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Winners announced from Carrboro Film Festival

Contributed by Carrboro Film Festival With a packed house and a full day of films – the Carrboro Film Fest was a tremendous success. The energy in the room was electric and even moved one audience member to spontaneously plunk down $270.00 to give the winners. They are as follows: Kay Keyser Best of Show awards: First Place: Running Down… Read more →

A Carrboro story about the Paris of the Piedmont

A Carrboro story about the Paris of the Piedmont

By Jasmina Nogo Carrboro Commons Staff Writer A children’s book about a weekend of playing tourist in your own hometown paints a picture of Carrboro that takes the reader on a two-day journey to the places that make Carrboro the town that it is. Writer Irma Tejada shows off her children’s book, “A Weekend in the Paris of the Piedmont”… Read more →

From the farm to the table: Thanksgiving in Carrboro

From the farm to the table: Thanksgiving in Carrboro

By Hannah Sharpe Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Wondering where to find ingredients for your family’s traditional Thanksgiving meal? Or are you looking for an alternative meal sans turkey and the usual dishes? Look no further than to your local farmer and grocer. A customer at Weaver Street Market looks over the variety of produce available. Weaver Street has been stocking… Read more →

Two journalism programs unite for common cause

Two journalism programs unite for common cause

By Lindsay Britt and Danielle Verrilli Carrboro Commons Co-Editor and Photo Editor During the UNC journalism students’ first exchange visit to NCCU on Sept. 19, Earl Phillips, Northeast Central Durham Executive Director, discusses the history of Northeast Central Durham with both sets of students. Photo by Jock Lauterer They are separated by less than 15 miles, yet it seems they… Read more →

Quality works headline Carrboro Film Festival

Quality works headline Carrboro Film Festival

By Hillary Vandewart Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Though it is Selena Lauterer’s first year as chair of the Carrboro Film Festival, she is not a bit worried about the outcome. Her confidence, she said, is a result of the quality of the 23 films selected for this year’s festival. “I have no worries as far as content,” she said. “The… Read more →

Farmers’ market vendors gearing up for winter

Farmers’ market vendors gearing up for winter

By Heather Mandelkehr Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Though the last remnants of balmy North Carolina weather seem to passing for good, Carrboro residents won’t lack one of the most popular warm-weather venues – the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. For the second year in a row, the farmers’ market will be open year-round on Saturdays and more farmers are experimenting with cold-weather… Read more →

Area high school seniors look to Canadian universities

Area high school seniors look to Canadian universities

By Caroline McMillan Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Next year, Carrboro High School senior Keith Dell hopes to be nearly 800 miles from where he currently resides in Carrboro. He’d be off U.S. soil and joining a throng of unfamiliar faces. Sitting outside Weaver Street Market during his lunch break, Carrboro High School senior Keith Dell reads up on universities in Ontario,… Read more →

Establishing a winning XC tradition at CHS

Establishing a winning XC tradition at CHS

By Kelsey Hamilton Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Becoming a successful team in any sport takes time, patience and persistence. But for Carrboro High School’s cross country team in its second year since the opening of the school, defining a winning tradition did not take long. Laura Hamon and Kristina Witcher receive awards for their finish in the 2-A State Meet… Read more →

Hard times hitting IFC at the holidays

Hard times hitting IFC at the holidays

By Brittany Jackson Carrboro Commons Staff Writer With the economic downturn forcing people out of jobs and straining their financial resources, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in Carrboro is feeling the pressure of helping more families in need this holiday season. Paul Schwenke, center, poses with two of his fellow University United Methodist volunteers a couple of days before… Read more →

Dine Out Day helps with hunger relief again this year

Dine Out Day helps with hunger relief again this year

By Stefani Price Carrboro Commons Staff Writer RSVVP Day, a Triangle tradition of giving and sharing, encourages residents to contribute to families in need with the help of local hunger relief organizations by dining out in participating restaurants. Kristin Lavergne, the community services director at the Food Pantry in Carrboro, stacks canned goods in their packed food storage space. Staff… Read more →