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Elizabeth Gardner, owner of Krave in Carrboro, serves a customer the bar’s signature Krush drink. Krush is made with kava and kratom plants, creating an earthy taste with relaxing effects.

Krave Bar is creating community in Carrboro

Krave is a bar that serves indigenous roots and teas located at 105 W. Main St. in Carrboro next to Club Nova Thrift Shop. Customers keep coming back for the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and drinks, featuring both kava and kratom plants. 


Jason Bellavance has been a Chapel Hill Police Officer for 15 years.

A day in the life of a Chapel Hill police officer

In my 20 years as a law abiding citizen, I’ve only had two experiences with the police. When I was seven, I misdialed 911 and almost gave myself a heart attack waiting for the police to track me down and show up at my door. The other was during my freshman year when my bike was stolen from the bike rack near my dorm. 


Students at East Chapel Hill High School spend time outside after school is let out. Both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools are facing a funding crisis due to proposed legislation that would reduce the size of elementary school classes.

Orange County Schools struggle to cap class size for NC legislation

North Carolina school districts are facing a funding crisis. In Orange County, voters approved a $120 million-dollar bond in November 2016 to renovate several school buildings, but additional funding for teachers and new classrooms will be needed to comply with a proposed reduction in class sizes for kindergarten through third grade.



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Elizabeth Gardner, owner of Krave in Carrboro, serves a customer the bar’s signature Krush drink. Krush is made with kava and kratom plants, creating an earthy taste with relaxing effects.

Krave Bar

Elizabeth Gardner, owner of Krave in Carrboro, serves a customer the bar’s signature Krush drink. Krush is made with kava and kratom plants, creating an earthy taste with relaxing effects.