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Even after death, Dean Smith continues to make a difference

Even after death, Dean Smith continues to make a difference

It’s hard to go out on top. It’s even harder to imagine anything bringing Duke and UNC fans together. There have been too many heartbreaking loses, elbows thrown, trash talked and mutual hatred to imagine the two shades of blue ever teaming up. But thanks to one man’s unparalleled legacy, a couple young entrepreneurs and the creativity of a Duke… Read more →

Carrboro High baseball coach trying to change culture

Carrboro High baseball coach trying to change culture

When Shaughn Neal was released from the Reno Silver Sox – a professional independent league baseball team – in 2008, he turned to the only thing he had ever known: baseball. Although he knew his playing days were more than likely numbered, Neal was not ready to give up the game he grew up loving in Charlotte, N.C., and had played… Read more →

Former Tar Heel fosters a love of lacrosse at Chapel Hill High School

Former Tar Heel fosters a love of lacrosse at Chapel Hill High School

Back when high school lacrosse barely existed in North Carolina, Brent Voelkel was on two men’s lacrosse national championship teams at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since Voelkel was in school in the 1980s, he’s watched the sport grow. “When I was in college down here, there wasn’t high school ball,” Voelkel said. “Now there’s got to be well over 100 teams playing… Read more →

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

Carrboro hosts third annual Open Streets event

No cars could be found on Weaver Street Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t mean the heart of Carrboro wasn’t bustling. Instead, hundreds of local residents took to other means of transportation — including walking, bicycling, in-line skating and riding scooters — for Carrboro’s third annual Open Streets event. Started by the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition in 2013, Open Streets seeks to… Read more →

Prison Books Collective brings literature to inmates

Prison Books Collective brings literature to inmates

Since the spring of 2006, the Prison Books Collective has worked to give a voice to prisoners in the U.S. prison system and to fight some of the struggles that inmates face every day. The Collective, located at 621 Hillsborough Rd. in Carrboro, is an anti-prison group that sends hundreds of books to prisoners in the South every month. It… Read more →

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

18th Annual Community Dinner Celebrates Diversity

The Carrboro Community Dinner Committee will host the 18th Annual Community Dinner on Sunday April 26. Each year the event brings hundreds together to share a meal and enjoy live music while celebrating diversity in the community. According to Nerys Levy, co-chair of the committee, the purpose of the event is to sit down, dine and come together as a… Read more →