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Town of Carrboro Oral History Project underway

Town of Carrboro Oral History Project underway

“Move over, Beulah. I need to take a nap,” Dr. Lloyd, Carrboro doctor and notorious party-goer, said to the new mother after delivering her baby son in the family home in February 1945. And he did. This is the story that prominent Carrboro historian and native Richard Ellington, 70, tells of his birth, and it’s the kind of community story… Read more →

Addition of new Hilton hotel could have economic benefits for Carrboro

Addition of new Hilton hotel could have economic benefits for Carrboro

The Board of Aldermen heard positive feedback on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for a proposed Hilton Garden Inn on 107 Padgett Lane. If the proposal passes, the Hilton would be the second hotel in the town, preceded only by the Hampton Inn & Suites, which opened to the public in September of 2013. Trish McGuire, planning director for Carrboro, has witnessed the success of… Read more →

Pauli Murray Award honors commitment to social justice

Pauli Murray Award honors commitment to social justice

“True community is based upon equality, mutuality and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.” These are the words of the late Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, a civil rights activist from Durham. On Sunday, Feb. 28, the Orange County Human Relations Commission recognized four Orange County… Read more →

Rise Biscuits Donuts changes how Carrboro does breakfast

Rise Biscuits Donuts changes how Carrboro does breakfast

Rise Biscuits Donuts, which opened in Carrboro on Feb. 24, sells both biscuits and donuts, giving them a unique angle to other places in the area. The first Rise opened in Durham, and since then it has expanded to locations across North Carolina, including Carrboro. The owner, Ken Priest, said Rise is not a corporate monster, which is why he… Read more →

Zach Kopkin and the path to community engagement

Zach Kopkin and the path to community engagement

  After graduating from Appalachian State University last summer, Zach Kopkin knew that he wanted a job in community development. At Appalachian State he took service learning courses, participated in AmeriCorps VISTA and traveled to Uganda.  In August, Kopkin’s next step became clear – serving as the temporary coordinator for organizing and advocacy at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center on… Read more →