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  1. Storrow Will Run for Chapel Hill Town Council in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill Town Council Member Lee Storrow will run for reelection this fall. Storrow made the announcement on WCHL's Morning News with Ron Stutts.


  2. HickoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    The Tornadoes claimed the 3-A state championship, besting the Tigers 71-57 at Carmichael Arena on Saturday afternoon. It was a rematch of last year's state title game, which Chapel Hill won.


  3. CHCCS Board Examines 2015-16 Recommended BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    At Tuesday's meeting, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools board looked at the superintendent's recommended local budget for 2015-16. This initial proposed budget totals $73 million.


  4. Jeff DannerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    My wife recently gave me a booked titled Outlines of Industrial Chemistry that was published in 1909. It provides a fascinating look at the state of science, technology, the economy, and everyday life from 106 years ago.


  5. Photo by Elliott RubinRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    The North Carolina women's basketball team drastically needed a win Sunday afternoon. Not just because they were coming off of a very disappointing loss to Syracuse earlier in the week, but also because the University of North Carolina lost an integral part of its school and legacy, legendary men's basketball Head Coach Dean Smith.


  6. Orange Commissioners Eye 2016 Bond Referendum For School Repairs...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    Orange County Commissioners say a possible $125 million dollar bond package may be the best way to fund repairs for aging schools. "I don't see an option on the needs of the schools," said Board Chair Earl McKee, speaking at a planning retreat on Friday.


  7. Photo by Angie Newsome.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    As the General Assembly reconvenes, local leaders say they hope legislators will take a more favorable view of municipal issues in 2015. Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt says during the last legislative session, some members of the General Assembly declared war on North Carolina's cities.


  8. Carrboro Town Leaders Ready for First Meeting of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    The Board of Alderman is setting up for a very busy 2015 with their first meeting of the new year, on Tuesday night. There are several large agenda items for leaders of the Town of Carrboro.


  9. Obey Creek Estimated to Net $600k to $1M Annually for Chapel HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    On Thursday night, the Chapel Hill Town Council discussed the fiscal impact of the proposed Obey Creek development might have on the town. Chapel Hill Business Management Director Kenneth Pennoyer estimated the mixed-use development would net between $600,000 and $1 million every year.


  10. WCHLa s 2014 Year In ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    From left: Kenneth Wainstein; UNC President Tom Ross; UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt; UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham at Kenan-Flagler Business School, Oct. 22, 2014. The year 2015 is finally upon us - but before saying goodbye to 2014, the WCHL news team took a look back at the year that was in our local community.


  11. Common Themes Develop Among 2015 PrioritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    Flipping the calendar to a new year can cause reflection over what happened over the previous 12 months. It can provide a clean slate for starting new.


  12. Franklin_Street_Chapel_Hill_NCRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    From the exciting to the sad to the very strange, here are the stories that captured Orange County's interest in 2014.


  13. 2,182 Students Turn Their Tassels at UNC Winter CommencementRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship James H. Johnson, Jr. speaks at the UNC-Chapel Hill Winter Commencement, Dec. 14, 2014. Family, friends and alumni filled the stands at the Dean Smith Center on Sunday afternoon to see 2,182 students receive their hard-earned degrees at the Winter Commencement.


  14. CH Fire Department Hopes to a Keep the Wreath Greena for 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    An illuminated wreath at Chapel Hill fire station on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard is keeping score on residential fire safety this holiday season. "What we do is, we hang a wrath on Fire Station 1 on MLK Boulevard," said Chapel Hill Fire Marshal Todd Iager.


  15. UNC Rolls Over Florida, 75-64, In Battle 4 AtlantisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    The Tar Heel basketball team jumped out to a 12-0 lead on Friday and never looked back, rolling over the no. 16 Florida Gators 75-64 in the final game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.


  16. The INspiration List - " Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    A native of the Midwest, Kristin attended journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill and has never left the southern part of heaven. She has written for Chapel Hill Magazine as a style editor and keeps busy with non-profit event-planning for several philanthropies.


  17. CHCSS Superindent Gets Raise, Contract Extension Through June 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Tom Forcella will serve at least three years and seven months more in that position, with a $4,735 annual raise. In Forcella's annual evaluation, Board of Education Chair Jamezetta Bedford credited him with, among other things, "improving instruction; closing achievement gaps; improving learning through infusing a growth mindset; and addressing accountability issues."


  18. A Snapshot of One Orange County Polling Place on Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    As the sky was darkening in the late afternoon on election day, cars moved into and out of the few available spaces in the parking lot at the fire station training facility at the corner of highway 86 and Weaver Dairy Road Extension. This was the polling place for the Weaver Dairy Precinct in Chapel Hill.


  19. Mia Burroughs with Chapel Hill Mayor Mark KleinschmidtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    Democrat Mia Burroughs becomes the newest member of the Orange County Board of Commissioners after beating Republican Gary Kahn with 76 percent of the vote. Burroughs won with 37,184 votes, while Kahn took in 11,694.


  20. Halloween Draws 32,000 Attendees, 13 ArrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | WCHL-AM Chapel Hill

    About 32,000 people were on Franklin Street last Friday night; that's been about the norm for the last five years, ever since Chapel Hill instituted its "Homegrown Halloween" policy to keep attendance down. Franklin Street closed to traffic at around 9:00 and reopened at 1:06 Saturday morning.


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