This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is a National Public Works Week special: recognizing the work of Lance Norris and Richard Terrell!

Director Lance Norris and assistant director Richard Terrell lead the Chapel Hill Public Works Department, which makes so much possible around town both “behind the scenes” and otherwise. From traffic signals and pothole repair to solid waste and stormwater, public works are the backbone of the functional communities we call home.

Listen to this week’s Hometown Hero segment below, and check in next week for another recognition of someone who is making a difference in our community! Do you have someone who you’d like to nominate as a Hometown Hero? Click here to let us know about the good they’re doing around town! does not charge subscription fees, and you can directly support our efforts in local journalism here. Want more of what you see on Chapelboro? Let us bring free local news and community information to you by signing up for our biweekly newsletter.