The 5:00 News

The 5:00 News: Mandatory Vaccinations, A New Festifall and Olympics

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell brings you local news stories to round out your week on Friday, July 23. UNC Health and Duke Health join hospital systems that will require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Chapel Hill is launching a new concert series and a revised Festifall event. The UNC System Board of Governors looks to study how power is delegated on its campuses. And the Tokyo Olympics are underway — what UNC athletes are there?

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The 5:00 News: UNC System, Field Hockey and A Historic Rock

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares recent news from around the region and North Carolina on Thursday, July 22. The UNC System’s Board of Governors meets without some of the forecasted drama around the UNC Chancellor. UNC football lands a big 2022 high school recruit while the title-winning field hockey program gets its schedule for the upcoming season. Plus: some Mebane residents are advocating for protecting a rock with 19th century carvings from being damaged or removed.

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The 5:00 News: NC School Guidance, Gerrymandering and ACC Kickoff

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares local and state news headlines from Wednesday, July 22. Governor Roy Cooper and state health officials announce new guidance for schools this fall while asking more North Carolinians to get COVID-19 vaccines. Mathematicians aim to create new congressional district maps meant to be used as a comparison to the state legislature’s. The Compass Center in Orange County reaches a remarkable fundraising benchmark. Plus: UNC football send representatives to the ACC Kickoff event in Charlotte!

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The 5:00 News: Chapel Hill Wreck, Jay Street Housing and Group Licensing

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell delivers the latest local news stories to you on Tuesday, July 20, including updates on a multi-vehicle crash in Chapel Hill. Plus… the town government hears feedback on a proposed affordable housing project. Local businesses learn how to navigate the early NIL landscape of college sports, while UNC launches a new group licensing program for athletes. And: a new seafood restaurant is set to join a corner of Franklin Street!

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The 5:00 News: Chapel Hill Repaving, Child Tax Credit and XC Coach

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares the latest local news headlines for Orange and Chatham Counties on Monday, July 19. Chapel Hill Police are investigating a shooting on Legion Road into an “occupied dwelling.” Several streets in Chapel Hill are set to be repaved in the coming weeks, while a parking deck will be demolished. Orange County Congressman David Price shares thoughts on the new child tax credit expansion. Plus: UNC has a new head coach for its women’s cross country team and a Black Durham softball player’s experience is changing national rules.

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The 5:00 News: UNC Faculty Concerns, Upcoming Elections and Food For Students

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares updates from the UNC Faculty Council meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Plus: news on a stabbing at a local music venue, local election filings, the state’s U.S. Senate race, a food initiative for K-12 students and much more!

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The 5:00 News: Carrboro Town Manager, Masks in Schools and Best Place to Live

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell brings local news updates from around the region on Tuesday, July 13. The Town of Carrboro names its next town manager and it’s someone familiar with the local government. UNC’s NAACP chapter protests the university police’s recent actions during a Board of Trustees meeting. Research in North Carolina shows masks in schools effectively prevent the spread of COVID-19. Plus: UNC men’s basketball’s schedule is coming together and the Raleigh-Durham area receives major recognition as being a great place to live.

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The 5:00 News: East Rosemary Street, Season Tickets and Wolf-Dog Hybrids

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares local news headlines from Orange and Chatham Counties to start the week on Monday, July 12. Chapel Hill Police provide updates from a car crash and resulting power outage on East Franklin Street, while East Rosemary Street prepares for major redevelopment. UNC campus continues to see demonstrations around the university’s relationship with race. Orange County Animal Services is trapping several wild dogs that may have been bred with a captive wolf. Plus: several UNC baseball players are drafted and UNC football sells out of season tickets.

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The 5:00 News: Severe Weather, James Cates and NIL

97.9 The Hill News Director Brighton McConnell shares the latest local news headlines to finish the week on Friday, July 9. A severe thunderstorm sweeps through the region and leads to high water. A push from community members for UNC to honor James Cates Jr. is getting renewed calls. Plus: Hubert Davis lands his first five-star recruit for UNC men’s basketball and Mack Brown discusses how the football program is handling name, image and likeness changes.

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