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Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

No one can tell the story of Carrboro better than two local authors who have witnessed how the town has changed over the years. Dave Otto and Richard Ellington have teamed up again to write their second book — “Carrboro: Images of Modern America.” Their first book, “Carrboro: Images of America,” was published in 2011 and discusses Carrboro’s history from… Read more →

Panel helps build relationships between residents, police

Panel helps build relationships between residents, police

Lorie Clark’s vision became a reality Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hargraves Community Center as the “Know Your Rights” panel discussion opened dialogue between law enforcement and residents of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Clark, a Chapel Hill native, said she feared many young people weren’t aware of their rights when approached by or interacting with police. “We want youth to be… Read more →

Mural project to match Carrboro's local color

Mural project to match Carrboro’s local color

  Known for its emphasis on local culture and its strong arts presence, Carrboro is culturally distinct from surrounding areas. But for people driving through the town, there are few defining images that showcase the Carrboro spirit. That is exactly what the Carrboro Mural Project aims to accomplish. “Several of us have looked at areas along the entrance way, the gateway… Read more →

Carr Mill Mall cafe Oasis spreads wisdom and goodwill with weekly events

Carr Mill Mall cafe Oasis spreads wisdom and goodwill with weekly events

    Robert Roskind says he hopes weekly events at Oasis, 200 N. Greensboro Street, a counter-culture coffee shop in Carr Mill Mall, will teach altruism, give people a voice and bring the community together. The dream Roskind, owner of Oasis, located inside Carr Mill Mall, had the vision 44 years ago to make a counterculture coffee shop, but it… Read more →

Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

Branding Carrboro: Living in a town with its own identity

When it comes to branding, sometimes the fewer words the better. At least that’s the approach the town of Carrboro has taken. Back in early February of last year, Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen unveiled a new logo for the town, as well as a slim new slogan: “Feel Free.” Since their debut, both the logo and the tagline have become… Read more →