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Art project calls on locals for exhibition

Art project calls on locals for exhibition

By Catherine Rierson Carrboro Commons Staff Writer In Carrboro, a town teeming with creative folks, the Arts Committee is offering another opportunity to showcase local art, but it’s no highbrow art exhibition—it’s a show open to all. The first annual Carrboro Community Art Project will display Carrboro-themed art work created by anyone connected to the town beginning May 14, following… Read more →

A word to capture the Carolinas

A word to capture the Carolinas

By Elizabeth Jensen Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Cackalacky is a nickname for North or South Carolina, but where did the name come from? The Harvard University Press published the first volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English in 1985. The volume contained entries for the letters A, B and C. But the dictionary didn’t include an entry for Cackalacky,… Read more →

Cabernet for a cause: Weaver Street wine show

Cabernet for a cause: Weaver Street wine show

By Justice Warren Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Blanket space was at a premium on the lawn outside of Weaver Street Market on Saturday, April 3. The wine, however, was not. Shopping carts full of empty wine bottles accumulated outside as Weaver Street Market held its 6th annual Wine Show from 1 to 5 p.m. “Our wine shows are always a… Read more →

Panel explores relationship of health and housing

Panel explores relationship of health and housing

By Tori Hamby Carrboro Commons Staff Writer While many people may not directly relate health care and housing inequality, medical professionals and professors from Durham are asking the Carrboro community to examine the two issues together. The Orange County Human Relations Commission will hold a panel discussion titled “Health Care Disparity and Housing: What It Means to You,” April 18… Read more →