Month: July 2018

Don’t forget about the folks in the western part of Chatham County

by Mark Stinson Silk Hope, NC – A quick thought. Costco’s Richard Galanti confirmed that the retailer would be raising its minimum wage from $13 to $14, effective June 11 because of the GOP tax cuts. WalMart is going from…

Life as a Chatham County empty nester in 2018

by Mark Stinson Silk Hope, NC -The day finally arrived when the house is empty of children. It’s unsettling not to hear the sounds of boys wrestling in the house or doors slamming. I fussed for years telling them we…

Joseph Alvin Smith, 91, passed away July 7

Joseph Alvin Smith

Siler City, NC – Joseph Alvin Smith, age 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully at UNC Hospice House on Saturday July 7, 2018. Born to Javan and Annie Bare Smith on November 16, 1926. Joe…

Chatham County arrest blotter: June 2018

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Pittsboro, NC – Here is the Chatham County Sheriff department’s arrest blotter for June 2018. On June 1, Ruth Greer, 46, of 707 Council Lane, Chapel Hill, was arrested by Deputy Carmen Mitchell for Larceny/Shoplifting, Possessing/Concealing Stolen Property. She was…