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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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Coca-Cola® Releases Commemorative Championship Can to Celebrate the UNC National Title Run

In celebration of the University of North Carolina’s triumphant 2017 NCAA® Division I men’s basketball national championship win, Coca-Cola® is giving Tar Heel fans a refreshing way to savor the sweet taste of a title victory. Today, Coca-Cola is unveiling a limited-edition commemorative 12-ounce can to honor the team’s accomplishment and celebrate with North Carolina fans. Available in six-packs, the Coca-Cola cans feature the Tar Heel logo and salute North Carolina for its remarkable 2017 title run. “Throughout the season, Coca-Cola has delivered Tar Heel fans delicious, ice-cold refreshment and the uplift they needed to cheer their team all...

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The Commentators: Daria Barazandeh

Commentary by Daria Barazandeh As a resident of Chapel Hill and consumer of OWASA water who is deeply concerned about the effects of the commonly accepted practice of putting a toxic chemical in our water supply known as hydrofluorosilicic acid, or more commonly called fluoride, I have launched a local movement to have it stopped. The FDA classifies fluoride as a drug when used to treat or prevent disease and when added to the water, it is being used with the belief that it will prevent tooth decay. What happened to informed consent? Do we not have the right...

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The Commentators: Light Rail, White Elephant

Commentary by Richard Chady The Durham Orange Light Rail Transit (DOLRT) plan is the unicorn destined to become a white elephant. When proposed years ago, perhaps it seemed to be the ideal response to growth, even a status symbol for our expanding metropolitan area. But the plan always provided a limited benefit to Orange County.  Light rail only serves a tiny sliver of the county and doesn’t provide any direct benefit to most of the area from Carrboro to Mebane.  It doesn’t run to the airport or the Research Triangle Park. Now after many delays and changes in the...

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Adopt-A-Pet – McCoy

McCoy is a young tabby currently living at the Goathouse Refuge, but we hope he’ll find a new home soon! Part of an all-boy litter, McCoy’s mother and brothers have all been adopted. He’s affectionate and curious, the kind of cat that will cautiously move around a new place rather than run and hide. He loves to explore, and if his loud purrs are any indication, loves to be petted and held even more. McCoy has experience getting along with other cats, and even a dog! He’s a well-tempered young cat, only one year old but not always acting...

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NC F&B Podcast

Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina’s burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier’s, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&B podcast.

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