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TABLE Celebrates its fifth year and a new executive director

TABLE Celebrates its fifth year and a new executive director

Five years doesn’t sound like a long time, but when Carrboro-based non-profit TABLE celebrates its fifth birthday this April, it will be clear that its community impact has been no small feat. On Saturday, April 20, TABLE will hold a birthday party of sorts for the organization at Carrboro Farmers’ Market with food trucks, three local bands, craft vendors and kid’s activities. TABLE also… Read more →

Area kids impress at Carrboro's vocal showcase

Area kids impress at Carrboro’s vocal showcase

Nearly a dozen aspiring young performers gathered up their courage to sing in the 2nd annual Rising Stars Vocal Showcase at the Carrboro Century Center on Saturday, March 23. The event was organized by the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and featured young area performers in three categories: solo performances by 10 to 13-year-olds; solo performances by 14 to 18-year… Read more →

Student housing development progresses despite community concerns

Student housing development progresses despite community concerns

Spring break gives Chapel Hill a preview of the relatively student-free summer. Chapel Hill Magazine’s The WEEKLY asked neighbors if they liked it when students were away. Most people agreed that it is nice to have less traffic, more parking spaces and less noise, but that the town becomes too boring and businesses slow down when students are gone. Residents… Read more →

Track runs in the family for Morken girls

Track runs in the family for Morken girls

By Sarah Brown Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Grace and Helen Morken are no strangers to state running awards and championships, and they hold seven Carrboro High School track records between them. The petite, blond sisters might only be teenagers, but both are seasoned running competitors. It didn’t take the girls long to be bitten by the running bug. “We started running… Read more →