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Today is the day WCHL goes local all day

As of today (Monday, September 19, 2016), WCHL will be presenting local programming all day during the week. Here is the lineup for weekday programming: Ron Stutts, the voice of Chapel Hill for 39 years, will add an hour to his morning show each weekday. He will be on air from 6 am until 10 am with the same popular features and a few more tunes. From 10 am – 3 pm, WCHL will now air adult album alternative (such as Adele, Mumford & Sons,  and R.E.M.) and original local talk content with Nicki Morse. Aaron Keck will continue to host...

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Angeline Warren: Hometown Hero

Angeline Warren is this week’s Hometown Hero. Angeline is always working behind the scenes as a registrar in the music department at UNC.  But, that’s not even close to everything she does in our community. She rarely slows down.  Each year, Angeline works on her family reunion and class reunion.  She is a member of St. Paul AME Church where she has served for years as the recording secretary of the Duhart-Clark Women’s Missionary Society.  She also heads up the WMS’s Angel Tree Comittmee which coordinates gifts to children of incarcerated people from Orange and Chatham Counties.  She also...

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2016 Hillsborough Hog Day

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Victor Edwards: Hometown Hero

Victor Edwards is this week’s Hometown Hero. Victor is an accountant with a heart of gold.    Here is an example of that. He had a call from a single mom who was adopting a special needs child.  She had a tax question that no one would answer because she wasn’t a client.   So, Victor did the research, got her the answer, and got back to her.  She had called 6 CPAs and not one of them would help her.  Until she found Victor. He was nominated by his daughter Stephanie who is a student at East Chapel Hill High School....

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Cunningham Said Yes, Then No, To Florida

Sources close to both athletic departments have confirmed a USA Today report that UNC’s Bubba Cunningham agreed to become the new athletics director at the University of Florida in August but changed his mind as the deal was to be announced in Gainesville, Florida. Cunningham, who grew up in Naples, Florida, and still has family there, was offered a reported $1.4 million annual contract, according to the sources. His guaranteed annual income is about half that at UNC, which is reportedly preparing a contract extension and substantial pay increase. Cunningham, who has begun his sixth year as Carolina’s AD,...

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Emma Parry: Hometown Hero

Emma Parry is this week’s Hometown Hero. Emma is 14 years old.  President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign was the beginning of her interest in politics.  She started calling voters at age 10 as a volunteer for Obama’s reelection bid.  She also knocked on doors and doing voter registration drives.  She was able to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, also. In the beginning, Emma was given a script when making calls.  But, now she is a pro. She also ran student government campaigns at Phillips Middle School, worked with Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign, and served as an honorary page in...

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Good News Friday – Autumn is Coming – We Promise!

Today we take a look back at a summer of good news; with a special edition of ‘Good News Friday!’
Even though the temperature is expected to be back in the 90s next week, the summer IS actually coming to an end; school is back, UNC football starts this weekend, and soon enough the temperatures will cool to a crisp; the leaves will start changing colors and the autumn sky will glow a deep Carolina blue. We promise…it is coming!

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Brenda Thomas: Hometown Hero

Brenda Thomas is this week’s Hometown Hero. Brenda and her husband Terry decided to open their home to foster children, but her history with foster children and special needs children goes way back.  Brenda was a foster child as an infant.  Her son was born with special needs. Brenda and Terry have fostered 63 children over the past 20 years.  Many of those children have had serious special needs. Susan Attermier nominated Brenda.  She had this to say: “Brenda moves heaven and earth to provide whatever those children need to become successful adults. I know her because I have provided physical...

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Good News Friday – Transplanting Traditions!

While researching to write a story profiling all of the wonderful local farmers markets we have here in the Chapelboro area, we discovered a very special program that we have to tell you about.

The Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, located off of Jones Ferry Road in the Elinor Irvin Nature Preserve is a community farm cared for by refugees from southeast Asia.

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WCHL Going Local All Day

As students return to campus and the Tar Heels prepare to take the field and chase the ACC championship, WCHL will be launching the next phase of its long history with a new state-of-the-art studio at University Place.  A new app and redesigned website will soon be unveiled. And WCHL will now present local programming all day during the week. Here is the lineup for weekday programming: Ron Stutts, the voice of Chapel Hill for 39 years, will add an hour to his morning show each weekday. He will be on air from 6 am until 10 am with the same popular...

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