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Ron Stutts is Back and (Almost) Better than Ever!

After going through four weeks of not being able to do his morning show on WCHL, Ron Stutts is getting closer to 100 percent every day and is about to get back on the air! Currently, he plans to host Countdown to Kickoff starting at 12:30pm on Saturday before the Tar Heels face off with Virginia Tech.  Then, he’ll resume hosting The Morning Show with Ron Stutts on Monday morning! And, at the end of next week, The Morning Show will begin airing from 6am to 10am each weekday! Ron wants to thank a few people for helping him get through...

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Joe Burgess: Hometown Hero

Joe Burgess is this week’s WCHL Hometown Hero. Joe began working with the Triangle Disability Awareness Council about seven years ago. He saw the needs of how technology and special needs software could empower citizens with disabilities.  But, when he discovered that the cost of a program which speaks and reads to the disabled was over $1000, and more than the average blind person could afford, he fashioned a grant request to purchase this software for teaching and empowering citizens with disabilities.  There are now four centers and growing to serve the blind and those with special needs using this software. Joe works...

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Dr. Amy Fowler: Hometown Hero

Dr. Amy Fowler is this week’s Hometown Hero. There are several reasons why we are honoring Dr. Fowler.  One of those reasons is her work as president of the Orange and Chatham chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina, a position she has held for years.  She is also the Chair of the Special Needs Advisory Council for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  Dr. Fowler also volunteers in several capacities at her church. In addition to these positions, Dr. Fowler is a practicing pediatrician.  She has three children, one of whom has autism. Dr. Fowler received her undergraduate degree...

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With Open Arms

Editors Note: The following is an excerpt of an article written by Zachary Read of UNC Health Care.  It tells the story of UNC medical student Yousef Abu-Salha who fulfilled a dream of caring for child refugees from Syria, while honoring the legacy of his slain sisters Yusor and Razan and best friend Deah.  Read the full story at UNCHealthCare.edu.   With a view of the border wall that separates Turkey and Syria in front of him, UNC medical student Yousef Abu-Salha pulls up a chair at a makeshift dental and medical clinic to talk to a child from Syria,...

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Angeline Warren: Hometown Hero

Angeline Warren is this week’s Hometown Hero. Angeline is always working behind the scenes as a registrar in the music department at UNC.  But, that’s not even close to everything she does in our community. She rarely slows down.  Each year, Angeline works on her family reunion and class reunion.  She is a member of St. Paul AME Church where she has served for years as the recording secretary of the Duhart-Clark Women’s Missionary Society.  She also heads up the WMS’s Angel Tree Comittmee which coordinates gifts to children of incarcerated people from Orange and Chatham Counties.  She also...

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Today is the day WCHL goes local all day

As of today (Monday, September 19, 2016), WCHL will be presenting local programming all day during the week. Here is the lineup for weekday programming: Ron Stutts, the voice of Chapel Hill for 39 years, will add an hour to his morning show each weekday. He will be on air from 6 am until 10 am with the same popular features and a few more tunes. From 10 am – 3 pm, WCHL will now air adult album alternative (such as Adele, Mumford & Sons,  and R.E.M.) and original local talk content with Nicki Morse. Aaron Keck will continue to host...

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2016 Hillsborough Hog Day

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Victor Edwards: Hometown Hero

Victor Edwards is this week’s Hometown Hero. Victor is an accountant with a heart of gold.    Here is an example of that. He had a call from a single mom who was adopting a special needs child.  She had a tax question that no one would answer because she wasn’t a client.   So, Victor did the research, got her the answer, and got back to her.  She had called 6 CPAs and not one of them would help her.  Until she found Victor. He was nominated by his daughter Stephanie who is a student at East Chapel Hill High School....

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Cunningham Said Yes, Then No, To Florida

Sources close to both athletic departments have confirmed a USA Today report that UNC’s Bubba Cunningham agreed to become the new athletics director at the University of Florida in August but changed his mind as the deal was to be announced in Gainesville, Florida. Cunningham, who grew up in Naples, Florida, and still has family there, was offered a reported $1.4 million annual contract, according to the sources. His guaranteed annual income is about half that at UNC, which is reportedly preparing a contract extension and substantial pay increase. Cunningham, who has begun his sixth year as Carolina’s AD,...

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Emma Parry: Hometown Hero

Emma Parry is this week’s Hometown Hero. Emma is 14 years old.  President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign was the beginning of her interest in politics.  She started calling voters at age 10 as a volunteer for Obama’s reelection bid.  She also knocked on doors and doing voter registration drives.  She was able to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, also. In the beginning, Emma was given a script when making calls.  But, now she is a pro. She also ran student government campaigns at Phillips Middle School, worked with Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign, and served as an honorary page in...

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