Celebrations, Student Successes and a Swearing In

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In June, UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell released a book, “Fight! Fight! Discovering Your Inner Strength When Blindsided by Life,” chronicling her fight with acute myeloid leukemia, with a foreword by Roy Williams.

Business Briefs

Bacon’s Meat Market, “a community meat market with something for everyone,” is now open on North Churton Street in Hillsborough.

CVS Pharmacy at Rams Plaza reopened in July in its newly constructed stand-alone building, complete with drive-thru.

vietri-billr-headshotHillsborough-headquartered VIETRI, the Italian homeware brand, has appointed Bill Roberts as CEO. Bill will succeed founder Susan Gravely, who will remain an executive member of the company.

elements celebrated fours years of business in East 54 in August.

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-4-58-19-pmWest Franklin Street will soon add pizza eatery Pieology, a fast-casual chain b.good and Target to the Carolina Square development. All are expected to open next summer.

Vinyl Perk closed its location of three years on West Rosemary Street in July with the intent to move to another location.

Our Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education selected Dr. Jim Causby as interim superintendent.

Chapel Hill High School students Caroline Murphy and Sydney Dye won first place in the senior group documentary category at The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest for their documentary entitled “Introducing Americans to America.”

gina-kim-2Chapel Hill High School student Gina Kim (pictured above with coach Jim Williams) won the Rolex Girls Junior Championship put on by the American Juniors Golf Association in Rochester, New York, in June.

Ross Fields has been selected as Chapel Hill High School’s new volleyball coach.

Randy Trumbower is the new athletic director at East Chapel Hill High. Previously Randy had served as the assistant athletic director of Chapel Hill High School.

On the Move

Fonville Morisey Realty has named Gayle Claris as Vice President & Sales Manager of their Chapel Hill office.

morrisville-police-swearing-inPatrice Vickers Andrews, the daughter of Henry and Cathy Vickers and a Chapel Hill High School grad, was sworn in as Morrisville Chief of Police in June.

Stephon Goode, former Smith Middle School assistant principal, is now interim principal following the naming of principal Philip Holmes as the interim executive director of Professional Learning and Project ADVANCE.

Photo by Briana Brough

Andrea Griffith Cash has left her role as senior vice president of content for Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine to become director of inspiration at Durham-based Inspire MEdia Network. The nonprofit funds and films people doing good works and then shows the videos to spread happiness. It was founded by Chris Rosati after he was diagnosed with ALS in 2010.

Scott Fearrington, former program supervisor for the Community Schools program providing safe, high-quality after- school care to CHCCS students, was appointed as director, replacing Mary Roberts who retired in June.

What an Honor

Photo by Gretchen Mathieson
Photo by Gretchen Mathison

Weaver Street Realty’s Gary Phillips was selected as Carrboro’s new poet laureate by the town’s art committee.

Photo Courtesy Kendra Douglas
Photo Courtesy Kendra Douglas

Twenty-nine UNC students, including our spring intern Julia Baker (pictured top left), were chosen to cover the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.


Michelle Kasold, a 2005 East Chapel Hill High graduate, scored the second goal for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Field Hockey Team, ensuring a win over Argentina in Rio. Michelle has been a member of the national team since 2006 and played during the 2012 London Olympics.


William Travis Jewelry was the winner of three 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards. Owner William Travis Kukovich now has 15 of the prestigious creative awards.


Cedar Ridge High School graduate Hunter Thompson placed first at both the state and national level of SkillsUSA Championships in cabinet-making. He refined his skills in teacher Keith Yow’s classes.


In July, a group of 60 Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Team jumpers in the Junior 14 and Younger age division represented the 150-member team in the Pan-American Championship held in Orlando, while another 50 Bulldogs competed in Braga, Portugal at the World Jump Rope Championships. All 110 Bouncing Bulldogs excelled in numerous single rope and Double Dutch events, earning a combined total of 273 awards: 123 gold, 74 silver, and 76 bronze.

Community Involvement

Chapel Hill Public Library has been granted $96,997 in competitive federal grant funds by The State Library of North Carolina for its Pop-Up Library project – imagined as a mobile library/classroom – which will debut next summer. Orange Literacy and The Friends of the Library are also investing in this project.

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-1-41-02-pmCarrboro’s Quarterpath Trace housing area hosted their 15th annual Women’s Walk in April, with Pam Zornick serving as hostess. The women raised a total of $250 for local nonprofits Kidzu Children’s Museum and TABLE.


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Laura Zolman Kirk

Associate Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned Chapel Hillian and totally in love with this special slice of North Carolina.
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