Day: June 19, 2014

Chatham Commissioners adopt a new county budget with no tax increase

On June 16, 2014, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners adopted a county budget of $94 million for 2014-15 that holds the tax rate at 62.19 cents, while providing funds for a new teacher incentive pay program that is the first of its kind in the st…

Virginia Cross Elementary’s Wendi Pillars is finalist for All-Star Teachers program

Wendi Pillars, an ESL teacher at Virginia Cross Elementary (VCE) in Siler City, has been selected as a finalist for the MLB, Target and Time, Inc.’s ‘People’ launch “All-Star Teachers” program, which is part of the MLB’s effort to celebrate teachers and raise awareness about the importance of education. 30 winning teachers will be recognized at the pre-game ceremony of the 2014 MLB All-Star game on July 15, 2014 on FOX, with a winner featured in PEOPLE magazine.