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Hometown Hero: Corey Root

This week’s WCHL Hometown Hero is Corey Root, the Homeless Program Coordinator for the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness. Root has held the position since early 2016, and is instrumental in the ongoing development of a comprehensive plan to end homelessness in Orange County. “There are high stakes involved here,” said Root. “The length of time someone’s been homeless and whether they’re living sheltered or unsheltered, we use all those three factors to have a prioritized list to try to get folks into housing.” Root serves as the primary contact when the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and...

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Grand Opening The Joint® Chiropractic in Chapel Hill

The Joint® Chiropractic, a national chiropractic brand, will open its newest location at 1726 Fordham Blvd Suite 120, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. The clinic, located in front of Food Lion in Rams Plaza, is set to open May 15. The Joint® offers an innovative, patient-friendly model that allows guests access to affordable, quality chiropractic care on their terms. Appointments aren’t necessary, the clinic offers extended hours that include evenings and weekends and the need for insurance is eliminated as The Joint’s membership plans and packages are typically less costly than most insurance copays. To celebrate the opening of its...

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Adopt-A-Pet: Tegan

Tegan is a small black retriever whose breed isn’t entirely known, but it’s certainly known that she’s got quite a personality for such a small dog. Warm, friendly, cuddly and affectionate, the 4-year-old little girl is known to be independent and mellow, with just hanging out with people topping her list of favorite activities. She has bad knees for such a small pup, so a calm and low-energy home would be the best, allowing her to live out her friendly, couch-potato dreams with just enough exercise to keep her healthy. Tegan is a very interactive dog, who takes cues...

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Chopt Creative Salad Company Opening with Fundraiser in Chapel Hill

Chopt Creative Salad Company is opening its second Triangle location in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center in Chapel Hill this Wednesday, May 10. Before they officially open their doors they are inviting friends and neighbors for a free preview on Tuesday, May 9 for Chopt Gives Day. Bring a cash donation for Kitchen Patrol, Lantern Restaurant’s project to help children discover the skills they need for a lifetime of cooking and eating, and TABLE whose mission is to provide healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children living in Chapel Hill and Carroboro.   Stop by for lunch between...

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Cinco de Mayo in Chapelboro

What does Cinco de Mayo have in common with fortune cookies? Neither things are that big a deal outside the United States. Cinco de Mayo is certainly celebrated in Mexico, but not nearly on the scale that it is here in the United States. Americans have taken the holiday and created a celebration of Mexican culture in general, sometimes going as far as to confuse it with a celebration of Mexican independence – which is actually held on September 16. Beginning with Chicano activists in the 1960s looking for a way to honor history and culture, Cinco de Mayo...

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Adopt-A-Pet: Dainty

Dainty is a sweet little girl, born in August of 2016. She’s still very much a kitten, and came to the Goathouse as an only child. She’s especially fond of cuddles and personal attention, and would make a wonderful addition to almost any home. She’s fond of friends, and we would recommend taking her home with another kitten around her age so she’ll have someone to play with. Dainty is a calm kind of cat, just as comfortable lounging next to a human as she is curling up by herself somewhere small and warm. She’s affectionate and quite prone...

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Hometown Hero: Carter Hubbard

Messages written in flowers doesn’t have to be confined to Alice’s Wonderland or the pages of a fantasy novel. This week’s WCHL Hometown Hero, Carter Hubbard, began the “Florafitti” project, which brings words of inspiration and simple wisdom to life in the public spaces of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. “It actually came as a result of sort of a design challenge,” said Hubbard. “I had a piece that I wanted to cast a shadow of the word on the floor, and when I got in there I felt the piece – the ambient light – was too bright. So...

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38th Annual Festival for the Eno to Be Held July 1 and 4

The 38th annual “Festival for the Eno” will be held on July 1st and 4th at West Point on the Eno, City Park. This Durham tradition features live music with over 65 artists on four stages, a craft show spotlighting over 80 local artisans, food trucks and local food vendors, a beer garden, educational workshops and plenty of family fun on the river. Presented by the Eno River Association, the Festival showcases the nature, culture and history of the Eno River Basin and annually raises tens of thousands of dollars for the purchase and protection of land along the...

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The Commentators: A Response Concerning Fluoride

Commentary by Dr. Alex White As a public health dentist with nearly 35 years of experience, I would like to respond to the Commentary last week from the “Fluoride Free Chapel Hill/Carrboro” campaign. For more than 70 years, community water fluoridation has been used to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health.   Millions of Americans – children, adults, and seniors – benefit from fluoridation each year.  In 2014, more than 211 million people, or 75% of the U.S. population, were served by community water systems that contain enough fluoride to protect their teeth. Community water fluoridation is not only...

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