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During Carrboro's 'Poetry Month,' poet laureate Celisa Steele reflects

During Carrboro’s ‘Poetry Month,’ poet laureate Celisa Steele reflects

Celisa Steele didn’t arrive in Carrboro expecting to become poet laureate. She surprised even herself when she was awarded the position after applying three years ago. Since then, Steele has learned more about who she is and has gotten to know the thriving community of poets in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. “As I approach the end of my term, I know so… Read more →

Art lights up the night at Shimmer

Art lights up the night at Shimmer

Twenty-three artists from across the country arrived in Carrboro on Friday to display their unique talents at the inaugural Shimmer: The Art of Light event. The various art installations, sponsored by Duke Energy and the Orange County Arts Commission, featured illuminated displays across 20 Carrboro and Chapel Hill venues from 6-11 p.m. Sarah Wolfe, the head coordinator of Shimmer, was inspired… 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 →

Carrboro buzzing with mural plans

Carrboro buzzing with mural plans

Six years ago, Manhattan artist Matthew Willey was working in his studio when a bee flew into the room. Willey soon began painting bees and researching the problems they face. Now, his passion for bee conservation has reached Carrboro. A muralist for more than 20 years, Willey completed the first mural for “The Good of the Hive” series in LaBelle,… Read more →

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Carrboro Recreation & Parks offers Dance Jam sessions

Residents of Carrboro looking for a good time can attend a Dance Jam session at Carrboro Century Center, at 100 N. Greensboro St, once a month on a Friday night at 7:30 p.m. These unique sessions cost $3 and feature a wide variety of dances, including rhythm, Latin and Zumba. Robbin Justice-Jones, the recreation specialist and head coordinator of Dance Jam at… Read more →

Carrboro's Transactors Improv Company returns for a love-themed show

Carrboro’s Transactors Improv Company returns for a love-themed show

Transactors Improv Company will be returning to Carrboro to perform at The ArtsCenter on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. While Transactors performs primarily in the Research Triangle area, the group has performed coast to coast and appeared on NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Martha Brown is one of the founding members of the company, which was formed in 1983… Read more →

Even after death, Dean Smith continues to make a difference

Even after death, Dean Smith continues to make a difference

It’s hard to go out on top. It’s even harder to imagine anything bringing Duke and UNC fans together. There have been too many heartbreaking loses, elbows thrown, trash talked and mutual hatred to imagine the two shades of blue ever teaming up. But thanks to one man’s unparalleled legacy, a couple young entrepreneurs and the creativity of a Duke… Read more →