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The ArtsCenter presents to the Board of Aldermen

The ArtsCenter presents to the Board of Aldermen

Members of the board of directors of the ArtsCenter provided a vision for the new facility and the creative economy of Carrboro during its presentation to the Board of Aldermen on Oct. 8. Don Rose, vice chair of the ArtsCenter board of directors, and Philip Szostak, principal of Szostak Design, architect for the new ArtsCenter as well as an ArtsCenter… Read more →

El Centro Hispano busca mejorar las condiciones laborales de los jornaleros

El Centro Hispano busca mejorar las condiciones laborales de los jornaleros

Editor’s Note: Carrboro’s Hispanic Center wants to create a workers’ center, so that Latino laborers have more dignified work conditions. A diario, especialmente de lunes a viernes, decenas de hombres se agolpan en la esquina de Jones Ferry con Davie en Carrboro, junto a la gasolinera. Esperan. Esperan a que un coche se detenga y a que su conductor les… Read more →

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro locals got a chance to buy locally grown Southeast Asian and American produce at the Transplanting Traditions Farmers’ Market on Friday, October 11. Located at Johnny’s, 901 W. Main St., the weekly market, which will continue until November 1, has been a welcomed addition to Carrboro’s local food scene. Transplanting Traditions is a nonprofit educational farm that equips Karen… Read more →

Annual cleanup project in Carrboro was a success

Annual cleanup project in Carrboro was a success

Who knew beer bottles, empty sushi containers, foam cups and old pairs of shoes littered Carrboro? Julie Collins, recreation supervisor for Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department, did, and she organized volunteers for the annual NC Big Sweep to do something about the problem. “You’ll be surprised by the amount of trash you’ll find,” she told volunteers gathered in the Carrboro… Read more →

A grand vision for relocation and expansion of the ArtsCenter

A grand vision for relocation and expansion of the ArtsCenter

The ArtsCenter plans to have a new facility, location and modified role in the community within the next three to five years, according to Executive Director of the ArtsCenter Art Menius. The new ArtsCenter will not venture very far at all; it will be located at the corner of Roberson Street and East Main Street, according to Menius. The proposed… Read more →

Local talent shines at 16th annual Carrboro Music Festival

Local talent shines at 16th annual Carrboro Music Festival

  The 16th Annual Carrboro Music Festival showcased over 180 performers from across North Carolina on Sunday. The daylong event, which took place at over 25 venues, attracted an estimate of 8,000 to 10,000 people and highlighted why Carrboro was coined The Paris of the Piedmont. Gerry Williams, the event coordinator, said that the festival is all about bringing good… Read more →

Annual cleanup project coming to Carrboro

Annual cleanup project coming to Carrboro

Efforts to keep Carrboro clean will be showcased during the city’s annual NC Big Sweep event on October 12th. NC Big Sweep is a statewide program committed to keeping the environment clean.  Over the past few years, Carrboro has adopted this initiative to keep its area and streams litter-free. “We have sort of transitioned over the last three years into… Read more →