at 300-G East Main St. in Carrboro. Whether you’re a beginner getting familiar with the fiddle or a full-on, mandolin-loving musician, all are welcome to share… Read more →

Forget candy and flowers; local residents celebrate their love for Carrboro this month

Forget candy and flowers; local residents celebrate their love for Carrboro this month

Red, decorated heart cutouts hung from the ceiling at the headquarters for TABLE, a nonprofit hunger-relief organization based in Carrboro. Picked over cookies sat on the front table, left over from a celebration early last week. The scene resembled an elementary school Valentine’s Day party—minus the shelves stocked with non-perishable goods ranging from Campbell’s soup to Welch’s grape jelly. But… Read more →

ArtsCenter courses bring education to community

ArtsCenter courses bring education to community

Whether your interests include cooking, dancing, ceramics, or even drawing dinosaurs, the ArtsCenter of Carrboro has a class for you. With classes available for all ages and schedules, the ArtsCenter forms the key nucleus of the arts in Carrboro. Shirlette Ammons, the Youth Arts Coordinator for the center, located at 300-G E. Main St., said that the center’s pride comes… Read more →