Month: February 2011

SOS: A call to action to Save Our Schools

Our school system, like our nation, state, county, and individual households, is facing difficult decisions concerning next year’s budget. I am writing to ask you to advocate for budget cuts in the Chatham County Schools that will have the least impa…

ChathamArts announces Spring classes

Arts makes you smART. ChathamArts is here for you with our arts-in-education school programs & our new line-up of classes for ALL Ages this spring and summer. Help your loved ones “get smart” by giving them the gift of intelligence.

ACC recognizes 2011 Postgraduate Scholarship recipients

John Swofford

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced a list of 36 student-athletes who have been selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, including three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award. Additionally, five student-ath…

My vote on the Western Wake Partners pipeline

Like most decisions that the board of commissioners has to make, this one was not as straight forward as it might first appear. The decision to allow the Western Wake Partnerships to route the pipeline that will carry clean water from the New Hill trea…

Reading rocks at Silk Hope

Silk Hope School rocks

Students at Silk Hope School are participating in a program called “Reading Rocks” that serves as a reading fundraiser to raise money for the Silk Hope PTA. Money raised will be used to support school projects and instructional needs.

Chatham County’s budget reduction strategy

Brian Bock of Chatham County

During our county commission planning retreat earlier this month we discussed different strategies to reduce spending. We all agreed that an across the board spending cut was not the best approach. It’s important that while we are working on spending r…

AARP driver safety class


Pittsboro, NC – This class updates your driving knowledge to allow you to continue being a safe driver. You will also learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, how to deal with aggressive drivers, handling challenging situations and how to…

Chicken and dumpling supper this Saturday

Chicken and Dumplings

Pittsboro, NC – Come one, come all to Merritts Chapel UMC annual Chicken and Dumplings ALL YOU CAN EAT Supper. Menu also includes coleslaw, stewed apples, hushpuppies, and dessert. Ice tea and coffee are served with eat in plates. Take…