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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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UNC Softball’s Taylor Wike Selected in American Softball Association Draft

UNC softball’s Taylor Wike will begin her professional career after being drafted 18th overall by the Outkast in the American Softball Association’s inaugural draft. Wike, an infielder, started 225 games for North Carolina. She batted .355, slugging .565 with an .465 on-base percentage and logged 356 outs on defense, assisting 451 with a Tar Heel record of 48 double-plays turned. The Hiddenite, North Carolina native owns the North Carolina record in walks (122), assists and double plays turned. Over the course of her tenure in Chapel Hill, Wike collected 17 Tar Heel career records and 11 single-season records. Wike was...

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UNC’s Luke Maye named a Way-Too-Early All-American

College basketball season might have just reached the offseason, but it isn’t too early for UNC junior forward Luke Maye to start racking up preseason nominations. 247Sports named Maye to its Way-Too-Early college basketball All-American team, with the junior earning first team honors. Here is what the site said about Maye: Maye is one of the great stories in college basketball, a player who many felt was an afterthought after he was signed as the No. 155 player in 247Sports Composite, having a monster season that saw his name on certain accomplishments next to Tar Heel greats like Antawn...

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Chapel Hill High School’s Jake Smith Selected in MLB Draft

The MLB Draft wrapped up this week, with several hundred new prospects making their way to the minor leagues. One of those players was Chapel Hill High School’s Jake Smith, who was selected in the 21st round (pick No. 617) by the Philadelphia Phillies. Congrats to Jake Smith (@jakemsmith11 / @chtigersbsb / @UNCWBaseball commit) on being selected in the 21st round, No 617 overall by the @Phillies pic.twitter.com/sN3G4RYejp — PBR North Carolina (@PrepBaseballNC) June 6, 2018 Smith, who is a right-handed pitcher, is committed to UNC-Wilmington should he not sign with the Phillies. His bio on PerfectGame lists him...

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