Goldston – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:16:21 +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 Goldston – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com 32 32 Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Goldston – Chatham Journal Newspaper Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Goldston – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chathamjournal.com/category/locales/goldston/ TV-G 63016882 This week at Chatham County libraries – Week of July 2, 2017 http://chathamjournal.com/2017/07/03/week-chatham-county-libraries-week-july-2-2017/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:46:39 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7705 Pittsboro, NC – Here is a rundown of the events taking place at this week at Chatham County Libraries. All Chatham County Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Wednesday, July 5 1-2pm  …

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Pittsboro, NC – Here is a rundown of the events taking place at this week at Chatham County Libraries.

All Chatham County Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Wednesday, July 5
1-2pm                         Wellness Wednesdays for Kids. Every Wednesday at 1:00 we will be hosting a mover and some shakers; local dance instructors, yogis and personal trainers will be sharing a movement based activity that will get the whole family moving. Classes will be at the Chatham Community Library in the Holmes Meeting Room. Today’s activity for the kids is: Fitness fun run by personal trainer Rachel, with team games and stretching exercises.

Thursday, July 6
9am-12pm                 Genealogy Assistance- Volunteer genealogists are available to assist with family history research, whether your ancestors lived in Chatham County, the 50 states, or overseas.  A genealogist is on site in the library most Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon, and other days and times by appointment. Call 919-545-8086 to make an appointment. Sessions take place in the Local History & Genealogy area of Chatham Community Library.  Please bring as much written documentation as you have about the topic you are researching, as well as a flash drive for saving documents and/or money for printing.
1pm                            Cool Off with a Movie! It’s Summer time and on these hot days you can get in from the heat and cool off with a   movie! Every Thursday at 1:00 at Chatham Community Library we will be showing a family friendly movie. Today’s showing is: Wall.E
1pm                            CCL Daytime Book Club. Have you been wanting to come to the book club but couldn’t make it out on Tuesday evenings?  You’re in luck! The daytime book club at Chatham Community Library will meet on the first Thursday of each month from 1-2pm and we will be discussing the same books as the Tuesday evening club. This month’s book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts.
6pm                            Common Thread Needle Craft Group. Bring your favorite needlework project and enjoy the conversation and camaraderie. Newcomers are always welcome and registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.

Friday, July 7
9:30am                           Toddler Story Time
10:30am                         Preschool Story Time
4pm                                 CCL Pokemon Meetup
4:30pm                           Anime Club

Wren Library, Siler City
Monday, July 3
6pm                              Movie Night at Wren.  This month’s showing is Moana. Bring the family and come enjoy this entertaining movie!

Wednesday, July 5
10:30am                                   Story Time
11:30am and 12:30pm          Wren Summer Reading Program Craft

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, July 6
10:30am                              Story Time for all ages
11:30am                              Goldston Summer Reading Program Craft
3:30pm                              Goldston LEGO Club

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This week at Chatham County Libraries – Week of June 26, 2017 http://chathamjournal.com/2017/06/26/week-chatham-county-libraries-week-june-26-2017/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:26:59 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7689 Pittsboro, NC – Here is a rundown of the events taking place at this week at Chatham County Libraries. Tuesday, June 27 10am                          Preschool Story Time 11am-12pm  …

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Pittsboro, NC – Here is a rundown of the events taking place at this week at Chatham County Libraries.

Tuesday, June 27
10am                          Preschool Story Time
11am-12pm              CCL Summer Reading Program – Come join us for a Summer Reading activity or craft pertaining to this year’s theme of  Build A Better World!

Wednesday, June 28
1-2pm                         Wellness Wednesdays for Kids. Every Wednesday at 1:00 we will be hosting a mover and some shakers; local dance instructors, yogis and personal trainers will be sharing a movement based activity that will get the whole family moving. Classes will be at the Chatham Community Library in the Holmes Meeting Room. Today’s activity for the kids is with Heather D’Arnell from Siler City Dance & Gymnastics Academy. “Students will learn a short hip-hop dance, experiment with breakdancing, and end the class with some fun rhythm games.”

Thursday, June 29
9am-12pm                 Genealogy Assistance- Volunteer genealogists are available to assist with family history research, whether your ancestors lived in Chatham County, the 50 states, or overseas.  A genealogist is on site in the library most Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon, and other days and times by appointment. Call 919-545-8086 to make an appointment. Sessions take place in the Local History & Genealogy area of Chatham Community Library.  Please bring as much written documentation as you have about the topic you are researching, as well as a flash drive for saving documents and/or money for printing.
1pm                            Cool Off with a Movie! It’s Summer time and on these hot days you can get in from the heat and cool off with a movie! Every Thursday at 1:00 at Chatham Community Library we will be showing a family friendly movie. Today’s showing is: March of the Penguins.

Friday, June 30
9:30am                           Toddler Story Time
10:30am                         Preschool Story Time
3:30pm                           Summer Reading Performer: Capital Balloon Studios at CCL. Building Your Future, Inflate Your Mind! Free Children’s   Reading Empowerment Show Using Balloons, Magic, & Comedy. For more information contact Youth Services at 919-545-8085.

Wren Library, Siler City
Monday, June 26
4pm                              Afternoon Movies at Wren. Come enjoy a Free afternoon movie at Wren! Today’s showing is: Storks

Wednesday, June 28
10:30am                           Story Time
11:30am & 12:30pm      Wren Summer Reading Program. Come join us for a Summer Reading activity or craft pertaining to this year’s theme of Build A Better World!

Friday, June 30
12pm                                Summer Reading Performer: Capital Balloon Studios at CCL. Building Your Future, Inflate Your Mind! Free Children’s    Reading Empowerment Show Using Balloons, Magic, & Comedy. For more information contact Youth Services at 919-545-8085.

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, June 29
10:30am                        Story Time for all ages
11:30am                        Goldston Summer Reading Program. Come join us for a Summer Reading activity or craft pertaining to this year’s   theme of Build A Better World!

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J.S. Waters named Chatham Signature School http://chathamjournal.com/2017/01/02/j-s-waters-named-chatham-signature-school/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 11:28:52 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7047 Greensboro, NC – The Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC) recognized J.S. Waters as a Signature School during their annual Signature Schools Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 9. This was the first time J.S. Waters received this distinction from the organization.…

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Greensboro, NC – The Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC) recognized J.S. Waters as a Signature School during their annual Signature Schools Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 9. This was the first time J.S. Waters received this distinction from the organization. Beverly Browne, the principal of J.S. Waters, alongside Wendy Phillips, and Sonja Kitchings were on hand at the awards breakfast to accept the award on behalf of the teachers and students.

JS Waters named signature schoolJ.S. Waters was singled out for a number of reasons including performing above district and state averages for reading, math, and science. Teachers adopted a new approach to early childhood literacy and J.S. Waters saw 20% growth on literacy measurements of students. Teachers at J.S. Waters receive coaching and work collaboratively through structured meetings that evaluate the needs of every student to ensure instruction is tailored to each child’s needs.

The coaching model led to an increase in the Teacher Working Conditions Survey which revealed that J.S. Waters school leadership received 90% or 100% in every standard area. This reflects the community approach and feeling at J.S. Waters which actively engages the community in the learning process for students. In fact, the J.S. Waters Jr. Beta Club was recognized as a School of Distinction for their efforts with the Ronald McDonald House as an example of how they give back to the community.

“J.S. Waters is a community and we’re at the center and heart of Goldston. This is a reflection of what a great community Goldston is including our students, staff and instructional support from the district,” said Beverly Browne of the work that teachers are doing on behalf of students every day at J.S. Waters.

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Chatham County Schools Avajan Oldham nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award http://chathamjournal.com/2016/08/04/chatham-county-schools-avajan-oldham-nominated-national-lifechanger-year-award/ Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:53:03 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6768 Goldston, NC – Avajan Oldham, a third and fourth grade language arts/social studies teacher at J.S Waters School, has been nominated for the 2016-2017 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private…

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Goldston, NC  Avajan Oldham, a third and fourth grade language arts/social studies teacher at J.S Waters School, has been nominated for the 2016-2017 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Life ChangerSponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Oldham was nominated by J.S. Waters School principal, Beverly Browne.

Oldham has been a part of the J.S Waters School community her entire life. Her mother taught at J.S Waters, and Oldham has a daughter currently teaching at the school. In addition to teachingOldham is heavily involved in the community, singing and playing for the church choir and tutoring students who need additional help. She has also started an after school running club which has grown to 50-60 participating students.

Ms. Oldham is a master teacher who establishes a classroom environment where students thrive,” said Browne. “She is a model educator and great representative of a LifeChanger.

Each school year, the LifeChanger of the Year program receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of ColumbiaFor 2016-2017, there will be a total of 15 individual LifeChanger of the Year awardsIn addition, a 16th prize, the “National Spirit Award,” is given to the school and nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination. Each winner will receive cash award that is split between the individual winner and their school. The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. Winners are announced via surprise award ceremonies held at their schools. The top five winners will also be honored at a national awards ceremony in NaplesFlorida. Winners will be announced in Spring 2017.

Winners will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be school district employees. Award winners are selected based on the following criteria:

  • A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students
  • An ability to positively add to the development of the school’s atmosphere
  • Is involved in leadership activities at the school and/or community level
  • A demonstrative record of excellent performance at the professional level
  • A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere
  • Adherence to high moral and ethical standards

To view Ms. Oldham’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile, or to nominate someone from your school community, visit www.LifeChangeroftheYear.com

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Poor zoning is worse than no zoning at all http://chathamjournal.com/2016/07/14/poor-zoning-worse-no-zoning/ Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:34:39 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6683 By Denise Dunn Goldston, NC – Dear Planning Board, First I would like to thank those of you who voted to hold off on recommending the zoning report to the commissioners, thank you for listening! To the rest of you,…

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By Denise Dunn

Goldston, NC – Dear Planning Board, First I would like to thank those of you who voted to hold off on recommending the zoning report to the commissioners, thank you for listening!

To the rest of you, I appreciate the job you are doing it is very hard to be on a planning board, I just finished the first step in helping to get Goldston zoned (partially to protect it from Chatham County zoning).  No I don’t attend very many of your meetings. I work three jobs, take care of both of my elderly parents, and help to run our farm. One of my jobs is running Calico Quilt Antiques in Goldston.

I want to trust you to make informed decisions to help keep my county which I am very proud of clean, sustainable and friendly to live in. I don’t want to fight with my neighbors, and to the man that is next to the shooting range I am so sorry about what has happened in your area.  But we don’t need to blanket zone R1 and R5.

I talked to Chatham County Planning Director Jason Sullivan just to make sure I was correct; but you could have kept unwanted industry out and things like military shooting ranges out just by using industrial zoning codes. You could have used RA zoning or any of the other zoning classifications available.

Did you even drive around the county to see how wonderful this county is? When was the last time you visited Goldston, Bennett, or Harpers Crossroads? The fruitcake factory?

I noticed that most of you live in Pittsboro or on that side of the county. To George Lucier, who said R1 doesn’t mean there is going to be a house on every acre, maybe not but it could be. It is actually every 40,000 square foot lot.

To say that farms are protected is somewhat disingenuous. Yes, they are. Until they are sold and someone wants to put in a subdivision.

If you think that protecting land that we don’t even own (i.e. the Jordan Lake land) is more important that the rest of the county please take your heads out of the sand. Why didn’t you at least zone everything R5? Still a poor move but it would have protected us a little more.

The lady that sat in front of me kept telling me this is just interim zoning. No where could I find that. She basically called me stupid and uncaring.

I do care. I may be stupid at times. But I am going to fight to keep a county I love a county I want to pass along to my grandchildren.

My understanding is you could have waited two more meetings before your recommendations.

Please believe me that zoning can be good, but poor zoning is worse than no zoning at all.

By using this zoning you have opened up all of Chatham County to the unruly growth and ugliness that North Chatham has become. I can’t help but think there is some other agenda that is out there that no one is telling us about.

The song keeps coming into my head “I know your lying your lips are moving…talking around in circles with your tongue”.

Oh, and what you have done to small businesses in this county…shame on you!

Denise Dunn also spoke during the public input session of the Chatham County Planning Board meeting on July 12 at the historic Chatham County courthouse in Pittsboro.

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This week at the Chatham County libraries http://chathamjournal.com/2016/07/12/week-chatham-county-libraries-2/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:45:06 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6675 Pittsboro, NC – Here is what is happening this week at the Chatham County libraries. Tuesday, July 12 10am                       Preschool Story Time 11am                       Summer Reading Program and Craft for kids 4pm                         Book Club for Kids Ages 5-8. This month’s book…

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Pittsboro, NC – Here is what is happening this week at the Chatham County libraries.
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Tuesday, July 12
10am                       Preschool Story Time
11am                       Summer Reading Program and Craft for kids
4pm                         Book Club for Kids Ages 5-8. This month’s book is The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy.

Wednesday, July 13
1pm                         CCL Wellness Wednesdays for Kids. Every Wednesday at 1pm we will be hosting a mover and some shakers: local dance instructors, martial artists, and yogis will be sharing a movement based activity that will get the whole family moving. Classes will be at the Chatham Community Library in the Holmes Meeting Room. Today features MIXED MARTIAL ARTS with David Yannuzzo. For more information contact Children’s Services at 919-545-8085.
4-5pm                      Drop-in Computer Assistance. Do you have a specific computer question?  Need to know how to insert page numbers in your Word document, create an email account, or get started with library eBooks?  Drop in to Chatham Community Library’s computer lab for one-on-one assistance on the second Wednesday of each month, any time between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.  (If you have a question about something on your personal laptop or device, please bring it with you.) We can typically spend about 20 minutes with each patron.  Please come prepared with your specific questions.  If you need extensive help with basic computer skills, we recommend that you take our Computer Basics classes instead. First come, first served.  No registration required.  Please call 919-545-8086 with any questions

Thursday, July 14
9am-12 & 1-3pm             Genealogy Assistance. Reservations requested. Contact the Reference Desk at 919-545-8086.
1pm                                   Cool off with a movie! Every Thursday at 1pm we will be showing a family friendly movie in our air-conditioned meeting room at the Chatham Community Library. Today’s Showing is: Cool Runnings. For more information contact Children’s Services at 919-545-8085.

Friday, July 15
9:30am                    Toddler Story Time
10am                        Common Thread Needle Craft Group- Bring your favorite needlework project and enjoy the conversation and camaraderie. Newcomers are always welcome and registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.
10:30am                  Preschool Story Time
1pm                          Summer Reading Performer – Capital Balloon Studios. “Reading is Magic, Inflate Your Mind.” (Children’s Reading Empowerment Show Using Balloons, Magic, & Comedy). For more information contact the Children’s department at 919-545-8085.
4pm                          Pokemon Meetup
5:30pm                    Family Movie Night – Kung Fu Panda 3

Saturday, July 16
3:30pm                     Spanish Book Club. This club, moderated by Sandy Reul, meets twice a month in the double study room and is conducted entirely in Spanish. All the book club members are bilingual, the majority of our club members are native English speakers, with a small portion whose native language are different from English. If you are interested in participating you can contact Sandy Reul at *protected email* or you are welcome to come and sit in.

Wren Library, Siler City
Wednesday, July 13
10:30 am              Preschool story time
11:30am               WREN Summer Reading!

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, July 14
10:30 am              Preschool story time
11:30am               Goldston Summer Reading program
3:30pm                 Goldston LEGO Club

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The rush in on to zone all of Chatham County before the November elections http://chathamjournal.com/2016/06/29/long-range-planning-sessions/ Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:20:18 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6573 By *protected email* Goldston, NC – I attended the Goldston community input session for the long-range planning committee put on by the Chatham County Long-Range Planning Committee. Did you attend? No, I didn’t think so, based on the turnout. You…

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Goldston, NC – I attended the Goldston community input session for the long-range planning committee put on by the Chatham County Long-Range Planning Committee. Did you attend? No, I didn’t think so, based on the turnout. You could have attended any time between 5 and 7 pm, and you gave up an opportunity to have a say in the county’s direction. There were maybe 30 citizens at the Goldston meeting.

chatham comprehensive planTrusted sources tell me that turnout was low across the three sessions at Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, and Goldston. Sources also tell me that the Pittsboro session included posters and information about zoning in the County. Apparently that generated so much interest that it was not presented at the Goldston session. When asked why, county staff reportedly responded that it would confuse the citizens, and that they only wanted input on the long-range plan.

At the sessions there were posters about county wealth and income distribution, housing, transportation, environment, and recreation. Citizens were invited to place sticky notes with their comments on the posters. County staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very open to input from those attending. At least one commissioner was at each session. Hopefully we as citizens of the county will be able to see comments were given to the county staff, and before they have been homogenized by consultants and approved by the commissioners.

I keep wondering why the push for zoning so quickly. I don’t see a lot of developers anxious to build McMansions in the southwest part of the county. Why? Perhaps because it is 30 miles to the nearest Wal-Mart!

The composition of the commission may change from the extreme liberal to more conservative in the November elections. After that, the zoning process may become more open to county input and may not fit current commissioner desires.

As always, follow the money. If zoning R1 and R5 is in place, anyone wishing for a variance will have to request permission from the board of commissioners. Permission requests cost money to file, perhaps additional money for legal fees, certainly for inspections and permits. Is the zoning push really a means of gaining more funds for the county which can then be spent by the commissioners on their particular priorities?

Overheard at the Goldston event was a comment that what we need is smaller government and more churches. How profound!

This information and more is posted on Raymond’s blog at countrylivingpolitics.blogspot.com

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Looking for a unique Christmas gift while supporting the Chatham Council on Aging? http://chathamjournal.com/2015/12/11/looking-for-a-unique-holiday-gift-while-supporting-the-council-on-aging/ Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:11:18 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5488 Pittsboro, NC – When we think of Afghanistan, most thoughts would immediately go to the conflict, turbulence and terrorism that have consumed this country for so long.  We would not necessarily think of “afghan blankets.” The first reference to the…

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Pittsboro, NC – When we think of Afghanistan, most thoughts would immediately go to the conflict, turbulence and terrorism that have consumed this country for so long.  We would not necessarily think of “afghan blankets.”

The first reference to the “afghan” blanket in the English language can be traced back to 1877.  As a popular holiday gift, the afghan brings back memories and produces new ones.  For some, we may remember it on the back of our grandmother’s favorite chair or at the foot of our parents’ bed.  Others still see it as a blessing on a chilly Friday night at the local high school football game.

afghanmakingWhen the Chatham County Council on Aging opened the doors of its Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro in 1996, it also introduced a knitted afghan especially designed to highlight some of Chatham’s treasured landmarks.  While Chatham’s landscape has changed over the past 20 years and will certainly do so in the future, this 100% cotton afghan, produced in the USA, captures some of what has made Chatham such a special place to live and visit.

In the center of the afghan is a depiction of the county Courthouse that was built in 1881, ten years after Chatham County was founded.   Surrounding the courthouse are such other notable and historical markers of Chatham’s character as the Paschal-Womble House in Goldston, Hadley’s Mill, Mt. Vernon Springs, Camelback Bridge, Fearrington Village and its Belted Galloway Cows, Reno Sharp’s Store, the Cape Fear Steam Plant, Bynum Mill, and City Hall in Siler City.  All of these have a rich history and are special in what they meant and still mean to Chatham.

Recently, the Chatham County Council on Aging reproduced this 4’ by 6’ afghan in its three original colors: blue, red and green. “As people are thinking about a holiday gift that is practical and attractive, I recommend you consider this afghan,” encouraged Dennis Streets, director of the Council on Aging.  “You can enjoy it in your home or send it to family and friends so they can better appreciate why we proudly call Chatham home,” remarks Greg Lewis, owner of the Pittsboro Roadhouse. The afghan is on display at the Roadhouse’s general store as well as at the Council’s two senior centers.

“Not only will you appreciate the beauty of this afghan, but you can also be assured that the proceeds of the sale of these afghans will go toward services needed by our growing senior population,” added Sadie McLaurin, Deputy Director of the Council.  Mrs. McLaurin was involved when the afghan was originally produced by the Council in 1996.  “It truly is a unique gift—one that people of all ages can treasure for many years to come.”

The afghan can be purchased for $60 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and at the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro, 365 Highway 87 N (919-542-4512) and the Western Chatham Senior Center, 112 Village Lake Road (919-742-3975.) You can also contact either Senior Center for information about the Council’s services.

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Early voting for municipal elections in Chatham County begins October 22 http://chathamjournal.com/2015/10/22/early-voting-for-municipal-elections-in-chatham-county-begins-october-22/ Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:13:13 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5347 by *protected email* Subject: Municipal Elections Pittsboro, NC – There seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to who is eligible to vote in the Municipal Elections on November 3, 2015.  Below should be some information that I…

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Subject: Municipal Elections

Pittsboro, NC – There seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to who is eligible to vote in the Municipal Elections on November 3, 2015.  Below should be some information that I think may be helpful to all.

Election Information November 3, 2015

Eligible voters are those that are registered to vote in the Town of Pittsboro, the Town of Siler City, the Town of Goldston or the Goldston Gulf Sanitary District. Voters in the ETJ or other parts of Chatham County are not eligible to vote in this election.

Early/One Stop voting will only be conducted at the Board of Elections office at 984 Thompson Street in Pittsboro. There will be no early voting site in Siler City or in Goldston.  Any eligible voter can vote at the Early voting site in Pittsboro.  Early voting starts Thursday, October 22, 2015 and ends on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

You can check the website at http://www.chathamnc.org/index.aspx?page=1793  under Elections 2015 to see an early voting schedule and Sample Ballots for the Municipal Elections.

In person registration is available for this election. Same Day or In person registration is only available at the early voting site.  Any persons wishing to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear in person at the one-stop absentee voting site, complete the voter registration application form and provide proof of residence by presenting valid documents showing current name and address. Acceptable forms of identification include:

*   A North Carolina driver’s license with current address
*   A utility bill with name and current address
*   A telephone or mobile phone bill
*   An electric or gas bill
*   A cable television bill
*   A water or sewage bill
*   A document with name and current address from a local, state, or U.S. government agency:

*   A student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student’s name and current address.
*   A paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
*   A bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement

On Election Day, November 3, 2015 there will be three polling places open for voting.  All polling places are open on Election Day from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm.

Those sites are:

For Pittsboro
Multipurpose room at Central Carolina Community College
764 West Street in Pittsboro

For Siler City
Earl B. Fitts Community Center
111 South Third Avenue in Siler City

For Goldston and Goldston Fire Department Sanitary District Voters
486 Church Street in Goldston

Photo ID is not required to vote in the Municipal Elections this year.

Dawn Stumpf is Chatham County Elections Director
FMI: 919-545-8509 or email *protected email*

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This week at the Chatham County libraries – Week of October 19, 2015 http://chathamjournal.com/2015/10/20/this-week-at-the-chatham-county-libraries-week-of-october-19-2015/ Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:19:41 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5334 Pittsboro, NC – Here’s what’s going on in the Chatham County libraries this week. Tuesday, Oct. 20 10am                   Preschool Story Time 2pm                     French Conversation Group for adults. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month for lively French conversation…

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Pittsboro, NC – Here’s what’s going on in the Chatham County libraries this week.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
10am                   Preschool Story Time
french2pm                     French Conversation Group for adults. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month for lively French conversation on a variety of topics. The meeting is conducted entirely in French and the group is immersed in the conversation the entire time. Newcomers and drop-ins are always welcome but plan to come a few minutes early or stay a few minutes afterwards if you want to meet the others or chat with the organizer.

4pm                     Book Club for Kids Ages 9-11

5:30-6:15pm      Reflective Reading & Meditation Forum
Chatham Community Library is offering a six week forum designed to deepen our reflection and personal understanding. Each session will consist of a short reading, followed by 15-20 minutes of silent meditation/contemplation, and close with a few moments for shared insights. The readings will draw from the writings of some of the world’s most profound thinkers. We will start with a reading from HD Thoreau’s Walden. Jeshua Pacifici will host the forum.
Tuesday, October 20th
Tuesday, October 27th
Each session will start at 5:30pm and conclude at 6:15pm.

Thursday, Oct. 22
9-12 & 1-3pm        Genealogy Assistance. Reservations requested. Contact the Reference Desk at 919-545-8086.

Friday, Oct. 23
9:30am                   Toddler Story Time
10:30am                 Preschool Story Time

Saturday, Oct. 24
3:30 pm                 Spanish Book Club for Adults. This club, moderated by Sandy Reul, meets twice a month in the double study room and is conducted entirely in Spanish. All the book club members are bilingual, the majority of our club members are native English speakers, with a small portion whose native language are different from English.
If you are interested in participating you can contact Sandy Reul at *protected email* or you are welcome to come and sit in.

Wren Library, Siler City
Wednesday, Oct. 21
10:30 am               Preschool Story time

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, Oct. 22
10:30 am              Preschool story time

This week at the Chatham County libraries – Week of October 19, 2015 appeared first on Chatham Journal Newspaper.

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