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Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

Carrboro businesses eager to welcome Hampton Inn guests

  After  months of delays, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Carrboro is now open, and local businesses are already reaping the benefits. According to Barabara Leedy, sales manager for Atma Hotel Group, Inc., which manages the property, over Labor Day weekend, the hotel’s first weekend open, it housed five wedding groups and a bar mitzvah, bringing more than 300… Read more →

Set, juego y diversión

Set, juego y diversión

“Lo único necesario es que cada uno traiga sus zapatillas de tennis”. Eso es todo lo que se les exigió a los niños y niñas, padres y madres, que participaron en el Hispanic Tennis Carnival del pasado domingo 15 de septiembre en Carrboro, organizado por el Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department  en colaboración con la  Durham Orange Community Tennis Association… Read more →

The updated PTA thrift shop will grow Carrboro’s community

The updated PTA thrift shop will grow Carrboro’s community

  As the updated PTA thrift shop continues construction on its new store, local schools are excited for its future impact on their community. The new store, which is located on Jones Ferry Road, will celebrate its update with a ribbon-cutting ceremony October 17th. “I think it’s really exciting,” said Tamara Daley, a resident of Carrboro and the president of… Read more →

Hidden Voices exposes the school-to-prison pipeline

Hidden Voices exposes the school-to-prison pipeline

  Hidden Voices took a stand against children headed for prison instead of college. On Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at the ArtsCenter, Hidden Voices, a nonprofit group founded at the ArtsCenter in 2003, shed light on the “school-to-prison pipeline” – the issue of children moving from the education system into prisons. Staged as a live radio broadcast,… Read more →

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district is considering teleconferencing to bolster middle and high school world language courses that suffer from low enrollment. Elaine Watson-Grant, the Dual and World Language Coordinator for CHCCS, presented a recommendation for teaching world language courses affected by low enrollment at the Sept. 5 Board of Education meeting.   She and the Instructional Services Division, in… Read more →

Weaver Street Market celebrates 25th birthday at annual meeting

Weaver Street Market celebrates 25th birthday at annual meeting

With beer, balloons, and birthday cake, the Weaver Street Market annual meeting honored the co-op’s 25th birthday on Monday Sept. 9 by celebrating its positive local impact and awarding $1,950 in grants to local organizations. “Weaver Street to me means community. It means a place to be colloquial, where everybody knows your name,” said Teresa Jimenez, consumer-owner and current candidate… Read more →