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Good News Friday: Pre-season Honors Pour in for UNC Football

It is July 15th, and this week, the media is already talking A LOT about UNC Football.

The football season doesn’t start until September 3rd against Georgia in The Georgia Dome, before that stadium is turned into a parking lot, but this week, the national pre-season honors for UNC are stacking up. On Wednesday, senior wide receiver Mack Hollins was named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, going to the nation’s top receiver.

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WCHL Launches The Weekend Watercooler

Airing Saturdays and Sundays at 6 PM, the Weekend Watercooler will cover the spectrum of local and state hot topics, with the feel of friends and colleagues gathering at the water cooler to discuss the issues of the day.  Your host is Jean Bolduc. “We want our guests to come from all over the political spectrum,” said Bolduc. “Governor McCrory, please come to Chapel Hill whenever you want. We’ll give you a fair hearing and you can use the bathroom without your birth certificate.” The program will dive into issues from multiple angles and across generations having some fun and exploring...

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Chrissy Sailstad: Hometown Hero

Chrissy Sailstad is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Chrissy is the store manager for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.  The store recently celebrated its seventh birthday.  She’s been the manager for about 2 1/2 years. The ReStore supports building and repairing affordable, sustainable housing in partnership with deserving families that are in need through the sale of new and gently used furniture, appliances, and building materials; while promoting environmentally friendly practices. Learn more about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since...

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Osiris Rankin: Hometown Hero

Osiris Rankin is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. A few years ago, Osiris enrolled at Durham Tech.  He had no previous college credits.  After finishing at Durham Tech, he transferred to UNC.  Recently, he graduated and is getting ready for Harvard at their Clinical Psychology graduate program. Learn more about his story. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/july/12/HOMETOWN%20HERO_JULY%2012th%20OSIRIS%20RANKIN%20(hometown%20hero).mp3 You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since 2002....

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Darline Johns: Hometown Hero

Darline Johns is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Darline works hard for the Chatham Backpack Program.  The program provides food for weekends and school year breaks to children in Chatham County. Specifically, she works to help students at North Chatham Elementary School.  Learn more about The Backpack Program in Chatham County.  The program works with Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA).  CORA operates the largest food pantry in Chatham County.  Their mission is to provide emergency food to those in need. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since...

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