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CHS basketball grows on and off the court

By Danielle Tepper Carrboro Commons Staff Reporter/Videographer The Carrboro High School men’s basketball team is less than five years old, but it has been steadily improving each season. In the 2011-2012 season, the team won its first conference championship, and one senior – Keenan Van Name – became the first in the team’s history to score more than 1,000 points…. Read more →

Playoff marks turning point for Jaguars

Playoff marks turning point for Jaguars

By Jeremy Gerlach Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Jaguars tamed in first round of State 2A Playoffs CUMMINGS 79, Carrboro 56 On Monday, February 20, Carrboro High School basketball coach John Alcox looked at the scoreboard early in the second quarter of a first-round playoff game and found his team trailing Burlington’s Cummings High School by double figures — in large… Read more →

"PsychTalk" explores new ground on WCOM radio

“PsychTalk” explores new ground on WCOM radio

By Kevin Collins Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Jose Drost-Lopez is in the right place at the right time. The 21-year-old hosts “PsychTalk,” a weekly program on Carrboro Community Radio that delves into the science behind why people do what they do. He’s found success by taking advantage of his location and his generation. “The show has made me very grateful for… Read more →

Carrboro’s new town manager eager to start

Carrboro’s new town manager eager to start

By Maggie Cagney Carrboro Commons Staff Writer For David Andrews, Carrboro‘s progressive community and creative economy are only a few of the reasons why the position as town manager appealed to him. “I’m extremely excited,” Andrews says. “This is a great opportunity for me, and I’m very impressed with the mayor and the Carrboro Board of Aldermenand how progressive they… Read more →

Past and Present: Frances Neal Hargraves

Past and Present: Frances Neal Hargraves

By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer “I don’t like that term,” said Frances. “I am not from Africa. I was born in the United States. And I am not African. I am an American who is black.” These were the words of the late Frances Neal Hargraves who died at age 87 in 2002 as one of the most… Read more →

Carrboro art show embraces local farms

Carrboro art show embraces local farms

By Kaelyn Malkoski Carrboro Commons Co-Editor According to painter Nerys Levy, humans are not totally in control of the world. She says they may assume some sort of responsibility in the cycle of life and death but need to acknowledge the cooperation and stewardship they have with land and animals. “Artists are vehicles of this information, and we try to magnify this stewardship… Read more →

Carrboro Folks Find a Friday Night Getaway in Contra Dancing

By Danielle Tepper Carrboro Commons Staff Reporter/Videographer   More than one hundred people flock to the Carrboro Century Center on the second Friday of each month for the Triangle Country Dancers’ contra dance. Some dancers are new, and others have been going for years, but most find a sense of community in good music and good people. http://vimeo.com/36849259  

Divided we stand: Carrboro charter school controversy

Divided we stand: Carrboro charter school controversy

Hotly contested proposition looms over Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools By Jeremy Gerlach Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Raleigh had its education lottery debate, Wake County had its zoning dilemma — now Carrboro is getting its moment in the spotlight of educational controversy. Though the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School is on track to open its doors this August, for now… Read more →

Riding the CW bus, A.D. (After Duke)

Riding the CW bus, A.D. (After Duke)

By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On that fateful Feb. 8, the Tar Heels lost. To Duke. I’m still in shock. Horrible, dumbfounded, disbelieving shock. I was in the risers, and the risers were struck like a cresting wave sneezed on by the Ice Queen. And the shock lasted. The next day on the bus brought an eerie silence…. Read more →