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Chancellor to speak at church for men’s weekend

Chancellor to speak at church for men’s weekend

By Katie Reich Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Chancellor Charlie Nelms of North Carolina Central University will be speaking at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill this weekend for its fifth annual Men of Destiny conference. “I’m going to deliver a message about what we must do as men to raise, nurture and mentor a generation of character-centered,… Read more →

Midweek farmers’ market opens with tomato author

Midweek farmers’ market opens with tomato author

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer At the spring opening of the Wednesday Carrboro Farmers’ Market on April 8, a sizable crowd turned out for free seedlings and advice from Tim Stark, author of Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer. Tim Stark, farmer and author of Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer, signs a copy of his… Read more →

New shop features alternative bikes

New shop features alternative bikes

By Kelly Esposito Spanish-Language Coverage Team Leave it to two scientists to shake up the bicycle business in Carrboro. Cycle 9 bike shop employee Kristen Scheckelhoff demonstrates one of the many possible uses of a cargo bike. Some bikes can carry up to 400 pounds of cargo, including people, groceries and luggage. “A cargo bike can work as a car… Read more →

Chefs join forces to raise money for Hidden Voices

Chefs join forces to raise money for Hidden Voices

By Corey Inscoe Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Think chocolate éclair cake, strawberry balsamic tiramisu, New-Orleans bread pudding, Mama’s coconut pie and Cinnamon-Toast-Crunch cupcakes. Is your mouth watering yet? Katrina Ryan, owner and executive chef of Sugarland on Franklin Street, is making a wild-berry crostata with buttermilk gelato for the “A Taste of Home,” event at The ArtsCenter Friday. All the proceeds… Read more →

People with disabilities find work in Carrboro

People with disabilities find work in Carrboro

By Sarah Shah Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Every Wednesday morning, Luke Glatz collects raffle tickets from people attending a business leaders meeting. Later, he reads out ticket numbers to announce the lucky winners. Luke Glatz, 20, collects a raffle ticket from Margaret Cannell, executive director of the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce, at Extraordinary Ventures. Luke is just one of 18… Read more →

Antique store still making sales after 13 years

Antique store still making sales after 13 years

By Becky Wessels Carrboro Commons Staff Writer There is no big sign on the street marking its location. The front entrance is actually on the side of the building and can be driven past without notice. However, Oddities and Such, an antique store owned and operated by Richard Watts, is about to celebrate its 13th anniversary on July 4. Richard… Read more →

Exhibit hopes to inspire respect for animal habitats

Exhibit hopes to inspire respect for animal habitats

The Carrboro Branch Library unveiled its second art exhibition in the “Global Perspectives” series on April 4 with more than 60 pieces of artwork that portray animals from all seven continents. “Animals Without Borders” will be on display until June 9 at the Carrboro Branch Library at McDougle Middle School on Old Fayetteville Road. The show is presented and funded… Read more →

Graduation project’s fate undecided for CHCCS juniors

Graduation project’s fate undecided for CHCCS juniors

By Virginia McIlwain Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools high school juniors who had thought they had won a reprieve from the upcoming high school graduation project requirement might want to think twice before tossing away their project proposals. Peggy Haythorn, Carrboro High School’s Graduation Project coordinator, serves as a resource and advocate for students as they work… Read more →