Commissioners Bock, Petty, and Stewart’s vision for Chatham County

Imagine an educational system where everybody is working together, where we acknowledge, one size doesn’t fit all. Further imagine a system where every child receives a quality education regardless of address or household income. Now imagine that graduates from this system can live and work in Chatham. A system where our commissioners, school board, charter schools, EDC, and the community college work as ONE team with ONE goal.

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A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court?

President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court. Not really, of course. Totenberg may know more than most lawyers about the Supreme Court from her experience as an award-winning legal affairs correspondent for NPR. But she is not a lawyer, and you have to be a lawyer to be on the court. Don’t you?

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Chatham to dedicate 9/11 First Responders Memorial in Pittsboro on September 6

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the Chatham County First Responders’ Memorial at 3 p.m. September 6 in Pittsboro. The memorial incorporates the 19-foot steel beam artifact from the World Trade Center tragedy, donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The memorial honors all first responders who have given their lives to keep others safe, including those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Video: Setting the 9/11 beam for the First Responder Memorial in Pittsboro

ACC Blitz Kick-Off set to air beginning this weekend

Raycom Sports will preview the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference football season this weekend with the ACC Blitz Kick-Off Special, hosted by Tom Werme and Tommy Bowden. The show includes features on the #1-ranked defending national champion Florida State Seminoles and the reigning Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston, and a look back at Duke’s run last season to their first Coastal Division championship.

Chatham County again experiences increased visitor spending

The latest statewide tourism spending report shows that “domestic visitors” spent $30.77 million in Chatham County during 2012, an increase of 4.4 percent from 2012, continuing a multi-year trend of substantial growth in visitor spending. On August 14, 2014, the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports released the results of the annual study conducted by the U.S. Travel Association.

CCCC plans workforce training for Chatham-Randolph megasite

Excitement is running high at Central Carolina Community College as it works with city, county, state and industry representatives to develop a blueprint for workforce training at the Chatham-Randolph industrial manufacturing megasite. The 1,800-acre Chatham County site, located northwest of Siler City, is ideal for an automotive assembly plant as well as original equipment manufacturers, according to Southern Business & Development magazine. It ranked the megasite as the No. 3 site in the South – and No. 1 in the state – for an auto assembly plant.

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Learn how to take the fire out of fire ants on September 4

Calls have been coming into Extension Centers across the piedmont area of North Carolina, including Chatham County, throughout the spring and summer about the fire ant mounds popping up. In response, Chatham County’s Extension Agent Charlotte Glen and Extension Director Sam Groce will conduct a free program, Taking the Fire Out of Fire Ants, on Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at the Chatham Extension Center in Pittsboro.