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Carrboro Music Festival
Carrboro Music Festival

One of the first impressions I had of Carrboro was in 2005, when I made a trip down here to house hunt. In one of those wonderful accidents that can change...

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

Do you sometimes think you’re losing your mind? This is not uncommon, particularly at a certain age. According to the federal Bureau of Lost and Found,...

I Like Talking With Strangers
I Like Talking With Strangers

New research shows that talking to strangers is a good idea. I’m happy to hear that. I like talking with strangers. I almost always learn something and...

COVID-19 Pandemic is Leading Issue Facing Local Governments
COVID-19 Pandemic is Leading Issue Facing Local Governments

The most important issue facing local government administrations in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County during the past year and in the months ahead...

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“Your garden’s so pretty! How do you do that?” my neighbor gushed. She: stylishly dressed, walking her dog; me: wet and muddy squatting down with my hands in the soil. I was about to explain that I enjoy tending my garden and that, with a little effort…

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One of the first impressions I had of Carrboro was in 2005, when I made a trip down here to house hunt. In one of those wonderful accidents that can change a life, I turned a corner and walked right into the Carrboro Music Festival…

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