Month: May 2013

Remembering the Merritts of Merritt’s Store

If you mention Merritt’s Store anywhere around Chapel Hill, most often you will hear something like, “Oh yes. Best BLTs I’ve ever tasted.” And it is true. A bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich at Merritt’s Store, together with sweet iced tea flavored with the fresh mint growing in a box beside the store, is one of the great taste treats in my world.

NC Book Watch

Our State Magazine

Why ChathamArts is worthy of some county support

My name is Gina Harrison. I’m an arts education advocate here in Chatham County—founding president of the NHS Arts Education Foundation, a board member of ArtsNC, and a volunteer serving on the Board of ChathamArts. I would like to suggest you consider a slightly different question tonight as you deliberate—Does the mission and do the activities of ChathamArts advance YOUR goals and objectives for our county now and could it be more effective in working together in the future?

Chatham County Schools names Lori Carlin new PIO / Arts coordinator

Dr. Lori Carlin was named as the new Public Information Officer (PIO)/Arts Coordinator for Chatham County Schools at the Chatham County Board of Education meeting Monday, May 13. Dr. Carlin is currently the Theatre Arts teacher at Northwood High School where she has been since 1997. She also served as Chatham County Schools High School & Arts Community Liaison during the 2012-2013 school year.

White Cloud flushes the competition in Consumer Reports’ toilet paper ratings

Balancing strength and softness is often the biggest challenge for toilet paper, but White Cloud 3-Ply Ultra Soft and Thick (Walmart) proved that one product can have it all in Consumer Reports’ latest Ratings of toilet paper. Twenty-five varieties of toilet papers were tested for strength, softness, tearing ease and disintegration and products with “green” claims often made trade-offs between these features.