Anna Griffin

Hometown Hero: Tameka Tisdale-Williams

This week’s Hometown Hero is Tameka Tisdale-Williams. She works in the Administrative Services department at Orange County Emergency Services and recently organized an event that provided 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary students in Hillsborough and surrounding areas. Tisdale-Williams organized the event with her husband, Tyrone. It was held at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion in Hillsborough on July 15, and provided 200 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students in need. According to Williams, she came up with the idea to do such an event last year, but this year she successfully secured enough sponsors and...

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Hometown Hero: Dave Moreau

This week’s Hometown Hero is Dr. Dave Moreau, a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill in the City and Regional Planning department and one of the founders of the board for The Orange County Water and Sewage Authority. He has contributed to efforts for clean air and water for Chapel Hill, Durham and other nearby communities through his involvement with OWASA. OWASA is a member of the Partnership for Safe Water, an association that promotes high standards in water treatment and distribution systems. In 2013, OWASA was one of the first utility providers in the nation to receive the Partnership’s “Director’s...

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