Church and Community

Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Chapel Hill food bank creates a culture of compassion and community

Heavenly Groceries is making a life-changing impact on the Chapel Hill community by providing quality produce and groceries to more than 5,000 people per month. Through this food bank, the ministry of St. Joseph Christian Methodist Church is creating a culture of compassion in the community. Zach Kopkin, the coordinator for organizing and advocacy at The Marian Cheek Jackson Center… Read more →

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

Matt Neal is no stranger to the restaurant industry. His father, the late Bill Neal, built a legacy for himself in the culinary world. Bill, alongside his wife, Moreton, opened La Residence in 1976, and later left to take over Crook’s Corner, a local favorite for southern inspired cooking. Moreton continued to run La Residence until 1992, when she left… Read more →

Zach Kopkin and the path to community engagement

Zach Kopkin and the path to community engagement

  After graduating from Appalachian State University last summer, Zach Kopkin knew that he wanted a job in community development. At Appalachian State he took service learning courses, participated in AmeriCorps VISTA and traveled to Uganda.  In August, Kopkin’s next step became clear – serving as the temporary coordinator for organizing and advocacy at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center on… Read more →

Weaving with a passion

Weaving with a passion

On a frosty Saturday morning, Susan Laswell proudly stood in front of her table at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. The tabletop was filled with colorful baskets and imaginative figurines woven by Laswell’s gentle fingers. Basket weaving is an art form that the 66-year-old has been perfecting since she was a child in Springfield, Illinois. “When I was 9, I went… Read more →

New church comes to Carrboro

New church comes to Carrboro

There’s a noticeable shortage of churches in Carrboro. Jason and Shaina Victory, of Mebane saw this and launched Doxa Church, a new mobile church that meets in Carrboro High School. After more than a year of planning to launch a new place of worship and with the support of their home church, Crosslink Community Church in Mebane, the couple held… Read more →

Fleet Feet Inc. encourages healthy lifestyles for Carrboro's community

Fleet Feet Inc. encourages healthy lifestyles for Carrboro’s community

  With over 150 locations in 37 states, Fleet Feet Inc. is the largest franchisor of running specialty stores in the United States. But the headquarters isn’t located in the sunny city of San Francisco, the bustling market of Baltimore or the humongous metropolis of Houston. The brains of the operation are comfortably nestled above the Fleet Feet store located… Read more →

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

The Carrboro Community Dinner Committee will host the 18th Annual Community Dinner on Sunday April 26. Each year the event brings hundreds together to share a meal and enjoy live music while celebrating diversity in the community. According to Nerys Levy, co-chair of the committee, the purpose of the event is to sit down, dine and come together as a… Read more →

Carr Mill Mall cafe Oasis spreads wisdom and goodwill with weekly events

Carr Mill Mall cafe Oasis spreads wisdom and goodwill with weekly events

    Robert Roskind says he hopes weekly events at Oasis, 200 N. Greensboro Street, a counter-culture coffee shop in Carr Mill Mall, will teach altruism, give people a voice and bring the community together. The dream Roskind, owner of Oasis, located inside Carr Mill Mall, had the vision 44 years ago to make a counterculture coffee shop, but it… Read more →

Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

When it comes to branding, sometimes the fewer words the better. At least that’s the approach the town of Carrboro has taken. Back in early February of last year, Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen unveiled a new logo for the town, as well as a slim new slogan: “Feel Free.” Since their debut, both the logo and the tagline have become… Read more →