Bear Creek – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:25:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/chathamjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/10888465-four-newspaper-pile-isolated-on-white-background-Stock-Vector-newspaper-icon-headline-5580d7a0v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Bear Creek – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com 32 32 Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Bear Creek – Chatham Journal Newspaper Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Bear Creek – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chathamjournal.com/category/locales/bear-creek/ TV-G 63016882 Former Chatham Central ag student growing where he’s planted http://chathamjournal.com/2017/07/03/former-chatham-central-ag-student-growing-hes-planted/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:18:37 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7710 Raleigh, NC – There are 19,301 members in the North Carolina FFA Association. Chatham Central High School graduate Nick Oldham is one of six student-officers governing them. FFA stands for Future Farmers of America, and during the North Carolina chapter’s…

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Raleigh, NC – There are 19,301 members in the North Carolina FFA Association. Chatham Central High School graduate Nick Oldham is one of six student-officers governing them.

FFA stands for Future Farmers of America, and during the North Carolina chapter’s convention in June, the teachers and students comprising the group elected Oldham to serve a one-year term as their vice president. He’ll be an ambassador for youth, agriculture and education. A 100-day tour is expected to have him visiting FFA chapters, meeting with agribusiness leaders and representing the North Carolina FFA Association in state and national meetings.

Last year, North Carolina FFA members voted to have former Chatham Central student Katherine Miller and former Jordan-Matthews High School student Sarah Thomas serve as secretary and vice president, respectively.

“Chatham County strong,” North Carolina FFA coordinator Jeff Davis said.

Oldham is majoring in engineering at N.C. State University. Chris Hart was his agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at Chatham Central, a perennial favorite at high school agricultural competitions.

 

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August 15 Chatham County commissioners meeting moved to Chatham Central High http://chathamjournal.com/2016/08/08/august-15-meeting-chatham-county-commissioners-moved-chatham-central-high/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:51:36 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6781 Bear Creak, NC – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will be meeting in a different location for its August 15, 2016 work session and regular session to accommodate expected larger public attendance. The meeting will be held at Central…

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Bear Creak, NC – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will be meeting in a different location for its August 15, 2016 work session and regular session to accommodate expected larger public attendance. The meeting will be held at Central Chatham High School Auditorium on NC Highway 902 in southwestern Chatham County.

Chatham Central High SchoolThe regular session begins at 6 pm and likely will include the board’s consideration of zoning the currently unzoned areas of the county. A public hearing on this issue was held in June, so this is not a public hearing. The starting time of the afternoon work session has not yet been determined and will be based on how much business has to be covered. Check the calendar on the website as we get closer to the meeting date for more information.

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Chatham County Schools CTE students honored http://chathamjournal.com/2016/06/01/chatham-county-schools-cte-students-honored/ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:56:55 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6382 Chatham, NC — A remarkable number of Chatham County Schools students were recently honored at the Career and Technical Education (CTE) celebration held at Chatham Central High School. The evening featured remarks from Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan, Executive Director…

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Chatham, NC — A remarkable number of Chatham County Schools students were recently honored at the Career and Technical Education (CTE) celebration held at Chatham Central High School. The evening featured remarks from Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan, Executive Director for Secondary Grades and CTE, Dr. Kelly Batten, and student leader, Tanner Hensen.

CTE CelebrationNumerous students from all three Chatham County High Schools were honored for their achievements in various areas of CTE. Students provided introductions to many of the organizations through skits and presentations.

The following three CTE teachers of the year were also honored:

  • Chatham Central High School – Jeff Phillips
  • Jordan-Matthews High School – Megan George
  • Northwood High School – Rick Parks

Additionally, students were recognized for achieving credentials in: Agriculture Certifications; Certified Nursing Assistants; EverFi; Microsoft IT Academy; National Center for Construction Education and Research; and ServSafe. Over eighty students were also inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. The evening concluded with a reception featuring punch and cookies from Everett Goldston’s Foods classes at Chatham Central, and flowers from Chris Hart’s agricultural classes.

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Holocaust survivor speaks to Chatham Central High School students http://chathamjournal.com/2016/05/21/holocaust-survivor-speaks-students/ Sat, 21 May 2016 07:54:25 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6319 Bear Creek, NC – The Chatham Central High School S4A CLUB (Students for Acceptance) sponsored a school-wide assembly welcoming Dr. Carolyn Happer, Meredith College Professor and historian, and Morris Glass, Holocaust survivor and author. As co-author of the book Chosen…

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Bear Creek, NC – The Chatham Central High School S4A CLUB (Students for Acceptance) sponsored a school-wide assembly welcoming Dr. Carolyn Happer, Meredith College Professor and historian, and Morris Glass, Holocaust survivor and author.

As co-author of the book Chosen for Destruction, Happer explained how she met Glass and collaborated with him to tell the untold story of the extermination of 90% of the Polish Jews during the Holocaust.

Glass spoke to the students explaining how he was placed in a Jewish ghetto in Poland at the age of 11 by the Nazis and was later transported to both Auschwitz Birdenau and Dachau camps.  He was separated from his mother and sisters, never to see them again, and watched as the Nazis murdered his father.

book signingHis advice to students was to appreciate the freedoms they enjoy and be grateful to be American.  He remained after the assembly to sign books and answer questions.

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Busy Saturday for Chatham County’s high school sports teams http://chathamjournal.com/2016/05/13/busy-saturday-chatham-countys-high-school-sports-teams/ Fri, 13 May 2016 20:46:46 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6267 by Gene Galin Pittsboro, NC – There is a full slate of sporting events featuring local Chatham County high school sports teams this Saturday. This Saturday marks the second round of NCHSAA state playoffs in baseball, softball and girls soccer.…

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Pittsboro, NC – There is a full slate of sporting events featuring local Chatham County high school sports teams this Saturday. This Saturday marks the second round of NCHSAA state playoffs in baseball, softball and girls soccer.

woods22Chatham County high school athletic teams playing on Saturday include:

Woods Charter School

5 pm – The Woods Charter Wolves girls soccer team has a home playoff game at Briar Chapel Park Field #4 vs. Lejeune Saturday, May 14 at 5 pm.

The Woods Charter Wolves girls soccer team (16-6) won Wednesday’s home playoff game against Kestrel Heights by a score of 9-0. The Lejeune Devil Pups girls soccer team (11-4-2) won Wednesday’s home playoff game against Research Triangle by a score of 6-0.

Northwood High School

11 am – The Northwood Chargers girls soccer team has an away playoff game vs. Northern Guilford on Saturday, May 14 at 11 am.

The Northwood Chargers girls soccer team (14-6) won Tuesday’s home playoff game against Rockingham County by a score of 3-1. The Northern Guilford Nighthawks girls soccer team (13-4-1) won Tuesday’s playoff game against Smithfield-Selma by a score of 8-0.

3:30 pm – The Northwood Chargers softball team has a home playoff game vs. Webb on Saturday, May 14 at 3:30 pm.

The Northwood Chargers softball team (19-2) won Tuesday’s home playoff game against West Craven by a score of 6-2. The Webb Warriors softball team won (16-10) Tuesday’s home playoff game against Southern Nash by a score of 10-0.

7 pm – The Northwood Chargers baseball team has a home playoff game vs. Rockingham County on Saturday, May 14 at 7pm.

The Northwood Chargers baseball team (19-6) won Tuesday’s home playoff game against Swansboro by a score of 4-3. The Rockingham County Cougars baseball team (19-7) won Tuesday’s home playoff game against Union Pines by a score of 4-3.

Jordan-Matthews High School

May 13, 6 pm – The Jordan-Matthews Jets girls soccer team has an away playoff game at North Carolina School of Science & Math in Durham on Friday, May 13 at 6 pm.

The Jordan-Matthews Jets girls soccer team (9-6) won Wednesday’s playoff game against Bartlett Yancey by a score of 4-3. The North Carolina School of Science & Math Unicorns girls soccer team (12-2-2) won Tuesday’s home playoff game against Red Springs by a score of 9-0.

7 pm – The Jordan-Matthews Jets softball team has a home playoff game vs. Beddingfield on Saturday, May 14 at 7 pm.

The Jordan-Matthews Jets softball team (22-1) won Tuesday’s home playoff game against Southwest Onslow by a score of 3-0. The Beddingfield Bruins softball team (18-3) won Wednesday’s neutral playoff game against North Brunswick by a score of 8-7.

No Game – The Jordan-Matthews Jets baseball team (8-18) lost Wednesday’s conference tournament game against Reidsville by a score of 3-2.

Chatham Central School

3:30 pm – The Chatham Central Bears baseball team has an away playoff game at Lincoln Charter in Denver, NC on Saturday, May 14 at 3:30 pm.

The Chatham Central Bears baseball team (11-12) won Tuesday’s away playoff game against Mitchell by a score of 2-1. The Lincoln Charter Eagles baseball team won Wednesday’s home playoff game against East Montgomery by a score of 3-2.

May 13, 7 pm – The Chatham Central Bears softball team has a home playoff game vs. East Wilkes on Friday, May 13 at 7pm.

The Chatham Central Bears softball team (16-7) won Tuesday’s home playoff game against Uwharrie Charter Academy by a score of 11-3. The East Wilkes Cardinals softball team (14-13) won Tuesday’s playoff game against South Stanly by a score of 8-7.

No Game – The Chatham Central Bears girls soccer team lost Wednesday’s away playoff game against East Carteret by a score of 9-0. No game this weekend.

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Have you heard about the great dual language immersion program in Siler City? http://chathamjournal.com/2016/05/07/heard-great-language-program-siler-city/ Sat, 07 May 2016 11:32:17 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6234 By *protected email* Siler City, NC – Have you heard about the great language program in Siler City? In ten years of living in the county, it’s the most exciting thing I’ve seen in Chatham County schools. It’s called dual…

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Siler City, NC – Have you heard about the great language program in Siler City?

In ten years of living in the county, it’s the most exciting thing I’ve seen in Chatham County schools. It’s called dual language immersion, and it starts in Kindergarten at Siler City Elementary and continues to grade 12 at Jordan Matthews. (There’s a similar program in the eastern part of the county, too.) Starting in Kinder, students become fluent in two languages, Spanish and English, for the same one price of your tax dollars. This is incredibly forward-thinking. The employee of the future has a great advantage in being bilingual, and the two best second languages out there are Spanish and Chinese.

Dual landuage in Siler CityWealthy families at private schools all over the world would and do pay thousands for dual language. I once taught at a private school in Atlanta that offered dual language immersion programs in Spanish-English, French-English, and German-English. For the price of one year of tuition at that school, you could get an entire degree at CCCC.

Not only that, but the Chatham County Schools dual language program also flips on its head the drama we sometimes hear in Siler City surrounding the influx of Central American immigrants. It turns the drama into an incredible strength, and here’s how.

To be authentic, you need, in a true dual language immersion program, a 50-50 mix of families. That is, you need half the kids to be mother-tongue in one language, and the other half in the other. That way, in school, everyone learns from the other half, and no one is at a disadvantage. Those fancy private schools? Sometimes they have to halfway fake it, because they can’t find students who really speak Spanish at home. This is a big challenge to their program. In Siler City,  however, we naturally have the perfect mix in our community. All students thus hear authentic language from their peers all day long — in the lunchroom, in the playground, in the halls. And so they become truly bilingual, truly bicultural, and truly a world citizen of the future.

Wow. I am so thankful to Nikki Murchison, who heads up the Siler City Elementary program where my son is in Kinder, and to the ESL department leaders like Charles Aiken and Maureen Legaria who have spearheaded excellent dual language professional development for our teachers. I am so thankful that this world-class resource is available to us in little Siler City — and at a free public school! I pinch myself, since I’ve traveled the world and seen many expensive private schools that can’t touch what we have. And I thank the heavens above every day for the vibrant mix of humanity that is to be found in Siler City and in other pockets of Chatham County. We are truly blessed by this regenerative in-pouring of new folks.

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Two Chatham Central High School educators honored at State Board of Education meeting http://chathamjournal.com/2015/12/11/two-chatham-central-high-school-educators-honored-at-state-board-of-education-meeting/ Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:35:13 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5498 Bear Creek, NC — Two Chatham Central High School educators were honored by the State Board of Education at the December meeting. Eric Patin was presented with a plaque and congratulated once again for being named the 2015 Milken Award…

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Bear Creek, NC — Two Chatham Central High School educators were honored by the State Board of Education at the December meeting. Eric Patin was presented with a plaque and congratulated once again for being named the 2015 Milken Award recipient for North Carolina.

Additionally, Ronald Scott was honored for fifty-six years of service in public education. Joining these gentlemen were their spouses; Chatham Central Principal, Mitch Stensland; and Superintendent, Dr. Derrick D. Jordan.

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Trunk-or-Treat event coming to Chatham’s Southwest District Park on October 30 http://chathamjournal.com/2015/10/26/trunk-or-treat-event-coming-to-chathams-southwest-district-park-on-october-30/ Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:20:34 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5345 Bear Creek, NC – Chatham County Parks & Recreation invites residents to its Trunk-or-Treat event with movie on October 30 from 6 to 8 pm at Southwest District Park in Bear Creek. The event will include children’s activities, bounce houses…

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Bear Creek, NC – Chatham County Parks & Recreation invites residents to its Trunk-or-Treat event with movie on October 30 from 6 to 8 pm at Southwest District Park in Bear Creek.

MaleficentThe event will include children’s activities, bounce houses and concessions for purchase. The movie “Maleficent” will begin at dark.

The park is located near Chatham Central High School at 15124 Highway 902 in southwestern Chatham County.

FMI: Tracy Burnett at 919-545-8555

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Best of Chatham County survey returns http://chathamjournal.com/2015/10/12/best-of-chatham-county-survey-returns/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:19:44 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5258 by Gene Galin Pittsboro, NC – The popular Best of Chatham County has returned. You can access the survey immediately at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015bestofchatham Folks are welcome to share the survey URL and encourage their family, friends and neighbors to vote for…

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Pittsboro, NC – The popular Best of Chatham County has returned.

You can access the survey immediately at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015bestofchatham

Best of Chatham CountyFolks are welcome to share the survey URL and encourage their family, friends and neighbors to vote for their Best of Chatham.

The survey runs through November 10, 2015.

There’s about 80 categories. You do NOT have to make a choice in each category. Please go through and chose those that you are knowledgeable about. You will be able to go back and forth within the survey before submitting your choices.

This year the results of the Chatham Chatlist Best of Chatham County survey will appear online on the Chatham Journal newspaper web site at http://www.chathamjournal.com. We’ll also appear in print issue of the Chatham Magazine.

The purpose of the Best of Chatham County has always been to help promote local commerce inside Chatham County. Because of that only Chatham County based selections will be included in the final tabulations.

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Meroney United Methodist Church vacation bible school http://chathamjournal.com/2015/07/01/meroney-united-methodist-church-vacation-bible-school/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:47:01 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4412 Bear Creek, NC – Meroney United Methodist Church invites all children to get ready to experience God’s unstoppable love at the G-Force Adventure Park Vacation Bible School. The fun begins July 19 and ends July 24 from 6:15 pm to…

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Bear Creek, NC – Meroney United Methodist Church invites all children to get ready to experience God’s unstoppable love at the G-Force Adventure Park Vacation Bible School. The fun begins July 19 and ends July 24 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Meroney United Methodist Church, on NC Hwy 902 in Bear Creek.

G-Force Adventure Park Vacation Bible SchoolThere will be a meal for vacation bible school children and volunteers at 5:45 pm to 6:05 pm

The adventures include Bible story fun, creative crafts, great games, science, and great music.

To be a part of all the excitement at G-Force VBS, call Barbara Dowdy at (919) 898-4667 or visit the church’s website at cokesburyvbs.com/meroneyumc

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