Editors Note: The following is an excerpt of an article written by Zachary Read of UNC Health Care. It tells the story of UNC medical student Yousef Abu-Salha who fulfilled a dream of caring for child refugees from Syria, while honoring the legacy of his slain sisters Yusor and Razan and best friend Deah. Read the full story at UNCHealthCare.edu. With a view of the border wall that separates Turkey and Syria in front of him, UNC medical student Yousef Abu-Salha pulls up a chair at a makeshift dental and medical clinic to talk to a child from Syria,...Read More
Angeline Warren is this week’s Hometown Hero. Angeline is always working behind the scenes as a registrar in the music department at UNC. But, that’s not even close to everything she does in our community. She rarely slows down. Each year, Angeline works on her family reunion and class reunion. She is a member of St. Paul AME Church where she has served for years as the recording secretary of the Duhart-Clark Women’s Missionary Society. She also heads up the WMS’s Angel Tree Comittmee which coordinates gifts to children of incarcerated people from Orange and Chatham Counties. She also...Read More
As of today (Monday, September 19, 2016), WCHL will be presenting local programming all day during the week. Here is the lineup for weekday programming: Ron Stutts, the voice of Chapel Hill for 39 years, will add an hour to his morning show each weekday. He will be on air from 6 am until 10 am with the same popular features and a few more tunes. From 10 am – 3 pm, WCHL will now air adult album alternative (such as Adele, Mumford & Sons, and R.E.M.) and original local talk content with Nicki Morse. Aaron Keck will continue to host...Read More
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Victor Edwards is this week’s Hometown Hero. Victor is an accountant with a heart of gold. Here is an example of that. He had a call from a single mom who was adopting a special needs child. She had a tax question that no one would answer because she wasn’t a client. So, Victor did the research, got her the answer, and got back to her. She had called 6 CPAs and not one of them would help her. Until she found Victor. He was nominated by his daughter Stephanie who is a student at East Chapel Hill High School....Read More
Sources close to both athletic departments have confirmed a USA Today report that UNC’s Bubba Cunningham agreed to become the new athletics director at the University of Florida in August but changed his mind as the deal was to be announced in Gainesville, Florida. Cunningham, who grew up in Naples, Florida, and still has family there, was offered a reported $1.4 million annual contract, according to the sources. His guaranteed annual income is about half that at UNC, which is reportedly preparing a contract extension and substantial pay increase. Cunningham, who has begun his sixth year as Carolina’s AD,...Read More
Emma Parry is this week’s Hometown Hero. Emma is 14 years old. President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign was the beginning of her interest in politics. She started calling voters at age 10 as a volunteer for Obama’s reelection bid. She also knocked on doors and doing voter registration drives. She was able to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, also. In the beginning, Emma was given a script when making calls. But, now she is a pro. She also ran student government campaigns at Phillips Middle School, worked with Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign, and served as an honorary page in...Read More
Today we take a look back at a summer of good news; with a special edition of ‘Good News Friday!’
Even though the temperature is expected to be back in the 90s next week, the summer IS actually coming to an end; school is back, UNC football starts this weekend, and soon enough the temperatures will cool to a crisp; the leaves will start changing colors and the autumn sky will glow a deep Carolina blue. We promise…it is coming!
Brenda Thomas is this week’s Hometown Hero. Brenda and her husband Terry decided to open their home to foster children, but her history with foster children and special needs children goes way back. Brenda was a foster child as an infant. Her son was born with special needs. Brenda and Terry have fostered 63 children over the past 20 years. Many of those children have had serious special needs. Susan Attermier nominated Brenda. She had this to say: “Brenda moves heaven and earth to provide whatever those children need to become successful adults. I know her because I have provided physical...Read More
While researching to write a story profiling all of the wonderful local farmers markets we have here in the Chapelboro area, we discovered a very special program that we have to tell you about.
The Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, located off of Jones Ferry Road in the Elinor Irvin Nature Preserve is a community farm cared for by refugees from southeast Asia.Read More