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Carrboro Music Festival ready for 13th year

Carrboro Music Festival ready for 13th year

By Patrick Clare Carrboro Commons Staff Writer One day, 25 venues, and over 170 diverse musical acts all within walking distance of each other and all for free. Sunday, Sept. 26, marks the 13th annual Carrboro Music Festival. Festival coordinator Gerry Williams says a lot has changed since the festival first began in 1997. In the festival’s first years, there… Read more →

Businesses move up and out to Chapel Hill

Businesses move up and out to Chapel Hill

By Gloria Lloyd Carrboro Commons Staff Writer For many years, Carrboro was home to a quirky pet boutique, Phydeaux, and a cozy quilting shop, Thimble Pleasures. However, in the past two years both stores have expanded their space and increased their business by moving to Elliott Road in Chapel Hill. In addition, the Chapel Hill-based retail chain Performance Bicycle moved… Read more →

Wilson becomes Town Clerk on Oct. 4

Wilson becomes Town Clerk on Oct. 4

By Dean Drescher Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Carrboro will get its first new town clerk in 38 years on Oct. 4. Cathy Wilson, a North Carolina native, was appointed to the position by Carrboro town officials on Sept. 8 after Sarah Williamson, Carrboro’s town clerk since 1972, announced her retirement. Wilson was chosen from a pool of 105 applicants. For the… Read more →

From geology to jam: The Farmer’s Daughter builds its business

From geology to jam: The Farmer’s Daughter builds its business

By Meredith Sammons Carrboro Commons Staff Writer April McGregor is as much a historian as she is a pastry chef. As a vendor at the Carrboro Farmers Market, she advocates using local produce and local hands to produce preserves, pastries and naturally fermented goods. Her passion is preserves, but before 2007 when she founded The Farmer’s Daughter, she was studying… Read more →

Town celebrates new "green" fire station

Town celebrates new “green” fire station

By Mary Withers Carrboro Commons Co-editor For former fire Chief Robert Swiger, the new Carrboro fire station on Homestead Road is the result of more than 30 years of planning. Swiger first suggested the idea for a second fire station in 1977, as part of a five-year master plan. It became a necessity with the 2006 annexation of northern Carrboro,… Read more →

Taco truck offers variety to locals at Johnny's

Taco truck offers variety to locals at Johnny’s

By Stephanie Bullins Carrboro Commons Staff Writer A mile away from the buzz of Weaver Street Market on a Saturday night, residents are enjoying another local treat — the Latin Grill food truck. Latin Grill, parked outside of Johnny’s at 901 W. Main St., is open Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight, offering a menu of traditional Latin… Read more →

Modern Fossil boutique is welcomed to the community

Modern Fossil boutique is welcomed to the community

By Mary Stewart Robins Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Modern Fossil, Carrboro’s new boutique on 103 W Weaver St, offers a wide variety of unique clothing, assorted home furnishings and vintage accessories for women of all ages and styles. The store, which first launched in June, hosted its grand opening on Aug. 13, inviting the Carrboro community for drinks and hors… Read more →