The 5:00 News

The 5:00 News: Group 3 Moves Up and NC Job Losses

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares the latest news from around our community and the state government on Tuesday, March 2. Governor Roy Cooper announces all of Group 3 in North Carolina will be vaccine-eligible sooner than originally planned. As local districts prepare for in-person instruction, a bill requiring it fails in the state legislature. And new reports show while local unemployment rates are relatively low, North Carolina is still seeing sustained job losses.

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The 5:00 News: J&J Vaccine, New Transportation Options and Walker Kessler

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell has the latest stories from around the community on Monday, March 1. As we enter a new month, a new vaccine option will soon arrive in North Carolina. Orange County prepares to launch a new transportation method for Hillsborough residents. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools parents debate whether to move their children to hybrid instruction. And Walker Kessler steps up to lead UNC men’s basketball to a crucial win.

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The 5:00 News: A Chapel Hill Shooting, A Vaccination Update and A New IFC Building

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell wraps up the week with news stories from Friday, February 26. Chapel Hill Police are investigation a shooting in the Glen Lennox neighborhood. Governor Roy Cooper’s new executive order easing capacity restrictions goes into effect. Local health officials urge residents to seek a variety of providers to get vaccinated and UNC women’s basketball is victorious on Senior Night.

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The 5:00 News: Carolina Athletics, Census Data and Chlorine

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell fills you in on the latest stories from around the community on Thursday, February 25. Carolina Athletics announces a limited number of fans will be able to return to games this spring. Delays in U.S. Census data could have major impacts in North Carolina. And local water agencies prepare for their annual pipe-cleaning.

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The 5:00 News: NC Eases Restrictions, Chapel Hill Fire Mourns a Team Member and Wegmans Opens

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell has the latest news affecting the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County community, including updates from the state government about easing some COVID-19 capacity limits. Plus: the death of a Chapel Hill firefighter is investigated, the Wegmans supermarket opens its doors and UNC researchers test whether mouthwash will limit the coronavirus’ spread.

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The 5:00 News: Stagnant Water Pipes, Pretrial Detentions and UNC Sports Weekly Honors

97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell shares the latest details of local news on Tuesday, February 23. The NCDHHS updates its COVID-19 County Alert System. A local school district has water quality issues as it reenters classrooms for the first time in nearly a year. And several UNC athletes earn weekly awards from the ACC.

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The 5:00 News: Catalytic Converters, Vaccine Shipments and Cancer Research Fundraising

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares the latest stories from around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County Community on Monday, February 22. Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports the latest in a recent string of catalytic converter thefts. The Chapel Hill Police Department reveals the name of a shooting victim. And an initiative aims to use UNC and Duke fans’ rivalry to help fundraise for cancer research.

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The 5:00 News: 1 Injured in Shooting, Efland Development and School Public Health

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares the latest stories from around our community on Friday, February 19, including breaking news of gun violence in Chapel Hill. Plus: the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education gains a new member and community members in Efland reflect on what went wrong for the Efland Station development.

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The 5:00 News: Updates on Winter Weather, a Cyber Attack and CHCCS Sports

97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell has the latest news from the community on Thursday, February 18, where a winter storm warning is still under effect. He also shares reporting on Chatham County’s cyberattack, COVID-19 vaccine distribution hurdles and a petition to ensure parents can attend local high school sports games.

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The 5:00 News: Chatham’s Cyber Incident, Chapel Hill’s Vacant Seat and Carrboro’s Murals

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares the local news from the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange and Chatham County community on Tuesday, February 16. The Chatham County governments shares new information about its cyber security breach from October. The Town of Chapel Hill is still seeking solutions to its vacant town council seat. And the Town of Carrboro is set to recognize muralists whose work was recently erected downtown.

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