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  • Kevin Shields

    Kevin Shields: Hometown Hero

    July 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Kevin Shields is Friday’s Hometown Hero. Kevin represents the Triangle Disability Awareness Council.  He teaches others how to use technology and hosts his own radio station.  He does all of that as a blind man. The Triangle Disability Awareness Council will celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Saturday at the Chapel […]

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    Good News Friday – The Ice Bucket Challenge is Back in the News!

    July 29, 2016 at 7:15 am

    The ice bucket challenge is back in the news….and that’s a good thing!

    Two summers ago, whether you participated or not (and likely you did!) you certainly remember the ice bucket challenge.

  • Camille McGirt

    Camille McGirt: Hometown Hero

    July 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Camille McGirt is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Camille is the founder and co-executive director of Healthy Girls Save the World.  Healthy Girls Save the World (HGSW) is a non-profit dedicated to promoting healthy minds, bodies, and relationships for middle school girls in North Carolina. HGSW hosts events on the UNC campus with student-athletes.  These events provide […]

  • Ed Bedford

    Ed Bedford: Hometown Hero

    July 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Ed Bedford is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Ed is a founding board member of Extraordinary Ventures.  He’s been working in the autism community since moving to Chapel Hill almost 30 years ago. Extraordinary Ventures  trains and employs young adults with autism and developmental disabilities who are aging out of the public school system. Earlier this week, […]

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    Paige Morrow: Hometown Hero

    July 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Paige Morrow is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Paige is the executive director of Extraordinary Ventures.  The organization trains and employs young adults with autism and developmental disabilities who are aging out of the public school system. Extraordinary Ventures started with an event center and has branched into more ventures.  They also have a bus detailing crew, […]

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    Gene and Louise Drogos: Hometown Heroes

    July 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Gene and Louise Drogos are Friday’s Hometown Heroes. The couple recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. Gene and Louise have been active in the community for decades.  They’ve been members of St. Thomas More since 1957 and have been instrumental in the success of that church.  Gene has worked with the Knights of Columbus. They are […]

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    Good News Friday: It Really is Christmas in July!

    July 22, 2016 at 6:45 am

    This weekend, it really is Christmas in July!

    For nearly 70 years The US Marine Corps Reserve’s ‘Toys for Tots’ has been one of the iconic charitable programs in our country.

    And for the past nine years, The Orange County Department of Social Services has supported the effort by operating the Orange County Toy Chest program.

  • Deborah Stroman

    If You Only Knew with Dr. Deborah Stroman

    July 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    A Sports & Society conversation with influential sport business leaders and athletes in America. Dr. Deborah Stroman is an enthusiastic educator and entrepreneur. She coordinates Sport Business curriculum for the prestigious Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Sport venture track for the College of Arts & Science’s Entrepreneurship Minor. She values “creating and connecting sport business […]

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    The Deep End with Mark Kleinschmidt

    July 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Each week Mark Kleinschmidt dives into the Deep End as he and his guests explore the politics and culture that are driving water cooler conversations in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

  • Jim Warren

    Jim Warren: Hometown Hero

    July 21, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Jim Warren is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Jim is the executive director of NC WARN, a group committed to being a watchdog of the electric power industry.  NC WARN is based in Durham. NC WARN spend a lot of time focused on climate change and Charlotte-based Duke Energy. From their website: “NC WARN is a 501c3 […]