Category: Letters to the Editor

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Balancing development and environmental preservation: Disney’s Asteria dilemma

Pittsboro, NC – Disney’s 1,500-acre Asteria community to be developed northeast of Pittsboro will include 4,000 single-family and multifamily homes. In an open letter, the Haw River Assembly is asking Disney and its partners, including the Chatham Park Investors, to…

In defense of the Pittsboro True Value

By Kimberly (last name withheld by request) Pittsboro, NC – I am writing in to share my concerns about a recent article in the Chatham Journal. The recent article about the closing of Dollar Tree did not fall in line…

Local elections demonstrate that every vote matters

By Michelle Maxfield Pittsboro, NC – After reading Mr. Brownfield’s words of gratitude to the citizens in Chatham County who voted in the 2022 midterms, I felt compelled to respond. This year was the first time I voted outside thegeneral…

An Achievable Dream: Equity through education

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By Kate Dula Pittsboro, NC – This letter was sent to the Chatham County Board of Education members (Mr. Gary Leonard, Ms. Del Turner, Ms. Jane Allen Wilson, Ms. Melissa Hlavac, and Mr. David Hamm, and CC’d to the Superintendent…