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A place of the flow

A place of the flow

By Megan Walker Carrboro Commons Staff Writer What do a Quaker meeting house, a teen center, a magic shop, an auto dealership and a recording studio all have in common?  They were once all located at 100B Brewer Lane in downtown Carrboro, but this space will soon be reincarnated as a movement and music studio called the Flowjo. Carrboro residents… Read more →

Roulette Vintage closes its doors; but isn't going away

Roulette Vintage closes its doors; but isn’t going away

By Megan Gassaway Carrboro Commons Staff Writer A tray of handmade, heart-shaped pins sits on a table near the entrance of Roulette Vintage, while a box of vintage cards stands near the cash register. Customers and friends mingle among sparkling dresses, plaid button-downs and flannel lingerie. It is Friday, Feb. 11, the date of this year’s Roulette Vintage Valentine’s Day… Read more →

Pop a wheelie; Will and Pop's food truck rolls into Carrboro

Pop a wheelie; Will and Pop’s food truck rolls into Carrboro

Allison Russell Co-Editor, Carrboro Commons Parked deliberately on the corner across the street from Wendy’s, Will & Pop’s food truck makes a statement. “Everyone’s hooked on fast food,” said Kenny Pettis, 46, the “Pop” of Will & Pop’s, “but I’ve got a sandwich that’s made-to-order, and I’m keeping it in the community, unlike big corporations.” Will Pettis holds a “Gangsta”—a… Read more →

Teaching vet wins Carrboro High Teacher of the Year

Teaching vet wins Carrboro High Teacher of the Year

By Michael Bloom Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Sara Clay tells her Latin students at Carrboro High School she is 426 years old. It’s an ongoing joke on how long she’s been around. She’s seen a lot in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District over her 28-year tenure. The Hillsborough native has been in education on and off for 40 years—all… Read more →

Zero to showtime in 48 hours

Zero to showtime in 48 hours

By Alex Linder Carrboro Commons Staff Writer “If you want sense, you’ll have to make it yourself.” This quote from a children’s book began and defined one strange weekend in February for a group of zany and determined teenagers. They fought against time to write, produce and act out their own play – all in only 48 hours. Eliza Filene,… Read more →

Former Marine coaches Carrboro students on more than basketball

Former Marine coaches Carrboro students on more than basketball

By Trevor Kapp Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The boys’ locker room at Carrboro High School is a fairly ordinary space used by fairly ordinary athletes. It contains dozens of purple lockers with wooden benches and a few pairs of gym shorts strewn across the floor. At the front of the room is a white board that has instructions and notifications… Read more →