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Fitch Lumber Company: Keeping it in the family

Fitch Lumber Company: Keeping it in the family

By Christina Austin Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Waiting for the next contractor to read off his order, Billy Alford casually leans on a wall in the sawdust covered Fitch Lumber warehouse. His worn-looking, callous-covered hands show that this business is nothing new for him. For the Alfords of Chapel Hill, the family-owned Fitch Lumber Company, which has been in Carrboro… Read more →

It’s a wild world

It’s a wild world

by Sarah Spagnola Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Fur and feathers abounded at the Carrboro Century Center downtown on Sunday as members of the wildlife organization CLAWS, Inc. (Creative Learning about Wildlife Species) took the stage to share their knowledge of animals with local families. CLAWS is a Chapel Hill-based nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife education and animal rescue and rehabilitation…. Read more →

The Artery stops at The ArtsCenter, but not for long

The Artery stops at The ArtsCenter, but not for long

By Callie Bost Carrboro Commons Co-Editor “Falling Into Place,”  The Artery’s new art show, could describe how The Artery found a new yet temporary home in The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, said Sheridan Howie, co-director of The Artery and a junior studio art major at UNC-Chapel Hill. “We were really, really lucky to get this gallery,” Howie said with a laugh…. Read more →

Some dog owners not affected by tethering ordinance

Some dog owners not affected by tethering ordinance

By Abbie Bennett Carrboro Commons Co-Editor It may have made headlines in local media, but the new Carrboro tethering ordinance isn’t having much of an effect on Carrboro dog owners. Misinformation was a trend with several local dog owners. “I didn’t know they had changed anything,” said Amanda Rinkenbaugh of Carrboro, a 24-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student studying pathology. The… Read more →

Embracing teen creativity

Embracing teen creativity

By Jen Northington Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Do you ever find yourself looking for activities for teenagers? Orange County Main Library offers a program called Teen Tuesdays where teenagers have the ability to meet with their fellow peers and participate in activities that vary from week to week. Each Teen Tuesday event has a theme. For the second Tuesday of… Read more →

The Red Hen faces decreased sales, uncertain future

The Red Hen faces decreased sales, uncertain future

By Tyson Leonhardt Carrboro Commons Copy Editor/Staff Writer March is a bittersweet month for DeeDee Lavinder, owner of Carrboro’s one-stop shop for maternity and children’s resale wear — The Red Hen. In March 2007, Lavinder opened the doors of The Red Hen at 201 W. Weaver St. Then, last March, she began bracing for the impact of the Weaver Street… Read more →

Fleet Feet: Reaching out to Carrboro and beyond

Fleet Feet: Reaching out to Carrboro and beyond

By Christina Austin Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Brian and Tricia White, owners of Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro, followed their store’s motto “Be the Movement” very literally this month. The couple decided to move Fleet Feet from its suite in Carr Mill Mall to the space previously occupied by VisArt at 300 E. Main Street. The store reopened on September… Read more →

A bird in the hand

A bird in the hand

By Sarah Spagnola Carrboro Commons Staff Writer If Sita Shepard is visiting Weaver Street Market, then Cassie is with her. Shepard, with her blonde hair and wide smile, is easy to spot. Seeing something as small as Cassie is harder. That’s because Cassie is a bird. A cardinal, to be exact. “She goes running with me. She goes swimming with… Read more →

Bingo!

Bingo!

By: Jen Northington Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Bingo! You’ve heard the name of the game, bingo!  The Carrboro Century Center offers bingo once a month for seniors over 50.  Here, seniors have the ability to play 10 games of bingo and the center offers snacks and prizes, free of charge. The bingo participants at the Carrboro Century Center receive four… Read more →