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  • Osiris Rankin

    Good News Friday: Osiris Rankin – What a Great Story!

    July 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

    You probably haven’t heard the name, Osiris Rankin, but after today you won’t be able to forget.

    In 2010 at 31 years old, without a college degree and working retail in Chapel Hill, Osiris decided he needed to make a change. He had 2 goals in life: to be a father with sufficient and stable employment, and provide a return on investment to all the people in his life who had made an investment in him.

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    Non-Profit Showcase with Fred Black

    July 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Fred Black is the Sr. Vice President of Black Star Strategies, Inc., a leadership coaching and development firm. In his over 20 years in Chapel Hill, he has been an active community volunteer, participating with a variety of public and private organizations and committees, and serving as a director and leader of a number of […]

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    Say Yes to the Chef

    July 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Chefs Janice Escott and Kelly Taylor are excited to be joining the WCHL team. Come along with us as we peek into locals chef’s kitchens, learn about what is stirring up food activists, and to get a taste of what’s new and delicious in our local food world. Check out our recipes and videos at […]

  • Martha Brunstein

    Martha Brunstein: Hometown Hero

    July 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Martha Brunstein is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Martha is the President of Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library.  They are an association of persons committed to furthering the excellence of the Chapel Hill Public Library by raising money for library needs, sponsoring programs for adults and children, and fostering interest in the Chapel Hill Public Library. […]

  • Archie Daniel

    Archie Daniel: Hometown Hero

    July 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Archie Daniel is a retired Captain with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  He spent about 30 years in law enforcement. Even after all those years of community service, Archie has continued his public service work with seniors, through a Program called S.A.L.T.  That stands for Seniors and Law Enforcement Together. THE S.A.L.T. program aims to reduce both […]

  • Harrison Barnes

    Good News Friday: An Olympic Tar Heel

    July 1, 2016 at 10:37 am

    In covering the news and keeping the community informed, unfortunately we have to report a lot of bad news; but rest assured that every Friday throughout the summertime, when you tune into WCHL, we will have some good news to report to you!  That’s because we are launching a new segment; “Good News Friday!” Do […]

  • UNC Health Care: Women's Care

    Kristin Rogers: Hometown Hero

    June 30, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Kristin Rogers is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Kristin is a social worker at UNC Health Care.  She works in the Horizons Program. The program works with pregnant women, mothers, and their children who have suffered from substance abuse.  It focuses primarily on sobriety, professionalism, and parenting. Kristin Rogers always wanted to help people.  She grew up overseas […]

  • Michele Hayward (Photo via UNC)

    Michele Hayward: Hometown Hero

    June 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Michele Hayward is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Michele is a research coordinator at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  She works closely with their UNCseq program. She’s a leader and provides a human component to their work.  She brings scientists and physicians together, which can be like herding cats according to Neil Hayes.  Michele can also be a […]

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    Magda Parvey: Hometown Hero

    June 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Magda Parvey is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Dr. Parvey is the outgoing assistant superintendent for instructional services at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  Dr. Parvey has gotten a lot done since 2012. She came to our community from New York and will be returning to that state. With Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools superintendent Dr. Tom Forcella also leaving […]

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    James Williams: Hometown Heroes

    June 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

    James Williams is Monday’s Hometown Hero. James is primarily responsible for the reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” that takes place every Fourth of July in Carrboro. This year’s event happens at the Century Center in downtown Carrboro on July 4th from noon until 1:30 PM. Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle […]