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WCHL & Chapelboro Moving to University Place

WCHL radio is moving to a new space at University Place on South Estes Drive, after 14 years at its location off Weaver Dairy Road. The station was purchased last August by California and Colorado-based businessman Leslie Rudd, a former homeowner in Chapel Hill. He brought in Chris Ehrenfeld, Jim Kitchen and Mark Vitali as local co-owners. Operating as Chapel Hill Media Group, they want to make the 63-year-old radio station and its website – Chapelboro.com – more visible in the community. “One way to accomplish that is to physically be more visible,” WCHL general manager Jan Bolick said....

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Stewart and Linda Painter: Hometown Heroes

Stewart and Linda Painter are Tuesday’s Hometown Heroes. Stewart and Linda are recognized for their work in the spirit of historic preservation in Hillsborough.  They worked to renovate 106 S. Churton St in downtown. Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens raved about the work they did to preserve the building. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since 2002....

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Matthew Milowsky: Hometown Hero

Dr. Matthew Milowsky is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Dr. Milowsky is on a mission to educate the world about bladder cancer.  While it is not on many people’s radar, it is not an uncommon form of cancer.  Bladder cancer effected an estimated 74,000 people in the United States in 2015. Dr. Milowsky works at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is a cancer research and treatment center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC Lineberger’s clinical base is the N.C. Cancer Hospital, the only public comprehensive cancer center in the state of...

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Joe DeSimone: Hometown Hero

Joe DeSimone is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Recently, DeSimone was one of 17 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, which was given to him by President Barack Obama.  He was recognized for his work with cancer research and 3D-printing. DeSimone is part of a joint program, where he is a professor of chemistry at UNC and chemical engineering at NC State. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since 2002....

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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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