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Carrboro High women’s soccer team learning, growing

Carrboro High women’s soccer team learning, growing

By Alexandra Mansbach Carrboro Commons Writer Even the pouring rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the women’s Carrboro High School soccer team on a recent game night. Carrboro High School took on the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics on March 19 in a game riddled with rain, wind and power outages. But the team stayed strong, passing accurately… Read more →

“Steampunk” subculture invades WCOM airwaves

By Colin Campbell Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Failed inventions, Victorian dress, literature and a variety of music have become common features on Carrboro radio station WCOM-FM 103.5 in recent months. Emma Cabrera, left, and Kara O’Dor, known to listeners as Emmett and Klaude Davenport, host “The Clockwork Cabaret” Tuesday nights on radio station WCOM-FM 103.5 in Carrboro. Staff photo by Colin… Read more →

Annual Victorian Ball set for Saturday night

Annual Victorian Ball set for Saturday night

By Shera Everette Carrboro Commons Writer Life and scenes from the Victorian era will be re-created on Saturday, March 29, when dozens of people dance the night away at the Carrboro Century Center. The Triangle Vintage Dance will host its 6th Annual Victorian Ball, showcasing a gamut of Victorian dances, from the waltz and polka to the foxtrot and tango…. Read more →

Weaver Street Market hosts compost advocate

Weaver Street Market hosts compost advocate

By Stephanie Kane Carrboro Commons Writer Muriel Williman, right, education and outreach specialist for the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department, leads a workshop on composting March 22 at the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. Staff photo by Stephanie Kane Muriel Williman, wearing a “Compost Happens” shirt at the Weaver Street Market lawn, hosted an interactive demonstration on the importance… Read more →

Eating locally grows in popularity

Eating locally grows in popularity

By Allison McNeill Carrboro Commons Writer Carrboro residents are taking the phrase “eat local” to heart. The trend, which encourages consumers to buy agricultural products from local farmers has caught on in the community. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market features farmers from surrounding towns and counties who come to sell their local fare. From vegetables to wine, from basil to flowers,… Read more →