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Cliff's: an icon among Carrboro's carnivores

Cliff’s: an icon among Carrboro’s carnivores

By Shweta Mishra Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro’s pre-eminent butcher Clifton Collins is so familiar with animal anatomy that he can identify even the most obscure cuts of meat via photo. “I never thought I would do this,” Collins says, recalling his childhood on a tobacco, corn and soybean farm in rural Chatham County. But in 1967, as Collins was finishing high school,… Read more →

Harpeth Rising comes to The Station

Harpeth Rising comes to The Station

By Seth Muller Carrboro Commons Staff Writer It is not every day you see a banjo played with a spoon or a cello played with drumsticks, but for the Tennessee string band Harpeth Rising it is just another part of their one-of-a-kind performances. Carrboro residents enjoyed Harpeth Rising’s peculiar style at The Station on Sunday evening, Oct. 14. The band was… Read more →

Local charity pays it forward

Local charity pays it forward

By Jacqueline Kantor Carborro Commons Co-Editor For Sondra Komada, there have been a number of memorable students during the past four years, but the one who sticks out is a Burmese refugee attending Chapel Hill High School. He wanted to go on the band program’s trip to Prague, but the cost was too expensive for his family. Komada recalls, “when… Read more →

Student Showcase Packs House at DSI

Student Showcase Packs House at DSI

By Dylan Campfield Carrboro Commons Staff Writer DSI Comedy Theater performed their Oct. 11 Student Showcase to a full audience at their theater behind Weaver Street Market.  Students from Improv 101, 201 and 401 displayed their talents and improvisational comedy skills gained from the non-credit classes for personal enrichment offered at DSI. “I have learned a great deal during 101,”… Read more →

October is Dog Adoption Month at Orange County Animal Services

October is Dog Adoption Month at Orange County Animal Services

By Sarah Ang Carrboro Commons Staff Writer   The Facebook page of Ashley Basnight, 25, now displays an alarmingly large photograph of a 2-year-old brown pit bull. She adopted her dog, Gunner, after a friend showed her a picture. Basnight made the trip the next day to Orange County Animal Services at 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. “I just fell… Read more →

"Friends of the Citizen" look for a new model

“Friends of the Citizen” look for a new model

By Cheney Gardner Carrboro Commons Co-Editor A group of Carrboro residents say they aren’t going to let their only locally owned newspaper go down without a fight. After the Carrboro Citizen stopped publishing on Oct. 4, Randee Haven-O’Donnell formed the Friends of the Citizen with the goal of reviving the paper. “The Carrboro Citizen is the heart and soul of… Read more →

At Jeanmarie Griffin’s "A Remix Art Gallery"

At Jeanmarie Griffin’s “A Remix Art Gallery”

By Shweta Mishra Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Today, “artist” may conjure up an image of a scruffy young hipster or slender punkette stylishly pursuing a possibly $60,000 MFA. In an art market where “supplies” may mean a skull made of 1,000 kg of kitchen utensils (“Very Hungry God”), a cast of a human skull lined with 8,601 diamonds (“For the… Read more →

SHAC remains integral to Carrboro free healthcare

SHAC remains integral to Carrboro free healthcare

By Dylan Campfield Staff Writer the Carrboro Commons   Despite the results of the healthcare issues in this year’s election, Carrboro and the surrounding areas can still benefit from the invaluable resource that is SHAC, the Student Health Action Coalition. Nestled away on Lloyd Street, SHAC functions as a free clinic led by students from UNC’s School of Medicine, Dentistry,… Read more →

Weaver Street Market brainstorms 2020 goals

Weaver Street Market brainstorms 2020 goals

By Jacqueline Kantor Carrboro Commons Co-Editor At the annual Weaver Street Market meeting on September 23, community members looked toward the future with a new meeting format. Board members, co-owners and local citizens discussed the next eight years of Weaver Street—a future centered around four goals that the Triangle-based cooperative seeks to achieve by 2020 to encourage economic viability, social… Read more →

New Venable restaurant: confusing location, comfort food.

New Venable restaurant: confusing location, comfort food.

By Sarah Ang Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Drew Moore, chef-owner of the new Venable Rotisserie Bistro at 200 Greensboro St., is now feeding Carrboro what he calls “elevated comfort food.” Venable opened in May of this year in Carr Mill Mall. “We wanted to do comfort food, what people knew and thought of (when they were hungry), but just elevated… Read more →