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Playing tall: Jake Melville leads Carrboro boys lacrosse

Playing tall: Jake Melville leads Carrboro boys lacrosse

Checking in at 5 feet 5 inches tall and 125 pounds, Carrboro High School boy’s lacrosse player Jake Melville is used to being one of the smallest players on the field. But the junior attacker is also used to slashing through lacrosse sticks and swerving through open space. He’s used to tricking defenders and tormenting goalies. In the 2016 season,… 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 →

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 →

Carrboro High baseball coach trying to change culture

Carrboro High baseball coach trying to change culture

When Shaughn Neal was released from the Reno Silver Sox – a professional independent league baseball team – in 2008, he turned to the only thing he had ever known: baseball. Although he knew his playing days were more than likely numbered, Neal was not ready to give up the game he grew up loving in Charlotte, N.C., and had played… 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 →

Two Carrboro High athletes carry famous UNC names

Two Carrboro High athletes carry famous UNC names

As the starting center for the Carrboro High School boy’s basketball team, 6-foot-5 Andrew Montross knew other people were going to expect him to be a 7-foot-tall specimen with a myriad of post moves en route to a playing career in the NBA. After all Andrew’s father, Eric Montross, is one of the most recognizable figures around the area due… Read more →

Q&A with Whammy Douglas: On pitching with one eye, befriending a Hall-of-Famer and a compliment from Ted Williams

Whammy Douglas spent this weekend at Bear Trail Golf Club near Jacksonville, N.C., doing what he’s done on every busy weekend for the last five years. The former scratch golfer and Dunlop golf salesman works as the club’s starter, shepherding groups to the first tee and greeting club members before they embark on their 18-hole odyssey. Douglas, 79, whose story… Read more →

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

On Saturday, April 12, the second annual Carrboro Open Streets festival was held on Weaver Street, emptying the road of its usual traffic and opening it up to residents to participate in various activities. Weaver Street was a sight of celebration on the beautiful, sunny Saturday morning.  Families flocked around with their strollers while children drew with sidewalk chalk, tossed… Read more →

University Lake to remain home to UNC rowing team

University Lake to remain home to UNC rowing team

Thirty years after the establishment of UNC-Chapel Hill’s rowing team, the women’s varsity team continues to call University Lake home, despite recent suggestions that the team should find a larger practice space. Formerly owned by UNC-CH, University Lake, located in Carrboro, is now owned by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority. The lake serves as the town’s primary water supply… Read more →