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Organizations provide sex education to parents of special needs teens

Organizations provide sex education to parents of special needs teens

Parents of special needs children arrived at Carrboro High School the evening of April 14 for a discussion about sex education and safety. Representatives from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and the Special Needs Advisory Council in Carrboro provided information about teaching the concept of consent to their children during a critical transition period in their lives. “Recently there was… Read more →

Former Tar Heel fosters a love of lacrosse at Chapel Hill High School

Former Tar Heel fosters a love of lacrosse at Chapel Hill High School

Back when high school lacrosse barely existed in North Carolina, Brent Voelkel was on two men’s lacrosse national championship teams at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since Voelkel was in school in the 1980s, he’s watched the sport grow. “When I was in college down here, there wasn’t high school ball,” Voelkel said. “Now there’s got to be well over 100 teams playing… Read more →

Mural project to match Carrboro's local color

Mural project to match Carrboro’s local color

  Known for its emphasis on local culture and its strong arts presence, Carrboro is culturally distinct from surrounding areas. But for people driving through the town, there are few defining images that showcase the Carrboro spirit. That is exactly what the Carrboro Mural Project aims to accomplish. “Several of us have looked at areas along the entrance way, the gateway… Read more →

Crafters turn hobbies into lessons for local students

Crafters turn hobbies into lessons for local students

For the Chapel Hill Woodturners, retirement has afforded not only an opportunity to focus attention on a hobby, but also a chance to pass on valuable skills to the next generation. Since last fall, the group has developed a course at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough to educate students about the unique and meticulous trade of woodturning. Titled Creative… 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 →

Community Connection program aims to bridge student-parent technology divide

Community Connection program aims to bridge student-parent technology divide

“Where are you going? How long will you be gone? Will you be safe?” Since this fall, the Community Connection program in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District has aimed to bridge the technological divide between parents and their children. And Program Manager Darren Bell said he thinks parents should ask their children the same questions when they sit down… Read more →

Weaver Street grant installs elementary greenhouse

Weaver Street grant installs elementary greenhouse

Thanks in part to a grant from the Weaver Street Market Cooperative Community Fund, Kim Daniel and Jennifer Carson from Grady A. Brown Elementary School are able to install a new greenhouse for the students. The new greenhouse is a replacement for a greenhouse purchased in 1995, with money from a Piedmont Electric grant. Kim Daniel, the first grade teacher… Read more →