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Most Carrboro apartments have no sprinklers

Most Carrboro apartments have no sprinklers

By Kate Newnam Carrboro Commons Editor Week after week, the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department takes the time to go out into the community and stress the importance of fire safety and prevention. And week after week, the information goes in one ear and out the other of many of the people they are trying to educate. “We go out there, and… Read more →

Heartworks Studio artists prepare for annual tour

Heartworks Studio artists prepare for annual tour

Sculptor Mike Roig paints a horse sculpture made out of recycled steel with a lacquer sealant. Many of Roig’s pieces will be on sale to the public during the OCAG Open Studio Tours. Marianna King photo By Marianna King Carrboro Commons Writer Clay Carmichael and Mike Roig’s home is Heartworks Studio. It’s easy to find, located at 100 Hillsborough Rd.,… Read more →

Jones Ferry Road land remains untouched, for now

Jones Ferry Road land remains untouched, for now

By Elyse Archer By Carrboro Commons Writer Residents of Carrboro’s Barnes Street are breathing a sigh of relief. Their fight to stop the building of The Shoppes at Jones Ferry has paid off, at least for now. B.J. Johnston, a Barnes Street resident, says he is glad that there is no immediate threat to his neighborhood. Elyse Archer photo Northwest… Read more →

Local women pound pavement

Local women pound pavement

By Laura Davenport Carrboro Commons Writer Every Thursday evening, runners from all over the Carrboro and Chapel Hill areas meet for an organized run and training session. Both passionate runners and novices meet to jog the streets of Carrboro and spend some quality time with others who share their zest for exercise. Aside from the love of running, all the… Read more →

Homer’s Car Wash passes 20-year mark

Homer’s Car Wash passes 20-year mark

Homer Marlboro waits patiently by Weaver Street for anyone who might need a car wash, as he has been doing for about twenty years. Cody Braun photo By Cody Braun Carrboro Commons Writer Almost every day of the week, rain or shine, Homer Marlboro is sitting in his old lawn chair facing West Weaver Street, a Newport cigarette dangling from… Read more →

Radio Pa’lante: Latino high school radio is on the air

Radio Pa’lante: Latino high school radio is on the air

by Cody Braun Carrboro Commons Writer Felipe Labrada, right, shows Christina Rivera how to operate the sound equipment at WCOM 103.5, where Pa’lante creates their program. At top left is Jaime Mancilla, who helps out with the show. Cody Braun photo At the Radio Pa’lante picnic, children and dogs wander underfoot as a handful of adults move back and forth… Read more →