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The Uncommon Garden Gala

Local artist Rik Hermanson began designing the Uncommon Garden in 2002, starting from a simple plan to enhance the owner’s backyard. Today, after hundreds of tons of rocks, concrete, soil, boulders, water and plants have been hauled in, this formerly ordinary backyard is an intricate web of sculptural landscapes.

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NCAA Women’s 2nd Round – North Carolina vs. Michigan State

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Second Round game with #4 UNC and #5 Michigan State looked to be a close game after Carolina’s last victory. Unfortunately for the Spartans, the Tar Heels took an early lead and kept Michigan State at bay for the remainder of the game. UNC won 62-53 in a physical contest that saw multiple Tar Heels leave the floor with injuries. Carolina went to Diamond DeShields early and often. DeShields finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds. DeShields took a knee and a hard fall in the first half, but returned to lead...

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Healthiest You at UNC Wellness Center

The 4th Annual 2014 Healthiest You Challenge presented by UNC Health Care is offering our listeners a chance to be part of a free, six-week program presented by 97.9 FM WCHL and Chapelboro.com and coordinated by the UNC Wellness Centers at Meadowmont and UNC Wellness Centers at Northwest Cary. On Tuesday, team members and WCHL staff kicked off the Challenge at UNC Wellness Center in anticipation of the event. The 2014 Healthiest You Challenge! A big thanks to UNC Wellness Centers and UNC Health Care for their involvement in 2014’s Healthiest You Challenge. UNC Health Care naturally donned the...

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Friends of Downtown Meeting at Franklin Hotel

Early Thursday morning, the Friends of Downtown held their monthly meeting at the Franklin Hotel. Residents and business owners from all around Chapel Hill congregated for coffee and conversation on a chilly morning while enjoying the warm temperatures inside. The following presentation by Phil Szostak shed light on past, present and future architecture in and around Chapel Hill. The future of downtown is bright, and the Friends of Downtown are dedicated to making sure Chapel Hill continues to be a destination for dining, working, and entertainment for years to come. The Friends of Downtown met Thursday morning at the...

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Hillsborough Holiday Parade

Early morning rain and cold weather gave way to dry skies and Hillsborough’s Holiday Parade went off without a hitch. Floats from local businesses and organizations and other parade participants entertained the crowd that formed in downtown Hillsborough, and the weather managed to cooperate for a few hours to give everyone a great Saturday...

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Downtown Hillsborough Christmas Tree Lighting

On a cool, clear Friday night in Downtown Hillsborough, citizens and visitors from all around celebrated the holidays at the Old Orange County Courthouse. The Orange Community Players read from classic Christmas stories and sung carols before the Town Tree lighting countdown. Sponsored by the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Friday’s event was just the beginning of a great holiday weekend in...

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