Category: Siler City

Chatham County Schools showcases data-driven, practical summer learning

Siler City, NC – Knees nestled underneath a tiny desk inside Virginia Cross Elementary School, state lawmaker Amber Baker mixed milk with food coloring and swirled it with a cotton swab, creating a kaleidoscope  The actual students in the classroom…

Forty years of lighting the way

By N.A. Booko Siler City, NC – It was 1972 when I moved to my present location in Chatham County. I can’t say that everything I had in my house back then is still working. But I can say it…

Chatham County hosts law enforcement torch run

Pittsboro, NC – First responders, residents, and athletes across Chatham County recently partnered for the 2021 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). According to SONC, “The Law Enforcement Torch Run…

Jordan-Matthews Jet earns full ride to N.C. State

Siler City, NC – This Jet has plenty of fuel.  Jordan-Matthews High School senior Shane Conroy put in the work and earned a Park Scholarship, a four-year ride worth around $112,000, to North Carolina State University. “Right now, I’m planning…

Six student artists named 2021 JMArts Scholars

Siler City, NC – Six students have been named JMArts Scholars by the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation, all receiving scholarships to pursue intensive fine arts study this summer. They are Laci Burt, Suzette Campos Herrera, Jocelyn Lopez Mejia, Carrie Shelton, Maggie Thornton and…