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UNC Baseball Players Find Strength in Cook Out

UNC baseball is in the midst of a remarkable 2018 season, winning 44 games and earning a berth in the College World Series. One can attribute the team’s success to many things like hard work, determination and grit. But two Tar Heel players have a superstition that may have helped the team reach the pinnacle of success in college baseball. During ESPN’s broadcast of Carolina’s game against Mississippi State in the College World Series, field reporter Laura Rutledge revealed that Michael Busch and Kyle Datres have a routine of visiting Cook Out every Monday. Busch orders chicken tenders, a...

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Hillsborough Downtown Parking Areas to Close Briefly for Marking

Some downtown parking in Hillsborough will be unavailable while markings are being repainted over the coming weeks. Per a release by the town, a contractor will close the affected areas with traffic cones early in the morning, and the spaces will be reopened as soon as the paint is dry. On Monday, June 25, the town-maintained West King Street Parking Lot, along with adjoining lots beside the Mercantile Center and behind the Police Station, will close while new parking space lines, three-hour parking labels and directional arrows are painted. On Monday, July 2, parking space markings along West King...

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UNC Defeats Oregon State 8-6 in Opening Game of College World Series

In the opening game of the College World Series, UNC defeated Oregon State 8-6. The Tar Heels used a five-run third inning to jump out to a 6-1 lead that Oregon State was unable to overcome. The game started on a rough note for Carolina when pitcher Gianluca Dalatri was forced to step aside due to injury. Dalatri only pitched two-third of the first inning before a replacement was necessary. The Beavers sent two-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Luke Heimlich to the mound to begin the game, but UNC was able to send him to the bench after...

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Ron Stutts Wins NCAB Personality of the Year Award

Ron Stutts, a mainstay of the Chapel Hill community and longtime radio personality on 97.9 The Hill WCHL, has won the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Personality of the Year Award. This is his fourth time winning the award. Stutts accepted the award at the NCAB annual awards lunch on June 14. For Radio Personality of the Year, one award is given in each market – Large, Medium and Non-Metro. Criteria for judging include such things as writing, story approach, on-air presence, creativity, effectiveness and delivery. Stutts started as the WCHL Morning News host on July 11, 1977. His...

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UNC Championship Sign Reinstalled Along I-40

The Department of Transportation has reinstalled the UNC championship sign along I-40 commemorating the Tar Heels’ 2017 men’s basketball national title. The sign was installed earlier this year and it did not take long for fans of rival programs to take notice. Because of its proximity to PNC Arena, home to NC State’s basketball team, Wolfpack fans took to social media to lobby for the sign’s removal. Shortly afterwards, the sign was removed from its original location. All that remains of the “UNC national title” sign on the side of I-40 near PNC Arena and Carter-Finley Stadium. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/ZgCkhusb9P...

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Significant Crash in Chapel Hill on Fordham Boulevard

***UPDATE: Traffic appears to have resumed normal activity along Fordham Boulevard.*** Police are responding to a significant crash on the corner of Fordham Boulevard and Willow Drive in Chapel Hill. Significant crash with heavy emergency response at the corner of Fordham Boulevard and Willow Drive. @ChapelHillPD directing traffic. Avoid area if possible. pic.twitter.com/ixrEJLe8KE — WCHL & Chapelboro (@WCHLChapelboro) June 13, 2018 The crash is causing significant delays on the northbound lanes of Fordham Boulevard. Police and the fire department are working to extract a vehicle from the woods. Officials say one person sustained minor injuries. This story will be...

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News Around Town: June 11

News Around Town is a collection of local events and news stories around town that are highlighted on the radio. Check back next Monday for more! Have an event you wanted submitted? Submit it to the Chapelboro.com event calendar! Carrboro residents! The town wants your feedback on the future of 203 S. Greensboro Street, the proposed new site for a library, the ArtsCenter, town offices and more. Head to Town Hall on Wednesday, June 13 from 5-8 pm – get information, meet the designers, and take part in the conversation. Saturday, June 23, head to the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro from...

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UNC defeats Stetson 7-4, One Win Away from College World Series

In front of a packed home crowd, UNC baseball defeated Stetson 7-4 in Friday’s Super Regional opener. The Tar Heels move one step closer to a return to Omaha for the College World Series with this victory. It was Cody Roberts who broke a 1-1 tie for Carolina in the fifth inning with a three-run home run, followed by Michael Busch with a two-run shot in the seventh. Stetson (48-11) entered Friday’s matchup with an 18-game winning streak that dated back to mid-April. The Hatters started the game off strong, taking an early 1-0 lead on a solo home...

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Orange County Schools Celebrate Graduation this Weekend

Orange County Schools will celebrate graduation this weekend, with hundreds of seniors expected to walk across the stage and receive diplomas. The schedule for graduation has been set. Phoenix Academy will celebrate at Extraordinary Ventures on S. Elliot Road, while East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange, and Cedar Ridge High Schools will head to the Dean Smith Center. The complete schedule for graduation can be found below: Phoenix Academy – Friday, June 8, 6:00pm Orange High School – Friday, June 8, 4:30pm Cedar Ridge High School – Friday, June 8, 7:30pm East Chapel Hill High School – Saturday,...

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