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Great Clips sees increase in business since move

Great Clips sees increase in business since move

By Tyson Leonhardt Carrboro Commons Copy Editor/Staff Writer Nearly three months after moving to a new location, Carrboro’s Great Clips is clipping more hair than ever. Great Clips, Carrboro’s only hair salon franchise, was previously housed at 401 Weaver St. The hair salon moved to the Carrboro Plaza strip mall off N.C. 54 when a spot opened up in late August, said… Read more →

Local establishments support smoking ban

Local establishments support smoking ban

By Callie Bost Carrboro Commons Co-Editor A drop in North Carolina’s heart attacks is one of the first indications that North Carolina’s smoking ban in restaurants and bars is effective, said Dr. Adam Goldstein, director of UNC Tobacco Intervention Programs. But positive reactions to the ban from local business owners show that the ban has successfully promoted a cleaner eating and… Read more →

Deer feeding ban gets mixed reactions

Deer feeding ban gets mixed reactions

By Laney Tipton Carrboro Commons Staff Writer It’s been nearly three weeks since Carrboro aldermen voted on November 1 to pass an ordinance prohibiting residents from feeding deer, but some residents are questioning whether it will yield the results the town hoped for. The feeding ban was put in place because of the damage the deer population was causing to… Read more →

Sixth-annual film festival helps celebrate Carrboro’s 100th birthday

Sixth-annual film festival helps celebrate Carrboro’s 100th birthday

By Abbie Bennett Carrboro Commons Co-editor   Dozens of Orange County film buffs packed the Carrboro Century Center from 1 – 7 p.m. on Sunday for the sixth annual Carrboro Film Festival. “We’re one of the largest short film festivals in the South,” Nic Beery, Carrboro resident, co-founder and co-chair of the festival said. “This year’s films were thought-provoking and… Read more →

The ArtsCenter, always inspiring

The ArtsCenter, always inspiring

By: Jen Northington Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Looking for an afterschool program that includes lots of unique opportunities for your young children? The ArtsCenter’s AfterSchool Arts Immersion (AAI) program offers children, grades K-5, the ability to immerse themselves in a variety of art forms taught by local, professional teaching artists. At The ArtsCenter, the instructors switch out every two weeks. … Read more →

All A-board!

All A-board!

By Sarah Spagnola Carrboro Commons Staff Writer There’s a cartoon stereotype about chess players – bespectacled, sweater-vested, hopelessly nerdy. Joe Gaiteri and Ben Busch, with their relaxed demeanors and casual clothing, shatter all stereotypes the moment you meet them. Both are members of the Carrboro Chess Club, a small but thriving group dedicated playing and talking about the game. “I… Read more →

Local markets prepare for Thanksgiving

Local markets prepare for Thanksgiving

By: Christina Austin Carrboro Commons Staff Writer While the days leading up to Thanksgiving are hectic for those cooking on the holiday, they are even more hectic for those providing the food. Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro is no exception. On the Saturday before the busy holiday, Cliff’s, located at 100 West Main St., was bustling with customers. As each… Read more →

The man behind the horns

The man behind the horns

By: Christina Austin Carrboro Commons Staff Writer He has been in pictures with thousands of students and Tar Heel fans, but he isn’t a celebrity. He has had hundreds of children sit on his lap, but he isn’t Santa Claus. He pumps up sporting crowds, but he isn’t a cheerleader. He has to walk duck-footed so his feet don’t rub… Read more →

Carrboro gets taste of Latin dance and rhythm

Carrboro gets taste of Latin dance and rhythm

By: Zach Hamilton On Nov. 4, a group of people that included Carrboro residents as well as people from as far away as Spain received Latin dance and rhythm instruction at the Carrboro Century Center. The program was called Latin Jam and was the third installment in the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department’s “Jam Session Series.” Norberto ‘Betto’ Herrera, a… Read more →

Story Time Fun at Carrboro Branch Library at McDougle School

Story Time Fun at Carrboro Branch Library at McDougle School

By Jen Northington Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Looking for a family event for your young children?  Carrboro Branch Library at McDougle School offers free story time on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 1-6. “The stories vary from week to week, and a large part of the stories featured at story time vary based on the time and year,”… Read more →