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Nick, Annie, and Kate Williams

December 16, 2012 | By More
Nick, Annie, and Kate Williams

Since it opened nearly a year ago on Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill, The Standard restaurant has been getting rave reviews as one of the area’s best casual dining spots.  What many customers may not know is that The Standard is a family affair.  Co-owner Nick Williams helps run the kitchen, sister Annie pitches in after a […]

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Juvenile Services Staff

December 15, 2012 | By More
Juvenile Services Staff

The Division of Juvenile Justice has gone through many name changes over the years but the jobs of the court counselors who work there has remained consistent – overseeing young people who break the law and equipping them with the tools to make better choices in the future.   With Volunteers for Youth’s focus on delinquency […]

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John Blanchard

December 14, 2012 | By More
John Blanchard

John Blanchard’s graying hair, grown children, and job title as UNC’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics suggest a man of responsibility and mature years.  Three decades ago, when Blanchard first arrived in Chapel Hill from San Diego, CA, he was a newly married young man with a recently acquired social work degree, looking for a […]

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Jose Torres-Don

December 13, 2012 | By More
Jose Torres-Don

As a community specialist at El Centro Hispano in Carrboro, Jose Torres-Don has his finger on the pulse of Orange County’s Latino community.  Torres-Don came to Orange County from Austin, Texas and in just two short years has made many connections in his new North Carolina home.  It was a Spanish-speaking parent of a teen […]

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Mia Burroughs

December 12, 2012 | By More
Mia Burroughs

Mia Burroughs arrived in Chapel Hill seventeen years ago, drawn by the community’s good schools and progressive values.  Those interests are reflected in her current occupations as a grant writer and as immediate past chair of the Board of Education of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  Ten years ago, when Burroughs was starting out as […]

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Kiwanis of Hillsborough

December 11, 2012 | By More
Kiwanis of Hillsborough

Stop by the Holiday Inn Express on a Tuesday at lunchtime and you’ll find a group of energetic, caring people sharing food and fellowship.  These are members of the Hillsborough Kiwanis Club, developing and launching plans to help children locally and around the world.  Chartered in 1988, the Hillsborough Kiwanis are part of a global […]

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Steven Moore

December 10, 2012 | By More
Steven Moore

Steven Moore doesn’t have to look far to call up memories of his days with Volunteers for Youth.  He only has to glance at the photograph at his mom’s house to remember the day he watched a UNC basketball game from the fifth row, center court of the Dean Dome with Volunteers for Youth staff […]

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Art Chansky

December 9, 2012 | By More
Art Chansky

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 […]

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Misty and Germeka

December 8, 2012 | By More
Misty and Germeka

When Misty Bynum was a little girl growing up in Chapel Hill, her mother had a full plate as a single mom raising a family on her own.  When Bynum was matched with a mentor through Volunteers for Youth, it was a relief to her mother knowing that Bynum would be in good hands.  More […]

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Jared Cates

December 7, 2012 | By More
Jared Cates

As a child, Jared Cates played in the kitchen of Pyewacket, Chapel Hill’s original health foods restaurant, where his father was a longtime chef.  Cates may have turned his nose up at the natural peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat bread that his parents packed for his school lunches, but growing up in a family […]

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