Month: January 2019

After elections Chatham Commissioners going on $43 million spending spree

by Raymond Gastwaite Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners is holding the annual tax raising meeting on Wednesday this week. Here are some of the new money requests from County departments: + Building inspector: $32,500 (even though Chatham…

How to watch the only total lunar eclipse of 2019

By Lyle Tavernier The supermoon lunar eclipse captured as it moved over NASA’s Glenn Research Center on September 27, 2015. Image credit: NASA/Rami Daud | + Expand image In the News Looking up at the Moon can create a sense of awe…

February food & nutrition benefits to be issued January 20

Washington, DC – Because of the federal shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has instructed states to issue February’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits by Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Benefits would normally be available to families between the 3rd and…

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney wins third Bryant Award

Houston, TX – Clemson’s Dabo Swinney was named the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award winner for the third time on January 9 at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston. NSMA members voted after the completion of the college football championship game…