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Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Nonprofits and other organizations came together Feb. 8 at the Hargraves Community Center to promote health to the Latino community. The Carolina Latina/o Collaborative hosted the health fair that included services such as free fluoride treatments, blood pressure screenings and glucose screens. Amos Fung, a UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore and an event coordinator, said the purpose of the fair is to… Read more →

Their love story started with the Carrboro Pub Run

Their love story started with the Carrboro Pub Run

Carrboro’s weekly “pub runs” have established a marriage not only between healthy living and a sense of community, but also a marriage between Kevin and Melissa Kay. Every Monday and Wednesday, Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro organizes a social run beginning at 300 E. Main St. and ending at Armadillo Grill or Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom. Newlyweds Kevin Kay, 37,… Read more →

The ArtsCenter jams to bluegrass

The ArtsCenter jams to bluegrass

Banjos, guitars, mandolins, jeans and beards – these are a few things you can expect to see on Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. at the local Bluegrass Jam in the gallery of The ArtsCenter at 300-G East Main St. in Carrboro. Whether you’re a beginner getting familiar with the fiddle or a full-on, mandolin-loving musician, all are welcome to share… Read more →

Forget candy and flowers; local residents celebrate their love for Carrboro this month

Forget candy and flowers; local residents celebrate their love for Carrboro this month

Red, decorated heart cutouts hung from the ceiling at the headquarters for TABLE, a nonprofit hunger-relief organization based in Carrboro. Picked over cookies sat on the front table, left over from a celebration early last week. The scene resembled an elementary school Valentine’s Day party—minus the shelves stocked with non-perishable goods ranging from Campbell’s soup to Welch’s grape jelly. But… Read more →

League of American Bicyclists honors Carrboro as bicycle friendly for 10th straight year

League of American Bicyclists honors Carrboro as bicycle friendly for 10th straight year

2014 marks the 10th year in a row that The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Carrboro as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Carrboro is one of only 10 towns or cities in North Carolina that currently holds this distinction. The League of American Bicyclists awards different levels of recognition within the communities it names as bicycle friendly. Out of the… Read more →

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano has recently moved from Carrboro Plaza to 201 W. Weaver St., which allows for the organization to be closer to downtown.  El Centro Hispano, according to the statement on their website, is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community in Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, with branch locations in Durham… Read more →

Northside paper connects community

Northside paper connects community

If a resident of Northside, the historically African-American Chapel Hill neighborhood, has a question they need answered, they can ask a neighbor, call a relative or write in to the community paper, the Northside News, where longtime resident and community leader Keith Edwards has her own “Ask Keith!” column. Alexander Stephens, who was involved with creating the Northside News in… Read more →

ArtsCenter courses bring education to community

ArtsCenter courses bring education to community

Whether your interests include cooking, dancing, ceramics, or even drawing dinosaurs, the ArtsCenter of Carrboro has a class for you. With classes available for all ages and schedules, the ArtsCenter forms the key nucleus of the arts in Carrboro. Shirlette Ammons, the Youth Arts Coordinator for the center, located at 300-G E. Main St., said that the center’s pride comes… Read more →