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The Music in My Head: 5/21 – 5/25

5/21/18: Ben E. King “Stand By Me” The music in my head today is there for a mighty good reason. Everybody got caught up in the whole royal extravaganza over the past weekend. Some people got out of bed early so they could see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married live… and I was not one of those people! But it was hard to miss on various TV channels all weekend, so I’ve watched most of the ceremony in bits and pieces in the past couple days. Read more   5/22/18: The O’Jays “Love Train” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about...

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Hometown Heroes: Renee Price and Thomas Watson

This week’s Hometown Heroes, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, are Renee Price and Thomas Watson, the founders of Free Spirit Freedom! “It’s the 50th anniversary of the closing of the historical Central High School in Hillsborough, which was all black. We’re celebrating that because this is their landmark and also because this is 50 years of desegregation in the country. We’re trying to bring in as many people together who participated in this big move we made.” – Thomas Watson...

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New Season of Carolina Performing Arts Announced

Each season of Carolina Performing Arts has a theme, and this year’s theme is “You Are Everything.” As CPS enters its fourteenth season, new works will be combined with returning artists and collaborators in a dynamic and ever-changing series of performances and productions at UNC. “Now in our 14th year, we are a very different program from when we began,” said Emil Kang, CPA’s Executive and Artistic Director, in a press release. “With the opening of CURRENT, we’ve witnessed powerful connections inspired by immersive and collaborative arts experiences taking place there. Our new season features themes of community and...

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Volunteers Needed for Cleanup Along Hillsborough’s Eno River

The Hillsborough Stormwater and Environmental Services Division will host a volunteer workday from 9:00am to noon on Saturday, June 2. Volunteers are asked to gather at the Adron F. Thompson Water/Sewer Facility to remove nonnative, invasive plant species by hand from a forested area along the Eno River. Because parking is limited outside of the facility’s fenced area, the town staff will escort volunteers to the work site. Clothes suitable for working outside and in the woods are required, as well as closed-toe shoes. Water, work gloves, sunscreen and bug repellent are recommended and are available at the site....

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May 23rd – Tall as a Giraffe!

What would life be like if you were as tall as a giraffe? (with special guests, Elinor Landess and Jim Wise, talking about an important event upcoming on June 2nd at Chapel Hill Public Library, providing ways to keep children and young adults safe during the summer.) Click to Listen!

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SECU Foundation Awards Scholarships to Local High School Students

The State Employees’ Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to three local graduating Carrboro High School seniors for study at one of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. The three students who received scholarships are Savannah Dolan (Appalachian State University), Kawla Htee (UNC-Greensboro) and Joseph Trimmer (UNC-Asheville). The SECU Foundation High School Scholarship is available to graduating public high school seniors who are either members of SECU or eligible for membership through a parent or guardian. “SECU members have a deep commitment to education in North Carolina and truly...

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