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    Sue Klausmeyer: Hometown Hero

    May 11, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Sue Klausmeyer is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. She is the conductor and artistic director of Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus.  She’s been at the helm since 2000. The chorus has been in existence for more than 35 years.  They welcome members from all across the area.  The Voices chorus does two major performances a year.  Their […]

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    Brittney Goldston: Hometown Hero

    May 9, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Brittney Goldston is Monday’s Hometown Hero. She runs the Boys & Girls Club community program at Northside Elementary School.  She has over 30 children, ranging from Kindergarten to fourth grade, in her group. It is an after-school program that allows children the opportunity to learn and play. The club is a part of the […]

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    Tina Cunningham: Hometown Hero

    May 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Tina Cunningham is Friday’s Hometown Hero. Tina is a volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels.  She’s the force behind the organization’s upcoming Dining For Dollars fundraiser. Hickory Tavern in Carrboro will host Dining For Dollars on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6 PM until 9 PM. Tickets are available. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels provides […]

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    Mother’s Day Mom-isms

    May 6, 2016 at 10:45 am

    WCHL and Chapelboro asked the community to submit their favorite mom-isms in time for Mother’s Day weekend.  Below, we have listed some of the entries that were submitted.   “You Make A Better Door Than You Do A Window.” “If you can’t say anything nice to someone, don’t say anything at all.”  “Don’t go outside in […]

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    Irene Dwinnell: Hometown Hero

    May 5, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Irene Dwinnell is Thursday’s Hometwon Hero. She is the new executive director at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.  For most of her professional life,  Irene has worked in mental health. The crisis center’s mission is to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is looking […]

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    Lisa Van Deman: Hometown Hero

    May 4, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Lisa Van Deman is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. She is the executive director Kidzu Children’s Museum. Lisa describes Kidzu as “8,500 square feet of awesome.” It is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through creative play.  The museum is located at University Place. Visit their website […]

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    Jeff Nash: Hometown Hero

    May 3, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Jeff Nash is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Jeff is the executive director of community relations with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  You may see him at special events like last week’s “Teachers First Breakfast.” He is always singing the praises of teachers, students, and staff members at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  That’s exactly what he did at […]

  • April 19, 2016: Should Orange County Ban E-Cigarettes?

    May 2, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Orange County is considering banning the use of e-cigarettes in bars and restaurants across the county.

  • The Human Microbiome and Raw Milk

    May 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Jeff Danner discusses the Human Microbiome.  Specifically with regards to the debate over raw milk.  Danner takes issue with a recent commentary by Colleen Bridger on the subject. Previously, Danner wrote a four-part essay on the Human Microbiome.  Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

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    Bernadette Pelissier: Hometown Hero

    May 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Bernadette Pelissier is Monday’s Hometown Hero. After eight years of service as an Orange County Commissioner, Pelissier is retiring.  She will step down in December of 2016. The Orange County Health Department recently named Pelissier Orange County’s 2016 Public Health Hero.  The Public Health Hero Award is given by the Orange County Health Department to […]