By Aaron Keck
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    Plans On Hold (For Now) For Park At Chapel Hill Redevelopment

    March 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Plans are on hold—at least temporarily—for the redevelopment of an apartment complex on Ephesus Church Road, as Town officials prepare to discuss rezoning. “The applicant had (seen) that the Town was beginning to move forward,” says Chapel Hill economic development officer Dwight Bassett, “so the client felt that it made sense for […]

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    In Chapel Hill, March Madness Is Big Business

    March 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – March Madness is officially under way in Chapel Hill, with the Tar Heels set to begin ACC Tournament play Friday night—and across town, local restaurants and sports bars are preparing for a big weekend. “We’re definitely looking for a crowd,” says Patrick Cowden, the executive chef at the new Tobacco Road Sports […]

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    Economist: Rosy Picture For NC, US In Next Five Years

    March 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – The unemployment rate is still high and the recovery is still slow, but one prominent Triangle economist says the outlook for the next five years is very, very good. “Despite everything that’s going on Washington (and) everything that’s yet to go on…the underlying fundamentals of the economy are dramatically improved,” says Michael […]

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    Snow Still In Wednesday Forecast (But Not Much)

    March 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Old Man Winter is hanging on for at least a couple more days in the Triangle, with snow returning to the forecast for Wednesday—but National Weather Service meteorologist Barrett Smith says there won’t be much accumulation in our area, and the weather will turn much nicer from there. “We’re going to see […]

  • By Way Of Introduction

    January 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Hey y’all. If you’re reading this, you likely know me as WCHL’s (former) news director and (current) evening news anchor; some of you may also know that I perform at the DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro. And you advanced scholars will know that it was comedy that brought me to WCHL in the first place—back […]

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    UNC Turning To “Competency-Based” Approach

    January 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – As the UNC system reexamines its strategic goals for the next five years, university officials have turned to employers and business leaders to identify key needs—and the result of that will be a new focus on a novel academic approach called “competency-based learning.” That’s according to UNC president Tom Ross, who says […]

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    Help For Alzheimer’s Caregivers, From Home Instead Senior Care

    January 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans have had a personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease—and more than 60 percent of Americans say they feel unprepared to care for a loved one who’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “I just don’t know that you’re ever really prepared, unless you’ve walked through it before […]

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    Ross: UNC Strategic Plan Blends Quality Education, Job Needs

    January 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – This week, the UNC Board of Governors examined the first draft of the strategic plan that will govern the university for the next five years—and system president Tom Ross says he’s confident it will move UNC in the right direction. “What’s most exciting to me about this plan is (that) it really […]

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    UNC Strategic Plan Pushes Quality Education, Definition Pending

    January 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – It was standing-room only in Chapel Hill’s Spangler Center on Thursday, as the UNC Board of Governors got its first look at a draft of the strategic plan drawn up last fall by a controversial committee–a plan that could redefine the very nature of education in North Carolina. Click here to read […]

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    Council Applicant Profiles: Schuler, Pedersen, Marsh

    January 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    CHAPEL HILL – Later this month, Chapel Hill Town Council members will appoint one person to fill the seat left vacant by Penny Rich when she joined the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Eleven residents applied to be considered for that spot on the Council. All week long, WCHL will be profiling each of those […]