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An Apology

The story in the March 7 edition of the Carrboro Commons, Patrolling in the Passenger Seat, by Nick Sotolongo, detailing a ride-along with Carrboro Police Officer Paul Reinas, contained some story elements that were fabricated. Academic disciplinary action has been taken, and the Commons apologizes to Officer Reinas, the Carrboro Police Department, the readers of the Commons, as well as… Read more →

Community paper takes me back to my routes

Community paper takes me back to my routes

DEAR CARRBORO… By Jock Lauterer Carrboro Commons Adviser The once and future paperboy at work last week. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Ross, of the Carrboro Citizen) As veteran Chapel Hill journalist Roland Giduz reminded me last week, I began my newspaper career by hawking his short-lived but zesty Chapel Hill News Leader around town at the tender age of 8…. Read more →

Farmers’ Market off to an excellent start

Farmers’ Market off to an excellent start

By Meghan Cooke Staff writer Eddie Smith has sold his handmade pottery at the market for the past three years. Commons Photos by Meghan Cooke The Carrboro Farmers’ Market kicked off its 29th season Saturday, March 24, at the Carrboro Town Commons on West Main Street as local farmers and crafts people sold everything from fresh tomatoes to handmade cedar… Read more →

Cliff’s Meat Market a cut above the rest

Cliff’s Meat Market a cut above the rest

By Liz Thomas and Kristen Pope Cliff Collins, owner of Cliff’s Meat Market. Commons Photos by Liz Thomas Cliff’s Meat Market has been a Carrboro staple for 34 years, but Cliff Collins’ meat marketing journey started way before his store opened. Located at 100 West Main St., Cliff’s is in the heart of town, just walking distance from the Carrboro… Read more →

Carrboro residents shouldn’t forget about alternatives…

By Robert Matteson Co-Editor The globe is still warming. We’re still in Iraq. But what we’re really ticked off about is signage. The posting of the “Good Neighbor Rules” signs by Carr Mill Mall was met with resistance because of their placement and wording. The signs quickly were removed. The explanation posted on Weaver Street Market’s Web site stated, “The… Read more →

Dancers have a ball

Dancers have a ball

By Sara Gregory Staff writer Husband and wife John and Nancy McIlwee promenade around the Carrboro Century Center at the 5th Annual Victorian Ball on March 24. Commons Photos by Sara Gregory Gayle Robinson walked toward Chris Imershein during intermission to ask for his hand in the next dance. He said yes, and she penciled his name on her dance… Read more →

Market for ice cream thaws

Market for ice cream thaws

By Elsa Hasenzahl Staff writer Natalie Archer, Junior at Chapel Hill High School enjoys a scoop of moosetracks flavor of ice cream with her friends outside Maple View Ice Cream on Saturday afternoon. “We go to the other one too, out in the country,” Archer said. Commons Photos by Timothy Reese The weather is getting warmer, and ice cream is… Read more →

Cradle showcase benefits bands and cats

Cradle showcase benefits bands and cats

By Jordan Lawrence Staff writer David Smith and Benjamin Newguard of Chapel Hill play guitar with their band, The Epics, as part of the Mar. 18 Sunday Showcase. Courtesy of Michael Sanford Hailing from Carrboro, Delorean knows better than most area bands the magnitude of a chance to play the Cats Cradle stage. “It gives you a feeling of accomplishment… Read more →

Tutoring 101: One-On-One

Tutoring 101: One-On-One

By Allison Parker Staff writer Nicole Atwater, 10 years old, completes a writing assignment with her tutor. Commons Photo by Allison Parker Matthew Coplin, a 10-year-old fourth grader at McDougle Elementary School, says he wants to build things just like his father. “My dad wants me to follow his dream,” he says. “I think I’ve got the building genes.” Matthew… Read more →

Students Document Black Communities

Students Document Black Communities

Note: This is a follow-up to a previous story about Because We’re Still Here (and Moving). By Justin Smith Staff Writer East Chapel Hill High School Senior Thomas Moore, UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore Jessica Ra and UNC-CH freshman Maura Bladiga walk through Chapel Hill’s Northside community on their way to conduct an interview for Because We’re Still (and Moving). Commons Photos… Read more →