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Aldermen won’t use hotel revenue for arts building

Aldermen won’t use hotel revenue for arts building

  The Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Thursday scrapped a proposal to use tax revenues from a new hotel to finance the creation of a downtown arts hub, saying the plan seemed too risky and rushed. At the same time, however, town leaders expressed support for the basic idea underpinning the proposed Carrboro Arts and Innovation Center (CAIC), and they… Read more →

Carrboro, somewhere in time

Carrboro, somewhere in time

    You think you know Carrboro. There is the ArtsCenter, the Farmers’ Market, Cat’s Cradle and Weaver Street Market, in addition to a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Carrboro, however, was not like this decades ago. You would know that if you took the Historic Downtown Carrboro Walking Tour. Victoria Hensley, a senior history major at UNC-Chapel Hill,… Read more →

Nightsound: Not your typical recording studio

Nightsound: Not your typical recording studio

A music hotbed on Main Street in Carrboro? While Cat’s Cradle may be the first to come to mind, it’s certainly not alone. Chris Wimberley’s Nightsound Studios, located at 116 W. Main St., is dedicated to helping local musicians from all genres maximize their talent and resources, but with a personal touch. “Nightsound is a place which is just as… Read more →

Carrboro joins the nation's vinyl revival

Carrboro joins the nation’s vinyl revival

  Carrboro is engaging in the vinyl revival sweeping the nation by embracing music and, more importantly, the community. Jay Reeves, owner of Vinyl Perk, opened his store in October 2013 and said that vinyl is making a comeback. He said, “There is definitely a vinyl revival happening. We live in a world that is rushed, hurried and transient. The vinyl… Read more →

Homegrown Leadership

Homegrown Leadership

When Carrboro got word that veteran police chief Carolyn Hutchison would be stepping down in October 2013, a nationwide search began to find her replacement. More than 100 applicants from all over the country put their name in the mix, but in true Carrboro fashion, they stayed local. Carrboro Police Capt. Walter Horton was sworn in as chief of police… Read more →

Artist incorporates graffiti's message into mural

Artist incorporates graffiti’s message into mural

If you’ve ever been to downtown Chapel Hill, you’ve probably seen the “Parade of Humanity” mural. Located on the west wall of the Carolina Coffee Shop on East Franklin Street, the mural includes an array of people, animals, objects and symbols that represent the town and the University. But in early December 2014, passers-by saw more than just the familiar… Read more →