Day: December 11, 2013

Chatham County posts lowest unemployment rate in North Carolina

The latest employment report for October 2013 from the N.C. Department of Commerce shows Chatham County as having the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.7 percent. Chatham’s jobless rate has not been this positive since May 2008. Based on state reports, the number of employed people in Chatham County has actually climbed by 191 since October 2012 and 1,117 since October 2011.

Central Carolina Community College and Chatham County host Citizens’ College starting January 23

Do you want to know more about the Chatham County community you live or work in? Especially how its local governments work to carry out important services and programs? Would you like to earn continuing education credits in the process? Anyone interested in learning more about county and town government is invited to enroll in Chatham County Citizens’ College, offered through Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education Program in Pittsboro. It is a joint program with Chatham County government.

Ninth annual 5K Reindeer Run/Walk set for December 14

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, community members, partners and volunteers with the Active Chatham Coalition will join together for the Ninth Annual 5K Reindeer Run/Walk plus the 1-mile Rudolph’s Family Fun Run in Pittsboro, NC. The race will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Carolina Community College campus, where runners and walkers will begin the 3.1 mile USATF certified 5K course on the T.H.A.N.K.S. trail, run through scenic downtown Pittsboro and finish at the community college.

Celebrating North Carolina’s Nelson Mandela’s

Nelson Mandela’s death last week at the age of 95 prompted a worldwide celebration of his life. The attention to him these past few days is testimony to the power of his wise and unselfish leadership. Mandela’s example was transformative. Not just for South Africa, but for our state and for the entire world. Not just for the time of his country’s changes, but for our time and for all time.

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