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We found hope, joy and love in these Chapel Hillians who overcame seemingly unbeatable odds.

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The New Voice

Carrboro writer and essayist Krista Bremer captivates audiences with her uncommon love story. more »

Feb 5, 2014 Personalities

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Words with Friends

How scientist Jeff Polish became an expert on the art of spinning a yarn. more »

Jan 27, 2014 Personalities

Spousal Support: Part Two

And now, the second and final installment in our series on Chapel Hill's most intriguing couples. more »

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Spousal Support: Part One

Impressive as individuals, but better together: Meet three of Chapel Hill’s most fascinating couples. more »

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Lennie regards the placard commemorating his career at the Carolina Basketball Museum. He still holds school records for most points in a season, highest scoring average and most 40-point games.

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Class of '57

Turns out, you can go home again. Just ask Lennie Rosenbluth. more »

Dec 9, 2013 Personalities (1 Comments)

Mama Knows Best

How a Chatham County farm girl became Chapel Hill’s culinary darling. more »

Sep 19, 2013 Personalities

Big Dream

With a new novel and Broadway musical, the once-struggling Daniel Wallace has found modest success and wild contentment. more »

Aug 8, 2013 Personalities (1 Comments)

Alex the Incorrigible

The colorful life and times of Chapel Hill's superstar haberdasher. more »

Jun 12, 2013 Personalities (1 Comments)

Veggie Tales

Personable storyteller Cynthia Raxter treats kids to true-life narratives at local farmers' markets. more »

Apr 3, 2013 Personalities (1 Comments)

Time Intensive

Feeling overwhelmed? Working mom Julia Scatliff O’Grady says the goal should not be slowing down but to achieve “Good Busy.” more »

Mar 6, 2013 Personalities

Our Neighborhood Butcher

Cliff Collins knows his customers just as well as he knows meat. more »

Mar 4, 2013 Personalities (2 Comments)

Life Saver

Colorful crosswalk guard Mary Dickerson protects and entertains. more »

Feb 27, 2013 Personalities

Born to Run

At 63, competitive runner Jay Smith shows no signs of slowing down. more »

Feb 27, 2013 Personalities (1 Comments)