Chapel Hill Magazine November 2017

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Chapel Hill writer L.C. Fiore published his novel “The Last Great American Magic” this summer about the great Native American warrior Tecumseh and his coming of age. Author and former Tar Heel E. Denise Caldon Sorkness was asked to share her book “Stall, Deny and Hope They Die” with Congress in February. Her family was settling into the community, building their dream home on land by the Haw River, when her husband was diagnosed with cancer due to his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam, which began a 20-year battle with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Author Mark Spano was awarded the opportunity to turn his murder mystery novel “Midland Club” into a screenplay through a monthlong Escape to Create residency in Seaside, Florida.

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Guitarist Wes Collins was selected as one of 19 artists living and working in North Carolina to receive a $10,000 fellowship to support creative development and creation of new work by the North Carolina Arts Council.


M. Belk Endowment foundation to help increase the access of higher education for low-income, underrepresented and firstgeneration students in North Carolina. Kidzu Children’s Museum is one of 54

centers across the state to receive a grant through the North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program to help provide funding for STEM and STEAM programs for middle schoolers. During the World Jump Rope Championship held in Orlando, 106 of the 160-member Bouncing Bulldogs team came home with a total of 192 awards – 63 gold, 69 silver and 60 bronze.

Susan Brown, director of Chapel Hill Public Library, has been appointed to serve as the Town of Chapel Hill’s executive director for

community arts and culture. Rowing club Chapel Hill Amateur Oarsman Society (CHAOS) members Richard McDonogh, Felix Mühlebach, Robert Brownstein and Timothy Bukowski competed in the 2017 World Rowing Masters Regatta on Lake Bled, Slovenia. AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

Chapel Hill’s College Advising Corps was granted $10 million from Charlotte’s John


David and Carey Baddour’s

son Johnathan competed at the State Closed Tennis Tournament for North Carolina and won two state championships.