Senator Bob Atwater visits Bonlee School students

On Monday, September 20, Senator Bob Atwater visited Bonlee School as part of the America’s Legislators Back to School program. The program, originally introduced in 1999 as a one day event that later expanded into a week long event and is now a year…

Bad behavior is not limited to those on two wheels

I think you’ll find it’s rather difficult to legislate or enforce good behavior or common sense. You are absolutely right that she should have stopped at the stop sign. However, you should also never assume that the other vehicle is going to follow the…

Now is a great time to join the NC 10% Campaign

The 10% Campaign is an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and North Carolina Cooperative Extension that encourages consumers to commit 10 percent of their existing food dollars to support local food producers, related bus…

Safe bicycle riding in Chatham County

I was on Hamlet Chapel Road a few months ago driving along at about 50 mph (speed limit is 55 mph) when I happened to notice what appeared to be a female “serious” bicycle rider on a side street. She was wearing the right clothes, helmet, had a bike, e…

Grand opening of Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park

The grand opening of the Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park in Pittsboro was a great success, due largely to the energy which the Carolina Brewery brought to the event through their well orchestrated 5K race. Kudos to Taylor and Robert at the Carolina Brewe…

Public input sought for Pittsboro’s Southern Park

A public meeting to seek input on the future development of Pittsboro’s proposed Southern Park will be held at the Pittsboro Town Hall on October 28 at 7 pm. The park will be located near the intersection of 15-501 South and Charlie Brooks Road, about …