By Staff
  • Matt Damon in "The Martian"

    Saving Matt Damon

    December 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Today is Tuesday, December 29, 2015.  Evidently, it costs a lot of money to save Matt Damon.  We also hear more about that “affluenza” teen and dogs don’t like baths. Saving Matt Damon We’ve all seen “Saving Private Ryan.”  Tom Hanks and his crew search for Matt Damon. But, that wasn’t the first time there was […]

  • NORAD Tracking Santa Claus

    Tracking Santa Claus

    December 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Today is Monday, December 29, 2015.  We learn about tracking Santa Claus and about getting un-divorced. Tracking Santa Claus On Christmas Eve, millions of children are tracking Santa Claus. They use the NORAD Santa Tracker. It all began with a typo. In 1955, Sears Roebuck & Co. ran an advertisement in a Colorado Springs-area newspaper […]

  • The Carolina Inn

    Carolina Inn: Holiday Short List Winner

    December 17, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Carolina Inn is the winner of our Holiday Short List.  We asked Chapelboro readers and WCHL listeners to vote for their favorite holiday outing and The Carolina Inn came out on top. The Carolina Inn has been a fixture on the UNC campus for 90 years, and today combines delightful traditions and modern amenities for […]

  • new WCHL owners

    Rudd Media Takes Over WCHL and Chapelboro, Announces New Local Ownership Group of Four

    December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

     CHAPEL HILL, NC – Rudd Media, LLC, has closed on ownership of WCHL Radio and, and principal Mr. Leslie Rudd has announced a partnership agreement with four local businessmen who have formed an owner/operator group that has bought into the two local media properties, pending their approval by the FCC. Chris Ehrenfeld, Jim Kitchen, […]

  • Orange County Sportsplex

    Orange County Sportsplex Celebrates 10 Years

    December 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    On Friday, December 11, the Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough celebrated its 10 year partnership with Orange County. Ten years ago the Orange County Sportsplex had 900 fitness members and now there are 5,700.  No taxpayer money is spent.  “Our fundamental mission to motivate people of all ages and fitness abilities to lead healthier lives has […]

  • Orange County Slogan

    Orange County Wants a New Slogan

    December 3, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Orange County has an opportunity to change the “Welcome to Orange County” Interstate sign, currently placed on I-40 at mile marker 269, heading west.  The current sign welcomes interstate travelers with the message, “Orange County: You’ll Be a Fan for Life.” The current sign is damaged and needs to be replaced.  Instead of replacing it […]

  • Matthew's Legacy

    Matthew’s Legacy

    December 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Today is Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  We learn about Matthew’s Legacy, how a viral Facebook post resulted in animal cruelty charges, and 28 photos. Matthew’s Legacy When Jamie-Lynne Knighten went to pay her $200 tab at a Trader Joe’s in Oceanside, California, she found that she had left her debit card at home. Her 5-month-old baby was […]

  • Chapelboro Short List

    Short List Voting: Best Place for a Holiday Outing

    December 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around your town? After all, it is YOUR town. Who else is more qualified to choose?’s Short List is an award decided entirely by the readers and residents in YOUR […]

  • blankets

    120 More Blankets Needed

    November 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    During the first two weeks of the 12th-annual Blanket Orange County blanket drive, 180 blankets have been collected. The goal for this year’s event is to bring in 300 new or gently used blankets for distribution to Orange County citizens in need. There are eight drop-off locations in our community: Bean and Barrel, 501000 Governors […]

  • Holiday Hoops in Brooklyn

    Second-Chance Giftcard Giveaway

    November 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    You may have missed out on your opportunity to win tickets see Carolina play in the CBS Sports Classic in Brooklyn, but we are giving you a second chance to win with the Mark Vitali Nationwide Insurance Carolina Basketball Holiday Hoops Second-Chance Giftcard Giveaway, presented by Continental Tire. If you registered at an official entry location […]