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  • Dina Rousset

    Dina Rousset: Hometown Hero

    May 24, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Dina Rousset is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. She is the director of Launch Chapel Hill.  Launch Chapel Hill is a start-up accelerator.  They work with high-potential entrepreneurs.  They provide support, tools, and knowledge needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time, and accelerate growth. Last year, Launch Chapel hill was ranked as one of the top 4 university […]

  • Deborah Bender

    Deborah Bender: Hometown Hero

    May 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Dr. Deborah Bender is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Bender volunteers in Mimi Collins’ ESL classroom at Culbreth Middle School.  She goes to the class every Wednesday and helps students with science, math, and reading. She really loves sitting and reading books with children. Dr. Bender is a retired UNC professor.  She worked at the university in […]

  • Charlotte White and Eric White

    Charlotte White: Hometown Hero

    May 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Charlotte White is Friday’s Hometown Hero. Charlotte and her husband founded SKJAJA.  According to their website, the SKJAJA Fund’s mission is to provide underprivileged children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina the opportunity to participate in social and educational enrichment activities such as, but not limited to: team sports or camps, art or dance classes, […]

  • Marianne Jones

    Marianne Jones: Hometown Hero

    May 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Marianne Jones is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Marianne owns Auto Logic in Carrboro. Auto Logic is celebrating 30 years in business today.  They plan to have entertainment, food, drink, and even a big birthday cake.  Ron Stutts is going.  You’re invited, too. Stop by between 5:30 and 7:30. The event is a fundraiser for Club Nova, […]

  • Chela Tu

    Chela Tu: Hometown Hero

    May 18, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Chela Tu is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Chela planned and coordinated Friday night’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards (also known as the BEAs). The BEAs recognized the best that Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the surrounding area have to offer.  See the full list of winners.  The finalists were chosen from over 80 nominations […]

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    Cliff Jones: Hometown Hero

    May 17, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Cliff Jones is Tuesday’s Hometown Hero. Cliff has volunteered with Cub Scout Pack 283 in Chapel Hill for years.  He’s been a cub master, a den leader, and an activities coordinator with the pack. He also volunteers for Boy Scout Troop 45. John Turner calls Cliff the “quintessential volunteer” because, “he’s doing something that he […]

  • Nancy Holt

    Nancy Holt: Hometown Hero

    May 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Nancy Holt is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Recently, Preserve Rural Orange honored Nancy with a new award that will bear her name.  The Nancy Holt Award will recognize citizen activists committed to addressing toxic pollutants in the environment. Holt has spent decades working on solutions to environmental pollution.  She has worked on environmental projects in North […]

  • Mary Whatley, George Ann McCay, and Hayden Vick.

    Mary Whatley and Hayden Vick: Hometown Heroes

    May 13, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Mary Whatley and Hayden Vick are Friday’s Hometown Heroes.  They are both UNC students who volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Mary Whatley helps ESL students at Carrboro High School.  She works with a lot of people who are new to the United States.  She specifically helps the students during their math period. Hayden Vick […]

  • Chief Chris Blue

    Chris Blue: Hometown Hero

    May 12, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Chris Blue is Thursday’s Hometown.  He is the Chapel Hill Police Chief. He’s been the Police Chief for nearly 6 years.  There are many reasons to honor Chief Blue, but we want to put the spotlight on his work with Volunteers for Youth.  He’s been working with the organization for years.  Volunteers for Youth has […]

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    Sue Klausmeyer: Hometown Hero

    May 11, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Sue Klausmeyer is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. She is the conductor and artistic director of Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus.  She’s been at the helm since 2000. The chorus has been in existence for more than 35 years.  They welcome members from all across the area.  The Voices chorus does two major performances a year.  Their […]

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