In 2012, The Trading Post antique and used furniture shop moved to Hillsborough after being a fixture in Carrboro since the 1950s. At the beginning of August, the store relocated back to Carrboro.
“We are back home,” said Richard Moody, the owner of the store.
Moody has owned The Trading Post since 1972, when the store moved to its previous location in Carrboro on South Greensboro Street.
The store is now located a quarter mile down the road at 100 Smith Level Road.
“This is all I’ve ever done,” Moody said.
The Trading Post offers customers a vast selection of furniture and antiques so everyone can find the items they need.
“We have a wide variety of items,” Moody said. “There can be a $50 table on top of a $500 table.”
The Trading Post, one of the oldest stores in Carrboro, offers a constantly evolving stock of antique furniture and collectables.
“We have a little bit of everything,” Moody said. “Our inventory changes every day with new items coming and going. There is always something.”
YouthWorx on Main broke ground
Construction began on Aug. 15 for a new building and space for youth-serving organizations in the Triangle to work together to build capacity and grow.
YouthWorx on Main is a collaborative focused on helping these non-profits scale up and create sustainable practices. It’s the first Triangle collaboration that is centered around youth-serving organizations.
The PTA Thrift Shop, Youth Forward and the SKJAJA Fund worked together to develop and establish YouthWorx on Main.
Youth Forward will be managing and running the collaborative, and the SKJAJA Foundation will be part of the collaborative.
Barbara Jessie-Black, the executive director of the PTA Thrift Shop, said the construction is for a building at 117 W. Main St. in Carrboro that will house the tenants and participants of the collaborative.
“The building will be finished at the end of this year,” Jessie-Black said. “The partners will be in place sometime in February.”
Jessie-Black said YouthWorx on Main will offer networking opportunities and ways for the non-profit members of the collaborative to grow.
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The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library has organized big book sales as a fundraiser for the Chapel Hill Public Library for years, with around 500-700 boxes of books at each sale.
This year, there are over 1,000 boxes of books ready for the sale on Sept. 9-11, meaning this is the biggest book sale yet.
“All the proceeds from the sale come directly back to the library to support services, programs and the general running of the library,” said Daniel Siler, the marketing and communications manager for the Chapel Hill Public Library.
The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library is a non-profit that supports the Chapel Hill Public Library, and the big book sales are their most important fundraisers.
Siler said the non-profit donated books, CDs and audiobooks to the library throughout the year, and the ones that are not selected for the library’s collection are sold at the sale.
“We have stuff for just about everyone,” he said. “There are books of every single kind — mystery, kids, college and lots of vinyl.”