Carrboro High School students are using the performing arts to address gun violence. Students will be performing “A Night for the Fight Against Gun Violence,” featuring student-produced short plays, monologues and a documentary addressing gun violence. Tickets are $5.00 for students, $10.00 for adults, and admission is free for faculty. This event was planned before today’s school shooting in Texas, which claimed the lives of 10 individuals. The shooting in Santa Fe is far from the first school shooting of the year and students around the country have been advocating for increased gun control in light of these tragedies....Read More
Is “pro-style” a dying breed of offense in football? Luckily, UNC is ahead of the curve in this new era of college football.
Mitch Trubisky’s rise to stardom has been somewhat of a surprise. After one year as a starter for the Carolina football team in 2016, Trubisky jumped to the NFL and was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft by the Chicago Bears. He compiled an 4-8 record as a starter for the Bears as a rookie, but looks to have a bright future as a pro. His accomplishments on the football field have also earned him some time under the bright lights of television… in a way. On the show New Girl, Trubisky’s jersey was shown in a flash-forward...Read More
Theo Pinson’s career in Chapel Hill was highlighted by back-to-back national title appearances as a sophomore and junior, with a championship coming in 2017. He earned All-ACC honorable mention and was a driving force behind the 118 wins that the Tar Heels earned during his collegiate career. But now, Pinson can add one more thing to his resume: college graduate. Although temperatures were soaring on Sunday during graduation, Pinson and his fellow graduates showed up to Kenan Stadium en masse. The former champion took the opportunity to remind his fellow classmates of the title that Carolina won in 2017....Read More
Al and Melody Bowers, owners of Al’s Burger Shack and Mel’s Commissary & Catering, announced that they will be opening a neighborhood pub in Governor’s Village this summer. The new restaurant, Al’s Pub Shack, will serve traditional pub food with Al’s own spin on the cuisine. “We wanted to bring great food and drink in an approachable way to Governor’s Club and this side of Chapel Hill and Chatham County,” said Al Bowers in a release provided to WCHL. “The Pub Shack will be a place to eat a quick bite for lunch, grab drinks with friends, enjoy dinner...Read More
The start of May means the beginning of National Bike Month across the country. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage others to ride bikes as well. National Bike Month has something for everyone, from hardcore cyclists to those who enjoy a casual ride on the weekends. May is National Bike Month! Remember to share the roadway and be aware/ respectful to cyclists. Check out the PSA in the link below! https://t.co/Y77wbwmoHN pic.twitter.com/JNfHvt7Xq2 — Town of Carrboro (@CarrboroTownGov) May 1, 2018 The Town of Carrboro is celebrating...Read More
The Chapel Hill Police Department is celebrating the launch of the long-awaited Lots to Love parking campaign with a party downtown on Sunday, April 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. The Lots to Love campaign will give the local community an opportunity to engage with Chapel Hill parking and learn about the latest changes to parking downtown. The upcoming event celebrates the new campaign with live music, free food, artwork promoting the Lots to Love campaign, games and a raffle for free parking in downtown Chapel Hill for an entire year....Read More
The Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) has announced the 2018 Arts Grants Application Period. Funded by the North Carolina Arts Council and Orange County Board of County Commissioners, these grants provide funding to artists, nonprofit organizations, and schools providing high quality arts projects and programs between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 4, 2018. Two grants are available: Artist Project Grants aid local artists in creating high-quality arts projects and programs in Orange County. Grassroots Arts Program Grants help nonprofit organizations, schools, municipalities, and other groups develop high-quality arts programming taking place in...Read More