Art Chansky

December 9, 2012 | By More

More than 40 years in North Carolina haven’t diminished Art Chansky’s Boston accent.  His distinctive voice is one that is well-known to UNC fans.  A sports columnist and commentator for Chapelboro.com and WCHL radio, Chansky has been reporting on Tar Heel sports in one way or another since he was churning out stories about Charlie Scott as a student reporter for The Daily Tar Heel.

Another, lower-profile side to Chansky is his volunteer work in the community.  In the 1980s, after a divorce took his son to another state, Chansky felt the need to get involved in the life of a young person and became a mentor through Volunteers for Youth.

Chansky remembers, “The boy I was matched with had some behavioral issues but he seemed to mature during our time together.  He eventually went into the service, which made me very proud to have known him.”

Chansky’s mentoring experience led to him becoming a member of the Board of Directors of Volunteers for Youth and he takes pride in what the agency has accomplished.  “For an organization like VFY to have sustained and grown for 30 years is a tribute to the people who have run it and supported it and to the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community for embracing it.”

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