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  • Keith Cochran

    Keith Cochran: Hometown Hero

    August 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Keith Cochran is this week’s Hometown Hero. Keith coached Rainbow Soccer teams for 30 years before recently retiring.  He started in 1986 when his oldest son was 6.  He coached both of his sons and they became assistant coaches as adults. He is stepping down now because he normally gets a group of kids and […]


    Good News Friday – What is SKJAJA? – You Need to Know!

    August 12, 2016 at 7:22 am

    If you listen to WCHL, you’ve probably heard the term SKJAJA, but do you know what it actually is? Well, you need to, because it is awesome!

    The SKJAJA Fund is a local charity formed in 2008 by Chapel Hill Residents Charlotte and Eric White.

  • Leanne Joyce

    Leanne Joyce: Hometown Hero

    August 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Leanne Joyce is this week’s Hometown Hero. Leanne is the Founder and President of Positive Impact for Kids.  The organization strives to improve the hospital experience for children and teenagers receiving inpatient medical care in the United States.  Get more information on Positive Impact for Kids. Leanne is 16 years old and will be entering […]

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    Good News Friday – A Lot of Tar Heels are Participating in the Olympics – And Not Just Athletes!

    August 5, 2016 at 6:50 am

    A LOT of Tar Heels are participating in the Olympics – And not just athletes!

    With the Opening Ceremonies tonight in Brazil; UNC is well represented! As WCHL’s Blake Hodge reported last week in a story you can find on; there are 17 current and former Tar Heel athletes vying for Olympic gold in Rio.

  • 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 […]

  • Ron Ice Bucket

    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 […]