Holly Springs Deep Dive

Holly Springs Deep Dive

Diving into important topics in the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Asking the right people the right questions.... Show More

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February 25, 2020 38 min

This week, meet TOCS organizers and volunteers including Alan Rosen, Mallory Evans, Emily Portelance and Andrew Portelance. Find out about the mission and purpose of the group and how YOU can help or enjoy an upcoming performance.

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This week, meet Holly Springs Farmers Market Coordinator Jessica Stygles. Learn about the upcoming 2020 season, special events planned for this year’s market, some fun new ideas coming this year and some insider information about some of everyone’s favorite repeat vendors.

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February 11, 2020 39 min

This week, meet Erin Cornick and Brittany Laxton of Girls Empowered of Holly Springs. These two young women's talents brought them together to do good in our community through their work at Girls Empowered of Holly Springs. They hold classes here for elementary-aged girls to help educate, inspire and instill self-confidence and provide them with the tools to navigate and manage the emotional and mental challenges they face d... Read more

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This week, I spoke with Main Street Family Dentistry's Dr. Tara Wiggins about an event coming up at which kids aged 15 and younger can get FREE dental care. Set for this March 6, parents can call to set an appointment to help take care of months to years of missed dental care.

You can tell in our chat that Dr. Wiggins is such a caring professional who genuinely wants her patients to be comfortable and have their d... Read more

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January 28, 2020 31 min

Holly Springs is in NC State Senate District 17 and our Senator is Sam Searcy. He owns a vodka distillery in Durham, NC, but this interview focuses on the time thus far in his first term on the job in the North Carolina General Assembly. We talked about his campaign priorities, the struggle to get a budget for our state and how well the two political sides really get along when no one is watching.

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My FIRST repeat guest is Professional Organizer Daria Harvey. Not only is she a really delightful person, but she's a genuinely talented and caring educator who can teach anyone how to improve their organization skills around the home or office. But in this episode, we talked about TIME MANAGEMENT in the context of it being January and the time of year when people resolve to do things better. One of the ways to ensure succes... Read more

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Meet the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce's new Executive Director Chante Pickard in this episode.

We talked in her office in downtown Holly Springs on what the Chamber does for the business community in town as well as the community at large. She's a great person who is passionate about working together with local officials and business owners to make Holly Springs a great place to do business.

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Matthew Schwab is a Holly Springs powerhouse. He is the busiest person I can imagine. Between his part time jobs, his volunteer work, and now his speaking engagements, I don't know how he has time to think! He advocates quite effectively for mentally disabled adults and rightly insists that they have value in our society and can contribute more than most think they can.

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There are cool people all over Holly Springs doing great things here. This week, I sat down with Leilana Warren, one of the Special Needs Ministry Coordinators of Hope Community Church, and chatted with her about a fantastic event they have coming up in February for special needs teens and their families.

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I sat down with Daria Harvey, professional organizer and owner of Your Organized Life, LLC. On the surface, she seems like a regular resident of Holly Springs, but dive a little deeper, and she's a powerhouse of skill and experience in helping others learn to organize their lives, their time, and their home.

Get her suggestions on how to get your home ready for the holidays, how to prep to put away this year'... Read more

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I sat down with Beth Martinez de Andino, one of the owners of Our Moments in Time, located across from the Town Hall Commons building in downtown Holly Springs. 

Get to know her in this episode, hear the origin story of her shop and find out about some of the things she went through to make her dream a reality.

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I sat down with Holly Springs Fire Department Chief Leroy Smith and Fire and Life Safety Educator Joe Harasti to talk about a big new rating they achieved that will help Holly Springs residents and businesses on their insurance rates and about all of the things they do in our community to keep us safe.

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I sat down with one of the founders and one of the active members of the Holly Springs Run Club.

They talk about how the club started, why it started, and what they're up to now. We discuss where they money they raise goes and how they benefit the community as a whole.

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I sat down with the founders of Pawfect Match Rescue to talk about the puppy that was stolen from one of their events this weekend and the flurry of activity immediately after that ultimately led to the puppy being returned.

This is an AMAZING organization and you won't believe the number of dogs they've been responsible for rescuing.

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This is the LAST episode before election day next week, so I sat down with each of the five (well, sort of...listen for details on that) candidates for the two seats up for election on the Holly Springs Town Council.

I had a give-or-take 10-minute conversation with each of the five folks who put themselves out there to get one of the seats, and put it all together in one episode for today. This is their last pitch for... Read more

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This episode is dedicated to the memory of Scout Undercoffer and his family.

A family in our community lost a child a few days ago under tragic circumstances, and all of Holly Springs is devastated for them. Scout Undercoffer was a force in his life and we need to make sure we all learn the lessons his death leaves for us.
 
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Wow, wow, wow. Our Holly Springs High School Colla Voce choral ensemble has been invited to participate in a VERY prestigious event this winter, the London International Choral Festival.

I sat down with the ensemble's director, Jenny Patchett, and the Choral Boosters' Patron Chair, Barbara Koch on October 10 at the school to talk about the trip and about the money they're trying to raise so the cost of th... Read more

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Don't call it a dump. It's a landfill.

This week, I sat down with John Roberson, Solid Waste Management Director for Wake County. He's the person you receive emails from when you submit an odor complaint for the South Wake Solid Waste Landfill on the Apex/Holly Springs border.

We chatted about what I’d learned on the tour, what was being done to ameliorate the odor problem and a little about the... Read more

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This is the fifth of my series focusing on candidates for Holly Springs Town Council.

Last up is incumbent Town Council Member Cheri Lee.  The interview took place on September 23 at her friends' home in Holly Springs. Check out her campaign Facebook page, linked below, for a details on her candidacy and two terms on the Town Council.

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This is the fourth of my series focusing on candidates for Holly Springs Town Council. 

Next up is Shaun McGrath.  The interview took place on September 19 at his home in Holly Springs. Check out his website, linked below, for a full explanation of his platform and any other information you'd like to know about him. 

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