On March 30, Artist Tom Griffen left Carrboro for a month-long internship at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The organization that rescues animals from the factory farming industry recently piqued the interest of the avid runner and yoga instructor. After being accepted for an internship with Farm Sanctuary, Griffen took a five-month leave of absence from his former job… Read more →
By Danielle Tepper Carrboro Commons Staff Reporter/Videographer Students from two UNC journalism classes came together at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, to Skype with a journalism class in China. Led by professor Jock Lauterer, the historic event is expected to be the first of many in an effort to launch a community journalism movement in China.
By Maggie Cagney Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On Dec. 6, 1994, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen adopted a town philosophy that still rings true today: “As Carrboro grows in population and its boundaries expand, its citizens need opportunities to enlarge their circle of acquaintances, as well as to feel part of the entire community.” And for that, there is Carrboro… Read more →
By Jeremy Gerlach Carrboro Commons Staff Writer If you closed your eyes in the Carrboro ArtsCenter auditorium on Saturday night, you might have forgotten you were listening to high school sophomores and juniors. Keeping your eyes shut, you’d probably wonder how ArtsCenter concert director Tess Ocana had snuck bands so similar in style to the Beatles, Mumford and Sons or the Black… Read more →
By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Increasingly in Carrboro, you will find a culture of artisan foods and gourmet gurus. Some of it is imported, and some of it comes from the old mill town itself. But among the French wines, Columbian coffees and produce from the Piedmont, there is something inauspiciously missing: a true Carrboro brew. Arguably, one… Read more →
By Kaelyn Malkoski Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Ask yourself: What matters to me? Artist Tom Griffen left Carrboro March 30 for a monthlong internship at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y., because right now, that’s what matters to him. The organization that rescues animals from the factory farming industry is something that recently interested the avid runner and yoga instructor. After… Read more →
By Melissa Abbey Carrboro Commons Staff Writer From gift shop employees to restaurateurs to realtors, Carrboro business people overwhelmingly oppose the North Carolina marriage amendment. On March 15, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce issued a formal statement encouraging its 1,100 members and their 80,000 employees to vote against the amendment, saying it would be bad for business. “We think… Read more →