On Air Today with Brighton McConnell

On Air Today: Patrick Mulkey of the Orange County Board of Elections Advisory Group

The Orange County Commissioners have conducted elections with the same district system for years now. Is it time for a change? That’s what the county’s Board of Elections Advisory Group is trying to determine. Co-chair of the group Patrick Mulkey joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the group’s goals and share how community members can voice their thoughts in a survey.

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On Air Today: Frank Maynard of UNC Finley Golf Course

On Friday, Frank Maynard is set to attempt a golfing marathon at the UNC Finley Golf Course. He joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to share details on his goal to play 99 holes in one day as a fundraiser for Folds of Honor. Listen for details on how to follow his progress and how to donate to the cause, which aims to fund scholarships for families of fallen military members.

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On Air Today: Ross Martin of Inside Carolina

News-breaker Ross Martin of Inside Carolina joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss a new recruiting period underway around Carolina Athletics. What names of high school prospects are being heard around the UNC football and men’s basketball programs? Plus: how the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges to teams and reporters alike.

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On Air Today: Bill Smith

Former Crook’s Corner chef Bill Smith joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to reflect on the news of the award-winning restaurant closing its doors. Smith shares stories of how he ended up cooking for the Chapel Hill staple and thoughts on what its closing means to the local restaurant community amid a challenging year.

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On Air Today: President J.B. Buxton of Durham Tech

Ahead of the Orange County Commissioners working to finalize the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Durham Technical Community College President J.B. Buxton joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell. With an expansion of the school’s Orange County campus expected to be funded, Buxton shares how project planning is progressing and Durham Tech’s growing role in the community.

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On Air Today: Steve Wright and J Massullo on Booker Creek Trail Art

Chapel Hill has made a recent push for public artwork and some of that has emerged as mural along popular walking trails. Steve Wright with the Town of Chapel Hill and local muralist J Massullo join 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to talk about some of the latest pieces completed and underway along the Bolin Creek Trail.

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On Air Today: Art Chansky on Krzyzewski + Duke Rivalry

Art Chansky joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the recent news of Duke men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski preparing to step down. He shares thoughts on the growth of the UNC-Duke rivalry, the potential for its future and why he’s thankful Duke didn’t choose an NBA coach.

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On Air Today: Aaron Nelson and Dwight Bassett

The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro held its latest edition of the 2021 Critical Issues Series on Thursday. With a focus on economic development, a panel discussed various projects underway around the downtowns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. To share details, President and CEO of the Chamber Aaron Nelson and Town of Chapel Hill Economic Development Officer Dwight Bassett join 97.9 The Hill.

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