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Carrboro CROP walks for hunger

Carrboro CROP walks for hunger

Photos By Eve Greene Carrboro Commons Photo Editor Story By Morgan Siem Carrboro Commons Writer Scroll down for a slideshow of the photos. About 550 walkers came with their dogs, friends and families to the Carrboro Town Commons, the start and finish line of the 22nd annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, April 13. “CROP” stands for Communities… Read more →

Spiritual group empowers Carrboro youth

Spiritual group empowers Carrboro youth

By Alexandra Mansbach Carrboro Commons Writer Mookho Paw, Mark Perry, Varqa Kalantar, Omid Akhavan, Azadeh Perry, Elizabeth Tun, and Alejandro Sanchez sit down to dinner on Saturday. Each week, the group does an activity based on the theme of the day. Saturday’s story was about a family sitting down to dinner together, so the group planned and cooked a meal… Read more →

Voters to decide on land transfer tax May 6

Voters to decide on land transfer tax May 6

By Ann Ansley Carrboro Commons Writer Dorothy had it right. There really is no place like home. Especially if you’re required to pay a significant tax if you ever decide to sell your home. Bronwyn Merritt, a broker with Community Realty, finishes up some work on her laptop before meeting with clients. Merritt opposes the land transfer tax, which will… Read more →

Carrboro ‘hooping’ conference draws enthusiasts

Carrboro ‘hooping’ conference draws enthusiasts

By Lindsay Ash Carrboro Commons Writer The equipment may look the same, but this is not your childhood Hula Hoop. A new trend of movement and dance, called “hooping,” is reaching communities around the nation. At the last workshop of the Hoop Convergence, held in Carrboro and Efland, hoopers combined movement and dance to act out different emotions or objects…. Read more →

Maple View Challenge runners race to end hunger

Maple View Challenge runners race to end hunger

By Katie Spencer Carrboro Commons Writer Just prior to the torrential downpour Sunday, a storm of runners descended on Carrboro for a pint of Maple View ice cream. I was among the 250 willing to fill up on dairy halfway through a five kilometer run, all for a good cause. Nick Hutchins and Matt Hamrick perform for the crowd’s applause…. Read more →

Carrboro High committee promotes academic honor

Carrboro High committee promotes academic honor

By Stephanie Kane Carrboro Commons Writer Carrboro High School is in the initial stages of developing the Carrboro High School Academic Integrity Committee (AIC), which will be composed of faculty, students and parents who are concerned with promoting honor at Carrboro High. Marc Millard, a Carrboro High science teacher, is primarily responsible for the organization of the Academic Honor Committee…. Read more →