Brighton McConnell

January 20, 2021: Inauguration, Efland Station and Vaccination

97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell shares the biggest stories from the Orange County and Chatham County communities on Wednesday, January 20. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are sworn into their positions in Washington D.C. The Orange County Commissioners request new conditions from the developers behind Efland Station. And are there any chief differences between the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines?

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Orange County: Efland Station, Kizzy Corbett and A New President

Chair of the Orange County Commissioners Renee Price joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the previous evening’s board meeting. Its full agenda included discussing the proposed Efland Station development, honoring a local hero and passing non-discrimination ordinances. Also: Price shares her thoughts on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration.

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January 19, 2021: Steve and Tamara Lackey with Endurance Magazine

Endurance Magazine, which is based in Chapel Hill, founded a series of virtual races across the country to help raise money for local food banks this past year. Founder Steve Lackey and Chief Giving Officer Tamara Lackey joined 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss its success and its new goals for 2021.

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January 19, 2021: Educational Statistics in Chatham

Chatham News + Record reporter Hannah McClellan joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss some of her recent stories, including the return of K-8 students to hybrid learning this month. She also shares recent statistics on what percentage of Chatham students received D or F grades this past year and a story on the community’s reaction to President Trump’s impeachment.

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Hillsborough: MLK Day, Housing Assistance and a Trash Fire

Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver speaks with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about how she and other community members celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a drive thru parade downtown. Also, she shares updates on vaccination efforts at the Passmore Senior Center, the town receiving thousands of dollars in housing assistance and a recent garbage truck nearly catching fire.

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