Month: March 2012

Chatham County Schools awarded district accreditation

Superintendent Robert Logan announced today Chatham County Schools was granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accredita…

Yet another Chatham County permitting story

This snapshot represents a business improvement which has cost more than a reasonable person with options would invest if all factors were known in advance. It is an example of how the county has overstepped its bounds for business and homeowners build…

The recent compromise on ephemeral streams

Ephemeral streams are defined by North Carolina standards as those paths of water which have no permanently defined bed for passage and will provide drainage when rain events occur to fill them. They could be the ditch beside your driveway or the road …

There goes my Britannica status

It was a great run.
You know what I am talking about. Since the news about the end of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s print edition, writes Scott Hollifield, editor of the McDowell News, “Writers and commentators havewaxed nostalgically on the demis…

ShopSmart’s five debit card don’ts

Using a debit card may seem like the best choice when you don’t want to use cash or a credit card to make a purchase. However, the latest issue of ShopSmart identifies five scenarios that can put consumers at risk when using their debit cards. The Ap…

Video: 2012 Pittsboro Relay for Life Shamrock Run

Pittsboro, NC – The 2012 Pittsboro Relay for Life Shamrock Run 5K & 10K event kicked off from the downtown Pittsboro circle at 8 am on the Saturday morning of St. Patrick’s Day. Runners completed their run at the Pittsboro…