Surplus Sids

Surplus Sids, on Main Street in Carrboro, is a Rorschach Test for the passing tourist, the newly matriculated student, and even longtime residents.

Stories and Popcorn

Through every movie, in every genre, spanning many years, there has been a singular common plotline: That of a proud local theater and the steadfast community that supports it.

Aligning Himself with the Stars

Between 1959 and 1975, nearly every astronaut who participated in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz programs trained on Franklin Street, in downtown Chapel Hill – at Morehead Planetarium.


North Carolina is a state that revels in its culture, but few towns provide the quirky frisson of Carrboro!