By Staff
  • Larry Fedora

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

    July 15, 2016 at 10:25 am

    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.

  • jean bolduc

    WCHL Launches The Weekend Watercooler

    July 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    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 […]

  • Chrissy Sailstad

    Chrissy Sailstad: Hometown Hero

    July 14, 2016 at 11:15 am

    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 […]

  • Paws4ever

    Katy McClure: Hometown Hero

    July 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Katy McClure is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Katy worked as a coordinator at Paws4Ever for more than eight years.  She no longer works for the organization, but still volunteers her time to work with their dogs.  She is an advocate for the dogs.  We have seen Katy come by WCHL as a part of our Adopt a […]

  • Osiris Rankin

    Osiris Rankin: Hometown Hero

    July 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

    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 […]

  • CORA Food Pantry

    Darline Johns: Hometown Hero

    July 11, 2016 at 10:15 am

    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 […]

  • Chantal Jefferson from Planet Fitness (Photo by Nicki Morse)

    WCHL Broadcasts Live from University Place for Hot Diggity Days

    July 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • Li Qian

    Li Qian: Hometown Hero

    July 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Li Qian is Friday’s Hometown Hero. She is an assistant professor and medical researcher at UNC.  She was working on Christmas Eve when she discovered something that may one day cure heart disease. Now, she has won the first ever award for stem cell and regenerative medicine. The Boyalife, Science and Science Translational Medicine Award is for researchers younger […]

  • Osiris Rankin

    Good News Friday: Osiris Rankin – What a Great Story!

    July 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

    You probably haven’t heard the name, Osiris Rankin, but after today you won’t be able to forget.

    In 2010 at 31 years old, without a college degree and working retail in Chapel Hill, Osiris decided he needed to make a change. He had 2 goals in life: to be a father with sufficient and stable employment, and provide a return on investment to all the people in his life who had made an investment in him.

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    Non-Profit Showcase with Fred Black

    July 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Fred Black is the Sr. Vice President of Black Star Strategies, Inc., a leadership coaching and development firm. In his over 20 years in Chapel Hill, he has been an active community volunteer, participating with a variety of public and private organizations and committees, and serving as a director and leader of a number of […]