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Despite rain, Carrboro Music Festival a success

Despite rain, Carrboro Music Festival a success

By Patrick Clare Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Endless rain limited the scale of the Carrboro Music Festival, but the annual celebration of Triangle music still proved to be a success. About 60 bands scheduled to perform at nine venues during the Sept. 26 festival were canceled due to the gloomy weather. According to festival coordinator Gerry Williams, the call to… Read more →

Festival brings together community, local artists

Festival brings together community, local artists

By Stephanie Bullins Carrboro Commons Staff Writer There are a few ways to tell autumn is beginning in Orange County — the days get shorter, the temperature drops, Halloween decorations fill store shelves and Festifall closes down West Franklin Street. The event — an annual arts festival — celebrated its 38th year Sunday, Oct. 3, with a record 118 vendors… Read more →

Carrboro Music Festival ready for 13th year

Carrboro Music Festival ready for 13th year

By Patrick Clare Carrboro Commons Staff Writer One day, 25 venues, and over 170 diverse musical acts all within walking distance of each other and all for free. Sunday, Sept. 26, marks the 13th annual Carrboro Music Festival. Festival coordinator Gerry Williams says a lot has changed since the festival first began in 1997. In the festival’s first years, there… Read more →

Carrboro Music Festival bigger and greener

Carrboro Music Festival bigger and greener

Gerry Williams, left, Carrboro Music Festival coordinator, and Kim Andrews, Recreation supervisor from the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department, hold up this year’s poster for the annual music festival set for Sunday, Sept. 28, all throughout the town. Staff photo by Lyndal Wilson By Lyndal Wilson Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The annual Carrboro Music Festival is back this month for… Read more →

McDougle Elementary hosts first annual fall festival

McDougle Elementary hosts first annual fall festival

by Cameron Weaver Carrboro Commons Editor Cotton candy, games with prizes, silent auctions, people of all ages… Sounds a lot like the State Fair, but these scenes actually took place at McDougle Elementary School’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Ted Calhoun Jr. and his daughters, Lara and Cecilia (l to r), show their hair paint at McDougle Fall Festival’s… Read more →

Carrboro Film Festival growing like Topsy

Carrboro Film Festival growing like Topsy

by Marianna King Carrboro Commons Writer The judging has begun on about 50 entries for Carrboro’s second annual Film Festival. The only requirement for the films, other than a 20 minute maximum length, is that the creator brushed Orange County at some point in his/her life. Why so inclusive? According to its mission statement, the festival’s goal is to “support… Read more →

Leaders calls for education changes during King remembrance

Leaders calls for education changes during King remembrance

By Justin Smith Staff Writer Commons Photos by Justin Smith Several hundred Carrboro and Chapel Hill residents spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day demanding better education for the communities’ black youth. At a rally that began in front of the Chapel Hill post office on Franklin Street, community leaders called for change in the public education system.