Dakota Moyer

Film Fest 919 Coming to Chapel Hill’s Silverspot Cinema

Film Fest 919 is coming to Chapel Hill from October 3-7 and the inaugural five-day event will feature over 40 award-winning films at Silverspot Cinema in Chapel Hill. “We were looking for a community that would be engaged and culturally attuned, sophisticated and intelligent,” said program director Claudia Puig in an interview with WCHL’s Aaron Keck. “So Chapel Hill was right at the top of that list.” The film festival will kick off with “Roma,” which won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. Other notable films include Toronto Film Festival Peoples’ Choice Award winner...

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Local Organizations Asking for Hurricane Florence Donations

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, local organizations are asking for donations to help the residents of North Carolina and surrounding areas who were affected by the storm. While Orange County missed most of the major flooding, towns along the eastern coast of the state were hit hard by the hurricane. UNC-Chapel Hill is opening at donation center at the Williamson Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday that is accepting non-perishable food, baby items, flashlights, batteries, tools, cleaning supplies, and toiletry or personal items. The donation center will be open Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from...

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Gameday Guide: UNC versus Pittsburgh

After an 0-2 start and a cancellation due to Hurricane Florence, UNC finally returns to Chapel Hill to face Pittsburgh. The 2-1 Panthers are looking to play spoilers to UNC’s home opener. Can the Tar Heels emerge with a victory and finally get a win in 2018? How to Watch/Listen Kickoff: 12:20 p.m. ET Before the game, 97.9 The Hill WCHL will be live from Southern Season at University Place with our pregame show. Inside Carolina kicks off the show at 9:00 a.m. and Countdown to Kickoff, presented by UNC Health Care, airs at 10:00 a.m. If you’re waiting...

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Flooded Roads Lead Schools to Operate on 2-Hour Delay on Tuesday

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, September 18. CHCCS was closed on Monday due to flooding from Hurricane Florence in Chapel Hill and other areas of Orange County. The school district was initially going to operate on a delay, but made the decision to cancel classes altogether after the flooding became more severe. Officials barricaded off roads and residents of multiple apartment complexes were forced to evacuate. In a release, CHCCS says that maintenance teams have been working to get facilities operational throughout the day but they will continue...

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9/17/18: Orange County Flooding in Pictures

Overnight rains from Hurricane Florence brought flooding to Chapel Hill and other parts of Orange County. Roads were closed and residents of some apartment complexes were forced to evacuate. The 97.9 The Hill WCHL crew took some photographs of flooding in the local area during Monday’s rainstorm. Photos by: Kenny Dike/WCHL Nicki Morse/WCHL Loren Hintz Photo by Kenny Dike/WCHL Photo by Nicki Morse/WCHL Photo by Nicki Morse/WCHL Photo by Nicki Morse/WCHL Photo by Nicki Morse/WCHL Chapel Hill Country Club Chapel Hill Country Club Photo by Kenny Dike/WCHL Photo by Kenny Dike/WCHL Photo by Kenny Dike/WCHL Chapel Hill Country Club...

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Apartments Evacuated, Motorist Rescued During Orange County Flooding

Overnight rains from Hurricane Florence have caused flooding in Chapel Hill and Orange County on Monday morning. Residents of two buildings at Estes Park Apartments in Carrboro were forced to evacuate due to flooding. Carrboro Fire Rescue confirmed that two residents opted to be evacuated on a transit bus, while the rest chose to relocate on their own. Residents are also evacuating flood-prone areas such as Airport Gardens on MLK Jr. Boulevard and Camelot Village on S. Estes Drive. Emergency responders in Chapel Hill rescued a motorist who was trapped in his vehicle from Eubanks Road at MLK Jr....

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Rain From Hurricane Florence Causes Flooding, Road Closures

Overnight rains from Hurricane Florence have caused road closures and flooding in Orange County. While Chapel Hill and the local area have avoided the majority of the rain from the hurricane, heavy rains began to pour in on Sunday night. Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools and Chatham County Schools have already announced that Monday classes will be canceled. UNC-Chapel Hill sent out a release yesterday saying classes today would be canceled as well. Chapel Hill transit has also suspended all services on Monday morning due to flooded roads. Tweets began pouring in on Monday morning with residents and local officials...

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