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  • Michele Hayward (Photo via UNC)

    Michele Hayward: Hometown Hero

    June 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Michele Hayward is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Michele is a research coordinator at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  She works closely with their UNCseq program. She’s a leader and provides a human component to their work.  She brings scientists and physicians together, which can be like herding cats according to Neil Hayes.  Michele can also be a […]

  • Amanda Casella: Volunteer Program Manager

    WCHL Broadcasts Live from Habitat for Humanity ReStore Birthday Celebration

    June 28, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 WCHL was live at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore birthday celebration as the wonderful organization turned 7 years old.

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    Magda Parvey: Hometown Hero

    June 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Magda Parvey is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Dr. Parvey is the outgoing assistant superintendent for instructional services at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  Dr. Parvey has gotten a lot done since 2012. She came to our community from New York and will be returning to that state. With Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools superintendent Dr. Tom Forcella also leaving […]

  • Carrboro Century Center

    James Williams: Hometown Heroes

    June 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

    James Williams is Monday’s Hometown Hero. James is primarily responsible for the reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” that takes place every Fourth of July in Carrboro. This year’s event happens at the Century Center in downtown Carrboro on July 4th from noon until 1:30 PM. Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle […]

  • Beth Cantrell

    Beth Cantrell: Hometown Hero

    June 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Beth Cantrell is Friday’s Hometown Hero. Reverend Cantrell started an organization called Our Brother Legion to help those suffering from mental illness. From the Our Brother Legion website: “Our Brother Legion is an interfaith organization which seeks to educate and teach the faith community to reduce stigma with and on behalf of people living with […]

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    Deb Mayer: Hometown Hero

    June 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Deb Mayer is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. She is the Director of Cancer Survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. UNC Lineberger is hosting a Cancer Survivor’s Day.  It is Saturday, June 25 from 10 AM until 3 PM at the Friday Center. Get more information and register for the event.  UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell […]

  • Sherry Hay

    Sherry Hay: Hometown Hero

    June 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Sherry Hay is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Sherry is an adjunct assistant professor with UNC’s Department of Family Medicine.  She works to help people get the health insurance they need and want.  Specifically, she helps people understand the Affordable Care Act and what it can do for them. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL […]

  • Helen Galbreath

    Helen Galbreath: Hometown Hero

    June 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Helen Galbreath is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. She helps the community in several different ways. Helen’s work is especially felt at St. Paul AME Church. After retiring from UNC, she worked with the Carrboro Parks and Recreation Department on their Toddler Playtime program.  The program allows for young ones, and their parents, to socialize. She has […]

  • Susan Romaine

    Susan Romaine: Hometown Hero

    June 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Susan Romaine is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Susan has been a Hometown Hero before due to her work as a founding member of PORCH. Now, she is in the spotlight for her efforts with Orange County Living Wage. The goal of Orange County Living Wage is based on the idea that nobody should have to spend […]

  • Alicia Stemper

    Alicia Stemper: Hometown Heroes

    June 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Alicia Stemper is Friday’s Hometown Hero. Alicia is a photographer.  She’s working on a project called Vitamin O. Vitamin O tells stories about the people of Orange County.  It combines images and words into something greater than either vehicle could carry alone. From their website: “Orange County is a remarkable place. It’s got everything: rolling […]

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