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State Employees’ Credit Union Members Award $10,000 Scholarship to Area High School Student!

State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Tanasha Lertjanyarak, a senior at Carrboro High School. The scholarship was awarded for study at North Carolina State University, part of North Carolina’s 16-campus University of North Carolina System. Funded solely by Credit Union members and given based on SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” the scholarship recognizes the recipient’s community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement. The scholarship is provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters. State Employees’ Credit Union’s local...

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The Story Behind a Painting: One Snapshot of Chapel Hill and the Old Methodist Church on Opening Day, 1853

This article was written by, Gordon Johnson,  a member of University UMC’s Records and History Committee. He recently commissioned a painting by local artist Michael Brown.  Gordon, wanted to create a “record” of the original church which opened in 1853 (the building still stands at the corner of Rosemary and Henderson Streets). My obsession began when Benjamin pointed to the ceiling and said, “See that? That’s where the steeple was.” I knew there was no steeple in this church, but he seemed pretty confident, so I heard him out. He continued, “Yes. That’s the framing that supported the steeple....

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Parents Submit a ‘Send Off’ to your Graduate(s) on WCHL and Chapelboro

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends are you looking for the perfect gift for your graduate? For $75 you can purchase a personalized ‘send off‘ for your graduate(s) on-air on WCHL and online on Chapelboro.com! The ‘send off’ will include: Name of Graduate and their School Your ‘Send Off’ message read on-air by Ron Stutts and WCHL On-Air Hosts the week of June 5th Photo of your graduate(s) and congratulatory message posted on Chapelboro.com Copy of audio file of “send off’ to send to family and friends. *Everyone who submits a dedication will be entered to win a Graduation Day prize...

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Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is national Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Cystic fibrosis is a currently un-curable, life threatening, genetic disease that affects more than 30,000 people in the United States and 70,000 worldwide, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What is it like to live with Cystic Fibrosis? A local woman who’s been living with CF disease for thirty-seven years shares her story. She has asked to remain anonymous for fear of jeopardizing her career and livelihood. I started off my career as a social worker, until I realized I could not afford to be one. The fact of the matter is, having...

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Hometown Hero: Corey Root

This week’s WCHL Hometown Hero is Corey Root, the Homeless Program Coordinator for the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness. Root has held the position since early 2016, and is instrumental in the ongoing development of a comprehensive plan to end homelessness in Orange County. “There are high stakes involved here,” said Root. “The length of time someone’s been homeless and whether they’re living sheltered or unsheltered, we use all those three factors to have a prioritized list to try to get folks into housing.” Root serves as the primary contact when the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and...

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Grand Opening The Joint® Chiropractic in Chapel Hill

The Joint® Chiropractic, a national chiropractic brand, will open its newest location at 1726 Fordham Blvd Suite 120, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. The clinic, located in front of Food Lion in Rams Plaza, is set to open May 15. The Joint® offers an innovative, patient-friendly model that allows guests access to affordable, quality chiropractic care on their terms. Appointments aren’t necessary, the clinic offers extended hours that include evenings and weekends and the need for insurance is eliminated as The Joint’s membership plans and packages are typically less costly than most insurance copays. To celebrate the opening of its...

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Adopt-A-Pet: Tegan

Tegan is a small black retriever whose breed isn’t entirely known, but it’s certainly known that she’s got quite a personality for such a small dog. Warm, friendly, cuddly and affectionate, the 4-year-old little girl is known to be independent and mellow, with just hanging out with people topping her list of favorite activities. She has bad knees for such a small pup, so a calm and low-energy home would be the best, allowing her to live out her friendly, couch-potato dreams with just enough exercise to keep her healthy. Tegan is a very interactive dog, who takes cues...

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Chopt Creative Salad Company Opening with Fundraiser in Chapel Hill

Chopt Creative Salad Company is opening its second Triangle location in Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center in Chapel Hill this Wednesday, May 10. Before they officially open their doors they are inviting friends and neighbors for a free preview on Tuesday, May 9 for Chopt Gives Day. Bring a cash donation for Kitchen Patrol, Lantern Restaurant’s project to help children discover the skills they need for a lifetime of cooking and eating, and TABLE whose mission is to provide healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children living in Chapel Hill and Carroboro.   Stop by for lunch between...

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Cinco de Mayo in Chapelboro

What does Cinco de Mayo have in common with fortune cookies? Neither things are that big a deal outside the United States. Cinco de Mayo is certainly celebrated in Mexico, but not nearly on the scale that it is here in the United States. Americans have taken the holiday and created a celebration of Mexican culture in general, sometimes going as far as to confuse it with a celebration of Mexican independence – which is actually held on September 16. Beginning with Chicano activists in the 1960s looking for a way to honor history and culture, Cinco de Mayo...

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