On Air Today with Brighton McConnell

Wonderful Water: Todd Taylor

Executive Director of OWASA Todd Taylor joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell for the first Wonderful Water of 2022. Taylor shares how the water and sewer agency is adapting to the recent phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as several projects residents should look for through this year.

Sponsored by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.

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On Air Today: Dr. Abhi Mehrotra of the UNC Medical Center

With UNC Health implementing a new policy where asymptomatic patrons cannot be COVID-tested in emergency departments, Dr. Abhi Mehrotra of the UNC Medical Center joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to detail how this could help hospitals. Plus: Mehrotra details what the Orange County community should currently keep in mind when visiting emergency rooms.

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On Air Today: Alicia Stemper of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office

With the Orange County community expecting some more winter weather in the next 48 hours, Alicia Stemper with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office visits 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to share how deputies will monitor road conditions and to share a recent poem about winter.

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On Air Today: Jonathan Blaes of NWS Raleigh

Ahead of Winter Storm Izzy arriving in North Carolina, meteorologist Jonathan Blaes of the National Weather Service in Raleigh joined 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell. He began by sharing what the most recent forecasts on Friday predict for Sunday, and detailed some ways the effects could linger into next week.

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On Air Today: David Routh on UNC’s Campaign for Carolina

UNC Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the Campaign for Carolina on Thursday, January 13. With the fundraising effort hitting its ambitious goal a year earlier than anticipated, what comes next? Routh also shares thoughts on what the variety of donations means for the state’s relationship with the university and the vision for these private gifts.

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On Air Today: Chaitra Powell with UNC’s Southern Historical Collection

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield recently announced he is donating his collection of archived documents, photos and materials to UNC’s Wilson Library and its Southern Historical Collection. Curator Chaitra Powell joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss what the donation means and some of the collection’s goals for preserving local (and national) history.

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On Air Today: Matt Gladdek of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

Executive Director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership Matt Gladdek joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the town government’s recent deliberations over requesting control of Franklin Street from the state.

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On Air Today: Dale Edwards of The News of Orange County

Dale Edwards, the managing editor for the “News of Orange County” newspaper, joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on Monday, January 3. He shares updates from the Hillsborough region of the rough weather, as well as details on a recent house fire in a notable property. Plus: Edwards shares some of the Orange County natives and leaders featured in the People of the Year series and what to expect in early 2022 from the paper.

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