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Dina Rousset: Hometown Hero

Dina Rousset is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. She is the director of Launch Chapel Hill.  Launch Chapel Hill is a start-up accelerator.  They work with high-potential entrepreneurs.  They provide support, tools, and knowledge needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time, and accelerate growth. Last year, Launch Chapel hill was ranked as one of the top 4 university business accelerators in North America. Learn more about Launch Chapel Hill. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/May/24/HOMETOWN%20HERO_MAY%2024th%20DINA%20ROUSETT%20(hometown%20hero).mp3 You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since...

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Deborah Bender: Hometown Hero

Dr. Deborah Bender is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Bender volunteers in Mimi Collins’ ESL classroom at Culbreth Middle School.  She goes to the class every Wednesday and helps students with science, math, and reading. She really loves sitting and reading books with children. Dr. Bender is a retired UNC professor.  She worked at the university in the School of Public Health for more than 30 years. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since 2002....

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Cliff Jones: Hometown Hero

Cliff Jones is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Cliff has volunteered with Cub Scout Pack 283 in Chapel Hill for years.  He’s been a cub master, a den leader, and an activities coordinator with the pack. He also volunteers for Boy Scout Troop 45. John Turner calls Cliff the “quintessential volunteer” because, “he’s doing something that he loves and the community as a whole is benefiting from that.” You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since...

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Nancy Holt: Hometown Hero

Nancy Holt is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Recently, Preserve Rural Orange honored Nancy with a new award that will bear her name.  The Nancy Holt Award will recognize citizen activists committed to addressing toxic pollutants in the environment. Holt has spent decades working on solutions to environmental pollution.  She has worked on environmental projects in North Carolina.  But, is also a valuable resource for people in Flint, Michigan and beyond. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/May/16/HOMETOWN%20HERO_MAY%2016th%20NANCY%20HOLT%20(hometown%20hero).mp3 From Preserve Rural Orange: “Smart, outspoken and passionate, Nancy Holt never met a challenge she didn’t take on with gusto, and her encyclopedic command of remarkable facts and statistics...

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