Month: April 2020

Pandemic food program available for Chatham County children

Pittsboro, NC – North Carolina has received approval from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin a new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program. This program will enable Chatham County families who have been impacted by school closings due…

One on One: Will the virus keep us from voting?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Are you going to be able to vote in the upcoming November election? Or will the coronavirus claim another victim: your right and responsibility to choose the leaders to guide us through this…

Roy Cooper’s plan reopens too slowly

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – At an April 23 news conference, Gov. Roy Cooper gave a reasonable explanation of what led him to institute North Carolina’s statewide stay-at-home order nearly a month earlier. His secretary of health and human…

North Carolina is 9th best state for working from home

by Adam McCann As COVID-19 has continued to spread in the U.S., state governments ordered “non-essential” businesses to close their buildings. This has left business owners with a few options: let employees work from home, lay them off or furlough…

CCCC ranked among nation’s Top 50 community colleges

Sanford, NC – Central Carolina Community College has been ranked among the Top 50 community colleges in the nation by College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews. CCCC is ranked No. 47 in…

501 Pharmacy holds Drug Take Back Day

by Gene Galin Pittsboro, NC – 501 Pharmacy held a “Drug Take Back” day on Friday, April 24 from 1 pm to 4 pm. This event was a collaborative community effort with the Chatham County Sheriff’s department and the non-profit…