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  • Sam Odom

    Sam Odom: Hometown Hero

    April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Sam Odom is Friday’s Hometown Hero. Sam is the director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. About the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute: “The mission of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is to enhance the lives of children and families through interdisciplinary research, technical assistance, professional development, and implementation […]

  • Barbara Wendell

    Barbara Wendell: Hometown Hero

    April 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Barbara Wendell is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Barbara is an extraordinary volunteer for the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.  It wouldn’t be the same without her.  Consistently, she puts in more volunteer hours than anyone, and has been doing that since 2008.  She’s always there, and she can be counted on to really step […]

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    The Challenge is Complete

    April 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    The 2016 Healthiest You Challenge Finale was held tonight at the UNC Wellness Center in Meadowmont. Sixty-four challengers and their coaches gathered to learn the final results of this six week program. The group lost 359.4 pounds and 547.67  inches.  In addition, for this group, during the last 6 weeks, systolic blood pressure went down 478 points and […]

  • Eileen Ferrell

    Eileen Ferrell: Hometown Hero

    April 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Eileen Ferrell is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Eileen is executive director of the Strowd-Roses Foundation. Their main mission is to add to the culture of the community.  They also provide money to needs in the community by providing grants. From the Strowd-Roses website: “We fund local nonprofits and projects that improve the quality of life […]

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    Julie Hennis: Hometown Hero

    April 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Julie Hennis is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Julie is a volunteer coordinator for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System.  Recently, she was involved in a “Day of Service.”  The Orange/Chatham Board of Realtors got together for a day of community work at Chapel Hill High School.  Construction, Renovations, Repairs, and Beautification. You can nominate your own […]

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    Debra Lane: Hometown Hero

    April 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Debra Lane is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Debra is an employee of the Town of Chapel Hill.  Specifically, Debra handles things at local cemeteries.  According to Parks and Recreation Department Director Jim Orr, Debra works extremely well with people during difficult times. She handles the details and helps keep family members at ease.  It takes a […]

  • Gordon Jameson

    Gordon Jameson: Hometown Hero

    April 15, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Gordon Jameson is Friday’s Hometown Hero. Gordon is one of the original founders of the FRANK Gallery that is located in downtown Chapel Hill. The gallery’s “Off The Wall” event is Friday: “FRANK’s 2016 gala will feature a wall filled with an exclusive collection of 55 high quality art pieces donated by area artists. Each […]

  • Jim Wise

    Jim Wise: Hometown Hero

    April 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Jim Wise is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. He is a Chapel Hill High School Student Assistance Program Specialist  and SAVE Advisor.  Jim coordinates “mock crash” events for high school students in the community. The events are a result of collaboration between the school system, SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) chapters at East Chapel Hill High and Chapel Hill […]

  • Scott Stankavage

    Scott Stankavage: Hometown Hero

    April 13, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Scott Stankavage is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Scott was a quarterback at Carolina back in the early 80’s.  He played for three different teams in the NFL. About 3 years ago, Scott was diagnosed with leukemia.  Since then, he’s been fighting hard and not only for himself.  He’s raising money to help fight the disease in […]

  • Jeff Danner: Common Science

    Jeff Danner: Hometown Hero

    April 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Jeff Danner is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. For the past five years, Jeff has written the Common Science column on  Danner uses the column to explain the wonderful and complicated world of science in a way we all can understand. Overall, Jeff Danner has written over 200 columns for Chapelboro.  To celebrate, we took a look […]