Welcome to the Archive of The Carrboro Citizen Logo Image

Author Archives: Taylor Sisk

Daphne Athas asks, ‘Is this a myth?’

Daphne Athas  PHOTO BY ALICIA STEMPERBy Taylor Sisk
I’m bucking journalistic convention here. I’m insinuating myself into the narrative. I’m using the first-person singular. Daphne Athas inspired me.
September 1, 2011 | Posted in: Features, front page special | Comments closed | Full Story »

County declines proposed Carrboro library site

While declining to pursue the 2.79-acre property at 210 Hillsborough Road, the commissioners reaffirmed their commitment to finding a site for a library branch in the southwest area of the county.
August 25, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Earthquake of ’11: no damage, queasy feeling

A rumble was afoot at 1:52 p.m., with Carrborites reporting a rush of wind, rattling glass and slightly queasy stomachs, but no aftereffects.
August 25, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Fired Chapel Hill sanitation worker files suit

Kerry Bigelow, one of two fired Town of Chapel Hill Public Works employees, now known as the “Sanitation Two,” has filed a suit against the town.
August 18, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

County must now deal with state budget cuts

Cuts made to the recently passed state budget to close a nearly $2.5 billion shortfall will take a toll on Orange County residents.
August 11, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

County to offer quarter-cent sales-tax education

Over the next few months, the Orange County manager’s office will conduct a campaign to educate voters on a proposed additional quarter-cent sales tax.
August 11, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

State in violation of ADA, feds say

The U.S. Department of Justice has told the state of North Carolina that its failure to make community-based accommodation for people living with mental illness is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
August 4, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Strayhorn House in need of repairs

PHOTO COURTESY OF DOLORES CLARK. The Strayhorn family in front of their home, which still stands on Jones Ferry Road. This photo depicts the family in the 1930s. Toney Strayhorn was a master bricklayer, and the chimneys and their freestanding corbelled stacks showcase his expertise.The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill has entered into the next stage of its efforts to restore the historic Strayhorn House, located at 109 Jones Ferry Road.
July 28, 2011 | Posted in: Features | Comments closed | Full Story »

Schools improved, but not enough, scores say

Results of state testing released last week reveal that students in CHCC Schools showed general improvement this past year, but that with rising federal standards, much improvement is required to meet expectations.
July 28, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Final filings round out local fields

elections-100x37The deadline to file to run in the November election passed on Friday, with four additional candidates throwing their hats in the ring.
July 21, 2011 | Posted in: elections, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Chatham human relations board resigns

All members of Chatham County’s voluntary human relations commission resigned in protest Monday night.
July 21, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

School board race heats up

Four more candidates have filed to fill five seats on the seven-member Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.
July 14, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »

Carrboro Creative Coworking to close its doors

PHOTO BY ABBY NARDO. Brian Russell of Carrboro Creative CoworkingCarrboro Creative Coworking will close its doors at the end of September, founder and owner Brian Russell announced on Tuesday.
July 14, 2011 | Posted in: Business, News | Comments closed | Full Story »

School board race kicks off

Incumbents Jamezetta Bedford and Mia Burroughs and challenger James Barrett have announced their intentions to run for the CHCCS Board of Education.
July 7, 2011 | Posted in: News, Schools | Comments closed | Full Story »

Miller named ArtsCenter director

In a double shot of adrenaline for The ArtsCenter, Jay Miller has been named interim director, and on Tuesday Miller announced that the center has received verbal confirmation of a $100,000 grant …
June 30, 2011 | Posted in: News | Comments closed | Full Story »