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Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Now in its 35th year of operation, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market kicked off at 3 p.m. on April 9. While some vendors have been coming to the market since its inception, others offered up their produce for the first time Wednesday. From vendors specializing in micro-greens to hot dogs, Carrboro Commons’ Co-Editor Alex Dixon takes a look at some of… Read more →

Northside paper connects community

Northside paper connects community

If a resident of Northside, the historically African-American Chapel Hill neighborhood, has a question they need answered, they can ask a neighbor, call a relative or write in to the community paper, the Northside News, where longtime resident and community leader Keith Edwards has her own “Ask Keith!” column. Alexander Stephens, who was involved with creating the Northside News in… Read more →

Perch Studios provides co-working space, art exhibits to Carrboro

Perch Studios provides co-working space, art exhibits to Carrboro

Around 10 years ago, a puppy tore up the cover of an old book belonging to Anna Troupe. Trying to salvage the cover, Troupe meticulously attempted to piece it back together. That process eventually inspired her to make collage artwork, which evolved from a hobby into a profession. Troupe’s work is now featured in an exhibit at Perch Studios, at… 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 →

UNC helps students 'Launch' into college

UNC helps students ‘Launch’ into college

By Sarah Brown Carrboro Commons Co-editor Chapel Hill and Carrboro high school students attend school just down the road from a major university — nevertheless, the transition to a foreign and overwhelming college atmosphere after graduation often catches them off guard. But a trio of UNC students has jumpstarted a program to assist local high school students, particularly those without… Read more →

TABLE Celebrates its fifth year and a new executive director

TABLE Celebrates its fifth year and a new executive director

Five years doesn’t sound like a long time, but when Carrboro-based non-profit TABLE celebrates its fifth birthday this April, it will be clear that its community impact has been no small feat. On Saturday, April 20, TABLE will hold a birthday party of sorts for the organization at Carrboro Farmers’ Market with food trucks, three local bands, craft vendors and kid’s activities. TABLE also… Read more →

Riding the CW bus, A.D. (After Duke)

Riding the CW bus, A.D. (After Duke)

By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On that fateful Feb. 8, the Tar Heels lost. To Duke. I’m still in shock. Horrible, dumbfounded, disbelieving shock. I was in the risers, and the risers were struck like a cresting wave sneezed on by the Ice Queen. And the shock lasted. The next day on the bus brought an eerie silence…. Read more →