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UNC students participate in historic Skype to China

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. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTVw3EMtlw

17th annual Carrboro Day celebration set for May 6

17th annual Carrboro Day celebration set for May 6

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 →

Local high school rockers light up the ArtsCenter

Local high school rockers light up the ArtsCenter

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 →

Steel String Brewery: Craft beer comes to Carrboro

Steel String Brewery: Craft beer comes to Carrboro

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 →

Tom Griffen knows what matters

Tom Griffen knows what matters

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 →