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Increased need, decreased support

Lee Smith and Sarah Dessen with girls of Teens Climb High, a program of The Women's Center, which recently merged with the Family Violence Prevention Center. Photo courtesy of The Women’s CenterAccording to the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, Chapel Hill and Carrboro support 75 nonprofit agencies.
February 23, 2012 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Getting the green business thing down

RECENTLY . . . So, you think you’ve got the whole “green” thing covered.
August 11, 2011 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Carrboro calls NC-connected auteurs

Illustration by Phil BlankCalling all Tar Heel filmmakers! This year, for the first time, the Carrboro Film Festival will accept film submissions with connections to anywhere in North Carolina.
July 14, 2011 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Summertime peace and freedom

Left to right, Jim Igoe, Ann Powers, Jennifer Lewis and Lori Hoyt, following in the long history of WILPF at the Peace and Justice Plaza in Chapel Hill  Photo courtesy of Lucy LewisAh, that lazy, hazy days of summer feeling that sweeps over our towns as we feel the easing-against-the-seams that comes after the student population has greatly diminished.
June 2, 2011 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Farm with a view

Betty Sue and John Yow don’t know how long the Orange County land they live on has been in her family.
March 31, 2011 | Posted in: Features, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Everybody’s kid

PHOTO BY VALARIE SCHWARTZ. A panel discussing teen substance abuse at a meeting in January included some of the teens of the Youth Community Project and their adult guides, from left to right, Rachel Valentine, Victoria Law, Michael Irwin, Jessica Batson, Sam Getka and Gabby Abrams. In conjunction with an adult board, the Teen Support Coalition, the teens are working toward creating a teen-run nonprofit coffeehouse/cultural center in Carrboro or Chapel Hill. After attending a panel discussion on teens and substance abuse hosted by the United Church of Chapel Hill in January, discussions with those who know the teen scene led me to six weeks of collecting data and stories.
February 24, 2011 | Posted in: Features, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Integrating into the hearing world

Madison Jackson was a year old when her parents, Corrine and Nick Jackson of Apex, learned that she could not hear.
August 26, 2010 | Posted in: Features, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

‘Feels like family’ — Carrboro United Methodist turns 100

“There’ve been a lot of changes since it was on Main Street,” Ward said of the church. “I never gave any thought to women” being deacons or pastor while growing up. “Everything changed, but I’m OK with it.”
July 1, 2010 | Posted in: Features, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Not by bulbs alone

The Browers in the garden Photo by Ava BarlowThese folks don’t garden by bulbs alone. As their neighborhood name suggests, they are gardening in the woodlands.
April 15, 2010 | Posted in: Features, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Advanced ‘first-graders’

By Valarie Schwartz, columnist Last week brought a visit with five women who have spent long lives knowing each other. Their relationship started in 1929 […]
December 25, 2009 | Posted in: Community, News, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

A walk on the Hollywood side

By Valarie Schwartz Taking the “perp walk” might have been the best thing that happened to Travis Kukovich, owner of William Travis Jewelry, during this […]
December 10, 2009 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Recently: Radio station powered by volunteers

By Valarie Schwartz, columnist With a Chapel Hill-located antenna and a reservoir of volunteer sweat, Carrboro has hosted WCOM, its own nonprofit 100-watt radio station […]
November 12, 2009 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Through community support, a need is met

By Valarie Schwartz, columnist As a board member of the OCRCC, Miriam Slifkin’s words resonated as I walked into her living room and she said, […]
October 30, 2009 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Recently: Saying the word aloud

By Valarie Schwartz, columnist There used to be words that people simply did not say in “polite company.” The “C-Word” was one of them. But […]
October 15, 2009 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »

Recently: The market with a soul

By Valarie Schwartz, columnist The Carrboro Farmers’ Market continues bridging divides, as it brings the dream of a new locovore paradigm closer to reality. Thanks […]
October 2, 2009 | Posted in: Community, Recently | Comments closed | Full Story »