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Carrboro aldermen vote to amend town charter

Carrboro aldermen vote to amend town charter

By Kelly Esposito Spanish Language Coverage Team A proposed amendment to the Carrboro charter would prohibit property deeds and homeowners association covenants from restricting the use of clotheslines and other energy-saving devices. The Board of Aldermen approved two amendments to the Town’s charter in its Feb. 17 meeting. The amendments must now be presented to the N.C. General Assembly. Only… Read more →

Agent advocates conservation, immigrant rights

Agent advocates conservation, immigrant rights

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro has grown significantly economically and culturally in recent decades, and Gary Phillips, a resident of Silk Hope, has been there to observe the town’s changes. Gary Phillips, partner and broker at Weaver Street Realty, sits in the office of the real estate business he founded in 1982. A man of many hats,… Read more →

Proposed connector road creates heated debate

Proposed connector road creates heated debate

By Elisabeth Arriero Carrboro Commons Staff Writer A proposed road connecting Colfax Drive to Homestead Road has caused some residents to become concerned that their quiet neighborhood streets will soon turn into busy shortcut roads Staff photo Elisabeth Arriero The Board of Aldermen again postponed the decision on a proposed connector road from the Claremont subdivision to Colfax Drive. The… Read more →

My first one-night stand for UNC Dance Marathon

By Corey Inscoe Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Members of the overall committee of the UNC Dance Marathon hold signs above their heads spelling out “$394,278.94!!!” the total amount of money raised. Since 1999 the event has raised more than $2 million for the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Staff Photo by Carly Brantmeyer Sitting on the floor in Fetzer Gym B, I didn’t… Read more →

Dinner unites Carrboro High community

Dinner unites Carrboro High community

By Virginia McIlwain Carrboro Commons Education Writer/Editor Students, teachers and community members came together on Thursday, Feb. 26, for an evening of song, dance, food and poetry at Carrboro High School. Members of Carrboro High School’s step team, Delta Alpha Omega, perform at the school’s first ever Unity Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 26. The evening’s talent, including appearances by members… Read more →

Treasure hunters flock to 2nd Annual Collector’s Fair

Treasure hunters flock to 2nd Annual Collector’s Fair

By Allison Miller Carrboro Commons Co-Editor The vendors brought their comic books, action figures, dolls, trading cards and even some glass telephone pole insulators. Becky Stern and her 8-year-old son Caleb McElreath, both from Carrboro, look at a car during the 2nd Annual Collector’s Fair, held in the Carrboro Century Center. “I had a hunch that someone would have old… Read more →

Soccer league co-founder ushers in 37th season

Soccer league co-founder ushers in 37th season

By Erica Satten Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On Saturday, Feb. 21, Vicky Brawley sat in front of a large group of new soccer coaches on the Rainbow Soccer fields, located on Cleland Road, and gave a coaching speech that she knew by heart. Brawley, who has directed Rainbow Soccer for 37 years, was kicking off yet another spring season. Caption:… Read more →

The Sun: “…sort of a miracle.”

The Sun: “…sort of a miracle.”

By Katie Reich Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Without regard to the standards of conventional magazines, The Sun, a locally published national magazine, has been producing its ad-free publication for more than 35 years, and its readership continues to grow. (Left to right) The Sun’s associate publisher, Krista Bremer from Carrboro, and managing editor, Tim McKee from Bynum, sit on the… Read more →