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Neal’s Deli caters to community

Started little more than a year ago by Durham native Matt Neal, Neal’s Deli capitalizes on filling a niche in Carrboro: deli eats with an emphasis on fresh, local products and a community ethic. Neal and his staff even make his pastrami right in the small deli, located at 100 East Main Street. Neal’s Deli delivers and caters by bicycle–a… Read more →

Dave Otto: on a mission to conserve

Dave Otto: on a mission to conserve

By Gary Popp Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Walking through the nature trails of Carrboro’s Bolin Creek corridor with Dave Otto is not something done quickly. Otto makes frequent stops along the trails to share his seemingly endless, encyclopedic knowledge of the plant life that grows near the creek. Otto was exposed to the vast wildlife of Bolin Creek after moving… Read more →

Carrboro celebrates 3rd. annual poetry festival

Carrboro celebrates 3rd. annual poetry festival

By Thanh Do Staff  Writer The Carrboro Commons Century Center was filled with poets from around North Carolina when Carrboro Recreation and Parks hosted the 2009 West End Poets Festival Saturday, Oct. 17.  This was the third annual event held in Carrboro, and many locals showed up for support and to experience the many emotions that poetry produces. This year’s… Read more →

Tom Robinson’s Seafood: the "United Nations of Seafood"

Tom Robinson’s Seafood: the “United Nations of Seafood”

By Abigail Jennings Carrboro Commons Staff Writer With live crabs, oysters and a wide display of the fresh catch of the week within an arm’s reach at Tom Robinson’s Seafood, it seems like the beach has come to Carrboro. It is easy to see why customers say they buy their seafood only at Tom Robinson’s Seafood, even though the market… Read more →

Meet the staff of the Carrboro Commons/Durham VOICE

Meet the staff of the Carrboro Commons/Durham VOICE

by Jock Lauterer UNC Faculty Adviser, the Carrboro Commons and the Durham VOICE jock@email.unc.edu Welcome to the second edition of the Carrboro Commons for the fall of 2009. Students from JOMC 459, Community Journalism, provide all the content for the Carrboro Commons as well as part of the content for the new Northeast Central Durham Community VOICE. From left to… Read more →

Carrboro Board of Aldermen looking to fill departed seat

Carrboro Board of Aldermen looking to fill departed seat

by Powell Latimer Carrboro Commons Co-Editor The Carrboro Board of Aldermen has three seats set up for this November, and Immigration has moved to the forefront of the discussion. One reason is the resignation this summer of John Herrera, one of the first immigrant Latino elected officials in N.C. Herrera stepped down after he moved with his family to Holly… Read more →

Southeastern Camera is like "Carrboro's living room"

Southeastern Camera is like “Carrboro’s living room”

By Abigail Jennings UNC Staff Writer the Carrboro Commons Southeastern Camera is like a photographer’s candy store that is filled with shelves and glass cases of film, cameras, binoculars and camera cleaning supplies. With a staff that many customers say are friendly and knowledgeable, it is easy to see why Southeastern Camera has been successful. Chris Johnson, the manager of… Read more →

Mixed emotions at market’s fifth anniversary

Mixed emotions at market’s fifth anniversary

By Jacki Huntington UNC Staff Writer the Carrboro Commons At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Ashley West and Cody Christensen walk down West Franklin Street with a giant, bulging trash bag. But instead of trash, the bag is filled with clothes, a pair of old shoes and a deck of cards—items that the pair will empty onto the ground of the… Read more →