Blake Hodge

Temporary Process To Report Suspicious Academic Activities Unveiled

Plates were full for administrators, faculty, and students at UNC this holiday season, with commencement, final exams, and reviews from the UNC System Board of Governors. There was certainly a lot to cover on Friday, and Chancellor Folt made an effort to touch on everything in front of the Faculty Council. She encouraged as many as she could to come to commencement on Sunday, and celebrate the hard work of the approximately 2,100 students who will be graduating. Chancellor Folt also took a moment to praise the faculty for their presentations to the UNC System Board of Governors –...

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Final Weekend for “All Is Calm” at the Arts Center

World War One is being remembered at the Arts Center this holiday season on the 100th anniversary of the Great War, with “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914.” Director Jeri Lynn Schulke says this play is a wonderful story of the holiday spirit, even during some of the most dreadful times in history. “(It’s about) when soldiers in the first Christmas of World War I put down their guns, formed a truce, and celebrated Christmas together,” she described. “They sang carols, they exchanged gifts, and they shouted and buried the dead. They played soccer. All of that is told in this story.” Schulke described the plays as both “moving” and “funny,” saying that the concert-style play has a lot of depth and different aspects that are brought out through the performance. She says, “There’s a lot of music in it – interspersed with text taken from letters and diaries, war documents, and poems, but mostly music.” This is the second time the play will be making its way through the Arts Center in Carrboro; Schulke says they put on a rendition of the play two years ago, but this version is a fresh show. “It’s not just a re-staging of what we did before. It’s completely different,” she assures. “The stage is different. And the staging is completely different. You’re going to see a different show.” There...

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PORCH Set to Eclipse Huge Benchmark

A local organization devoted to feeding needy families in our community is set to eclipse a major milestone. PORCH is an organization that has a singular mission and humble beginnings. According to co-founder Susan Romaine, they got started by simply asking neighbors for a helping hand. “Would you be okay putting a few cans of tuna out on your porch?” Romaine asked. “We would be very happy to come by and collect that tuna from your porch, deliver it to the food pantry, and we’re just going to keep this as simple as possible.” From that simple start, PORCH...

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Carrboro Moving Forward with Arts and Economic Development

Art and economic development are converging in Carrboro and planning the best pathway to move forward. A public hearing has been called on a proposed new Arts and Innovation Center in Carrboro. Mayor Lydia Lavelle says this is your chance to voice your opinion on the project. “We want to hold this meeting to get input from Carrboro folks, from Carrboro residents, business owners, property owners,” she says. “We’ve had a request submitted to us by The ArtsCenter (and) Kidzu…that we construct, own, or lease to this partnership, an arts center building.” The meeting will be held at the...

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Carrboro Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday

The light switch is about to be flipped in Carrboro with the annual lighting of the tree. The Carrboro Tree will be lit for this holiday season at 6 o’clock Friday evening, December 12th, in front of Town Hall. According to Mayor Lydia Lavelle, “It’s an annual event we do, where we have students from the local elementary schools come together and sing carols. And then they help count down so that Santa can hear us, and we light the tree.” Those students will be from Carrboro, McDougle, and Frank Porter Graham Elementary Schools in Carrboro, and Mayor Lavelle...

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Discussions Continue Over Highly-Debated Carrboro Corner

Carrboro officials are working toward a solution of what to do at 201 North Greensboro Street. What to do with the space that was the proposed home of a CVS Pharmacy in recent years, is still up for debate. 201 North Greensboro Street sits at the corner of Greensboro and Weaver Streets in Carrboro, and Mayor Lydia Lavelle says they are working to come to a conclusion on what can be done with the area. “We talked about having a subcommittee of the board get together with the owners of the properties involved, and some other stakeholders,” she says....

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