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Hometown Hero: Lorie Clark

Lorie Clark has been the high school specialist for Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate since early 2002. As service advisory to the Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute and the Minority Student Achievement Network, she’s been striving for years to help students of color reach their full potential within our school systems. As this week’s Hometown Hero, we’d like to shine some light on the work she does, both with Blue Ribbon and otherwise. “Blue Ribbon was created in 1995 in order to help close the achievement gap,” said Clark. “The Blue Ribbon task force was created to take a look at some of...

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Orientation to Graduation: Austin Helms Book Signing Today

Austin Helms, a former Kenan-Flagler student, graduated from UNC in 2016. During his time at Carolina he recorded his experiences in what would eventually become his book, “Orientation to Graduation.” The book is a first-hand real-time account of Helms’ college experience, and offers his insight into “making the most” of everything that a traditional college experience has to offer to a student willing to put themselves out there and work to make their time in college something special. Featuring chapters with guidelines for maintaining mental health, setting goals, studying abroad, exams, parties, internships and jobs after college (among other...

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Hometown Hero – George Ann McCay

This week’s Hometown Hero is George Ann McCay, the volunteer specialist and ESL program manager for Chapel Hill/Carrboro schools. She’s been serving the state for 25 years, with 17 of those spent in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro district. “I have found that it’s just a wonderful community be a part of here in Chapel Hill,” said McCay. “We have wonderful volunteers who are willing to volunteer in our schools to help make students have better experiences in our schools. The support we get from volunteers is immeasurable.” McCay is retiring this month to enjoy travelling, spending time with family and...

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Adopt-A-Pet: Kiska

Meet Kiska! She’s a shy little kitten, but has plenty of gentle sweetness once she gets to know you. When she arrived at the station this morning, she was much more comfortable staying in her carrier, but once she warms up to new people and new places, there’s nothing she likes more than being cuddled and keeping warm. She was born around this time last year,making her just about one year old. As a late spring kitten, Kiska is old enough to be adopted on her own, but she would probably prefer to have another feline around the same...

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Hometown Hero: Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson has served on the Carrboro Board of Alderman since her election in 2011. A member of the National Association of Social Workers, an appointee to the Affordable Housing Task Force and Community Home Trust Board of Directors among other committees as well as a local yoga instructor and artist, Johnson’s presence in the Carrboro Community has consistently been a positive one. She graduated with her bachelor’s from the College of William and Mary, and her master’s degree in social work came from UNC. Though she has “enjoyed her time” serving the Carrboro community and is “excited to...

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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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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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