Growth and Development

Carrboro High School suits up for first season

By Meghan Cooke Staff Writer Carrboro High’s fields are empty now, but the athletics department faces a busy off-season. The school board has approved three coaches so far. Commons Photos by Meghan Cooke In a few months, athletes will don purple, black and white jerseys and take the field for the first time at Carrboro High School. But in the… Read more →

Leave the car behind when traveling around Carrboro

Leave the car behind when traveling around Carrboro

Kerri L. Ockwood, 25, a resident of Carrboro uses the Main and Greensboro Street crosswalk after the siren volume has been turned down. Commons Photo by Liz Thomas By Liz Thomas Co-editor Springtime is the perfect time to enjoy Carrboro’s scenery. By leaving the comfort of personal cars, citizens of Carrboro and Chapel Hill can truly enjoy this beautiful season…. Read more →

From Mill to Mall

From Mill to Mall

By Kristen Pope Staff Writer Commons Photos by Kristen Pope “If these buildings could speak…” reads the sign posted directly beyond the arched entry ways of Carr Mill Mall, hinting to visitors that there is history in the rafters, bricks and hardwood tiles of the modern shopping mall.

A new year, a new school - Getting ready for Carrboro High

A new year, a new school – Getting ready for Carrboro High

By Taylor Stanford A front view shows the construction that continues at Carrboro High School, located off of Rock Haven Road. The school, with a capacity of 800 students, opens in August 2007. Photo by Taylor Stanford When school starts on Aug. 27, 2007, almost 600 students will call Carrboro High School home The new high school, built off Rock… Read more →

Carrboro is growing up, and out

Carrboro is growing up, and out

By Joe Collevecchio You wouldn’t know it walking down Weaver Street, but the Carr Mill property is some of the most expensive in the area. And although the town’s population has declined slightly in the past five years, property values in Carrboro continue to increase. With town leaders expecting an upsurge in population over the next few years, managing growth… Read more →

Small business gears up for Christmas

Small business gears up for Christmas

By Kyle Curtis Christmas decorations at Carr Mill Mall beckon customers to start their shopping early this holiday season. Photo by Kyle Curtis With the Christmas season fast approaching, Carrboro residents face the sometimes difficult decision of where to shop. Carrboro small business owners have a much more daunting task at hand; convincing residents to spend their money on Main… Read more →