Month: January 2022

Chatham School Board will probably extend mandatory masking again

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Pittsboro, NC – At Monday’s Chatham County Board of Education meeting Dr. Jackson & Mr. Blice plan to recommend that the Chatham School Board continue requiring masking of all school children and school employees. There has been no indication of…

Apply for Chatham SPARK program by January 31 deadline

Siler City, NC – The Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, and Mountaire Farms have partnered on a new entrepreneur-development program that will introduce prospective and new business owners in Chatham County to the concepts…

New North Carolina laws for a new year

By Theresa Opeka Raleigh, NC – A new year ushers in new laws in North Carolina. Here are the laws that took effect on January 1. Senate Bill 473, Enhance Local Government Transparency, bans public officials from gaining financially from…

Chatham County arrest blotter: December 2021

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Pittsboro, NC – Here is the Chatham County Sheriff department’s arrest blotter for December 2021. On December 1, Randall James Fesel, 26, of 488 NC Highway 87, Pittsboro, was arrested by Cpl. David Nixon for obtaining property under false pretense.…

School closures were too risky

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – When the news broke on January 3 that one of North Carolina’s largest school districts, Cumberland County, was considering a shift to virtual instruction in response to rising case counts of the Omicron variant,…

What’s Going On, What’s Going On

woman in green and white stripe shirt covering her face with white mask

By Kevin Roche Love to see what the incandescent Marvin Gaye would make of these times.  We are hitting a new fever pitch of tension and craziness.  Schools are doing virtual or remote “learning”; parents are at their wit’s end on…