The banners in the above two images appeared for a brief time during Carrboro's July 4th Celebration near the corner of Greensboro and Weaver streets in Carrboro. Below, two images of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's confederate soldier, dubbed Silent Sam, partially cloaked in a white wrap after the controversial statue was defaced with graffiti reading "black lives matter," "KKK" and "murderer." Media news outlets peppered the lawn near the statue, which was erected in 1913 as a tribute to UNC alumni who died in the Civil War and also UNC students who fought on the side of the Confederacy.
(photographs taken in Carrboro and Chapel Hill)
(photographs taken at the Carrboro July 4th Celebration at on Weaver Street down to Town Hall)
(photograph taken at Town Hall off on Main Street in Carrboro)
BowBarr's long-lashed, mustached "Carrboro Man" mural juts out by a nose around the corner of the building located at 705 West Rosemary Street in Carrboro. It was created by local artist Scott Nurkin in 2013 whose cadre of signature murals around town include Greetings from Chapel Hill (off of Rosemary Street near Colombia Street in downtown Chapel Hill), and the newly painted Dean Smith mural (off of Smith Level Road and US 15-501 in Chapel Hill near the Orange/Chatham county line).
(photograph taken off of Rosemary Street in Carrboro)
(photograph taken near the corner of Rosemary and Main streets in Carrboro)
The glossy vintage Ford Thunderbird first rolled out in 1955 in direct response to Chevrolet's iconic sports car, the Corvette. After eleven generations and over 4 million sold, the company ceased production in 1997 when large two-door coupe sales waned. Betting on old faithful, Ford reintroduced the Thunderbird in 2002 as a two-seater with a retro twist, but after three years of sluggish sales it discontinued the once popular vehicle that outsold the Corvette in its first year more than 20 to 1.
(photograph taken on Main Street and Bike Alley in Carrboro)
The food truck ricochets throughout Carrboro: Johnny's Gone Fishing, Fitch Lumber Parking Lot, and the lot down from Glass Half Full. Loyalists flock to the Latin Grill for its tamales de pollo con salsa verde, tacos al pastor, enchiladas con mole and creamy flan. Year after year of consistent accolades keep the truck humming. Walk-up service, downtown locations. Keep up with them on facebook.
(photograph taken in the parking lot down from Glass Half Full in Carrboro)
(photograph taken on Broad Street in Carrboro)
In first place...the classic chocolatey Thin Mints which debuted in the 1950s. Followed a close second by Caramel deLites, originally introduced to us as the beloved Samoas in 1975. The young entrepreneurs set up shop outside Neal's Deli in Carrboro and flagged down cars with handmade signs. Girl Scout Cookies are typically for sale this time of year for a six-to eight-week run. Godspeed through the drizzle and dipping temperatures!
(photographs taken on N. Greensboro Street near Main Street in Carrboro)
Halloween occurs four days before elections. These Carrboro folks express political views using the eve of All Saints' Day as a backdrop. Nonetheless, a billboard reminding us to vote.
(photograph taken near Hillsborough Street in Carrboro)
Choose a deep one with a protruding green rim. Or perhaps a cobalt blue offset by cerulean insides. If you're adventurous, opt for the one with scalloped stripes and peppered polka dots.
Local handmade pottery was the centerpiece in TABLE's Second Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Sunday which was hosted by its neighbor, Provence restaurant in Carrboro. A $30 ticket bought you a one-of-a-kind bowl and steaming soup while supporting the organization's emergency food aid programs for hungry children in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The event poured over onto TABLE's front lawn which doubled as an outdoor dining space with live porch music.
(photographs taken on Weaver Street in Carrboro)
(photograph taken off of Main Street in Carrboro)
Despite scars scored down its side, the nearly century-old willow oak in Carrboro stands tall. Two years ago, the landmark that canopies Weaver Street Market's lawn and provides a backdrop for concerts and community gatherings was struck by lighting tossing bark against the windows of the market. The town feared losing the tree to wounds or disease. Arborists were called to test its viability. Happily, the tree endures.
(photograph taken at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro)
Because there is too such thing as a free lunch! - Carrboro's Really Really Free Market
Carrboro celebrates its 10th Annual Really Really Free Market Festival on Saturday, October 4th in the Town Commons. Besides the bounty of freebies, the day-long event will showcase live bands, puppeteers, workshops, a DJ, games and installations. Also, The Recyclery will be tuning up and restoring bicycles to give away. For updates check out reallyfreecarrboro.info
For folks who have yet to attend a Really Really Free Market event, it's true, nothing is for sale. Folks congregate ready to give away a rainbow of goods (groceries, furniture, prepared foods, music, tires, clothing) and skills/services (auto repair, carpentry and haircuts). The events begin at 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Carrboro Town Commons.
It's worth the visit.
(photograph taken at Carrboro Town Commons)
(photograph taken on Lloyd & Main outside Leo Gaev Metalworks in Carrboro)