Month: December 2013

J.S. Waters collects cans for CORA

The J.S. Waters Jr. Beta Club teamed up with the Student Council to hold a canned food drive for CORA. Students collected 500 cans. Both of the groups focus on service projects for the school and community.

Who can forget?

Where were you when you heard that President Kennedy had been shot? Most Americans who were alive on Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963, can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when they got the awful news. For others, the question is as puzzling as a question about President William McKinley’s assassination in 1901 would have been to us in the 1960s.

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Chatham County animal shelter featured on Humane Society facebook page

The Humane Society of North Carolina recently visited the Chatham County animal shelter to meet the animals and staff. Photos of their tour, including several of adoptable pets, are featured on their Facebook page, which can be found by searching for “The Humane Society of the United States – North Carolina” in Facebook. More photos and stories are available on the North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare’s Facebook page, which also profiled the shelter.

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.