Day: April 6, 2014

Chatham County seeks public input on regional hazard mitigation plan

As part of a regional effort to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters, Chatham County is requesting public feedback on natural disaster risk and preparedness. The planning includes the towns of Pittsboro, Siler City and Goldston.This feedback will …

Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation donates baby grand piano for students at Jordan-Matthews

The idea took root two years ago when the All County Chorus performed at Jordan-Matthews. It was an evening of glorious choral music, performed beautifully by the community’s best vocalists. But there was only one wrong note: the piano. “When we wheeled out the old upright from the chorus room, it looked really sad, and its sound didn’t come close to matching the quality of our students’ performance,” said chorus teacher Matt Fry. “That’s when we started wondering if there was any way we could buy a new piano.” So last fall, JMArts, the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation, took up the cause and began a fundraising drive to purchase a used baby grand.

Four Chatham martial artists awarded junior black belts

Four martial artists, including two brothers, were awarded junior black belts in March when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly promotion exam. Belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree bla…