Lauryn Colatuno

5 Feel Good Stories From 2016!

Feeling the holiday blues? We gathered together some inspirational, feel good stories that are sure to brighten your day. Click these links to uplifting, inspirational stories shared through social media this year. 1) This class noticed a special needs student had been wearing shoes too small for him, so they put their money together to give him the best Christmas ever! Read more here. 2) Bachelor Party turns into puppy rescue mission 3) These sick children thought it was just a simple Santa photo but it turned into something magical thanks to Photoshop and this digital artist. Watch the video...

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Weekend “Top Ten” Planner

Our top picks for the weekend are here – don’t miss these great events in Chapel Hill and Orange County! Miracle on Hillsboro St. – Saturday, 2pm – 6pm See the trial of the century on Saturday, December 17th at the historic Chatham County Courthouse, where Santa Claus is on trial. Enjoy audience participation, local actors and the real Kris Kringle! Performances will be at 2pm & 6pm. Admission is a $5 donation to benefit Chatham County Partnership for Children, or give five non-perishable food items to benefit CORA Food Pantry. Children under 6 are free. Seating is limited, so advanced ticket...

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UNC Business Students Give Away Another Car

This past Friday was an exciting day for one Durham man, Mussasa Mpengh.  Social entrepreneur and Kenan-Flagler Business School instructor, Jim Kitchen, had a very big surprise in store for Mpengh. “Mussasa, this is your new car, and these guys made it possible,” said Kitchen, as he pointed to the group of students standing by. As the crowd cheered, Mpengh walked up to the gold Honda sedan with a red ribbon on top parked in front of the Wells Fargo on Franklin St. Without the students who volunteer their time with the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), this would have...

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Weekend “Top Ten” Planner

Our top picks for the weekend are here – don’t miss these great events in Chapel Hill and Orange County! Town Hall Tree Lighting in Carrboro – Friday, 6pm – 7pm Join the Carrboro Board of Aldermen for the annual holiday tree lighting and children’s chorus. Hear children from Carrboro Elementary and McDougle Elementary sing holiday tunes! Playmakers Repertory Company “The May Queen” – Friday, 7:30pm & Sunday, 2pm  Enjoy a good laugh this weekend and go see The May Queen, a new comedy by Molly Smith Metzler. Ever wondered what happened to your high school ‘queen? Then this play is for...

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Holiday Shopping at University Place

It’s that time of year again! Finding just the right gifts for those close to you can be a struggle, but don’t worry because University Place is your one-stop shop for all your gift buying needs. Boutique style stores, Christmas trees, a Santa photo booth, gift wrapping and more exciting events all month long. Food Lovers For foodie gifts, every one of your foodie friends will beg to know your shopping secret if you stop by Kitchenworks. From high-quality knife sets, fashionable aprons, beautiful kitchen décor, and gadgets, Kitchenworks has it all. You’ll find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for...

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Carolina Basketball Take Us To Vegas 2016

Contest finalists gathered Monday night at University Place to find out if they were going to Vegas! Roy Williams presented the grand prize to Rich Wright who won two round-trip tickets to Vegas, a pair of tickets to the CBS Sports Classic at the new T-Mobile Arena, a three night stay at the New York New York Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip and a live interview on WCHL 97.9 FM/ 1360...

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5 Places To Shop Local On Cyber Monday

    Get the best deal of the year today for Cyber Monday at The Carolina Inn – rates as low as $119.50. Or purchase a gift card and receive a bonus gift certificate. If you purchase a $100 gift card receive a $25 gift certificate, or a $50 gift card and receive a $10 gift certificate.   2. Calling all film buffs! Silverspot Cinema in Chapel Hill is offering a Silverspot’s Night at the Movies gift card which includes a pair of movie tickets, a large popcorn, candy, and a bottle of house wine –  for just $32.95! Offer can only be purchased...

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Weekend “Top Ten” Planner

Thanksgiving Day Brunch – Thursday, 11am – 3pm – The Carolina Inn is serving a Thanksgiving Day Brunch filled with traditional holiday fare, artfully prepared by Crossroads Chapel Hill’s talented culinary team. Now accepting reservations for seating’s 11 AM until 3 PM.  2nd Annual Baxter-Giving – Thursday, 7pm – 2am –  Baxter Arcade is hosting the 2nd Annual Baxter-Giving for all to eat, dance, play games and give thanks from 7 pm to 2 am! Bring a side dish to contribute o the feast. Santa’s Grand Arrival – Friday, 9:30am – Come to University Place to officially welcome Santa and Mrs....

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