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Staff of Carrboro Commons

Staff of Carrboro Commons

The student staff of the Carrboro Commons gather for a group portrait: (front to back, left to right) co-editors Ashley Christian and Carrie Crespo; second row, Ramsey Bowman, Emily Brown and Features Editor Taylor Stanford; third row, Jordan-Ashley Baker, News and Copy Editor Joe Collevecchio, Kristan Haitz and Kyle Curtis; fourth row, Jack Carley, Tony Kim, Jung A Cho, Promotions… Read more →

It’s Carrboro

It’s Carrboro

By Emily Brown When Billy Sugarfix, 39, and his roommate Brian Risk, 31, sat down one day in their Carrboro apartment, they didn’t plan on writing a song that would become a local hit. But by the end of the day, Risk, a software developer for Rho, Inc. and Sugarfix, a musician and local substitute teacher, had produced a rap… Read more →

A new year, a new school - Getting ready for Carrboro High

A new year, a new school – Getting ready for Carrboro High

By Taylor Stanford A front view shows the construction that continues at Carrboro High School, located off of Rock Haven Road. The school, with a capacity of 800 students, opens in August 2007. Photo by Taylor Stanford When school starts on Aug. 27, 2007, almost 600 students will call Carrboro High School home The new high school, built off Rock… Read more →

A new position for Nelson

By Ashley Christian Former Carrboro Mayor Mike Nelson is scheduled to be sworn in on Dec. 4 as the latest addition to the Orange County Board of Commissioners. This latest title comes after a lifelong interest in politics and a dedication to making change. His campaign platform included such goals as valuing diversity, balancing human needs with environmental responsibility and… Read more →

Carrboro is growing up, and out

Carrboro is growing up, and out

By Joe Collevecchio You wouldn’t know it walking down Weaver Street, but the Carr Mill property is some of the most expensive in the area. And although the town’s population has declined slightly in the past five years, property values in Carrboro continue to increase. With town leaders expecting an upsurge in population over the next few years, managing growth… Read more →

Small business gears up for Christmas

Small business gears up for Christmas

By Kyle Curtis Christmas decorations at Carr Mill Mall beckon customers to start their shopping early this holiday season. Photo by Kyle Curtis With the Christmas season fast approaching, Carrboro residents face the sometimes difficult decision of where to shop. Carrboro small business owners have a much more daunting task at hand; convincing residents to spend their money on Main… Read more →

La Virgen comes to Carrboro

La Virgen comes to Carrboro

By Ted Strong Just above the six different brands of hot sauce and the dehydrated sugar cane juice sit three elaborate statues of the Virgin Mary and a lifelike baby Jesus. While the babe—just waiting for swaddling clothes—is familiar as part of crèche scenes, the appearance of statues of Jesus’ mother at Don José’s Tienda, 708 W. Rosemary St., represents… Read more →

El  Centro Latino provides a new outlook on life

El Centro Latino provides a new outlook on life

By Carrie Crespo Mural painted on the side of the former El Centro Latino building saying, “We are a Nation of many colors. Somos una Nacion de muchos colores.” Photo by Carrie Crespo Many Latinos come to this country not knowing anyone. They don’t know the language or have anywhere to go. All they want is a better life from… Read more →

Encontrar oportunidades para todo el mundo

Mucha gente viene cada año de varios países en América Central. Bien listos y muy trabajadores, la mayoría viene a buscar trabajo. Con tantas personas buscando el trabajo y una vida mejor, ¿qué puede hacer Usted para conseguir las mejore oportunidades para Usted y su familia? Para mejorar su posición y la de su familia, lo mejor que puede hacer… Read more →